• 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.

  • New online mapping shows pipeline info

    Homeowners in Frederick can search for existing oil and gas well locations on a town website – information that many more are looking for after an explosion in Firesone killed two people in April.

    “These are some of things in our environment that people need to be aware of,” said Jennifer Simmons, Frederick planning director. “In response to the Firestone explosion, the location of wells and pipelines can be very useful information.”

  • Historic NAPA building to get remodel

    The building in downtown Fort Lupton now occupied by NAPA Auto Parts has long had a connection to cars.

    For a long time, it was a Ford dealership, Brewster’s Motor Co., complete with gas station out front. It was later George’s True Value Hardware. It’s that history that drew owner Brad Dunlap to the building when looking to open a store in the town.

  • A neurological twist to chiropractic work

    Vicki Souder has touched many lives in her 19 years as a chiropractor but for her, one particular experience stands out above the rest. Souder was approached by the mother of a two-year old, who had severely limited motor patterns, resulting in constriction to almost half her upper torso. Souder met many times with the child and through her work was able to use the cortex from the healthy part of her brain as a substitute, to reverse the majority of constriction and rewire missing functions that she was experiencing.

  • 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.