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Utah has landed two outdoor industry trade shows in the past year. Is it vying to reclaim Denver’s Outdoor Retailer, too?

PARK CITY, UTAH — Stepping off the free bus and hustling over to the temporary tent city in one of Deer Valley Resort’s parking lots, Cameron Wenzel had only one thing on his mind: bikes. “I went straight to the Pinarello booth, got a $12,000 road bike and rode up to the top of one […]

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Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Denver will receive a $9 million settlement to resolve claims against a construction company and a developer that violated the city’s public procurement rules during the early stages of planned renovation work at the Colorado Convention Center. Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the […]

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Colorado is working to keep coronavirus overflow hospitals as an option as third wave persists

Colorado’s three remaining hospital overflow sites were originally slated to close in January but now state officials are working to extend leases and line up staff, still worried about the worst-case scenario they planned for nine months ago. Two of the original five “alternate care sites” were dismantled in October. And the contracts state officials […]

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Downtown Denver’s hotel industry is struggling. Is it because people don’t want to be in the city center?

The Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel, nearing the completion of its $80 million renovation, is operating at about a quarter of its usual capacity. Business in the time of the coronavirus has picked up a bit from the disastrous early months, but even if a vaccine were announced tomorrow, the hotel doesn’t expect to get back […]

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What if we never need the $100 million coronavirus overflow hospitals Colorado is building?

Coloradans are slowly starting to go back to work, schedule haircuts and meet up with friends. Meanwhile, the state is constructing five makeshift medical sites with the potential to hold thousands of sick coronavirus patients when and if the wave does come.  The beds aren’t ready yet. And they aren’t needed, so far.  The cost […]

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Bernie Sanders sees Bloomberg as a threat in Colorado’s presidential primary — and a perfect foil

At Bernie Sanders’ rally Sunday in downtown Denver, the Democratic presidential candidate and his biggest Colorado supporters shared a consistent message as they spoke to a massive, fired-up crowd. Medicare for All. Protecting the environment. Promoting workers’ rights. And beating Michael Bloomberg.  “We are going to end a corrupt political system in which billionaires buy […]

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Denver Merchandise Mart has become a hub for outdoor retailers — and could one day host trade shows

Todd Herrick sees opportunity in the chaos.  The entrepreneur is hoping the roiling state of outdoor industry trade shows — coupled with the industry’s dynamic buy-and-sell cycles based on shifting overseas production timelines — will elevate his frill-free Denver Merchandise Mart as a safe harbor for outdoor brands, reps, vendors and retailers. “Wheeling and dealing. […]