• 'Agritourism' plan could spur economic activity

    If you go:

    Learn about an "agritourism" plan called the District Plan

    3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

    Brighton City Hall

    500 S. Fourth Ave.


    MetroWest Report

    A plan meant to spur economic development while preserving the region’s farmland and agricultural flavor took a big step forward recently.

  • Commerce City businesses recognized

    MetroWest Report

    Seafood supplier Asahi Food and power provider United Power were among the seven local companies recognized by the annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards recently.

    Businesses were thanked for the role they believe in making the community successful, Mayor Sean Ford said in a press statement.

  • Brighton hospital can now treat complex injuries

    Patients who have been in severe car accidents and others with complex injuries now can be treated at Platte Valley Medical Center rather than get sent to other hospitals.

    The Brighton hospital recently received a Level III trauma center designation, meaning it can now treat patients with more complex injuries. The new designation could increase patient volume at the hospital by about one additional patient per day, according to the hospital.

  • A one-trick hybrid pony

    By Tony White

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Eric Sumpter says specialization is the wave of the future for the car service industry.

  • Commerce City is busting out all over

    Builders in the Turnberry subdivision are building more homes in Commerce City.

    Jessica L. Hansen, media relations for D.R. Horton Inc., builders of the community, said that the company plans for home prices to start in the $340,000 range, and that models should be completed in July. 

    “There has been a lot of interest. Currently, we have an interest list forming, and we plan to begin pre-sales in May,” she said. 

  • AdCo Economic Development promotes Bedolla

    MetroWest Report

    The Adams County Economic Development group is shuffling its staff.

    Angie Bedolla will replace Melvin Yarber as the economic development specialist and enterprise zone administrator, according to an email from Barry Gore, president and CEO of the Westminster-based office. According to Gore, Bedolla will oversee the business retention and expansion program and support the group’s Business Retention and Expansion, or BRE, taskforce. 

  • Platte Valley Medical Center builds new, $4 million lab

    Platte Valley Medical Center is adding a new, $4 million surgical suite to its cardiac catheterization laboratory

    Every moment is precious when it comes to heart issues, which is why the hospital is expanding the cardiac lab, officials say. Such labs treat patients with any heart issues, offering services such as angioplasty. Doctors also insert pacemakers and defibrillators as well as doing other inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.

  • Transit company to close; 117 employees to move

    A Commerce City transit company is set to lay off 117 employees and shutter operations March 31, according to a City of Commerce City news release.

    All Aboard Transit Services lost its Regional Transportation District contract to provide Access-A-Ride programs, after RTD executive committee members decided to go with other companies to provide service.

  • USDA revamps organic program

    Farmers who decide to “go organic” with their crops can get $750 in incentives from a revamped U.S. Department of Agriculture program.

    Federal officials hope that by making it easier for organic farmers to do business, more will decide to make the switch. They say they’re streamlining program paperwork and making it easier for farmers to access federal funding.

  • New manufacturing facility planned

    MetroWest Report

    As many as 200 new jobs could come to Fort Lupton soon, officials say, after GEP Investments Inc. recently paid $2.5 million for 39 acres at 13525 County Road 8.

    Trans-West Inc. head George Eidsness also is listed as the registered agent of GEP Investments, which is based in Brighton, according to documents filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

    Eidsness did not immediately respond to a request for comment.