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Community News

  • Frederick local recreation center take on care for federal workers

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    In light of the fifth week government shutdown. Frederick’s Carbon Valley Recreation Center, 701 Fifth St., is helping federal furloughed workers to relieve stress with physical activities.

    “We want to help furloughed federal workers who are experiencing mental and physical stress of being out of work. The contract employees are having to deal with a major burden of not receiving any income. It’s a way to better serve them,” said Executive Director Dean Rummel.

  • Pilates mat class ongoing

    Pilates mat class, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Price: $9 per class or $80 for a 10-class punch card. Price: $9/class or $80 for 10-class punch card

    Pilates is a great form of exercise to strengthen and tone your abdominals, hips, and shoulders, increase flexibility and stamina, and improve overall fitness and health. Class instruction includes proper postural alignment and breathing techniques. Regardless of your fitness level, exercises can be modified to fit your needs. For more information, call 303-498-1841.

  • U-Haul dealer comes to Brighton

    Lulu’s Farm, 13201 E. 144th Ave. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Brighton community. The location will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

    Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 720-255-0241 or visiting www.uhaul.com.

  • New neighborhood develops future of Fort Lupton

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s plans for future housing development at 207 S. Rollie Ave. are part of the city’s comprehensive plan. The first phase of the proposed site is to build village cottages of approximately 26 patio homes.

    B.J. Johanningmeier, Commercial Broker Alliance associate broker, said the area is close to shopping, the recreation center and walking paths that fit the target clientele.

  • Façade program helps businesses with improved store fronts

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    A Natural Way Wellness Center improved its new exterior store front as part of the city’s grant program that encourages property owners and tenants to upgrade business exterior store fronts.

    “Our new awnings are catching the attention of our customers. People are liking the new store front. And you can see our signs, “said sales associate Amy Vieth.

  • Big night for Fort Lupton chamber

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton chamber awards outstanding businesses for the year on Jan. 18 at the recreation center. It’s an annual banquet event that the board choses outstanding businesses of the year, ambassador of the year and the president’s award.

    The trophies winners as follows:

    Aims Community College Fort Lupton wins the 2018 outstanding business of the year, chosen by the board for its service to the community.

    The 2018 outstanding chamber member of the year goes to Kristel Acre, Remax Nexus.

  • All Families affected by the Government Shutdown Free Breakfast Jan. 26

    Free Breakfast

    All Families affected by the Government Shutdown

    Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30 am - 10:00am

    St. Williams Parish Hall

    1025 Fulton Ave.

    Fort Lupton, CO 80621

    Serving: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, Cereal

    Green Chile, Tortillas, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk

    Sponsored by: St. Williams Knights of Columbus # 4732

  • ONGOING Road work

    Road work will cause problems near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 18 until early next month.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the right line of northbound US 85 and the east side of the intersection for roadwork. The detour is WCR 14 ½, just south of the project area.

  • Twombly spelling bee champs go on to the district tourney

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three Twombly Elementary students spelled their way to the district spelling bee Jan. 9. It’s Twombly’s second year entering the competition.

    The winners, Cesar Medina, fourth grade, took first place for spelling “guidance.” Second-place winner Ericka Gonzales, fourth grade, spelled “majestic.” Third place went to Aedan Tenore third grade, for spelling “signals.”

  • Dale’s Pharmacy to break new ground

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Dale’s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.

    “We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,” said Huy Duong, owner.