• Metro North Chamber Supports tax exemption for aerospace industry

    WESTMINSTER — The Metro North Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 5 it voted through its Business & Government Affairs Committee to support a bill in the Colorado Legislature that would provide tax exemptions for the aerospace industry.

    House Bill 1178, sponsored by Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Sen. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton), creates a sales and use tax exemption on qualified property used in space flight. In supporting the bill, the BGA Committee noted that aerospace is one of Colorado’s most important industries.

  • Big orders mean plenty of activity on horizon for Colorado Vestas plants

    BRIGHTON — The winds of prosperity have blown some new business to Vestas, meaning more work for workers at the Brighton plants and other Vestas facilities statewide.

    On Dec. 18, Vestas announced it received a 350-megawatt order from Enel Green Power North America, Inc. The agreement will see Vestas supply 75 of its V100-2.0 MW turbines for the Origin wind power plant in Oklahoma, with an option for Vestas to supply an additional 836 megawatts worth of turbines.

  • Weld County donates building at 330 Park Ave. in Fort Lupton for family resource center

    FORT LUPTON — After making renovations to the building, Weld County has donated a building it owned at 330 Park Ave. to provide a new family resource center offering a variety of services to the community.

    Fort Lupton Police Chief Kenneth Poncelow made the announcement during the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 11, and he said the family resource center would be located in a historic location in the city.

  • Indian Peaks Medical Center opens its doors



    Kala Spangler, a certified massage and maternity therapist, is part of the Health Center of Integrated Therapies, located inside the newly opened Indian Peaks Medical Center at 4943 Highway 52, demonstrates how massage therapy can help patients suffering from serious injuries recover more effectively.

  • Holiday lighting contest; judging date is Dec. 19

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, along with United Power, is sponsoring the fourth annual Holiday Lighting Contest. All residents of the city of Fort Lupton are automatically eligible for the contest.

    Weld County residents residing within five miles of Fort Lupton will be eligible to be a part of the contest after contacting Sandy at the Fort Lupton Chamber office at 303-857-4474.

    Judging Date: Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m (All lights must be turned on by 6 p.m.)

    Categories and Prizes:

  • Pizza Hut reopening Nov. 14

        Pizza Hut will be celebrating its grand reopening at noon Thursday, Nov. 14. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, discounts, samples, a raffle, and gifts. Come and see the NEW Pizza Hut at its same location.

  • Second annual Main Street Trick or Treat set for Oct. 31

    Denver Avenue businesses in Fort Lupton are hosting the second annual Main Street Trick or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, along the avenue between Third and Fifth streets.
        The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce says this is a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating and will feature live music, games, costume contests and prizes. Kids, and parents, of all ages are invited to participate in this safe celebration of the Halloween season.

  • Anadarko Petroleum donates $300K to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund

    GREELEY — Anadarko Petroleum Corporation made a $300,000 contribution to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund last month.
        The fund is a collaboration between the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County.
        Amy Venturi, director of social investment for Anadarko, shared the reasoning and thoughts behind the contribution.

  • Iconic Mill restaurant closes its doors in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — The iconic restaurant inside the historic mill on Seventh Street closed Sept. 20 after more than a quarter century in business.

    Owner and head chef Robert Vigil thanked his many loyal customers and the city of Fort Lupton for the many happy memories.

    Vigil, a Colorado native from Brush, opened the restaurant with his wife, Mary, in 1985 — 10 years after the mill closed.

  • New 100-room hotel headed for Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — The city has finalized a deal with a new 100-room hotel planned for the vacant lot north of Safeway, city officials announced last week.

    The planned hotel will be a Fairfield Inn and Suites, part of the national Marriott family of hotels.

    City Administrator Claud Hanes said the new development would be on the eastern end of the lot and could help anchor more new businesses in that part of the city.