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January 29, 2009
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A sneak peek at the February issue

A toast to Colfax
Argonaut, the third-generation Denver mainstay liquor store, opened a new $5 million store six months after Colorado became the 35th state to allow Sunday sales at liquor stores, reversing a law that had been in effect since Prohibition. And it's the latest business to benefit from Main Street-friendly zoning laws. By Mike Taylor

Top 50 family-owned businesses
Top family-owned companies in Colorado ranked by number of employees. Led by Denver-based Tuff Shed, Inc., which employs 1,600 people.

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The death of daily newspapers is a step forward
The Rocky Mountain News is almost dead and many people say this is bad PR for the state of Colorado—that it’s a step backward. But others see it as a step forward. Newsprint is a dying format, particularly among twenty – and thirtysomething young professionals. By Jon Severson

Ski industry faces challenges from all sides
Like all sectors of the U.S. economy, the recent economic downturn has adversely affected the ski industry (from real estate and commercial development to vacation rentals and ticket sales). Here’s a look at hot issues facing the Colorado ski industry today. By Edyn Jessup

From the January issue

State of the state: January
DU alumnus and NYSE member Ted Weisberg prescribes structure to help the ailing stock market; Elliot Pulham, president of the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, applauds President Obama’s swift assembly of a NASA transition team; and the Grand Junction Regional Airport reports a great ’08. By Mike Cote and Bob Kretschman

Rundles’ year-end wrap up
Is it time for a change of consumer habits? This past holiday season, wouldn’t it have been cathartic to take a step back and put Christmas, and the economy, in perspective? After years of buying too much house and too much car and too much stuff we don’t really need, wouldn’t this be a good time to save and conserve? By Jeff Rundles


On ColoradoBiz TV

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Tom Clark, executive vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
Tom Clark, executive vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., addresses Colorado’s prospects for bringing new businesses and jobs to the state.


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Terrance Carroll, the speaker of the State House of Representatives
Terrance Carroll, the new speaker of the State House of Representatives, who is also a lawyer and minister, talks about legislative priorities aimed at helping small businesses.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • KBCO has relaunched its “I Ski with KBCO” promotion. Check for the latest lodging and ski deals.
  • The Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Restaurant Kevin Taylor by offering guests an exclusive three course prix fixe menu at $99 for two from Jan. 5 – Feb. 12. Call 303-820-2600 and ask for the anniversary menu when making reservations or visit online at
  • Monarch Ski and Snowboard area extended their value-added offer for shopping in the quaint historic community until the end of February. Spend $75 shopping, dining or at the spa and receive a free companion lift ticket for Monarch Mountain. Visit to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.
  • Get $5 off on tickets to the smash hit comedy, "Defending the Caveman." To reserve discount tickets, call the Box Office at 303-309-3773 and mention code KMI. Limit 6 tickets; not valid for 8 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays or with any other offer.