• Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Letter: Thanks to this year’s Trapper Days sponsors


    The City of Fort Lupton would like to thank our sponsors of the 38th Annual Trapper Days Celebration:  Halliburton, A&Water Services, Inc., Anadarko, United Power, North Range Behavioral Health, Colorado Oil & Gas Association North Central, Bank of Colorado, Rain-for Rent, Aims Community College, Fort Lupton Pack & Ship, Lost Creek Guide, and the Fort Lupton Press.

  • Letter: Thank you for making the annual pancake breakfast a big success


    The South Platte Valley Historical Society would like to send a big, big “thank you” to the Fort Lupton Branding Iron for their donations of all the food for the Annual SPVHS Pancake breakfast at Trapper Days on Sept. 7.

  • LETTER: Sad to see Payler go


    Disappointment is not a strong enough word to emphasize the feelings about Mark Payler leaving Weld Re-8 Schools. I cannot believe that the Fort Lupton community would allow this to happen. Mr. Payler has made such a strong commitment to the Fort Lupton community, the school district, and most of all, the students of Fort Lupton.

  • LETTER: Vote 'yes' on the wheat referendum

    Dear Editor:

    As a fellow wheat farmer, I am writing to encourage other wheat producers to vote to permanently reapprove the current two-cent per bushel wheat assessment. This increase was approved in 2007, with the provision that wheat farmers would have seven years to evaluate the effectiveness of the increased funding for wheat research, market development and education programs and vote to reapprove in 2014. More than 50 percent of the fully refundable increase from one cent per bushel has been allocated to wheat research.

  • LETTER: Pearson Park access could benefit from help from Branding Iron


    Pearson Park is looking good, thanks to the generous contributions of local companies Anadarko, Purifoy, Tote-A-Shed, Halliburton, A&W Water and, of course, the City of Fort Lupton.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making the Old Fashioned Christmas Party a success this year


    The South Platte Valley Historical Society held an “Old Fashioned Christmas Party” for the members in the Rendezvous Room at the Fort.

    The Fort was decorated with handmade, old-fashioned decorations adorning several fresh-cut trees and greens donated by Dana Counter. As the guests entered the courtyard they walked down a curved path of luminaries. Displays of Nativity scenes from Sue Hubert and a sleigh and sled collection from Jan Brown were enjoyed by the members.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping to make Angel Tree project a success

    The Fort Lupton Optimist Club sends a heartfelt thank you to every single individual as well as the local businesses who contributed to the huge success of the 2013 Angel Tree Christmas Project.  The tremendous outpouring of support for this project was overwhelming and very much appreciated.  With your support we were able to provide a merrier Christmas to about 169 less fortunate children and 62 families right here in our Fort Lupton community.

  • Letters to Santa

    We have a confession.

    We intercepted a bunch of letters written to Santa Claus last week.

    Don't worry. We'll make sure the man in the red suit gets all the wishes before Christmas. But we wanted to share them with you first.


    Oh -- one other thing. We intentionally didn't correct the spelling errors. It adds to the charm of the project.

    Merry Christmas kids -- hope Santa brings you all of your wishes.


     Southeast Elementary

  • LETTER: Thanks for all who helped the Blessings in a Bag Program


    The Fort Lupton Blessings in a Bag Program would like to thank the Ceretto Trapper Day’s Bike and Car show for their donation of $3222.00 to the program.

    They all work very hard on the Bike and Car Show and BBQ sandwich sales and we are so thankful that we were chosen to receive a donation from them.