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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Economic forecast considers big projects

In its second annual meeting, a regional chamber review of the economy in the Metro North area will focus on four specific projects. “We’re taking a new approach to this event in Year Two,” … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

Denver approves first legal marijuana club in city limits

Officials in Colorado's largest city on Feb. 26 approved Denver's first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of business across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult … more

After race to the finish, Local Foods opens

Westminster’s Local Food Market was two years in the planning and four months in the making: they weren’t about let a little thing like a shelf tag glitch stop their grand opening. The … more

A site for sharing your sporting goods

With a background in running track and camping, Justine Barone thought she might like snowshoeing - but she wasn’t sure. New gear cost up to $200 and renting snow shoes and poles for $30 a day … more

Metro North economic forecast talk broadens scope

An annual look at the northern Metropolitan Denver economy for the next few years will take in a broader scale this year. “It was quite granular last year,” Steve Arnold, communications director … more

Thornton gets a Chamber of Commerce

An effort to create a Thornton-specific business group under the Metro North Chamber of Commerce umbrella could signal more cooperation with other community groups, according to chamber President … more

Westminster Local Foods campus back on track

A long-awaited locally sourced grocery store in the former Albertson’s at 72nd and Sheridan Boulevard could be ready to open next month - with a new ownership group. “We are very much ready,” … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

New tax law presents opportunities, if you are careful

The major tax overhaul by Congress means immediate changes in how some people file their taxes this season. Fran Coet, founder of Westminster-based Coet2 CPAs, has some advice to navigate the … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

Westminster Downtown housing project kicks off

City officials and Westminster Downtown developers celebrated Dec. 19 that a mixed retail and housing project with 118 affordable apartments will start going up on Westminster Downtown, just … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Mothers’ Milk Bank celebrates its 12,000th human milk donor

As a neonatal nurse practitioner, Kathryn Brecht, of Denver, spends her days caring for fragile newborns, many of whom rely on donor human milk. “I see the benefits of donor human milk on a daily … more

Precise cancer treatment simple for patient

Cheryl Wells said her cancer treatment was as simple as it sounds: Take the medicine - in this case, small pellets of high-dose radiation - and put it right where it needs to be. For Wells, a school … more

As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more
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