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What’s Working: There are more job openings than Coloradans on unemployment. Matchmaking isn’t easy.

As pandemic unemployment comes to an end next week, some struggle to find a job or fear catching COVID-19. Plus: Businesses try to hire, wages are rising and what happened when some states ended federal benefits early?

Economy

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

Shipping container hotel in Florence sparks new ideas for Colorado housing

Two entrepreneurs building homes out of shipping containers in an industrial zone hope to seed an affordable community as innovators flock to Florence.

Housing

Colorado’s big electric users could get a 30% discount on power under Xcel Energy’s incentive plan

The Public Utilities Commission reluctantly OK’d the program, worried that it won’t benefit areas most in need of economic development help.

Business

Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent

The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed

Business

Littwin: Those who didn’t watch Biden’s go-big-or-go-home speech may have no idea what they missed

It’s hard to fathom that the so-called transitional president, with a bare minimum of congressional support, is going for transformational. What in the name of FDR is going on here?

Opinion Columns

How divided is Silverton? Just ask one of the town’s six administrators who came and went in the past seven years.

The touchy mood among hardy high-altitude souls hemmed in by towering mountain swirls around how — or if — the small-town economy should change.

Economy

Opinion: We are rediscovering Denver after 22 years gone. Here’s what we found.

Yes, traffic is worse and housing is less affordable. But growth has also brought more diversity. We're eager to help make Colorado even better.

Opinion Columns

What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early

Keep reading to learn about free job training, who’s hiring in Colorado and why some unemployment cases remain are still on hold months later.

Business

Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost

Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.

Energy

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why cutting EPA red tape is crucial to Colorado’s future

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Colorado is a top state for female entrepreneurs

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Building a culture of resilience to overcome adversity

Opinion Columns

Opinion: What “Build Back Better” recovery could mean for Colorado

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Bridging the digital divide will accelerate learning and economic growth

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Poverty, a pandemic and protests have laid bare Colorado’s deep and persistent inequality

Opinion Columns

Opinion: For Colorado local governments, suing over climate change is not the answer

Opinion Columns

A rural venture capital fund in Colorado is offering $275,000 investment to winner of virtual pitch series

West Slope Startup Week has gone virtual and so have pitch meetings for funders who backed 14 rural Colorado startups in two years.

Business
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