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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

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

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … 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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … 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

West Chamber changes name to West Metro Chamber

After more than 70 years of supporting businesses in Jefferson County and the West Metro area, the West Chamber is becoming the West Metro Chamber of Commerce to more accurately reflect its … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … more

Getting started in Colorado’s green boom

Colorado’s cannabis industry is really not like any other, to hear three industry experts tell it. On one hand, hard workers are in high demand. There is plenty of room for professionals with skills in just about any expertise — human … more

My Name Is: Brian Lacertosa

I grew up in Southern California. I went to school at CSU in the early 90’s and fell in love with Colorado. I went back to California for almost 10 years and finally in 2003 I was able to move back to Colorado. I like the pace and … more

Outlet chain finds ‘premium’ home in Thornton

Thornton’s latest shopping center will work well because it’s a mix of high end retail at discounted prices, according to Simon Premium Outlet’s CEO Stephen Yalof. The fact that new Denver Premium Outlets is going up in the heart of 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

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

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
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