Business

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colorado appeal in excessive business fines case that AG says creates “huge loophole”

The case stems from the Colorado Department of Labor’s dispute with Dami Hospitality, which owns a hotel in northeast Denver and was fined $425,000 for letting its workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse

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Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.

New taxes on a pack of cigarettes or vaping products would range from $1.20 to $2.60, depending on which version of the ballot proposal is selected. Currently, taxes are 84 cents a pack, among the lowest in the country.

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With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans

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Entrepreneur buys Vail Mountain Lodge, Terra Bistro, Vail Athletic Club with plans to convert resort property to Gravity Haus Vail

Jim Deters is expanding his new “mountain country club” model for resort lodging to Vail and Winter Park only weeks after opening his first property in Breckenridge

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Tri-State Generation to close all of its Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants and coal mines — 3 locations — by 2030

Tri-State has been pressured by its rural electric co-op members -- including Brighton-based United Power and Durango-based La Plata Electric Association -- to use more renewable energy in recent years

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Indoor skiing is one entrepreneur’s bet on how to diversify and grow skiing and snowboarding

Indoor skiing ventures in the U.S. have failed before ever being built, but Big Snow Resort — a 1,000-foot slope inside a New Jersey mall — is seeing thousands of skiers a day and turning curious city folks into downhill diehards.

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Some pet products touted as having CBD don’t actually have any, researchers say

A small clinical trial at Colorado State University published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in June found CBD oil reduced seizure frequency in 89 percent of the epileptic dogs that received it

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Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

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Coming to a TV near you: $163 million in political ads for the top 2020 Colorado races

The advertising started early in Colorado with more than $7.2 million spent in the final six months of 2019