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Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system
Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative
Collectibles took off in Colorado during COVID, but it wasn’t just trading cards. A virtual slam dunk sold for five figures.
Coloradans helped fuel the run on digital sports card equivalents called non fungible tokens, crypto art and traditional cards with record numbers. And they're climbing.
Mark Walter, who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings
Billionaire has bought several restaurants, bars and shops on Elk Avenue, but he’s not revealing details about his plan for the historic buildings.
Colorado Tourism Office boss suddenly shown the door to dismay of officials across the state
During her 6 years at the helm, Cathy Ritter pioneered a national movement toward sustainable tourism. Pat Meyers, Colorado’s new director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, dismissed her on his first day.
Thousands of new openings post to Colorado’s official job board each week. Here’s where they come from.
Not all jobs end up on Connecting Colorado. But finding a job or hiring for one in Colorado will always require a multi-search strategy to suss out who’s qualified and what jobs are legit.
Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020
Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.
How bad are Coloradans at recycling? Chaffee County contractor closed its free sites over bad actors, slim profits
Angel of Shavano closes this week, leaving locals to pay waste haulers for curbside recycling if they want to keep the service
Rural Colorado is footing the bill for February’s deep freeze — even if rural Colorado never got very cold
Angry utility customers in places like Grand Valley and Grand Mesa pen poison letters: “It’s a monopoly! Reduce obscene CEO pay!”
8 big things you need to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget
The legislature has hundreds of millions more to spend than it was anticipating after Colorado’s economy fared better than expected during the pandemic.
Denver mayor says there will be a $100 million economic benefit as MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Coors Field
MLB decided to move the game from Truist Park in Atlanta in response to Georgia voting rules signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on March 25.
Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado
Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.
A historic San Luis Valley locomotive will tug passengers again thanks to a coal lot of love
Experts from across the country converged to restore Engine 168 for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border.
What’s Working: Colorado’s big BYE week for unemployment, the $10,200 tax question and our ongoing economic recovery
It’s been nearly a year since the state saw a record 104,217 Coloradans file for unemployment in a single week. Here’s a look at the where we are now.
Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says
Previously, the CDC had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people
Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists
Based on inflatable modules, Sierra Nevada's facility could open up scientific research, tourism and even agriculture in low-Earth orbit
Coloradans face hours-long delays as unemployment ID verification system is required for everyone receiving benefits
As fraud runs rampant, the state is now requiring those who haven’t been verified by the IDme tool to go ahead and do so in order to continue receiving jobless benefits.
Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it
Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines hopes its IPO rides the U.S. wave of travel recovery
CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers
New Mexico primed to join Colorado, other U.S. states as part of recreational marijuana wave
The New Mexico initiative would reconsider criminal drug sentences for about 100 prisoners, and give the governor a strong hand in licensing the industry and monitoring supplies