Community News

  • Read aloud for kids Jan. 8

    The Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave., has a read-aloud program for kids. It starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and continues for an hour.

    Children from kindegarten on up can listen to the chapter of a popular children’s book read outloud. Those who attend five or more sessions get a free book. No reservations needed.

  • Music and movement Jan. 7

     Music, dancing, wiggling. It’s part of the Fort Lupton Public & School Library’s music and movement program at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.

  • Teen chess club Jan. 3

     Show off your chess moves and learn new strategies. It’s from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave.

  • Christmas tree recycling through Jan. 10

     Fort Lupton residents can schedule curbside pickup of Christmas trees starting Wednesday, Dec. 26.

    Call 303-857-6694. Pick-up dates are Wednesday, Jan. 2, Friday, Jan. 4, Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Wednesday, Jan. 10.

  • Bright futures ahead for Weld County students

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Bright Futures Grant program secured funds into 2023 to continue to help Weld County students with a college education.

    The Weld County Board of Commissioners approved funding of $3 million to transfer annually starting with Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative from the state.

    The Economic Trust Fund follows in 2020 in the amount of $1.6 million which comes from the county. In 2021, $3 million comes from the Bright Futures tax rebate trust, also from the county.

  • 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.