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  • Council OKs an $85,000 makeover for Lancaster Park

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

        Fort Lupton City Council approved a bid to Go Play Inc. to starts its upgrades for Lancaster Park at 1013 Lancaster Ave.

    Its enhancement is part of the Fort Lupton Parks and Trails master plan to beautify the infrastructures of the city. The cost is up to $85,000 for playground renovations such as wider walkways and site furnishings. Crews will add rubber to the playground areas and custom colors for the structures. The improvements will provide a safer park for the community, according to officials.

  • Off to the real world .. for real

    Fort Lupton’s first high-school graduating class had three members. That was in 1914.

    The May 25 commencement program highlighted the accomplishments of 139 graduating seniors at Phelps Field.

    Before the graduates turned their tassels and embarked on the search for their mortar boards, they picked up some words of wisdom from class salutatorian Dominick Beaman and valedictorian Joanna Santibanez.

    Santibanez said she’d seen many of her classmates grow up. But she also recognized the uncertainty facing a lot of her friends.

  • St. Williams Church received a valuable donation to save lives

    Fort Lupton Fire Protection District donated a Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to St. Williams Catholic Church, 1025 Fulton Ave. A dozen church members have taken the CPR course to learn how to use the AED to save lives. The church experienced previous members who had heart issues, it was the reason they decided to install the AED, according to the members of St. Williams. 

  • Two Fort Lupton seniors are moving up in the world

     Seniors Elijah Martinez and Victor Venzor who are in the Career Explorer program at Fort Lupton High School signed on with Merritt Aluminum Products. Martinez and Venzor after graduation will start careers with Merritt.

  • Slogan paves the way for five FHS students

    The slogan “Built on What Matters,” lead to a split of $7,500 in scholarship money for Frederick High School students.

    The students wrote essays on how Frederick’s slogan influenced their lives.

  • FLMS soccer team gets new uniforms, thanks to local business

    The girls’ soccer team will kick off next year’s season with new uniforms.

    The Fort Lupton Middle School team received an athletic grant donation for $1,000 from California Causality to purchase the uniforms.

    Coach Barbara Miles applied for the grant because the girls were wearing boys’ uniforms that didn’t fit. Miles said, she used her own money to purchase the equipment for the team.

  • Skin-care company buzzes into town

    Bee-och Organics launched a new skin care brand of earthy products in Fort Lupton with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 2. Owner Brook Sarmiento developed a pure brand that is 100 percent free of harmful chemicals and its USDA organic-certified.

    “I’m excited I took this leap of faith, and it was a life-changing experience that guided me through the process,” said Sarmiento.

  • Christian company serves residents with financial planning

    Thrivent Financial unveiled its services in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce building April 30.

    Thrivent is a nonprofit membership organization of Christians. It’s been around since 1902 and originally started as a Lutheran association. It’s a nationwide, Fortune 500 company.

  • WeldCo recognizing those who served

    The Weld County board of county commissioners is having a “Welcome Home” pinning ceremony for veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will be at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Avenue, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8.

    The servicemen and women will receive a free continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, the event will honor the veterans with the official pinning ceremony and a guest speaker.

  • Students stepping up to the plate with their leadership skills

    An achievement breakfast at Twombly Elementary School recognized 25 students for what they learned through the school’s safety patrol program. The school gave the students medals and ribbons.

    “It gives them leadership skills. We think it’s valuable for the students to be a leader in the school and have other students look up to them,” said teacher Michelle Buscho.