Community News

  • 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.

  • The Masked Bandit Aug. 17

     Discussion about black-footed ferrets, the so-called “masked bandits” of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Refuge Center, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, will run from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Discover how this species came back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets wound up at the refuge center in the first place. Call 303-289-0930.


  • 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.


  • Spring fishing clinic May 4

    Barr Lake Nature Center, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, hosts its spring fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4.  R.S.V.P. to 303-659-6005 in advance to receive the equipment.

  • Yard sale May 4-5

    Looking for household goods? Mother’s Day gifts? Stop by a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 5 at 14286 state Highway 52 (between Coyote Creek and AIMs college).

  • Optimist club garage sale May 4

    Saturday, May 4, is the date for the annual Fort Lupton Optimist Club garage sale. It runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at R&M Services, 622 First St. The rain date is Sunday, May 5.

    Furniture, household items and clothing will be up for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s senior scholarships.

    Call Dennis at 303-857-2216.


  • Fort Lupton Community Garden

    If you’re thinking of growing your own fresh vegetables but don’t have the space, the Fort Lupton Community Garden can help.

    It’s at 438 Harrison Ave. Several raised beds of various sizes are available. Contact Ken Harmett at 303-957-6878 or email theplacegarden@gmail.com.


  • Arbor Day Celebration

    The tree of life was planted at Fort Lupton Recreation Center in celebration of the city’s recognition of Arbor Day.

    Boyd Lebeda with the Colorado State Forestry Service and Tree City USA Day Foundation presented the honor and recognition to the city officials for 11 years of planting trees around the city to build greener communities.