Posted inBusiness, Economy, News

Only 3 employers have been fined for violating Colorado’s new wage transparency law. But there’s still plenty of confusion.

As it grew last year, no one at Monigle Associates was paying close attention to emails from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The letters started last July. This notice came in December: NOTICE OF FINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH DIVISION ORDERS AND ORDER TO RESPOND The Denver branding firm was out of compliance with […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News, Politics and Government

Colorado Mesa University trustees now led by rare all-woman executive committee

Alison Griffin didn’t know she would be part of a team making Colorado history, and national waves, when she agreed to serve on the board of trustees at Colorado Mesa University. The Lafayette mother and education advocate has been on numerous of boards in her two decades dedicated to reforming challenges in the field of […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Carman: COVID has revealed systemic injustice that we all finally must face

This week marks a dramatic milestone. It’s been a year since COVID-19 altered life as we knew it. Happy anniversary, baby. We’ve been stuck at home together for 12 months.  We’ve had Zoom book clubs, cocktail hours, meetings and Pilates classes. We’ve walked every inch of our neighborhood dozens, no, hundreds of times. We’ve established […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19

With more Coloradans facing economic hardship amid the second wave of COVID-19, the disparities along racial and geographic lines have become painfully more apparent. Economic data gathered during the pandemic shows that job losses have been greatest among Coloradans with low wages – particularly in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Jobs lost in these sectors […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, Culture, News

This Colorado rum is a rare spirit 100% made by women — all the way down to the forklift drivers

CRESTED BUTTE — Spirits were running high recently at a nondescript building in an industrial park south of Crested Butte where a dozen women squeezed in between ton-sized bags of sugar and walls of oak barrels for what could only be called a working celebration. It had to do with rum. The women were bottling […]