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Community News

  • Façade program helps businesses with improved store fronts

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    A Natural Way Wellness Center improved its new exterior store front as part of the city’s grant program that encourages property owners and tenants to upgrade business exterior store fronts.

    “Our new awnings are catching the attention of our customers. People are liking the new store front. And you can see our signs, “said sales associate Amy Vieth.

  • Big night for Fort Lupton chamber

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton chamber awards outstanding businesses for the year on Jan. 18 at the recreation center. It’s an annual banquet event that the board choses outstanding businesses of the year, ambassador of the year and the president’s award.

    The trophies winners as follows:

    Aims Community College Fort Lupton wins the 2018 outstanding business of the year, chosen by the board for its service to the community.

    The 2018 outstanding chamber member of the year goes to Kristel Acre, Remax Nexus.

  • All Families affected by the Government Shutdown Free Breakfast Jan. 26

    Free Breakfast

    All Families affected by the Government Shutdown

    Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30 am - 10:00am

    St. Williams Parish Hall

    1025 Fulton Ave.

    Fort Lupton, CO 80621

    Serving: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, Cereal

    Green Chile, Tortillas, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk

    Sponsored by: St. Williams Knights of Columbus # 4732

  • ONGOING Road work

    Road work will cause problems near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 18 until early next month.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the right line of northbound US 85 and the east side of the intersection for roadwork. The detour is WCR 14 ½, just south of the project area.

  • Twombly spelling bee champs go on to the district tourney

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three Twombly Elementary students spelled their way to the district spelling bee Jan. 9. It’s Twombly’s second year entering the competition.

    The winners, Cesar Medina, fourth grade, took first place for spelling “guidance.” Second-place winner Ericka Gonzales, fourth grade, spelled “majestic.” Third place went to Aedan Tenore third grade, for spelling “signals.”

  • Dale’s Pharmacy to break new ground

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Dale’s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.

    “We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,” said Huy Duong, owner. 

  • Chamber awards Jan. 18

    Chamber awards

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet, silent auction and cassino night is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Friday, Jan. 18, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    Cost is $45 per person. suggested attire is Mardi Gras (casino attire is optional).

    Call 303-857-4474 to ask about tickets.

  • Kirkmeyer tabbed to run county commission

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer will be the chairperson for the commission this year. Mike Freeman will be the commission’s chairman pro-tem.

    The commission also selected coordinators for each of the county’s major departments. As chairperson, Kirkmeyer will coordinate the finance, purchasing and personnel departments. Freeman will be her assistant coordinator.

  • Thiesen, former firefighter, dies at 77

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s fire district, friends and family honored the legacy of Larry Charles Thiesen, who made an impact serving the community. He passed away Dec. 26 at age 77.

       “He will be greatly missed. I thought the world of him. He was one of the most important people in my career. He made an impact inspiring me with his teachings, when I was a young 20-year-old,” said Gordon Alexander, a now retired firefighter with the Fort Lupton Fire District.

  • Videos could help put Fort Lupton on a bigger map

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton City Council approved an agreement with CGI Communications to create videos about the city of Fort Lupton. The video production company is working with Weld County. It will be a free service to the community for three years. The video company will produce a total of four community videos focusing on “welcome, education, healthy living, homes and real estate,” that will be available to the public.