Developer wants land in Larimer County annexed for mixed-use project

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — An unidentified developer has submitted conceptual plans to build commercial space and housing at the northeast corner of Trilby and Timberline roads in Larimer County. The developer is requesting the 14-acre parcel at 1900 E. Trilby Road be annexed into the city of Fort Collins, according to city planning documents. Craig Russell, a principal with Russell + Mills Studios in Fort Collins, is representing the developer, according to city documents. The proposal, which will be reviewed Feb. 27 by city planners, shows 24,578 square feet of commercial space in five buildings.… Continue Reading...

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Calgary-based Burnco acquires Bestway Concrete in Milliken

By Christopher Wood MILLIKEN — Burnco Rock Products Ltd. has acquired Bestway Concrete Co., a Milliken-based ready-mix concrete and aggregate producer serving Northern Colorado and metropolitan Denver. Burnco is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “We are extremely pleased that Bestway is joining the Burnco family” Michael Powell, Burnco’s chief executive,, said in a prepared statement. “The combination of Burnco and Bestway will create a stronger company, with an exciting future. We are also excited to be expanding into the vibrant Colorado economy, where we see tremendous growth potential.” Bestway’s management team and name will remain in place, and Bestway will continue to operate from its Milliken headquarters, said Clifford Hahne, vice president of Burnco USA, based in the Dallas-Fort…

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Fresca Foods acquires assets, brands of healthy snack maker in Centennial

By Doug Storum LOUISVILLE — Fresca Foods Inc. in Louisville has acquired the assets and brands of healthy snack maker Front Range Snacks Inc. in Centennial. Fresca Foods has been a longtime partner with Front Range Snacks, working with the company on its Open Road Snacks family of products that includes Rocky Mountain Popcorn, Sinfully Thin popcorn and Diego’s Chips. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Fresca Foods’ portfolio of natural and organic food brands through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fresca Brands Innovation Group. Fresca Brands acquired Sejoyia Foods’ brands in October 2015.… Continue Reading...

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Partnership will build butterfly house in Fort Collins

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — The city of Fort Collins, the Gardens on Spring Creek and the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster announced Thursday they have formed a partnership to build a North American butterfly house in Fort Collins. The butterfly house will be part of the Visitor’s Center at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave. The house will be operated by the Butterfly Pavilion and Gardens on Spring Creek. The 1,700-square -foot conservatory will house up to 400 free-flying North American butterflies with thousands of blooming flowers. The butterfly house is expected to open in 2019.… Continue Reading...

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Partnership will build butterfly house in Fort Collins

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — The city of Fort Collins, the Gardens on Spring Creek and the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster announced Thursday they have formed a partnership to build a North American butterfly house in Fort Collins. The butterfly house will be part of the Visitor’s Center at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave. The house will be operated by the Butterfly Pavilion and Gardens on Spring Creek. The 1,700-square -foot conservatory will house up to 400 free-flying North American butterflies with thousands of blooming flowers. The butterfly house is expected to open in 2019.… Continue Reading...

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