Northern Colorado News Briefs

November 2018 | October 2018 | September 2018

November 2018

Fort Collins & Denver win $1M prize in U.S. Mayors Challenge

News BriefsFort Collins and Denver were both winners in this year’s Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S Mayors Challenge. The challenge is a yearlong competition that encourages city leaders to test innovative ideas to confront tough problems cities face. The city of Fort Collins will use the money to improve health and equity benefits for low- and moderate-income renters by improving energy efficiency of rental homes. View the complete report at: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-fort-collins-awarded-1m-to-tackle-air-quality-and-housing-issues/73-609253248

Greeley ranked #1 for jobs, economy

WalletHub released their 2018 Fastest-Growing Cities in America report. Greeley ranked in the No. 1 spot in the jobs and economy category. Factors taken into account included median household income growth, unemployment rate decrease, poverty rate decrease, median house price growth, building-permit activity growth and increase in ratio of full-time to part-time jobs. Click here for the full report.

3rd Quarter Market Watch

Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q3-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 0.6% while the Median Sales Price was up 3.7%, reaching $342,137. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings increased by 12.1%, coming in at 67 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was down by 8.7% while the Median Sales Price was up by 10.2%, reaching $407,889. Homes also sold a little more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 8.4% to reach 66 days.

October 2018

I-25 expansion between Johnstown & Fort Collins

News BriefsWork is underway on the I-25 expansion between Johnstown and Fort Collins. The I-25 North Express Lanes project will be done in three phases that will result in express lanes in each direction. To learn more about improvements being made to I-25 visit fixnorthi25.com.

Wellington downtown murals project

The Wellington Main Streets Program, a nonprofit organization, recently funded new murals that now adorn buildings in downtown Wellington. The mission of the organization is to promote, enhance and develop downtown Wellington. Committee members are already working with other building owners on ideas for future projects.

Berthoud TPC course to debut pro golf tour

The Web.com Tour recently announced they will debut a new tournament at the TPC Colorado Championship course in Berthoud. The event will be held in July 2019 with 156 players competing for $600,000. The players will be comprised of pro golfers who have not yet reached the PGA tournaments or who have played at the PGA level but haven’t won enough points to stay there. Click here to learn more at TPC Colorado: https://tpc.com/colorado/

September 2018

Weld County ranks 5th for purchasing power

News BriefsSmartAsset, a financial technology firm, recently released a study that compared cost of living as a percentage of median income to determine the purchasing power for different Colorado counties. Weld County ranked #5 with a score of 76.05. The cost of living was $38,995 and its median income was $62,820. Click here to check out the interactive SmartAsset Comparative Cost of Living Calculator: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/cost-of-living-calculator#colorado

Food Truck park to open in Evans

The Yard, a food-truck park, will be opening at 3520 S. 11th Ave in Evans. The park spans two-acres and includes a 2,949-square-foot restaurant building. The owners are converting the building into an entertainment and bar venue, which will feature local musicians, artists and craft beers.

Two NoCo UCHealth hospitals ranked best in Colorado

The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the best regional hospitals in Colorado and two Northern Colorado UCHealth hospitals made the Top 10. The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland was ranked 5th in the state, and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins was ranked 10th. Regional hospitals were evaluated based on their performance in the adult specialty rankings analysis and by scores across nine procedure and condition areas. View the complete rankings at: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/co