• Smucker’s to hire 500 in region

    Weld County residents are targeted to be the new peanut butter and jelly workforce at a $430 million J.M. Smucker Co. Uncrustables manufacturing plant slated to open in late 2018 in east Longmont.

    Employment Services of Weld County officials will host job fairs for the plant in the next few weeks at offices in Greeley and Longmont. The facility could spread up to 568 new jobs to the region.

  • J.M. Smucker searches for new workers

    J.M. Smucker Co., the jelly and jam maker, is looking for workers for its new Smucker's Uncrustables plant in Longmont.

    Food production is planned to start in 2019 at a new, $340 million facility at the corner of Colorado Highway 119 and Fairview Street. J.M. Smucker Co. representatives have said the manufacturing plant could employ up to 500 people.

    Smuckers representatives plan to hold job fairs in Greeley and Longmont in the coming weeks where people can learn about working at the new plant.

  • Small Business Saturday returns to Fort Lupton Nov. 25

    Black Friday –the annual post-Thanksgiving day shopping frenzy, seems as well-known holiday as any.

    But just as important to the local economy is Small Business Saturday.

    “I just love small business. I love the courage it takes. It brings one more bit of notability to these people to encourage them in their pursuit,” said Natalie Cummings, executive director for the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Construction starts on new Platteville gas plant

    Up to 300 workers are expected to install a $395 million natural gas processing plant for DCP Midstream Partners LP near Platteville.

    Construction engineering company Saulsbury Industries, of Odessa, Texas, is expected to build the Mewbourn 3 plant at 18455 County Road 35 about nine miles northeast of Platteville. Crews started work on the site last week.

  • Council approves RV, boat storage facility

    A new RV and boat storage facility is expected to open just west of Fort Lupton in the near future.

    The 44-acre Route 52 RV and Boat Storage facility at 10741 Colorado Highway 52 is planned to include 1,903 spaces for vehicles. In addition, city council members recently approved an 800-square-foot office and a 1,200-square-foot repair shop at the site.

    The site about 1.7 miles west of Pearson Park is planned to be built in phases. It would include fencing and buffering to separate it from neighboring land.

  • United Power partners with Tesla for electricity storage

    United Power utility company representatives plan to partner with Tesla Inc. to build a battery storage system in Firestone that could save electricity customers money.

    The battery storage system is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the state - it will store renewable energy from solar panels.  Tesla Inc., is the battery, solar panel and electric car company in California.

  • Coyote Creek gears up for winter golf














    Coyote Creek Golf Course winter rates (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31)

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  • Juice bar, antique cars

    A new juice bar and fitness studio, and a new antique car showroom and coffee shop on Denver Avenue appear to be future benefits of a $42,100 spruce-up project going on with funds from the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority.

  • Cerettos shift into new gear

    R&M Services has remained a constant at the corner First Street and Denver Avenue since 1958.

    How do you stay afloat in a small rural community for 70 years? Ron Ceretto, 79, who has worked at his family’s business since its first day of operation, Jan. 1, 1947, says the recipe is simple.

    “We just worked and tried to be honest. My dad made us be honest. He taught us how to do it right,” said Ron Ceretto.

  • Lenz Sport capitalizes on next big adventure wave

    Devin Lenz’s bicycles made for the ski slopes landed him a spot on CNBC’s Adventure Capitalist TV show recently.

    Operating from his workshop at Lenz Sport at County Road 27 in Fort Lupton, Lenz is leaping into an untapped niche market. According to Lenz, he is one of only one or two other manufacturers making full ski bikes in America, and the only in Colorado. Most ski bike companies sell kits that allow users to combine their pre-existing bike with skis, or are based in China. He started making them in 2005.