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  • 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.

  • Anadarko wants 70-foot tower, compressor station in south Fort Lupton

    Fort Lupton city council members recently approved a special use permit for a new Powars Compressor Station to compress and transport natural gas in south Fort Lupton near Weld County roads 8 and 10 east of the railroad tracks.

  • Woman filed lawsuit against Burrito Delight after salmonella outbreak

    A Broomfield woman has filed suit against Fort Lupton restaurant Burrito Delight for giving her salmonella poisoning last month.

    Dawn Malek is one of at least 37 people to get salmonella poisoning after eating atBurrito Delight restaurants, including the Fort Lupton restaurant at 1230 Denver Ave., according to the Weld County Public Health and Environment department.

  • Golden Aluminum to run business as usual despite tariff threats

    Beer cans, baby food, and washing machines aren’t items typically associated with each other.

    But one thing they all share in common is the aluminum made at Golden Aluminum at 1405 14th St., one of the largest aluminum manufacturing plants in the western United States.

    The 185-person company has made a name for itself by becoming the most efficient and reliable with its production over the last 38 years, said Jerry Reed, vice president of human resources.

  • A cut above: Dean Wittmus

    For 55 years, Dean Wittmus held court on Fort Lupton’s main drag - cutting and shaving men’s hair and whiskers five days a week in his barbershop.
    Wittmus recently passed away, leaving three children and his wife Peggy behind, but his legacy will leave a lasting portrait in Fort Lupton lore for many years to come.

  • White plume at Discovery plant is steam

    What was that massive white plume residents could see high in the sky near the Discovery Fort Lupton natural gas plant, the morning of Thursday, March 1?

    It was steam.

    Workers had to purge the plant of oxygen as they get ready to start up Phase 1B of the complex, which is about 4.3 miles northwest of Lochbuie, according to Casey Nikoloric, a spokeswoman.