• Wells being removed near Settlers Park in Firestone

    FIRESTONE — Work has begun by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to remove two existing wells and the associated facilities on the Oak Meadows neighborhood in Firestone. This procedure — referred to as “plug and abandonment” — takes place as a means to restore the area when a well is no longer economically producing.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Karla Brown joins Zadel Realty

    FIRESTONE — Zadel Realty has announced that Karla Brown has joined the office as a Broker Associate. Karla’s background throughout Colorado — in construction, water management and marketing — give her a strong foundation for her work as a Realtor. 

    Her clientele ranges from first-time home buyers to savvy and sophisticated real estate investors. She brings a strong skill set in residential construction, helping buyers visualize the remodel potential of existing homes from kitchens and baths, to whole house remodels.

  • Malone wins Five Star Professional Award for 2014

    WELD COUNTY — Jody Malone — owner and broker at Teater Realty Co., 4298 County Road 53 in Keenesburg — was recently honored with the 2014 Five Star Professional Award for real estate agents.

    The honor was announced in the September edition of 5280 magazine.

  • Adams County seals pact to add solar energy to seven facilities

    BRIGHTON — A new agreement between Adams County and a Denver-based solar energy company will create what officials are hailing as “the first county in the nation to power its buildings with community solar energy.”

  • Frederick graduates map out their business future with application for O&G industry and much more

    LAKEWOOD — Two brothers and Frederick High School grads providing nearly two decades’ worth of digital data services have now developed a mapping application they said is easy to use, even for the most technologically impaired.

  • Cricket Kobza rounds up 30 years at Valley Bank & Trust

    BRIGHTON — Cricket Kobza, Vice President/Cashier, celebrates 30 years of employment with Valley Bank & Trust Aug. 27. The public is welcome from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the VB&T Main branch, 30 N. Fourth Ave., for refreshments and well wishes for Cricket.

    Cricket has served in numerous roles during her 30 years at the bank. She currently oversees Operations and Information Technology. She earned the President’s Award as Officer of the Year in 2003. 

  • Special session prospects dwindle, with little Weld support for 'local control'

    WELD COUNTY — Officials from at least two southern Weld County communities have indicated — either verbally or through their actions — they are against a series of highly disputed oil and gas industry measures possibly slated to appear on the November general election ballot.

  • Utility groups face tough sell with some on 'smart meters'

    BRIGHTON — Northern Front Range utility provider United Power is one of the latest companies to begin transitioning to smart meters, remotely accessed tracking devices praised by utility companies for convenience but considered by some critics to be flawed or even dangerous.

  • COGA chapter donates $5,000 to Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank

    The Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank on June 6 received a $5,000 donation from the North Central chapter of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association “to help fight hunger in our community.”


    Association members Travis Bydalek and Chris Tooley presented the check to food and clothing bank president Dale Hostetter, who said the funds will be put into the organization’s operating budget, “which in turn helps keep the doors open to meet the need.