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Business

  • Small Business Saturday returns to Fort Lupton Nov. 25

    Black Friday –the annual post-Thanksgiving day shopping frenzy, seems as well-known holiday as any.

    But just as important to the local economy is Small Business Saturday.

    “I just love small business. I love the courage it takes. It brings one more bit of notability to these people to encourage them in their pursuit,” said Natalie Cummings, executive director for the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Construction starts on new Platteville gas plant

    Up to 300 workers are expected to install a $395 million natural gas processing plant for DCP Midstream Partners LP near Platteville.

    Construction engineering company Saulsbury Industries, of Odessa, Texas, is expected to build the Mewbourn 3 plant at 18455 County Road 35 about nine miles northeast of Platteville. Crews started work on the site last week.

  • Council approves RV, boat storage facility

    A new RV and boat storage facility is expected to open just west of Fort Lupton in the near future.

    The 44-acre Route 52 RV and Boat Storage facility at 10741 Colorado Highway 52 is planned to include 1,903 spaces for vehicles. In addition, city council members recently approved an 800-square-foot office and a 1,200-square-foot repair shop at the site.

    The site about 1.7 miles west of Pearson Park is planned to be built in phases. It would include fencing and buffering to separate it from neighboring land.

  • United Power partners with Tesla for electricity storage

    United Power utility company representatives plan to partner with Tesla Inc. to build a battery storage system in Firestone that could save electricity customers money.

    The battery storage system is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the state - it will store renewable energy from solar panels.  Tesla Inc., is the battery, solar panel and electric car company in California.

  • Coyote Creek gears up for winter golf

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Coyote Creek Golf Course winter rates (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31)

    Monday to Friday               Walk                Ride

  • Juice bar, antique cars

    A new juice bar and fitness studio, and a new antique car showroom and coffee shop on Denver Avenue appear to be future benefits of a $42,100 spruce-up project going on with funds from the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority.

  • Cerettos shift into new gear

    R&M Services has remained a constant at the corner First Street and Denver Avenue since 1958.

    How do you stay afloat in a small rural community for 70 years? Ron Ceretto, 79, who has worked at his family’s business since its first day of operation, Jan. 1, 1947, says the recipe is simple.

    “We just worked and tried to be honest. My dad made us be honest. He taught us how to do it right,” said Ron Ceretto.

  • Lenz Sport capitalizes on next big adventure wave

    Devin Lenz’s bicycles made for the ski slopes landed him a spot on CNBC’s Adventure Capitalist TV show recently.

    Operating from his workshop at Lenz Sport at County Road 27 in Fort Lupton, Lenz is leaping into an untapped niche market. According to Lenz, he is one of only one or two other manufacturers making full ski bikes in America, and the only in Colorado. Most ski bike companies sell kits that allow users to combine their pre-existing bike with skis, or are based in China. He started making them in 2005.

  • Proposed 2018 budget $24.3 million

                                                                                                      2018 budget hearings:

    6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Coyote Creek Golf Course, 222 Clubhouse Drive.

  • Anadarko disputes $8,000 impact fee

    Fort Lupton officials want Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to pay an $8,000
    impact fee to build five horizontal wells on land the company bought recently from Kerr McGee Oil and Gas Onshore LP. Anadarko spokeswoman Tracy Colling said the company should not have to pay fees to Fort Lupton because of the well location, which is outside of city limits.
    The well site is in unincorporated Weld County about two blocks east of the intersection of Weld County roads 27 and 8.