Community News

  • Dale’s Pharmacy to break new ground

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Dale’s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.

    “We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,” said Huy Duong, owner. 

  • Chamber awards Jan. 18

    Chamber awards

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet, silent auction and cassino night is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Friday, Jan. 18, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    Cost is $45 per person. suggested attire is Mardi Gras (casino attire is optional).

    Call 303-857-4474 to ask about tickets.

  • Kirkmeyer tabbed to run county commission

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer will be the chairperson for the commission this year. Mike Freeman will be the commission’s chairman pro-tem.

    The commission also selected coordinators for each of the county’s major departments. As chairperson, Kirkmeyer will coordinate the finance, purchasing and personnel departments. Freeman will be her assistant coordinator.

  • Thiesen, former firefighter, dies at 77

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s fire district, friends and family honored the legacy of Larry Charles Thiesen, who made an impact serving the community. He passed away Dec. 26 at age 77.

       “He will be greatly missed. I thought the world of him. He was one of the most important people in my career. He made an impact inspiring me with his teachings, when I was a young 20-year-old,” said Gordon Alexander, a now retired firefighter with the Fort Lupton Fire District.

  • Videos could help put Fort Lupton on a bigger map

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton City Council approved an agreement with CGI Communications to create videos about the city of Fort Lupton. The video production company is working with Weld County. It will be a free service to the community for three years. The video company will produce a total of four community videos focusing on “welcome, education, healthy living, homes and real estate,” that will be available to the public.

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  • Council OKs sewer rate increase, mounted police cameras

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton City Council raised rates on non-drinking water due to the debt load in the city’s utility fund.

    Under the new rate, effective Jan. 1, a household using 12,000 gallons of potable water a month will see an increase in water rates to $8.55 and sewer rates to $7.86. Based on the first nine months of water use last year, the city anticipates revenue will increase to $140 thousand.

  • Poster contest until Feb. 1

    Fifth-graders can enter this year’s edition of the Missing Children’s Day poster contest. Gthe Colorado Bureau of Investigation is the host, and the United States Department of Justice is the sponsor.

    The theme is “Bringing our Missing Children Home.” The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The CBI will recognize the top three students in the state for their entries in May.

    Send posters to CBI, attention Poster Contest, 690 Kipling St., Suite 4000, Denver 80215.

  • Geneology Research Classes Jan. 10

    The Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave., will offer geneology research classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.