The Arkansas River is the 800-pound rainbow trout of Colorado’s rafting industry. In non-drought years since 2000, commercial user days typically range between 200,000 and 250,000 on the Arkansas, according to the Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA).
2018 was an expensive year for extreme weather events. California’s Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history, with more than 150,000 acres incinerated; 18,000 structures destroyed and widespread loss of life among both humans and animals
Basit Mustafa is a former IBM executive, a sponsored ultra-runner and an ice climber with a “concrete allergy,” so naturally he moved to Telluride five years ago and started a business. After serving as a board member for the Colorado ACLU, he began asking himself how he could use software to make the life of a litigator a little better.
These two vehicles belong in the same conversation because they are, on balance, amazingly similar: both are mid-sized SUVs, and both are stalwarts in the middle of their respective lines, and those lines, Acura and Lexus, are the luxury brands of two of Japan’s most venerable nameplates, Honda and Toyota, respectively.
The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honored Greeley artist Armando Silva of Artmando Studio with the EY Next Wave Leadership award for his work as an artist, teacher and performer in Greeley who supports the community through performance paintings, engaging murals and an annual hip hop dance festival.
The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honored Meredith Hutson, founder and executive director of Presenting Denver with the 2019 PNC Bank Cultural Leadership award for her work with the dance-focused nonprofit.
“The ski industry is this old, monolithic thing,” says John Lilley, formerly on the tech team at Vail Resorts. “It’s very easy to get $7 million to put in a lift.”
Colorado Springs-based nonprofit The Independence Center offers expansive services to people with disabilities, including "The Art of Accessibility," a quarterly First Friday arts event. The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts awarded the nonprofit as a 2019 honoree for their inclusive programming.
Kaiser Permanente's recent public health awareness campaign included powerful murals promoting the importance of mental health throughout Colorado Springs and Pueblo, making the health care organization an honoree of a 2019 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts award.
Driven by the idea of a romanticized world in which men and women could possess genuine equal opportunity, Katica Roy launched Pipeline Equity in April 2017 as a place “where companies and communities thrive because everyone has the opportunity to make an impact.”
What could have been another scrape and mega development rebuild is a thoughtfully built multi-use space that combines restaurant, retail and office spaces but also contains a carefully curated collection of more than 700 pieces of art from 30 local Colorado artists.
Sirvo was born in 2015, the result of founder Stephanie Maxwell’s time in the hospitality industry and the need she recognized for restaurants, retail and hotels to attract and hire talent.