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Community News

  • The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born’

    Weld Central Middle School, 4977 Weld County Road 59, Keenesburg, will present “The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

    It’s a musical that showcases more than 45 kids of all ages. The North Family bed and breakfast is filled for the holidays. But there may be room in the work shed out back for Virginia and Jim, who got caught in a thunder snow storm.

    Visit www.SpotlightKids.org.

  • Retirements

    Dave Bressler and Jed Swank retired recently.

    They combined for more than 78 years of service to the Weld County and Banner EMS transport services.

  • Dale’s Pharmacy grant challenge to feed a community

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Huy Duong, the owner of Dale’s Pharmacy, is asking the community to participate in the grant challenge to help raise money for the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing bank. The goal is to hit $5,000; through the first of the week, the effort has raised $4,000.

    “I want other organizations and individuals to consider giving back to our local communities. It makes a big impact to help others with a kindness, especially the food bank,” said Duong.

  • Ready to roll: Fort Lupton is ready for snow removal

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s public works department set up plans that will prepare the city for when the snow hits.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will be responsible to sand and plow U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. Within three days of the snowfall, the city will sand and plow Denver Avenue and South Denver Avenue.

  • Benefit bake sale Nov. 17

     A bake sale and craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 650 S. Park Ave., will help a Fort Lupton resident’s medical expenses.

    Proceeds benefit Mike Ceretto’s medical expenses for a bone-marrow transplant and hospital supplies for Gems of Madagascar.

    The cost is $5 for lunch. 

  • Shop local and win on Small Business Saturday

    The city of Fort Lupton and the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce invite you to #shopsmall this holiday season and celebrate small businesses Saturday, Nov. 24.

    Passports are available at Grannies Diner, 322 Denver Ave., and visit seven of the businesses listed Nov. 24 to be entered to win a $200 VISA gift card or gift baskets valued at $100 each.

    Learn more at www.fortluptonco.gov/smallbusinesssaturday.

  • Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 11

    Operation Christmas Child is a citywide effort to gather shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritans Purse Project.

    The collection week starts Nov. 12. Fort Lupton volunteers hope to collect more than 12,500 gifts to contribute. The operation’s goal is to reach 11 million children.

    Fort Lupton’s drop-off point is the Outpost Calvary Chapel Church, 1190 Denver Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 and Nov. 19 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18.

  • Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project

    Share the warmth of the holiday season by putting a smile on a child’s face. The Fort Lupton Chamber is asking to bring a gift to the November Chamber luncheon to fill bags for children that may not receive a gift. Suggestions for gifts, all kind of balls, Legos, books, hoodies, toys or anything appropriate for age one to high school. Gifts will be distributed to children in the Fort Lupton area before Christmas.

  • Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project

     Share the warmth of the holiday season by putting a smile on a child’s face. The Fort Lupton Chamber is asking to bring a gift to the November Chamber luncheon to fill bags for children that may not receive a gift. Suggestions for gifts, all kind of balls, Legos, books, hoodies, toys or anything appropriate for age one to high school. Gifts will be distributed to children in the Fort Lupton area before Christmas.

  • Get your voting questions answered via phone

    Trained volunteers with Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection are on hand to answer questions from Colorado voters via phone (866-OUR-VOTE) and text (720-710-1661) through Election Day. The volume of questions is expected to rise when voter service and polling centers open across the state.