Community News

  • American Pickers searches for old treasures

    Got a hidden treasure that needs exposing?

    Folks at the History Channel show American Pickers, plan a trip to Colorado in July in search of antique collections.

    American Pickers is a documentary TV show hosted by Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. It showcases the hobby of antique “picking.” The pair travel around America hunting for the country’s most valuable antiques. The “pickers” love meeting people with one-of-a-kind, rare, or humorous items, while learning a little history along the way.

  • Historic board plans $21,000 survey

    Fort Lupton Historic Preservation Board members want to know more about historic homes around town, and they’re willing to appropriate a $20,756 survey grant to get that information.

    The board recently signed a contract with SWCA Environmental Consultants in Broomfield to conduct a survey of historic homes in Fort Lupton. Survey funding comes from a grant from History Colorado, a state government group.

  • Frederick Market opens for the summer

    Frederick locals got to know their neighbors and some area vendors at the town's first farmer's market of the season Thursday, June 1, at Crist Park, 450 Elm St. 

    “I love it, it’s a little smaller than other farmer’s markets I go to, but I like that,” said Frederick local Katie Russell, who had a bundle of food and a young child in tow.

    Musicians strummed bluegrass guitars and fiddles at the market.

  • Johnson sisters start clinical trial

    Two Fort Lupton sisters have had good results from a clinical trial they’re doing in Missouri to try to find a cure for a rare, life-threatening form of diabetes.

    Sydny 22, and Severyn Johnson 7, have Wolfram syndrome – a genetic disease that causes childhood-onset diabetes, vision and hearing loss, protein and balance deficiencies in the brain, breathing issues, fatigue and an overall decline in life expectancy.

    But the two sisters said they feel like they have more energy and slightly better vision since starting the trial.

  • Putting a face with a name

    Fort Lupton and Cambridge, England, have about as little as common as hamburgers and fish and chips.

    But one thing they do share is former Fort Lupton resident Cornelius G. Hoeglin.

    Earlier this spring Fort Lupton Museum Supervisor Debra Ray Thompson received a message from the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, a United Kingdom site that honors WWII vets whose bodies were lost in action.

  • Rec Center pool reopens for summer with new mural

    A new beach has popped up in Fort Lupton, and it’s not a reservoir, creek, or puddle.

    It’s on the new mural at the Recreation Center’s indoor pool, which has transformed an otherwise blank, forgettable wall into a tropical beach scene.

    “The guards really like it because they said (the wall) was boring,” said Mikayla Norby, the painter of the wall.

  • Carbon Valley residents rally for prayer day

    A National Prayer Day event at Saddleback Golf Club Thursday, May 4, focused on positivity and hope following a house explosion April 17 that killed two men and sent a woman to the hospital.

    Pastors, city officials and business owners all spoke about the community’s unified response to the explosion and fire at 6312 Twilight Ave., which was caused by methane gas from a nearby non-working oil and gas well.

  • Local Halloween events

    Halloween and seasonal events around the region

    Oct. 28
    Go on a haunted hay ride “if you dare” in Pearson Park, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the north side of Colorado Highway 52 just west of U.S. Highway 85. Hosted by the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Cost: $3 for kids and adults, children 3 and under are free.

    Oct. 29
    Enjoy the fun festival atmosphere at Commerce City’s annual Creepy Hollows Fall Festival and Fright Night at the Commerce City Recreation Center.

  • Fort Lupton events Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

    All listings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please send your event listings at least one week in advance of the publication date to: bpotter@metrowestnewspapers.com.

    Oct. 26

    Learn about anime at the teen club at 3:30 pm at the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. Call 303-857-7180 for more information.

    Learn how to use the PowerPoint computer program at 3:30 p.m. at the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. Call 303-857-7180 for more information.

  • Trapper Days starts Sept. 9

    Trapper Days kicks off in Fort Lupton with events celebrating the town’s heritage. The three-day event includes a mountain man encampment, a golf tournament, a quilt and craft show, a tractor pull, a bike and car show, and the annual parade in downtown Fort Lupton.