From sugar beets to commuters, town fueled by sweet success

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SEVERANCE — A prime location in the heart of Northern Colorado’s booming growth has suddenly catapulted the little town of Severance into prominence. The town, located about 10 miles east of Fort Collins, seven miles north of Windsor and 10 miles northwest of Greeley, had a population of only 108 in 1990, but now claims … Continued

NoCo town straddles Larimer, Weld counties

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WINDSOR — Windsor not only extends into two diverse counties but also embraces a diverse base of industries. Combining small-town charm with consistent growth, this town located about halfway between Fort Collins and Greeley has become the region’s boomtown, doubling its population in the past decade and projected to double again in the next. Windsor … Continued

Prime location benefits sprawling Denver suburb

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WESTMINSTER — With a population nearing 120,000, the sprawling suburb of Westminster benefits from its many transportation options and strategic location along metropolitan Denver’s northern and northwestern gateways. For more than a decade, the seventh most populous city in Colorado has earned top-25 rankings for best places to live in the United States. The first … Continued

‘Colorado’s Northern Gateway’ offers a more affordable option

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WELLINGTON — Growth is brewing in the perky Larimer County town, helped by the fact that living there is a comparative bargain. A 2020 study from SmartAsset ranked the city that bills itself as “Colorado’s Northern Gateway” the 10th most affordable place to live in Colorado. While many of its residents commute to Fort Collins … Continued

Up from the ashes, town looks ahead

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SUPERIOR — The Marshall Fire on Dec. 30, 2021, dealt a fearsome blow to the town of Superior, southeast of Boulder. Seven commercial properties and about 378 homes, or 14% of the town’s single-family residences, were destroyed and dozens more were damaged. But Superior responded in superior fashion. Recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway, supported … Continued

Heartbeat of business powers Sweetheart City

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LOVELAND — In terms of economic-development blockbusters, these are heady days for Loveland. Many people who live in the Larimer County city are used to getting deliveries from Amazon — but nothing quite like this one. The online retailer will deliver a 3.87 million-square-foot fulfillment and distribution facility — one of Loveland’s largest-ever developments — … Continued

Huge fire can’t destroy city’s high-tech dreams

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LOUISVILLE — In some ways, life may never be the same in Louisville. But in some ways, it may be better. Propelled by hurricane-force winds, the Marshall Fire on Dec. 30, 2021 – the most destructive in Colorado history – forced the evacuation of more than 21,000 people in the southeast Boulder County city, destroyed … Continued

Growing BoCo city thrives on technology

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LONGMONT — Once home to an economy dominated by agriculture, Longmont has more than doubled in population in four decades, now exceeding 100,000 in population, and makes a global impact with cutting-edge technology.,  With its NextLight municipal broadband service ranked second fastest in the nation for offering 1-gigabyte speeds for businesses and residents, Longmont has … Continued

Southern BoCo city touts affordability

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LAFAYETTE — Steered by a comprehensive plan that will help guide the city’s evolution through 2040, Lafayette remains committed to cementing its reputation as the affordable alternative in southern Boulder County. The city strives to grow while still maintaining a small-town feel. Lafayette boasts a variety of single-family neighborhoods surrounded by parks, along with a … Continued

Development gains steam at major NoCo crossroads

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JOHNSTOWN — For decades, Johnstown’s most familiar claim to fame was cinnamon rolls. The famous pastry from Johnson’s Corner, a truck stop with a retro restaurant and bakery, are still around; and the rolls have been recognized by the Food Network as some of the country’s best. It soon will have some major competition, however, … Continued