Community News

  • Migrant children receive a special gift to pursue dreams

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Migrant Christmas Fiesta and Scholarship fund received a donation of $10,000 from PDC Energy to provide migrant families with special gifts.

    Adolph Diaz started the fiesta. Since then, it has grown to six fiestas. These annual fiestas have given migrant children thousands of Christmas gifts and hundreds of scholarships across northern and eastern Colorado.

  • Instructor receives award

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Amy McFarland an instructor from Aims Fort Lupton campus, received an award Nov. 28 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in San Antonio.

    Aims’ agricultural program of education includes courses in soil science, precision agricultural, animal agricultural, horticulture and agribusiness.

    The program’s goal is helping students pursue careers that are globally demanding to feeding and clothing the world, according to Aims officials.

  • Singing in the holidays
  • THIRD THURSDAY Learn about partnerships


    Learn about partnerships between the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce and local schools on the third Thursday of the month, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 1st Bank of Firestone 6080 Firestone Blvd. in Firestone.

  • Mondays; 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.

  • Apprenticeship programs provide future job training

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County commissioners announced in November that it would be in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship program.

    “Employers develop apprenticeship programs to meet their specific workforce needs and may include one apprentice to hundreds. Registered apprenticeships may be a viable strategy to support employers to grow their workforce using a traditional apprenticeship “earn and learn model,” said Jennifer Finch Weld County communications director.

  • ‘I Am Evidence’ examines law that changed sex assault evidence processing

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Brighton Police Department teamed up with the 17th Judicial District Assault Response Team to host a screening of an HBO documentary, “I am Evidence” at the Armory Performing Arts Center Nov. 29. It showed how rape survivors felt and sharing their stories to end the backlog of rape kits.

  • Fort Lupton DECA has 30 members attending DECA State Conference February 24th through 26, 2019

    Fort Lupton DECA has 30 members attending DECA State Conference February 24th through 26, 2019 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. This year the Chapter has 8 members that qualified for DECA through placing at the Colorado DECA District 7 Conference in Greeley on Friday November 9. Those members are:

    · Jose Soria for Business Finance Services,

    · Joe T. Bachicha III for Entrepreneurship Series,

    · Benjamin Bradshaw and Johnathan Helvig for Financial Team Decision Making,

  • Council approves Zadel annexation

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    A big land development deal is in the works for Fort Lupton as part of a plan to revitalize the city to bring more affordable homes and jobs.

    Some residents not too happy with the plan.

    Fort Lupton City Council voted Dec. 3 to approve the Thunder Valley development of 13, single- family homes north of the Weld County Road 10 right of way and adjacent to Weld County Road 21.

  • ONGOING Looking for volunteers

    Volunteers are needed to help with special need hippotherapy in Fort Lupton.

    Hippotherapy uses characteristic movement of a horse to improve neurological function and sensory processing.  In a hippotherapy session a specially trained therapist aptly positions the individual on the horse, analyses the rider’s response to the equine movement and then adjusts the horse’s movement accordingly to provide a “just right challenge” for each individual. It’s used to help with such disorders as autism, cerebral