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  • 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  

  • Weld County is StormReady, says National Weather Service

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Office of Emergency Management earned recognition from the National Weather Service for being a StormReady county by maintaining preparedness during an emergency.

  • Historical Fort may be heading for the pits

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer said Fort Lupton’s Bestway Concrete & Aggregate Inc, a sand and gravel mining business, will be pulling permits to run a sand conveying belt west of the Platte River and crossing The Fort Historic landmark at 2001 Historic Parkway.

    It didn’t sit well with some.

  • Have a “light dinner” of tacos or chef’s choice with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firestone Post

    FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH

    Have a “light dinner” of tacos or chef’s choice with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firestone Post members at the American Legion, 870 First St., Firestone. Call 303-833-3878 to R.S.V.P.

  • Have breakfast to raise money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars

    THIRD SATURDAY

    Have breakfast to raise money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9741, 8 to 11 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, at the American Legion Hall, 870 First St. in Firestone. Call Richard Payne for details: 720-891-6068.

    FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

    Have dinner with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firestone Post members at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at the American Legion, 870 First St., Firestone. Call 303-833-3878 to R.S.V.P.

  • Learn about economic development

    FIRST THURSDAY

    Learn about economic development discussions going on in the business community, 4 p.m., and every first Thursday of the month, Adams Bank and Trust, 8308 Colorado Blvd. in Firestone.

    Learn about being an ambassador for the chamber of commerce, third Wednesday of the month, 4 to 5 p.m., E.L.F. Grill, 102 Eighth Street, Dacono

    Marketing, third Friday of the month, 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Carbon Valley Chamber 8308 Colorado Blvd, Suite 203 Firestone

  • Discover amazing illusions

    MONDAY

    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.

  • City: Downtown and main thoroughfare will be upgraded

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Denver Avenue and First Street will be bolstered for the residents of Fort Lupton. Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority’s streetscape plan is to modernize these two corridors to make the districts more inviting for shopping and dining.

  • Fort Lupton goes small on Small Business Saturday

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s Small Business Saturday event Nov. 24 featured 22 merchants that offered special discounts.

    Here are some samples.

    The first stop was breakfast, and that featured home cooked eggs, bacon and a hash brown breakfast at Grannies Diner, 322 Denver Ave. Grannies started 25 years ago by Carolyn and Richard McCarthy. The restaurant was passed down to owner daughter Deborah McCarthy.

  • Winter Solstice celebration

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church will host a celebration of the Winter Solstice at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at 110 Johnson St., Frederick.

    The event features a new music director and soloist, Karen Reinhold. She lives in Frederick and graduated from the Wheat College Conservatory of Music.

    The solstice is part of the church’s Ait Caol series. Services incorporate ethereal music, meditation areas and a contemporary liturgy.