Community News

  • Discover amazing illusions


    Discover amazing illusions that will baffle your mind at the Optical Illusion Studio, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., in Firestone. For students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • City: Downtown and main thoroughfare will be upgraded

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Denver Avenue and First Street will be bolstered for the residents of Fort Lupton. Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority’s streetscape plan is to modernize these two corridors to make the districts more inviting for shopping and dining.

  • Fort Lupton goes small on Small Business Saturday

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s Small Business Saturday event Nov. 24 featured 22 merchants that offered special discounts.

    Here are some samples.

    The first stop was breakfast, and that featured home cooked eggs, bacon and a hash brown breakfast at Grannies Diner, 322 Denver Ave. Grannies started 25 years ago by Carolyn and Richard McCarthy. The restaurant was passed down to owner daughter Deborah McCarthy.

  • Winter Solstice celebration

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church will host a celebration of the Winter Solstice at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at 110 Johnson St., Frederick.

    The event features a new music director and soloist, Karen Reinhold. She lives in Frederick and graduated from the Wheat College Conservatory of Music.

    The solstice is part of the church’s Ait Caol series. Services incorporate ethereal music, meditation areas and a contemporary liturgy.

  • The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born’

    Weld Central Middle School, 4977 Weld County Road 59, Keenesburg, will present “The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

    It’s a musical that showcases more than 45 kids of all ages. The North Family bed and breakfast is filled for the holidays. But there may be room in the work shed out back for Virginia and Jim, who got caught in a thunder snow storm.

    Visit www.SpotlightKids.org.

  • Retirements

    Dave Bressler and Jed Swank retired recently.

    They combined for more than 78 years of service to the Weld County and Banner EMS transport services.

  • Dale’s Pharmacy grant challenge to feed a community

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Huy Duong, the owner of Dale’s Pharmacy, is asking the community to participate in the grant challenge to help raise money for the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing bank. The goal is to hit $5,000; through the first of the week, the effort has raised $4,000.

    “I want other organizations and individuals to consider giving back to our local communities. It makes a big impact to help others with a kindness, especially the food bank,” said Duong.

  • Ready to roll: Fort Lupton is ready for snow removal

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s public works department set up plans that will prepare the city for when the snow hits.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will be responsible to sand and plow U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. Within three days of the snowfall, the city will sand and plow Denver Avenue and South Denver Avenue.

  • Benefit bake sale Nov. 17

     A bake sale and craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 650 S. Park Ave., will help a Fort Lupton resident’s medical expenses.

    Proceeds benefit Mike Ceretto’s medical expenses for a bone-marrow transplant and hospital supplies for Gems of Madagascar.

    The cost is $5 for lunch. 

  • Shop local and win on Small Business Saturday

    The city of Fort Lupton and the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce invite you to #shopsmall this holiday season and celebrate small businesses Saturday, Nov. 24.

    Passports are available at Grannies Diner, 322 Denver Ave., and visit seven of the businesses listed Nov. 24 to be entered to win a $200 VISA gift card or gift baskets valued at $100 each.

    Learn more at www.fortluptonco.gov/smallbusinesssaturday.