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Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

10 Denver area Target stores to undergo remodeling this year

Target is planning to invest about $150 million over two years to remodel a number of its stores in the Denver metro area, according to a news release. In 2019, 10 stores will be remodeled, and a … more

FirstBank donates to developmental disability org

FirstBank has donated $5,000 to the Lakewood-based Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) in honor of March Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The $5,000 gift … more

Hoping to bowl over the neighborhood - Teriyaki Madness opens in Applewood

A new fast-casual eating establishment, focused on Asian fusion bowls, is opening today in Wheat Ridge.Teriyaki Madness, the second in the state, opens today, March 20, at 11 a.m., at 3500 Youngfield … more

Here’s what’s new at Old 121

What was once home to Caution Brewing for seven years before it closed last June will soon be home to another new brewery. Jason Bailey, Brett and Karla Zahtre and Eric Gupta will open the Old 121 … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse … more

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: … more

Therapy business brings balance park to Arvada

Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, believes that from bad things sometimes good things come. With the threat of rent at the Arvada clinic … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest … more

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally … more

Golden-based Apex Ski Boots aims for comfort, warmth

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of those changes are causing problems for the industry. The cost of the sport seems to increase every year, as does the size of the crowd skiers … more
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