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Tech

Keeping Colorado Competitive  

It takes a constant and coordinated effort to steady and direct the country’s economic future. And as the US remains a global leader in innovation, investments, and creativity, states like Colorado have proven fertile ground for national companies to invest,…

Economy & Politics

Keeping Colorado Competitive  

It takes a constant and coordinated effort to steady and direct the country’s economic future. And as the US remains a global leader in innovation, investments, and creativity, states like Colorado have proven fertile ground for national companies to invest,…

Real Estate

Temporary Madness 

The news that there are no longer any single-family homes in the Denver area for $300,000 or less is, frankly, horrifying. As the median price for area homes has crept to the $1 million mark, what these two facts together…

Transportation

The Future of Shared Streets

At the start of the pandemic, many cities across the nation implemented temporary road closures to make more space for pedestrians. Complying with the initial six-foot physical distancing requirements, this move allowed restaurants to expand onto sidewalks, parking spaces and…

Electrification: is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amidst a 40-year high in inflation, a housing affordability crisis, and volatile gas prices, Colorado lawmakers are doubling down on their aggressive environmental policies. In support of HB19-1261, which included greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 26% by 2025, 50% by…

Energy

Three ways ADUs Go Easy on the Environment 

Homeowners thinking about adding freestanding ADUs (accessory dwelling units, a.k.a. in-law apartments, granny flats, or cottages) tend to focus on creating much-needed space without knocking down walls in the houses they’re living in, the addition of rental income, and other…

Electrification: is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amidst a 40-year high in inflation, a housing affordability crisis, and volatile gas prices, Colorado lawmakers are doubling down on their aggressive environmental policies. In support of HB19-1261, which included greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 26% by 2025, 50% by…

Healthcare & Wellness

Robots Tapped as Companions for Seniors

Robots have been used in the manufacturing sector for decades, but now they’re poised to enter the health-care industry as a kind of super-human social worker. DreamFace Technologies LLC, a Denver-based startup, is paving the way with what’s called socially…

Travel, Tourism, and Recreation

MADE IN COLORADO: Outdoor Edition 

LavaBox Portable Campfires  Joshua Thurmond’s background as a rafting guide led to the launch of LavaBox in early 2021.  A fellow board member at the Colorado Whitewater Association asked Thurmond if he could come up with something better than the…

Perfect Pitch

D’Cota Dixon’s tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lasted less than two seasons. But Dixon was still fast, smart and, pressing 205 pounds, sturdy enough to take down NFL runners with names like Fournette and Henry. Which is why last…

Consumer

Are you Paying Attention to your Water Quality?

The questions surrounding water in the West these days aren’t only about quantity, but quality. It’s good that people are aware of the limited availability of our most precious resource, as news coverage highlights the many issues that confront our…

Thank You, Inflation

Inflation in our economy has reared its ugly head for the first time in over 40 years, at the rate of 7.04 percent for the 12 months ending in December. I hear everywhere from people that it is hitting the…

How to Recognize and Avoid EFT Scams

Welcome to 2022, where everything has gone digital. Along with ordering girl scout cookies, marketing your business, and writing elegant love letters, paying invoices by check now happens online. To avoid those credit card processing fees, many businesses now both…