• 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.

  • Voters to consider city-run broadband service

    City-run cable TV and internet services may be in Fort Lupton’s future.

    Residents will vote in November on whether they want cable TV, internet and other broadband cable services to be offered through a city-run utility. City council members recently decided to put the measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

    “If, eventually, we want to make it our utility, we can provide internet service,” said Christopher Cross, assistant city administrator. “(We) can probably do it faster and cheaper, supposedly.”

  • River Garden hosts marriage of wedding, wine

    River Garden Winery owners Bob and Mary Stahl are now in the “I do” business.

    The Stahls opened River Garden Winery at 9490 County Road 25 in Fort Lupton for wine tastings and commercial sales in 2014, making their 45-acre property four miles north of Fort Lupton, the only winery and vineyard currently operating in Weld County.  River Garden grows hybrid grapes in its vineyard, which are used to produce both red and white wine.

  • Gwen Ceretto, Trapper Days honored volunteer of 2017

    Gwen Ceretto is as much a staple of the Fort Lupton community as First Street itself, where her family business, R & M Auto Services is located. 

    Ceretto takes pride in the auto services that R & M has provided over the last 70 years, but her role in the community, stretches even deeper. For her years of contributions and volunteerism, Ceretto is the Trapper Days honored volunteer of 2017.

    But Ceretto is not one for self-promotion and says the award makes her uncomfortable.

  • Shooting range opening delayed to 2019

    A planned $3.7 million Fort Lupton sport-shooting complex now will not open before 2019 as supporters search for a new home for it.

  • Auto RV Broker opens in Fort Lupton

    Auto RV Broker opened recently at 1392 Denver Ave. in Fort Lupton.

    Customers can buy and sell their RVs at the new business, which is owned by Mike Mericle, who goes by the moniker Motorhome Mike. The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Auto RV Broker on Friday, Aug. 25. 

  • Zoning allows where gravel pits go

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a four-part series about sand and gravel pits in the region. Most sand and gravel pits in and around Fort Lupton use water to operate - typically from the South Platte River.

    Some residents interested in where potential gravel pits might be built in the future attended public workshops to discuss the new “Picture Fort Lupton” comprehensive plan, which is expected to guide future zoning and land use.