Beetle-kill pines as biomass fuel, not your dad's Buick & video: Jill Tietjen
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May 27, 2009
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Too much beetle wood ain't enough
Wood from beetle-killed trees can be used as fuel, yet biomass heating systems require more wood than even Colorado's 1.5 million acres of infected lodgepole pines could provide for long-term use. By Allen Best

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A home run for Buick - finally. The 2009 Enclave AWD
During a week-long test drive of the 2009 Buick Enclave AWD, people looked at the handsome SUV and asked me what it was. But once anyone got inside the vehicle, the reactions were enthusiastic: "A Buick? Really? This is so nice!" By Jeff Rundles

Where are those big stimulus bucks?
Supposedly, $787 billion is available to stimulate the economy by creating jobs and investing in infrastructure projects and growth industries. The big question is: How does your business tap into them now before those funds are gone? By Theresa M. Szczurek

Ugly... but less ugly
Make no mistake about it: The loss of 539,000 net jobs in April was terrible. But when compared to even greater job losses in prior months, April's decline — the smallest since last October —was one more minuscule sign of impending life in the American economy. By Jeff Thredgold

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Athena Award finalist Jill S. Tietjen
Jill Tietjen, president and CEO of Technically Speaking, her engineering consulting firm, has dedicated much of her life to mentoring young women and girls and advocating for them to be exposed to and pursue math, engineering and science careers. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.


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The three P's: people, passion and profit
Athena Award finalist Sharon Linhart, managing partner of Linhart Public Relations, attributes the prosperity of her firm to "the three P's:" people, passion and profit. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver or the Sky Hotel in Aspen to take advantage of the "$109 and a Bottle of Wine" package, which includes deluxe accommodations and a bottle of wine delivered to your room; also offered at Hotel Monaco is $99 Sundays through Sept. 7 and its "Cocktail OR Breakfast for Just $1 More" promotion, which gives guests a choice to dine or drink for one dollar more than the best available rate, which start at $170. Visit (enter SUN in rate code box for Sunday special or DOLLAR for its "$1 More" promotion) or call 1-800-990-1303; or (800) 556-6087 for reservations.

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