Community News

  • Agencies team up to supply turkey boxes

    The First United Methodist Church and the Fort Lupton Food Bank, in conjunction with the Epworth Foundation of Denver, will be supplying families in need with the ingredients  to create a Thanksgiving turkey dinner that will feed eight people.

        This is the third year the organizations have teamed up to give 500 boxes to local residents.  Preference will be given to families who have children or who are unemployed, and there is a limit of one per household.

  • Hometown heroes

        Jason M. Walter has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

  • Arrivals


        Wendy Rusch and Miguel Molina, of Brighton, announce the birth of their daughter, Jayla Nevaeh Lexi Molina.

        Jayla was born Oct. 14, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 17.5 inches.

        Jayla’s grandparents are Jeff and April Rusch, of Brighton, and Miguel and Patricia Molina, of Fort Garland. Her great-grandparents are Donna Rusch, of Fort Collins, Lizzie DeHerrera, of Fort Garland, Colo., and Pablo and Elena Molina, of Blanca, Colo.

  • Optimists honor students
  • Events

    Hot Rod club taking chill out of early winter

        The Skills USA Hot Rod Club at the Aims Fort Lupton campus is holding a coat drive. The drive, in conjunction with Channel 7 News and Dependable Cleaners, seeks any and all donations, children to adult coats. The students will be collect coats through Nov. 16, when Dependable Cleaners will pick them up for repair and cleaning.  Channel 7 will disperse the coats Dec. 5 to those in need.  There are dropoff boxes at

  • Benefit planned for ailing Keenesburg man

    An Oct. 17 benefit is planned for a Keenesburg man stricken with cancer.

    Shaun Wells, a Keenesburg resident and Weld Central High School alum, has been diagnosed with Stage III nasopharyngeal cancer, cancer of the sinus cavity caused by having mononucleosis. It has progressed to the lymph nodes in his neck.

  • Arrivals


        Cristel Canto and Alejandro Almeida, of Denver, announce the birth of their daughter, Genesis Cristbel Almeida Canales.

        Genesis was born Sept. 30, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 17 inches.

        Genesis’ grandparents are Victor Canto, Maria Tamayo, of Denver, Daniel Almeida, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Paula Canales, of Zacatecas, Mexico.


  • Arrivals


    Natalie and Kevin Mitchell, of Hudson, announce the birth of their son, Brendin Michael Mitchell.

    Brendin was born Sept. 24, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ½ ounces and measured 20 inches.

    Brendin’s grandparents are Kent and Kathie Sublette, of Hudson, Dana and Patty Lanning, of Brighton, and Dave and Wendy Mitchell, of Phoenix, Ariz. His great-grandparents are Keith Dinney, of Brighton, and Bonnie Reed, of Hudson.


  • Arrivals


    Bernadette and Ernie Ramirez, of Brighton, announce the birth of their son, Mauricio Josiahs Ramirez.

    Mauricio was born Sept. 17, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 ¼ inches.

    Mauricio’s grandparents are Karen Lucero and Rich Lovato, and Ross Lucero, all of Commerce City.

    Mauricio joins siblings Marissa, 13, Alonzo, 12, Andrew, 8, and Alexis, 6, at home.


    Sabrina Heffley, of Fort Lupton, announces the birth of her daughter, Emmalynn Rose Heffley.

  • Johnson-Pigg announce engagement

    Wes and Paula Johnson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Johnson to Aaron Kyle Pigg, son of Jeff and Connie Pigg. All are from the Fort Lupton area.

    Ashley and Aaron are graduates of Fort Lupton High School. Ashley is a student at Aims Community College and works at CBD Coffee Shop in Fort Lupton. Aaron attended college in McCook, Neb. and is now working at McClane in Aurora.

    An Oct. 10 wedding is planned.