• 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.

  • Salmonella outbreak reaches 35 people

    The count of people is at 35 now believed to have been sickened by the Fort Lupton restaurant Burrito Delight.

    17 of the people who reported salmonella poisoning attended Aims Community College – Greeley events catered by Burrito Delight on Friday, Feb. 9, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, according to the Weld County Public Health and Environment staff. No one answered the phone at Burrito Delight, 1230 Denver Ave., or at the Burrito Delight at 815 Carbonvale Drive in Dacono, and the owners have voluntarily closed the restaurants during the health department investigation.

  • New Coyote Creek homes to sell for $350,000

    Greenwood Village developer Century Communities is negotiating to buy 37.8 acres from current owner Rowley Downs Land Co. in an undeveloped area of Coyote Creek Golf Course.

    If the transaction goes as planned, the new developer wants to build homes in the $350,000 range, according to Natasha Gandhi, vice-president of sales at Century Communities. Work is expected to start this summer on the 124 home neighborhood, with a planned to be finished by early 2019 at the latest.

  • Health department investigates salmonella outbreak

    Weld County Public Health and Environment workers are investigating a salmonella outbreak that poisoned at least 10 people, apparently after they ate at events catered by Burrito Delight restaurant.

  • 124 homes planned for Coyote Creek

    Greenwood Village- based home developer Century Communities plans to build 124 homes near Coyote Creek Golf Course.

    Workers are expected to start building the homes this summer on the west and east sides of Coyote Creek Golf Course south of Ninth Street and west of College Avenue. When work wraps up, the Coyote Creek Community Homes development that surrounds the golf course will be complete, according to Todd Hodges, city planner for Fort Lupton.

  • No crystal clear picture for future city growth

    It’s fine and dandy to say you want an egg, but how do you go about finding the chicken to lay it when it comes to future city growth?

    Fort Lupton city officials often discuss the issue in city meetings.

    "We (city hall) can't control what happens. You can stifle it, but that's the last thing we want to do, because if you don't grow you die," said Fort Lupton City Administrator Claud Hanes.

  • Urban renewal members, city council discuss new ‘streetscape’

    City council members say they might help pay for new outdoor furniture and sidewalks to help revitalize downtown Denver Avenue and First Street.

    The “streetscape” project also could include new planters, benches and garbage cans, all in a common theme and style, according to the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority, the government group leading the project. Plans are still in the conceptual stage, officials said.

  • 45 millions of Western Gas propane recalled

    Western Gas Partners has issued a recall for 46 million gallons of propane it sold across Colorado and four other states between April 2015 and October 2017.

    The Woodlands, Texas,-based Western Gas Partners made the gas, which may not contain high enough levels of odor for people to be able to detect potential gas leaks. Such propane presents a potential burn hazard or other hazard to people who are unaware of the gas, the company said in a press statement. Western Gas is owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corp., also based in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • Commissioners approve 55-acre gas plant

    A series of new oil and gas towers are expected to go up near southeast Fort Lupton in the near future.

    The structures are expected to range in size from 50 to 145 feet tall, according to Weld County planning documents. They’re part of the Discovery Midstream Partners project to expand its 30-acre Fort Lupton Discovery Gas Plant “Phase I” project at 4501 County Road 35.

  • Neighbors concerned about Halliburton helicopter plan

    Several neighbors oppose a Halliburton oil company plan to transport employees by helicopter from an office at 2920 Weld County Road 27 to northern Colorado oil sites. Nine people spoke out at a city planning commission meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21, against the company’s special use permit application. If government officials approve the application, Halliburton representatives said they plan twice-daily flights from the Fort Lupton site.