Community News

  • Light contest winners announced
  • 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.


  • 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.