• Fort Lupton could be ready for spruce-up

    Some Fort Lupton businesses could soon have new looks on the front of their buildings.

    A plan to “revitalize the area and attract customers to shop, dine and do business in Fort Lupton,” is ready for action, according to a mission statement from the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority, a government group that works on economic development infrastructure projects. 

  • Carbon Valley Chamber awards

        CARBON VALLEY — The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of chamber members for Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Community Impact, the Bill Meier Volunteer of the Year, People’s Choice, and Ambassador of the Year.
        For more information contact executive director Julia K. Davis at 303-833-5933 or by email at Julia@carbonvalleychamber.com.


  • Fort Lupton Chamber’s annual award banquet Jan. 22

        FORT LUPTON — Tickets are now on sale for the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center.
        The event will once again feature comedian Brad Upton, who was invited “back by popular demand,” following last year’s event.
        For more information on attending or sponsoring “Denim and Diamonds,” or to purchase tickets for the event, call 303-857-4474, or email fortluptonchamber@gmail.com.

  • Indian Peaks to feature new emergency and urgent care center

             DACONO — If you’re wondering what the “coming soon” banner at Indian Peaks Medical Center means, wait no longer – a new emergency room and urgent-care center is planned to open June 1.

  • Five Fort Lupton businesses could receive façade grants

     Five downtown Fort Lupton businesses were offered $42,100 total in facade grants recently to spruce up their buildings.

    Businesses offered grants:

    •   Wholly Stromboli restaurant, 410 Denver Ave.: Install new signage, do cornice work, and install a new awning and lighting.

    •   Ottensen Grain Co. building, 817 7th St.: Install windows and doors.

  • No safety threat from oil operations, state director says

    The state's oil and gas department director is trying to calm residents' fears following a house explosion last week in Firestone just 200 yards from a vertical oil well.

    There's no immediate threat to the environment or public safety from oil and gas operations in the area, Matt Lepore, director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, said Thursday, April 27, at a press conference.

  • Fort Lupton Urban Renewal looks into expansion

    Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority officials are looking to expand south to potentially gain more revenue.

    A few parcels on the south end of Fort Lupton could be developed soon, officials said. One of them could be the former Horton Feedlots Inc. site on County Road 27, they said.

  • BRIEF: McAda donates to FLHS business clubs

    Fort Lupton High School’s Future Business Leaders of America and DECA club marketing students created the “Go Fort Lupton Blue Devils” signage at McAda Drilling Fluids and McAda Fluids Heating Services in Fort Lupton.

    McAda is donating $500 to the two clubs to help students pay for travel to a state conference. The oilfield service company and the hydraulic fracturing process company are in an office at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 85 and County Road 8.

  • Small businesses can get help from $400,000 fund

    Tony Parko, Weld County's director of planning services, would love to see more businesses come to him for money.

    Specifically, small businesses in unincorporated areas of the county who have fees to pay to get started can apply for money from $400,000 in the Weld County Microloan Fund this year. Thanks to a vote by the Weld County commissioners to approve $200,000 for the fund and a match by the Colorado Enterprise Fund, Parko is ready to hand out the money to qualified businesses to help them get started on the right foot.

  • Fort Lupton solar field is first of three

    A $25 million solar farm in Fort Lupton is the first of three being built in the region.

    Officials held a grand opening ceremony Monday, Sept. 26, for the 13-megawatt solar farm, which is the largest incorporated solar field in Colorado. The solar panels are a joint partnership between Nashville, Tennessee,-based Silicon Ranch Corp. and United Power Inc. to generate 34.2 million kilowatts annually, producing enough energy for 2,500 homes.