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Community News

  • Blood drive

    Sign up and participate in a Bonfils blood drive at Anythink Library, 327 E. Bridge St., from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22.

    To schedule an appointment, visit bonfils.org or call 303-363-2200 and use site code A839.

    Drop-ins are welcome. 

  • Barr Lake bats

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    It’s all about bats during an event at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road Brighton, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Join us to learn about are amazing bats on they fly, sonar, sleep upside down and eat up to 5,000 insects per evening. 

  • Youth cardiac screening

    Brighton School District 27J, the Brighton Recreation Center and Play with Heart are offering cardiac screening for youngsters 7 to 19. The event is at the recreation center, 555 N. 11th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Officials say more than 17 youngsters die from an undiagnosed heart ailment every day, the majority of those occur during training or competition.

  • Flu shots Oct. 20

    Time for a flu shot, and Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton is the place to go from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Go to the walk-in clinic.

  • Helping Hands Food Drive Oct. 20

    The annual Helping Hands Food Drive is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1205 S. 27th Ave.

    Donations will be delivered to St. Augustine Community Food Pantry, Brighton Seventh-day Adventist food Bank, the Fort Lupton Food Bank, Henderson Community Church Food Bank, Almost Home Inc., Crossroads Church (From His Hands Food Bank) and Chapel Hill Church of the Nazarene (Feeding His Flock Food Bank).

  • Walk for MS

    Mary’s Walk for MS is from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    The entry fee is $15. Proceeds will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center.

    Check-in begins at 6 a.m. Email 2-18@MarysWalkForMS.com.

  • Train to be a master gardener Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 29

    If you want tips and tricks about how to grow things in Colorado, a master gardener program put on by the Colorado State University Extension office in Weld County could be just the ticket.

    Weld County master gardener fall training classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 29 in Broomfield. To get more details, including where the class will meet, contact Amy Lentz, the Colorado State University Extension agent, at alentz@weldgov.com.

  • Police to stop fingerprinting services

    Fort Lupton police won’t be issuing pre-employment fingerprints for civil job applicants as of Nov. 1.

    Instead, officials will refer applicants to the IdentoGo program for the services. Visit www.identogo.com.

  • Fire department warns of solicitors

    Fort Lupton Fire Department officials said the department will not call district residents asking for money.

    The Oct. 16 tweet from the fire department said someone was soliciting for “donations for firefighters.”

    “Our information has shown that this is a scam,” the tweet said.

  • FLHS students get small taste of the democratic process

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton High School Spanish Club woke up early with a rally in support for teachers and Amendment 73 Oct. 5.

    At 7 a.m., the students showed their support with signs they created and wearing red T-shirts to support and encourage a yes vote on 73. When the students learned about Amendment 73 and how it’s an opportunity to gain a better salary for teachers, club members came up with an idea to support the teachers and support Amendment 73.