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  • Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 11

    Operation Christmas Child is a citywide effort to gather shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritans Purse Project.

    The collection week starts Nov. 12. Fort Lupton volunteers hope to collect more than 12,500 gifts to contribute. The operation’s goal is to reach 11 million children.

    Fort Lupton’s drop-off point is the Outpost Calvary Chapel Church, 1190 Denver Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 and Nov. 19 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18.

  • Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project

    Share the warmth of the holiday season by putting a smile on a child’s face. The Fort Lupton Chamber is asking to bring a gift to the November Chamber luncheon to fill bags for children that may not receive a gift. Suggestions for gifts, all kind of balls, Legos, books, hoodies, toys or anything appropriate for age one to high school. Gifts will be distributed to children in the Fort Lupton area before Christmas.

  • Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project

     Share the warmth of the holiday season by putting a smile on a child’s face. The Fort Lupton Chamber is asking to bring a gift to the November Chamber luncheon to fill bags for children that may not receive a gift. Suggestions for gifts, all kind of balls, Legos, books, hoodies, toys or anything appropriate for age one to high school. Gifts will be distributed to children in the Fort Lupton area before Christmas.

  • Get your voting questions answered via phone

    Trained volunteers with Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection are on hand to answer questions from Colorado voters via phone (866-OUR-VOTE) and text (720-710-1661) through Election Day. The volume of questions is expected to rise when voter service and polling centers open across the state. 

  • ONGOING WEDNESDAY

    Play bingo to help raise money for projects put on by Firestone American Legion Post 1985. Open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 870 First St. in Firestone. Call 303-833-3878 for information. Price: $1 per square. Food available.

  • Fort Lupton man vying for county council seat

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three Weld County candidates are in the running for the Weld County Council District 3 seat. The council’s job is to be an oversight for all aspects of county government.

    Christopher Woodruff, the current assessor, James Welch, a manager at Hatch, and Paul Echternacht, of Fort Lupton, an advocate.

  • Commissioner at-large race focuses on better government

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three candidates are wrestling for Weld County Commisisoner at-large seat. They are Republican incumbent Steve Moreno, Democrat Carl Erickson, and environmental activist and American Constitution Party candidate Lynette Kilpatrick, a political activist.

  • CU Boulder to guarantee admission for education students

    Students can apply for the scholarship by January.

  • New scholarship announced at Western Colorado University

    Governor Hickenlooper has announced three, $5,000 scholarships for students looking to pursue the Outdoor Industry MBA at Western Colorado University.

    Western Colorado’s Outdoor Industry MBA is the first of its kind in the country. The outdoor industry brings in more than $28 billion in consumer spending to Colorado, more than $4 billion in wages and salaries, more than $994 million in state and local tax revenue, and 350,000 jobs. The two-year, online program includes an MBA Core as well as specialized tracks for either the product or service side of the industry.

  • Trick or Treat Street Oct. 31

    Fort Lupton’s Trick or Treat Street (along Denver Avenue between Third and Fifth streets) runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    There will be music, games, inflatables, a costume contest, prizes and, of course, candy.

    Prizes for the costume contest are valued at $50. The age groups are up to 4 years old, 5- to 10-year-olds, 11- to 14-year-olds, 15- to 20-year-olds and 21 and over. There will also be a pet costume contest.