• 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.

  • New employees on board at Kinetacare

    BRIGHTON — Brighton physical therapy center Kinetacare, 2418 E. Bridge St., welcomed two new members to the practice in the past month.

    Luke Hruska has joined Kinetacare as a full-time physical therapist. Hruska has a doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University and had previously work for a financial securities firm in Chicago before moving with his family to Colorado in 2010.


  • 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.