• Amber I. Designs offers elegant custom jewelry

    Amber I. Designs of Fort Lupton offers the latest in handmade custom jewelry.

    Amber Irsik started the business in 2005. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and also took numerous college jewelry courses.

    Irsik says her business offers something for everyone from wedding and special occasion jewelry to everyday fashionable jewelry.

    She prides herself on always offering the newest designs and products, and has the capability or customizing almost any piece just the way the client likes it.

  • Annual chamber banquet sweet for guests, honorees

    Life was sweet at Friday night’s Chamber of Commerce banquet. Three flavors of chocolate flowed from fountains, and in between business items and awards presentations guest speaker Julie Pech, The Chocolate Therapist, was on hand to extol the virtues of (moderate) dark chocolate consumption.

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  • Growing SOS Staffing moves to larger quarters

    SOS Staffing, which has been in Fort Lupton for nearly two years, has moved its office to 140 Denver Ave.

    “We needed more room” staffing manager Janet Guerrero said. “We have a lot more applicants and hopefully we’ll be expanding more in the future.”

    Business, she said is “starting to pick up,” after a slowdown in job availability over the past months.

  • Dragon Phoenix finds new home on South Grand Avenue

    It’s been nearly five years since Li and Cai Long opened their Dragon Phoenix Restaurant on South Denver Avenue in a rented building. In the meantime, their children, John, 16, and Alisa, 11, have grown up helping out with the business.

    This fall, the family bought their own place, at 20 S. Grand Ave. After weeks of remodeling the building, they opened Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

  • New Great Wall owner cooks Chinese and, soon, Thai

    FORT LUPTON — The Great Wall’s new owner has been a chef in restaurants in China as well as the U.S.

    Jing Yuan, along with his wife, Yu, and children John, David and Jenny, took over the restaurant, which is in the Safeway Shopping Center, 1200 Dexter Street, about three months ago.

    Although they are currently serving mostly Cantonese food, they will soon adding the cuisine of another country, Thailand, to the menu, John, the oldest son, said.

  • Fort Lupton Curves named a shining star

    Curves, the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, has announced that Fort Lupton Curves club earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation. This recognition is given to clubs that meet rigorous standards in their business practices, service quality, and adherence to the Curves methods.

  • Kidz Quiltz local efforts make international difference

    When Hurricane Katrina slammed in to the southern U.S. in 2005, the aftershocks were felt as far away as Brighton. Wilma and Lyle Hamilton, of Brighton, had always been charitable. But the aftermath and devastation wreaked by the hurricane would end up tugging at their heartstrings, forcing them into action.

  • Erlinger opens funeral home in Fort Lupton

    One of Fort Lupton’s funeral homes has a new director and a new look.

    Carl Erlinger opened the Erlinger Funeral Home and Crematorium, 806 Denver Ave., last week after city council approved his special use permit.

    Erlinger, also owns the Avalon Funeral home in Lafayette, the Erlinger Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Longmont and the Rose Cremation Society of Denver. He has been a licensed funeral home director in Colorado since 1982. He started in the business in Illinois with his uncle.