• A new routine

    FORT LUPTON  — The boys are trying to show off on the floor of the C4 Dance Studio.
        As they dance, they slide into a kneeling stance with their arms bent to bring their fists up to their chins.
        “We’re doing the Tebow!” they call out to their instructor, Princess Wallace, who walks over to the boys and sharpens the angles of their arms into a more striking pose.
        “Tim Tebow moved,” Wallace said. “Try this.”

  • Pasco Scarpella joins Day and Co.




        Pasco Scarpella is the newest addition to Day and Company. If his name sounds familiar, he is a dentist in Brighton. After 27 years as a dentist, and more than 30 years in business and non-profit management, Pasco is pleased to be a part of Day and Company.  He owns a farm in Fort Lupton, and plans to start raising Alpacas with his wife, Karen. Pasco has four children and one grandson.

  • New 2 U Boutique arrives in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — Denise Rexford didn’t open the New 2 U Boutique to get rich.
        “I just wanted something to do with my time,” Rexford said of the consignment shop she opened May 25 at the corner of Denver Avenue and Fourth Street. “I wanted to do something that would help the community. There’s no place to buy clothes. Clothes are so expensive, it’s crazy. Kids are really just renting clothes; they wear them a couple of times and grow out of them.”

  • Aqua-Hot making move to Frederick

    FORT LUPTON — One of Fort Lupton’s most successful startups is leaving the city to start a new chapter in Frederick.
        Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, a manufacturer of heating systems for recreational vehicles, will be moving through the summer into its new home: a 30,000-square-foot facility.

  • New Business: New 2 u Boutique




    New 2 U Boutique is bringing a new option for residents to purchase clothes, jewelry and accessories locally. Check out next week’s issue to read a profile of Denise Rexford, the owner of the consignment shop, and her views on community involvement. 

  • Vestas unveils new prototype blade, largest U.S. component to date

    BRIGHTON — In a move that company officials say demonstrates commitment to U.S. operations, Vestas Blades America unveiled their first domestic prototype blade Wednesday, amid fanfare and thundershowers.
        The new blade — a component of the V117 3.3-megawatt wind turbine assembly — measures 57.5 meters from hub to tip, creating a 117-meter diameter rotor for the turbine. According to Vestas spokeswoman Susan Innis, the resultant power increase boosts the energy output of the system 7 percent over an average year. 

  • Frederick Market opens for season this week in new downtown location

    FREDERICK — Most farmers markets require years of labor in obscurity before the larger public begins to take notice, but the Frederick Market hit the ground running during the summer of 2011 with large crowds and strong vendor participation.
        And this year, the town is looking to make it a successful three-peat, with a new location and new themed events.

  • Barkers Coffeehouse serves up a community feel in St. John building

    Taking steps to wake up a sleepy town, Barkers’ Coffeehouse Ya Ya is now open for business and a cup of Joe in the St. John building in Fort Lupton.
        The café, staffed by proprietor and barista Art Barker, features a plethora of hot and cold beverages just right to get your day started, or keep things rolling along. Barker, who envisioned the shop as a place for the community to gather for conversation over coffee, wants to see the business progress to the point of neighborhood icon.

  • Brick House Leather opens Dacono shop

    DACONO — A safe motorcycle driver has a good eye for traffic, which also happens to be a handy skill for an entrepreneur looking for a place to set up shop.
        That’s what brought Kelly Auker and her Brick House Leather Company to Dacono and a new storefront at 204 Eighth St., Unit A.
        Auker moved her four-year-old business May 4 from Longmont to bring her seamstress skills for custom-made leather apparel and accessories to a larger market.

  • Bank of Colorado announces purchase of New West Bank

        FORT COLLINS — In an acquisition that was finalized last month, Bank of Colorado purchased New West Bank, with branches in Eaton and Greeley.

        Bank of Colorado has 35 branches statewide including the New West Bank locations.  As part of this transaction, Bank of Colorado gained New West’s portfolio of $179 million in assets and retained 100 percent of their staff.