The blighted Diagonal Plaza, located in the Opportunity Zone in Boulder, designated under the 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. The Opportunity Zones program seeks to lure private capital into distressed neighborhoods in exchange for big tax breaks. (Jonathan Castner, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The massive GOP tax bill created a powerful incentive to invest in distressed communities — including one in Boulder

Investors are already comparing Opportunity Zone funds to “Apple stock,” but it remains to be seen how the program would actually benefit the areas designated

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Cordillera resort to reopen as tony drug-treatment facility for “seriously underserved population” — the wealthy

After five lawsuits and lots of controversy, the upscale rehab center is first of its kind in Colorado, but there are thousands in California leading state to draft a raft of regulations

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.