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  • Colorado Air and Space Port gets operator’s license

    The Federal Aviation Administration granted a site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port. It came after a six-month review period and was the 11th license granted in the United States.

  • United Power to return $4.5 million in credits to customers
  • Chamber talks growth at economic roundtable

    The number of Weld County jobs increased nearly 5 percent last year, and the population rose about 3 percent, according to Allison Felix, vice president and Denver branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

    Felix highlighted Weld County’s recent growth at an economic roundtable Wednesday, May 9, hosted by the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Dacono Family Dollar to open

    One of the nation’s largest discount retailers will be opening a renovated store in Dacono. The store at 1020 Eighth St. is open seven days a week. 

    The Dacono store joins a Fort Lupton store at 130 S. Denver Ave. and two Brighton locations at 1511 E. Bridge St., and 160 Freestone St.

  • Railroad crossings to close from Union Pacific construction

    Union Pacific Railroad officials plan to make a $3.4 million rail line investment between Denver and Fort Lupton this summer. 

  • New water reservoirs to provide Fort Lupton safety net

    Fort Lupton officials plan to build a $10.2 million addition to the city’s water treatment plant at 16660 Weld County Road 16 to add water storage capacity.

    The additional water storage will give Fort Lupton flexibility with future residential and business growth, according to Claud Hanes, city manager.

    Officials plan to team up with Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. to build the project. 

  • Summit Bodyworks job fair

    Summit Bodyworks, owned by Brighton-based Transwest Truck Trailer RV, already has a location in Commerce City, but will open the new Fort Lupton building in August. The Fort Lupton site is planned to employ at least 85 employees working on truck and van body manufacturing, installation, assembly, and service.

    To learn more, contact Shoua Vue at 303-301-7516.

  • City sells land for $600,000

    Officials recently announced plans for a third new housing development in as many months in Fort Lupton.

    The housing community for seniors 55 years and older is planned for about 4.5 acres of land near South Harrison Avenue, just south of the Salud Family Health Center at 203 Rollie Ave. The city government currently owns the land. City council members recently agreed to sell the land for $600,000 to Fort Lupton Community Developers LLC, which is spearheaded by Windsor-based real estate agent Fred Croci.

  • Soul Dog to fill animal clinic void in Fort Lupton

     A new, nonprofit animal shelter and clinic is coming to town, filling a void left by the Every Creature Counts animal rescue group when it closed its doors in November 2017.

    The Soul Dog Rescue group plans to operate in the former Every Creature Counts facility at 1245 Factory Circle. Every Creature Counts closed because of the loss of its founres, changes in regulations and a decrease in income from partners, according to a statement on the group’s website.

  • Basalite Concrete plans to hire up to 200

    The Fort Lupton planning commission gave the green light Tuesday, April 3, to Basalite Concrete Products LLC plans to build a 288,000-square-foot building on 59 acres near the intersection of Weld County Road 10 and Rollie Avenue.

    The Denver-based company plans to add at least 85 jobs to the local economy but could add as many as 200. Basalite specializes in concrete retaining and landscape walls, brick landscaping, cement landscaping products and specialty masonry.