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UPDATE: A guide to the outside money paying for TV ads and more in Colorado’s governor’s race

Updated on Oct. 10, 3 p.m. The big spending in the race for Colorado governor is not coming entirely from Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton. The two candidates reported raising nearly $23.5 million so far, with nearly $20 million in personal contributions from Polis and $1 million from Stapleton. Even though the campaigns […]

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Great American Beer Festival makes New England IPA an official style — but it can’t end the haze debate

The most coveted medals at this year’s Great American Beer Festival competition are hazy. For the first time, the Brewers Association will award medals at the festival Sept. 22 in downtown Denver for hazy pale ales, hazy IPAs and hazy double IPAs after creating new categories and guidelines for the styles earlier this year. The […]

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Colorado’s PERA board may ditch its longtime financial adviser after $1.3 billion mistake

The Public Employees’ Retirement Association’s board of directors is considering jettisoning its longtime financial adviser after an accounting mistake caused the firm to underestimate the Colorado state pension’s liabilities by $1.3 billion. The error was spotted by an internal audit, triggering what the board president described as a “serious fire drill” to rewrite the pension’s […]

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Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse?

OLATHE — John Harold charges his Chevy through chest-high stalks of sweet corn. He’s talking on his phone, scribbling notes. He’s got corn-harvesting crews spread across the Uncompahgre Valley, picking more than 100,000 ears a day of his trademarked Olathe Sweet. The fields of onions need weeding. His beans, too. More than 100 fields of […]

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At the height of the ski pass war, Wolf Creek — with its $70 lift ticket — remains defiantly independent

WOLF CREEK — As the first flakes frost the highest peaks, the Colorado-sparked season pass war is ablaze. It’s a new world for skiers, with resorts across the U.S. aligning into two distinct camps. In one corner, the nascent Alterra Mountain Company this week fired off a list of new partners for the Ikon Pass, which offers unlimited […]

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Amazon commits to Boulder with new office for advertising team as Colorado awaits word on HQ2

As Colorado awaits Amazon’s decision on where to plunk down a second headquarters, the Seattle company on Thursday said that it is moving its Boulder advertising team into more spacious quarters at 1900 15th St., near the Pearl Street Mall. The company, which told The Colorado Sun it already has “dozens of Amazonians who support […]

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Colorado business leaders are behind dark-money political group spending big on state Senate races

A nonprofit with large donors from the oil and gas industry is spending big on cable TV ads to help Republicans in four state Senate contests. The Colorado Economic Leadership Fund is spending $621,370 on ads, according to cable TV contracts filed last week with the Federal Communications Commission. The ads began airing Aug. 22 and are set to […]