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Workforce housing’ development opens in Downtown Westminster

Tenants were scheduled to start moving into Westminster’s Eaton Street Apartments on July 15 — the first housing development in the city’s Downtown Westminster project. City officials, … more

Denver Water proposes removal of lead pipes

Denver Water is looking to tackle lead in consumer drinking water head-on — by removing all the lead pipes in its system. On July 1, the utility organization announced a new three-part plan to … more

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis … more

Healthy Farmer’s Markets offer more than fresh fare

The availability of fresh produce at traditional farmer’s markets helps encourage healthy options, but two markets being offered this summer will take that concept up a notch. For the second year … more

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th … more

U.S. economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a … more

Amazon hiring for Thornton, Aurora openings

National online retailer Amazon is looking to fill 2,000 positions at company warehouses in Thornton and Aurora this summer. Employees will work in Amazon’s customer fulfillment and delivery … more

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s … more

Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The … more

Meal kit companies face rough, uncertain road

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die. The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players — Blue Apron and HelloFresh — less than a decade old. But they’re facing … more

Oil, gas drilling can proceed while regulations are made

Colorado officials said May 21 that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

Trading in her longboard for a Lumina

A young Arvada mom will find caring for her son and getting to school and work easier, thanks to a car donated by Westminster’s Lake Arbor Auto. This is the third year the shop has donated a used … more

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

Awards recognize ELITE work of landscape companies

The landscaping at the Streets at SouthGlenn earned Centennial-based Sustainable Landscapes Colorado an ELITE Award for Use of Color-Judges’ Choice at the Associated Landscape Contractors of … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

10 Denver area Target stores to undergo remodeling this year

Target is planning to invest about $150 million over two years to remodel a number of its stores in the Denver metro area, according to a news release. In 2019, 10 stores will be remodeled, and a … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more
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