Burn the tax code, does energy conservation work? & video: Karsh & Hagan reborn
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April 8, 2009
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A tax system Armageddon is near
The all-consuming nature of tax preparation has been grinding the gears of the economy for decades. It is a major obstacle, stifling business and commerce and sucking talent and intellectual bandwidth into an irretrievable bureaucratic black hole. By Tom Frey

Is energy conservation a waste of time?
The 61st annual Conference on World Affairs kicked off Monday in Boulder on campus at the University of Colorado. Panelists in this discussion asked: Why turn off the lights? Should all blacktop be painted white? By Dan Ray

The economy: Nightmare for the next generation
Like so many diminished retirement accounts, college funds have been devastated by the crippled stock market. Will today's high school students end up a generation of lost potential? By Mary Butler

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Who owns Colorado: Steamboat Springs
After real estate sales topped $1 billion in 2007, the resort town weathered a 56 percent decline. Last year saw 727 sales in Steamboat Springs, almost 1,000 fewer sales than the prior year and the lowest total since at least 1995, when these records were first kept. To see "Who owns Steamboat Springs," click here. By David Lewis

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Karsh & Hagan shifts ownership and focus
Marketing veterans Pasquale "Pocky" Marranzino, Kathy Hagan Brown and Keith Roberts recently purchased Karsh & Hagan from Omnicom. Marranzino and Hagan Brown talk about the change of ownership and why Marranzino decided to come out of retirement.


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A new direction for media arts firm Karsh & Hagan
Pocky Marranzino and Kathy Hagan Brown talk about buying Karsh & Hagan, Marranzino's decision to end his retirement and the media arts firm's new direction.

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.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of its "Sweet Tax Relief" package including sales tax-free deluxe overnight accommodations, a tax-free meal for two Panzano and candy bar treats, too, beginning at $175 per night. Visit www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303 for reservations April 1-30.
  • Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa's Spring Snowfall Savings offer gives guests who book Sunday through Thursday a 10 percent discount on room rates for each night of their stay plus an additional percentage based on daily snowfall - now through April 19. For more information, call (866) 476-0700 or visit www.vailmountainlodge.com.
  • Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or sales.denver@warwickhotels.com to learn more.
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check www.kbco.com for the latest lodging and ski deals.

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