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Xcel gives new life to historic, clean energy water plant

As part of its commitment to carbon-free electricity by 2050, Xcel Energy is modernizing Cabin Creek, a historic high-altitude, clean-energy water plant near Georgetown. The utility currently sources 27% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Pitkin County takes aim on high-energy mansions

Aspen joins Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins among the 31 jurisdictions across the United States that employ energy benchmarking as a tool for driving down building energy use.

Kate Greenberg ushers in a new age of Colorado agriculture

Greenberg is the first-ever female commissioner for Colorado, and at 32, probably the youngest. She differs in every obvious way from her recent predecessors, who were men of a certain age named Don (Ament and Brown) and John (Salazar and Stulp), all Colorado natives who were farmers or ranchers themselves.

Santiago's serves up green chili, burritos fit for a saint

Santiago's boasts 28 locations along the Front Range and as far off as Sterling on the Eastern Plains. Of those 28 restaurants, 15 are family owned; the other 13 are franchises whose owners are either former Santiago’s employees or relatives.

Made in Colorado: Winter Sports and Styles

From snowmobiling accessories to gear to keep you warm, these four Colorado-made winter products are must-haves to get through the winter season.

The economies of trust: Looking West from the East

The conversations between the Front Range, where most of the demand originates, and the Western Slope, where most of the water flows, have a long history where trust ebbs and flows.

Dear Consumer: Don't Buy This Product

In today’s world of Amazon and Costco and Google, might wins. But we can’t all be Goliath. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your brand is signal to people that ‘this brand is not for you.’

How Peter Burns helps promising food companies flourish

During his 23 years in Boulder, Peter Burns has established himself as an expert in the food and beverage space, especially when it comes to preparing promising companies for acquisition by multinational giants.

Women's Bean Project: 30 years of finding self-sufficiency in a pot of soup

Each year, the project employs 60 to 70 women and distributes its products — which have expanded from bean soup into dog treats, spice blends, popcorn and more — to more than 1,000 stores and online retailers across the country.

It's a good time to be in the plant-based food business

Local entrepreneurs say consumers looking for variety in their diet are driving the current trend, and turning the nonmeat category into a booming business.

An overabundance of plastic, and irony

As the world becomes more aware of plastic, and the harm plastic is doing to the world, has grown exponentially. However, eliminating plastic entirely would require a complete lifestyle change for most consumers.

At Empower Field, the team may be bad, but the dining’s improved

Aramark, the food and beverage company that’s a major power on the sports-concession scene, conceived of the deli-styled retail concept in association with the stadium’s tenant and game-day operator, the Denver Broncos Football Club.
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