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Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Yak N Yeti opens International Market

The Yak N Yeti International Market, 6385 Wadsworth Blvd., previously the Sultan Middle Eastern Market, has gone through a transformation. “I came in one day and all expired food, that’s not good,” Bhattarai said. “I wanted to give people … more

Exempla Lutheran to expand senior emergency department

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center is remodeling its Senior Emergency Department (Senior ED) from 2,500 square feet to 13,500 square feet. This expansion is part of Exempla’s $16 million project to … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

NREL leads with sustainable landscapes

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received certification from a pilot program called SITES, an initiative to create more sustainable landscapes. Sustainable Sites Initiative or SITES spawned in June 2010, … more

Top five stories of the year

A missing woman turns up dead. The city welcomes a new mayor. And, oh those 38th Avenue road diet blues. These are just a few of the biggest stories that came out of Wheat Ridge in 2013: ‘Annie’ Meyer murdered; killer convicted LeAnne … more

Holiday recycle services abound in Golden

With the holidays over, it is time to pack up the decorations and maybe make room for some larger Christmas gifts received last year. There are dozens of recycling facilities located throughout Golden and nearby Wheat Ridge that can help with the … more

White Fence Farm prepares to close at the end of the year

Multiple reports say White Fence Farm, which has been a staple in the Lakewood community for decades, is set to close its doors Dec. 30. Restaurant owner Craig Caldwell said in a statement that White … more

Retail pot sales coming to town

Retail marijuana will be sold in Wheat Ridge, possibly by the end of the month. An owner of two Wheat Ridge medical marijuana dispensaries submitted retail sales applications to the city in November. The applications were in the final stages of … 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

Bonus Incentive Plans For Employees: What's The Point?

When I ask business owners about the possibility of installing an employee incentive plan, I often hear one of two responses: • “I would like to do something to reward my key employees for … more

Lagniappe comes to Olde Town

Olde Town Arvada welcomed the holidays in style during the tradition of Lagniappe, Dec. 3. During the event, retailers gave back to shoppers and the community by offering free carriage rides throughout Olde Town, free refreshments and a small gift … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Round pizza and roundhouses celebrated in Wheat Ridge

The city of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community at the 15th Annual Business Appreciation … 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

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … 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

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

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
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