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Made in Colorado

Following the sun to a Colorado energy job

In June, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment awarded the nonprofit Solar Energy International in Paonia a $401,000 WORK Act Grant for outreach and marketing of job training. Already 100 students have enrolled or completed training.

A Made-in-Colorado gift guide for the skier in your life

For his 30th birthday, David Urban had one simple wish: a pair of ski pants with a smiley face on the knees. He sought out Aurora-based Flatlock Colorado to sew his dream knickers.

Buena Vista's South Main has the Wright stuff

Buena Vista’s South Main won the 2016 Wright Award for its collaborative spirit, strong vision and a commitment to craft. The winner was one of a dozen peer-nominated contestants from 10 Colorado towns.

Cool made in Colorado straps, sauces and sculptures

In 2011, the husband-wife team of Peter and Amy Frykholm “had this epiphany,” says Peter. “Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a little model of Mount Elbert to put on your nightstand?”

Why we should be proud of everything we make in Colorado

We should be proud of all the goods we manufacture in Colorado. It's an important sector in our economy, and we need to call attention to Colorado manufacturers at every opportunity.

Great made in Colorado stuff for the great outdoors

John Stultz started his third business, Bear Paw, a decade ago. “I’ve always been a big hiker and backpacker, so I started making tarps,” he says. He now makes a variety of tarps and tents and custom gear for hunters and thru-hikers.

Great Made in Colorado puzzles, paddles, sake and sound

An avid stand-up paddleboarder, Keith Zaring wanted a way to train on solid ground when the water froze. Naturally, Zaring came up with a prototype wheeled paddleboard in early 2015 and honed it by getting out and paddling the pavement himself.

Made in Colorado 2016: Lifeloc Technologies

For more than 30 years, the Wheat Ridge-based company has made alcohol breathalyzers for law enforcement agencies all over the world.

Made in Colorado 2016: Breckenridge Distillery

Breckenridge Distillery first started distilling in 2007 as the brainchild of CEO Bryan Nolt and Master Distiller Jordan Via, It opened its doors three years later with Breckenridge Vodka and Breckenridge Bourbon -- and has been winning awards ever since.

Made in Colorado 2016 winner: Women's Bean Project

Women's Bean Project was named winner of the 2016 Made in Colorado "Most Ethically Produced " award. This Denver-based 501(c)3 nonprofit manufacturer has a serious social mission.

How Noosa Finest Yoghurt landed in Colorado

Koel Thomae, co-founder of Colorado-based Noosa Finest Yoghurt, happened to be visiting her mother in Australia when she took a bite of yogurt that was destined to change her life.

The ultimate brand experience: Insights from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

Imagine having a database of 30,000 contacts who are willing to work for free. Sound crazy? It’s reality for Colorado craft whiskey maker Stranahan’s.
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