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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Opinion: What “Build Back Better” recovery could mean for Colorado
Opinion: Bridging the digital divide will accelerate learning and economic growth
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Opinion: Poverty, a pandemic and protests have laid bare Colorado’s deep and persistent inequality
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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.