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Opinion: Why COVID drove me to change my career

Why do I do what I do? The question became louder during the pandemic

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s fiscal outlook keeps getting better, with even larger TABOR refunds on the horizon

The improved outlook ultimately means little for how much state lawmakers will have to spend in next year’s budget.

Politics and Government

The government says COVID cost the outdoor recreation industry $156 billion in 2020. But did it really?

The annual Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the outdoor recreation economy fell 19.5% in 2020, but that includes big declines outside the recreation industry.

Outdoors

Opinion: As Colorado’s Hispanic population grows, so does its political voice

And that voice is asking for lower taxes and expanded medical and education options

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Retreating snowpack is a threat to Colorado skiing, and to Colorado brewing

A climate-forward federal budget can help abate the trend, and grow the energy sector

Opinion Columns

Opinion: If we don’t drill for oil and gas on federal lands, we’ll buy it from Russia

Production from public lands is some of the most sustainable in the world. Banning it won’t cut global emissions or reduce costs

Opinion Columns

The only hospital in the country’s highest altitude city is thriving after near-closure 7 years ago

Leadville officials hope the hospital can be an economic engine for the once-booming mining town that clawed its way back from a bust in the 1980s thanks to a growth in tourism

Health

Joe Biden will make a stop in Denver on Tuesday

Biden will participate in a "Build Back Better" event, according to the White House. Further details on his appearance were not released.

Politics and Government

Half of Colorado lives in a day care desert. Here’s how that’s straining one mountain community.

Though officials say help is on the way, parents and child care providers are struggling in Colorado, a state where half the population lives in a day care desert.

Economy

Silverman: Look closely, stop and listen, and you can find the heart of Denver

After watching Denver businesses close their doors due to COVID and protests, even the reopening of a downtown McDonald's offered a pick-me-up

Opinion Columns

Colorado tourism suffered a $9 billion loss in 2020. Lodging properties were hardest hit.

Local travelers did their best to make up for lost bookings, but missing meetings and conventions did a number on earnings

Business

Supply chain problems — from salsa to sheet metal — are hampering Colorado businesses’ coronavirus recovery

Colorado businesses face increasing costs and lengthy wait times to purchase items ranging from chicken wings to sheet metal as supply chain crunches disrupt markets across the globe.

Business

PERA’s investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension’s financial condition worsened.

Banner stock market generated 17.4% returns on PERA’s investments. But it wasn’t enough to cover $3.1 billion in new costs the pension expects following a demographic study.

Politics and Government

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

4 charts explaining Colorado’s sharply improving economy, even as low-income workers lag behind

The outlook is so rosy that lawmakers may even be forced to return money to Coloradans in the coming years because of government growth restrictions imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Economy

Online sales boom poses challenges for Colorado tax forecasting — and for brick-and-mortar retailers

A 91% annual increase in e-commerce in Colorado last year is promising big changes to the state's retail landscape. “We are seeing trends that are not just going to be unique to the pandemic era,” says a finance professor.

Business

Opinion: It’s time to admit failure on equality. Let’s use that as our starting point.

We have all heard the expressions of commitment to equality, to a world free of racism and discrimination. Yet the evidence around us clearly shows that we do not live in that world.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: 10 things Colorado employers should do to create an economy for all

What are you doing in your organization to create opportunities for your employees – regardless of race, ethnicity and gender?

Opinion Columns

Jim Morrissey: The unemployment benefit shell game

Opinion

Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado

The company laid off workers in Pueblo and Windsor and closed a separate blade factory in Brighton where 280 people worked

Business
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