Community News

  • Up, up and away

    Students had a chance to open their wings of possibilities in the world of aviation.

    Twenty Fort Lupton Middle School students received their Young Eagles certificates May 5 at the Greeley-Weld County Airport.

    Derrek Dilly was a pilot for United Airlines until he retired in 1996. He’s been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association since 1974. He has been volunteering for the Young Eagles program since his retirement.

  • Brighton's 27J groundbreaking ceremony for the new Elementary School #13

    Kevin Purfurst will be the principal at the new Elementary School #13. He grabbed a shovel to break ground with kids at the groundbreaking ceremony May 10 at 5505 Longs Peak St.  The anticpated open date will be fall of 2020. Purfurst is currently the principal at Prairie View Middle School. 

  • Crash dramatization brings home lessons of drinking and driving

    It looked like a real-life car crash scene with severe life-threatening injuries, tears, death, emergency first responders and the morgue.

    It wasn’t.

    It was a dramatic mock scene accident for the benefit of students in front of Fort Lupton High School on Reynolds Street. The purpose was to bring to life the seriousness of driving while impaired or distracted.

  • Heritage Fair event showcases decades of history

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Heritage Fair May 4 in Fort Lupton was an explosion of Civil War reenactments, artisans, history and education.

    Spectators witnessed a real re-enactment of a Civil War fight between the redcoats, the British loyalists, and colonists who were the militia continental line that worked for the U.S. Congress to the convince the British to give up their independence.

  • Old wiring to blame for church fire in downtown Frederick

    Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigators said the May 7 fire at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was the result of the age of the wiring in the building.

    The church is uninhabitable, according to investigators. As a result, the church moved Mass to the church’s parish hall for the time being. Fire code allows a total of 99 people in the hall. Those who come after the hall fills up will have to attend another service. The fire code also prevents people from standing in the back of the hall.

  • Wildlife viewing tours June 22

    Hop on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge bus for wildlife viewing tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. Bison calves, fawns and coyote pups are exploring the prairie. Migratory birds are busy building their nests. Groups up to 10 are welcome. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Paper shredding June 12

    The city of Fort Lupton’s annual paper-shredding event is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday June 12, at City Hall, 130 S. McKinkley Ave.

    Bring bank statements, financial records, old CDs and old credit cards. It’s available to all Fort Lupton residents and businesses. Call 303-857-6694.


  • Substance use disorders May 29

    The Community Reach Center will offer a free presentation on substance use disorders from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster.

    A press statement says these disorders can carry a high burden of stigma. Andrea Turk and Caroline Wall Zimmerman will be the presenters. Call 303-853-3500.



  • Bake sale May 18

    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is hosting its annual plant and bake sale Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9 a,m, to 2 p.m. at the church, 650 S. Park Ave. This is a change of date for hosting the plant sale. 

    Proceeds from the bake sale are going to support Hope at Miracle House, the homeless shelter in Fort Lupton. The proceeds from the plant sale are going to support University Lutheran Chapel in Boulder with a small portion going to Mt. Calvary’s youth attending the National Youth Gathering this summer. Call the church at 303-857-6827.

  • Planting for pollinators May 4

    Time to assistant Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge staff and enhance habitat for pollinators. It starts at noon Saturday, May 4, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. The plants provide nectar sources for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The effort should last between an hour and an hour and a half, so wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and sunscreen. Call 303-289-0930.