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The life sciences industry is booming. Here’s how it affects the Denver metro.

The life science industry has thrived in Colorado for decades. But in the last year or two, more people are moving in and around Denver to research everything from diseases and medical devices to pharmaceuticals and drug discovery. That means there’s less space equipped with proper ventilation and technology and fewer labs available for research […]

Posted inHousing, News, Politics and Government, Transportation

Colorado’s governor vetoes bill that would have required developers to include electric vehicle chargers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday evening vetoed a bill that would have forced developers of new large commercial and multifamily residential buildings to set aside a portion of parking spaces to serve as electric vehicle charging stations. “I fully understand that with current technology, installing EV charging up front can be less expensive over […]

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Minturn sues developer who was given land in exchange for water treatment plant, community center that were never built

The Town of Minturn is holding a long list of promises from developers made in exchange for voters annexing more than 5,000 acres into the town. A new water treatment plant. Water storage. Money for a bike trail, a community center and the acquisition of neighboring Forest Service land.  It’s been 15 years since Florida […]

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Welcome back, Denver office friends — or whoever shows up at work on any given day

Before the pandemic, TextUs had an office in downtown Boulder where half of its employees worked, while the rest worked remotely.  And then, well, you know what happened.  Everyone was sent home and traded commutes for virtual Zoom meetings, open work spaces and office buzz for home offices with roommates and pets, lunches out with […]

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4,000 cars, one exit: Residents in growing neighborhoods worry their new neighbors could crowd wildfire escape routes

CONIFER — A fire chief warning county officials in all-caps that he would be “UNABLE TO PROTECT” a proposed housing complex might have sounded like its death knell.  But in this mountain community west of Denver, the developer decided instead to file a lawsuit seeking a court-ordered takeover of the Elk Creek Fire Protection District.  […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, News, Outdoors

An abandoned coal mine near Aspen has become a mountain biking park for the masses

Gary Tennenbaum remembers the first time he first spoke with the new owners of a long-dormant coal mine up the Crystal River Valley, near Redstone. It was a few years ago and the owners, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton, offered a plan unlike any other to the longtime director of Pitkin County Open Space […]