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Colorado is home to a collection of classic Shelby muscle cars. But are they just bygone relics in the Uber era?

A 6-foot-tall photo of Carroll Shelby looms large over the entrance of the Shelby American Collection. He’s a rockstar in American car and racing culture, and museum president Steve Volk wants visitors to know that. “He put American cars on the map, by winning and showing what an American car can do,” Volk said. “He […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products

A cluster of health-conscious communities, mostly in the Colorado mountains, passed measures Tuesday that took aim at the youth vaping epidemic.  Eight cities and counties asked voters to increase taxes on tobacco, including electronic cigarettes and vaping products. And the proposed taxes were hefty — $3 to $4 per pack of cigarettes and 40% on […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Boulder man searched for Colorado synagogues and mosques, said he “wanted the white race to win,” search warrant says

A 29-year-old Boulder man investigated by federal authorities after making startling online posts was searching for mosque and synagogue locations in the Denver metro area and elsewhere in Colorado just days before he was arrested on unrelated charges of possessing hundreds of child-porn images.  New details into Wesley Gilreath’s alleged activities were unveiled on Thursday […]

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Lutes and language: How Colorado’s Tibetan families fight to retain their culture from half a world away

In a classroom unused by Boulder’s Naropa University on Sundays, 11 teenagers sit in a semicircle playing Tibetan lutes in unison. The teacher, not much older than some of her students, paces the room. “Sit straight,” she says. “Slow down. You’re speeding up.” The students begin again, playing faster and faster as the melody progresses. […]

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How Techstars’ “GiveFirst” mantra became a road map for the startup community in Colorado and beyond

David Cohen gets a kick out of hearing “GiveFirst,” an oft-repeated phrase that can be traced back to Techstars, the Boulder technology accelerator he co-founded in 2006. “Someone pointed out a thread to me about Denver Startup Week, and the value of ‘GiveFirst,’ and it never mentioned us or Techstars. And I thought, ‘Awesome,’” said […]

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The massive GOP tax bill created a powerful incentive to invest in distressed communities — including one in Boulder

Not too far from the new Google campus in Boulder, an aging strip mall is in need of a makeover. Redevelopment of Diagonal Plaza has been tried before. A Walmart Neighborhood Market, for example, popped up in 2013 but closed last year. Now, there’s a renewed effort to invigorate the shopping center, Google’s neighborhood and […]

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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 […]