Business

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s ban on banning plastics has cities’ plans to outlaw single-use bags and straws in limbo

A little-known Colorado law written to protect recycling stands is in the way of cities that want to outlaw straws, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam containers

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Luis Benitez leaving outdoor recreation office he built to work for outdoor juggernaut VF Corp

“I have an opportunity here to take the things that we have talked about in the public sector and galvanize and rally the private sector.”

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Major corporations and political interests gave big money to Jared Polis’ inaugural committee

Colorado for All raised $1.5 million for the inauguration and spent $1.3 million -- more than twice what Gov. John Hickenlooper spent in 2015

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

The measure would give local governments the ability to veto fracking and may give Anadarko Petroleum a monopoly when it comes to drilling rights on the Front Range

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Vail’s new Epic day pass lowers pre-purchased lift tickets to as low as $89

The latest salvo in Epic-versus-Ikon season pass brawl targets occasional skiers who balk at $200-plus lift tickets

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats hint at broad plans for oil and gas regulation in Colorado, but industry and activists await details

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 explosion of their home in Firestone, called for better regulations. But, she said, “I have no desire to destroy an industry.”

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Focus on language helped drive down injuries for Spanish-speaking construction workers in Colorado

Efforts by insurers, construction companies and government to offer safety training also has financial benefit

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Women-only Colorado Classic picks up big sponsor, giving the race financial stability and long-term viability

Two-year deal with Colorado newcomer VF Corp puts 4-stage pro cycling race on firmer footing than USA Pro Challenge, its co-ed predecessor

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

A state board wouldn’t approve a major report accusing Colorado hospitals of shifting costs onto people with private insurance

Executives from the state’s hospital systems criticized the report at a meeting of the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise board