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One of the highlights of this legislative session has been bipartisan cooperation across both the House and Senate to create and pass several good, strong jobs bills. Our state’s economy is strong and getting stronger every day. But I doubt … more
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties got started in 2001, and since then CASA volunteers have helped more than 2,500 children. “When I think about all the children we’ve helped — literally thousands … more
With the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the nation, 3 percent, Colorado has made mountainous gains when it comes to economic development following the recession that struck in December 2007 and lingered for years. Businesses are flocking to … more
Students in Golden schools can flourish — and part of their success can be attributed to the efforts of the Golden Schools Foundation. “We need to make sure we do everything we can to make sure the students are reaching their full … more
Aliyah Martinez of Lakewood is earning an associate’s degree in precision machining this May, just before her high school graduation. She wants to become a mechanical engineer and believes having a base of knowledge in machining will help her in … more
More than a few bills in the 10-bill Ready to Work package making its way though the Colorado Legislature this session focus on an obvious component of workforce development: education. Similarly, school districts and local colleges continue to … more
When I sat down for an interview with Northglenn Economic Development Manager Debbie Tuttle last month for my weekly “Coffee with…” column, she seemingly couldn’t say enough about workforce development — in her home city of Northglenn, … more
Colorado’s economy has had one of the best recoveries from the 2008 recession in the country, with an unemployment rate almost 2 percentage points lower than the national average. But that’s difficult to believe when one is still looking for a … more
It took 12 years for Belmar’s first — and only — hotel to open, but it finally happened. On March 16 the Hyatt House Belmar, 7310 W. Alaska Drive, opened its doors to visitors, business travelers and those in need of a longer … more
Thousands of students participated in the events Colorado School of Mines’ annual Engineer’s Days (E-Days). E-Days this year kicked off on March 30, however, the main events took place March 31-April 2. Highlights of E-Days include a 7.5 mile … more
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