Features https://www.ftluptonpress.com/features/todaysfeatures en Student finds solace in faith, service https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/student-finds-solace-faith-service <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_archuleta4_0.jpg" alt="Charli Archuleta, a sophomore at Fort Lupton High School, poses in front of the sign at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch, 8098 Weld County Road 14. " title="Charli Archuleta, a sophomore at Fort Lupton High School, poses in front of the sign at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch, 8098 Weld County Road 14. " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"> <font color="#000000">&ldquo;<font face="Minion Pro"><font style="font-size: 10pt">My dad was crazy. He would tell me things like that tiny bugs rule the world and make me sleep outside.&rdquo; </font></font></font></p> Folklorico dancers fuel passion for heritage through dance https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/folklorico-dancers-fuel-passion-heritage-through-dance <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_folklorico3.jpeg" alt="Dancers with Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, a high school dance group from Fort Lupton, pose for a picture after a performance. " title="Dancers with Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, a high school dance group from Fort Lupton, pose for a picture after a performance. " align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;I was a professional dancer until I fractured my knee, so I became a teacher.&rdquo;</p> <p> Rosalia Salazar-Calles, a science teacher at Fort Lupton High School, is also the club sponsor and leader of Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, also known as the Folklorico dancers.</p> History of history: celebrating the life of Fort Lupton’s ancient homes https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/history-history-celebrating-life-fort-lupton%E2%80%99s-ancient-homes <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/153_park_ave.jpg" alt="153 Park Avenue" title="153 Park Avenue" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Liam Adams&nbsp;</p> <p> <font face="Minion Pro"><font style="font-size: 10pt">Homes are not just shells containing brick, wood and windows. They are holiday celebrations, sick days in bed, and a Sunday afternoon in the garden. They possess memories, emotions and the multiplicity of life itself.</font></font></p> Pilates mat class ongoing https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/pilates-mat-class-ongoing <p> 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</p> <p> 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.</p> U-Haul dealer comes to Brighton https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/u-haul-dealer-comes-brighton <p> Lulu&rsquo;s Farm, 13201 E. 144th Ave. has signed on as a U-Haul&nbsp;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.</p> <p> 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&nbsp;www.uhaul.com.</p> New neighborhood develops future of Fort Lupton https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/new-neighborhood-develops-future-fort-lupton <p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> Fort Lupton&rsquo;s plans for future housing development at 207 S. Rollie Ave. are part of the city&rsquo;s comprehensive plan. The first phase of the proposed site is to build village cottages of approximately 26 patio homes.</p> <p> 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.</p> Façade program helps businesses with improved store fronts https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fa%C3%A7ade-program-helps-businesses-improved-store-fronts <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0182.jpg" alt="Amy Veith sitts outside under the new awnings and store front at A Natural Way Wellness Center, 333 Denver Ave, Fort Lupton. It’s a wellness center that offers a range of services with an inventory of natural foods, supplies and supplements. " title="Amy Veith sitts outside under the new awnings and store front at A Natural Way Wellness Center, 333 Denver Ave, Fort Lupton. It’s a wellness center that offers a range of services with an inventory of natural foods, supplies and supplements. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> A Natural Way Wellness Center improved its new exterior store front as part of the city&rsquo;s grant program that encourages property owners and tenants to upgrade business exterior store fronts.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our new awnings are catching the attention of our customers. People are liking the new store front. And you can see our signs, &ldquo;said sales associate Amy Vieth.</p> Big night for Fort Lupton chamber https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/big-night-fort-lupton-chamber <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0065_1.jpg" alt="Bob Mealy, Karen Mealy, Resa Mai and Jeanette Smith enjoying dinner at the banquet inside the Fort Lupton Recreation Center Jan. 18. " title="Bob Mealy, Karen Mealy, Resa Mai and Jeanette Smith enjoying dinner at the banquet inside the Fort Lupton Recreation Center Jan. 18. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> The Fort Lupton chamber awards outstanding businesses for the year on Jan. 18 at the recreation center. It&rsquo;s an annual banquet event that the board choses outstanding businesses of the year, ambassador of the year and the president&rsquo;s award.</p> <p> The trophies winners as follows:</p> <p> Aims Community College Fort Lupton wins the 2018 outstanding business of the year, chosen by the board for its service to the community.</p> <p> The 2018 outstanding chamber member of the year goes to Kristel Acre, Remax Nexus.</p>