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Climax Mine: Lessons Learned From One of Colorado's Most Significant Mining Sites

While commodity price is a significant factor in the future of the Climax Mine, environmental factors are a major consideration as well.

Snowfall Challenges Cause Curbed Occupancy

According to the most recent data released by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics* Market Briefing, as of Dec. 31, aggregated occupancy for the month of December was down 4.4 percent compared to December 2016, while Average Daily Rate (ADR) eked out a 1 percent gain for the month.

Bitcoin – A Bit Shady

Virtual, or cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are different than so-called fiat currencies; virtual currencies are not backed by any government. In fact, they are not backed by any one entity at all.

Hot Job Market for Giggers

Working in the gig or freelance economy is appealing to many self-motivated individuals due to the flexibility, variety and work-life balance.

Colorado and Coal in Today's Political Climate

Colorado is still heavily dependent on coal as an energy source. In fact, Xcel Energy reported in 2016 that coal was still its primary source for electricity in Colorado at 46 percent, followed by natural gas at 25 percent, wind at 23 percent, and hydro/solar at 6 percent.

Colorado's 2018 Economic Outlook

Colorado has seen greater volatility in the coincident index in the last year, but it appears Colorado is becoming more average as opposed to a stellar performer.

Why Mining Matters to Colorado

From flicking a switch and heating our homes with electricity, to an array of materials made from steel and concrete, minerals are found in many of the products we rely on each day and coal alone reaps benefits that are widely felt in everyday life.

Tax Reform Spells Tax Relief for Colorado Businesses

TCJA affects businesses operating either as C corporations, sole proprietorships or pass-through business entities, e.g., S corporations, partnerships and LLCs taxed as partnerships.

We Need to Immigrants to Thrive

While Colorado is home to relatively fewer foreign immigrants, the state more than makes up for it with interstate in-migration.

Adjust Your Sails to Build Wealth

The most significant shift in the tax reform bill is a decrease in the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent – a monumental decline by any standards.

How Are 2017 Holiday Sales Faring So Far?

We’ll have to wait until January to see the final numbers, but if spending trends over the holidays are a good litmus test for the general state of the economy, I’d say things are looking moderately healthy.

Trump Tax Reform Summary

For corporations the rate is permanently reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent.
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