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Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

Colorado Mills reopening gets closer

Five months after a major hail storm shattered skylights and triggered severe flooding of its interior, Colorado Mills is now approaching a reopen date. Simon Property Group, the owner of Colorado Mills, released a statement on Oct. 9 saying the … more

Harkins Theatres will open in Arvada in April

Harkins Theatres will host the grand opening celebration of Harkins Arvada 14, located near the Arvada Olde Town district, at Wadsworth Boulevard. and 55th Avenue, on Thursday, April 26, with the … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the … more

A peek inside ‘St. Anthony’s Closet’

Oftentimes when a patient finds themselves at the hospital, there’s not a lot of time for planning. “I was discharging a patient who didn’t have any support here locally, he even was going to … more

West Chamber changes name to West Metro Chamber

After more than 70 years of supporting businesses in Jefferson County and the West Metro area, the West Chamber is becoming the West Metro Chamber of Commerce to more accurately reflect its … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … more

My Name Is: Violet Vostrejs

About Me I grew up in Park Hill and went to East High School. I was also a competitive ice skater for University of Denver during middle school and part of high school. I moved into the Highlands … more

Mountain Side Gear Rental hosts inaugural drive to help those in need

Mountain Side Gear Rental's inaugural Share the Warmth Gear and Coat Drive was a huge success, according to business founder John Hildebrandt. “When we came up with the idea to hold a gear and coat drive, we knew the community would respond, … more
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