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Crested Butte purchases hotel for seasonal workers as it declares housing an emergency

Rooms in the $2.3 million Ruby Bed & Breakfast will be available to six seasonal employees in both the public and private sector.

Housing

What’s Working: Denver business leaders say $45,000 is the new “scrape-by” wage

More women and people of color fall below that wage so here’s how to help them move up. Plus: Colorado Republicans ask for end to federal unemployment benefits; a company's expansion adds 100 jobs and lots of other actual jobs

Economy

National Ski Patrol, Colorado Mountain College will get “refresh” from former GOCO leader

Chris Castilian is leaving Great Outdoors Colorado after four years in which he helped create a new state park, forge a new strategic vision and distribute $270 million in lottery-funded grants

Outdoors

Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”

Agricultural workers living in employer-owned housing can have trouble getting health care. It’s a symptom of bigger gaps in worker protections that the pandemic spotlighted, say proponents of a newly passed Colorado bill for farmworker rights.

Health

Thousands of Coloradans struggling to pay rent asked the state for help. $6.5 million later, phones are still ringing.

Nine months into the pandemic, Colorado’s housing assistance office spent $1 million to hire an out-of-state contractor to process applications for rent and mortgage help. The cost has grown as HORNE added 100 workers, of which slightly more than half live outside of Colorado.

Housing

5 big tax bills Colorado lawmakers passed this year that will affect your wallet

Significant changes were made to property tax rates, tax loopholes and tax credits that will affect the wallets of people across the state

Politics and Government

Denver-based debt collector must return $475K to Washington consumers

Machol & Johannes unlawfully assessed fees and failed to provide consumers with information about legally required garnishment exemptions, according to the lawsuit

Business

Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains offer suggestions for pending wave of funding

High country homebuilders, housing advocates, businesses and leaders are preparing for an unprecedented flow of state and federal housing support as the affordability crisis worsens.

Housing

59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season

78% of ski area operators said this season exceeded their expectations, according to a National Ski Areas Association survey

Outdoors

Get ready for plastic and paper bag fees in Colorado — and say goodbye to styrofoam

Plastic bags would only be available in limited situations under House Bill 1162, a measure from Colorado Democrats aiming to drive down waste

Environment

State tax official who is required to be neutral advised luxury resort owners on how to minimize property taxes

A top official at the Division of Property Taxation met regularly with a tax agent involved in litigation with Eagle, San Miguel and La Plata counties. The state’s property tax boss says it’s “a strong working relationship with all constituents.”

Business

Colorado Democrats’ big health care bill is headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law

House Bill 1232 passed the General Assembly without the support of a single Republican in the House or Senate

Politics and Government

Colorado governor, Democrats reach deal to move forward with most of greenhouse gas emissions proposal

House Bill 1266 was amended to include much of what was in Senate Bill 200, which will be killed. Environmental groups cheered the changes, while business, electric-utility and oil and gas groups cried foul.

Environment

What’s Working: Guild Education’s latest $150 million round means more Colorado jobs

The Denver company plans to add 350 workers by year’s end as it helps clients like Walmart, Chipotle and Disney change jobs to careers. Plus: Colorado’s job economy, unemployment backpay, who’s hiring and more.

Economy

United Airlines sees a supersonic future, orders planes from Colorado-based Boom Supersonic

The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for 35 more once the start-up company designs a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound while meeting safety and environmental standards

Business

World’s largest meat producer JBS getting back online after cyberattack that stalled production lines in Greeley

The shut downs affected about 2,900 workers in Greeley, where the company's largest U.S. beef processing facility is located. A similar attack last year shut down Molson Coors.

Business

Seven accused in $5.2 million Denver-area money laundering scheme

Spurlock said the estimated value of the stolen goods is around $5.2 million. He said about $1.7 million in stolen goods was recovered.

Crime and Courts

Colorado ski resort operators turbo-charged technology last season, and many of the upgrades are here to stay

"COVID accelerated everything,” one ski resort operator says. “We took a multiyear process and did it in like five months.”

Outdoors

JBS ransomware attack disrupts meat production across the globe, including at Greeley plant

JBS didn't say which of its 84 U.S. facilities were closed Monday and Tuesday because of the attack. But a union official confirmed that two shifts at the company's largest U.S. beef plant, in Greeley, were canceled Tuesday.

Business

Denver removes capacity limits for large outdoor events, including Coors Field and Red Rocks

A new public health order that takes effect on Tuesday and runs through July 1 also drops regulations for indoor events up to 1,999 people

Coronavirus
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