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Colorado OKs SCL Health megamerger, creating one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the West

Colorado-based SCL Health, which operates eight hospitals and dozens of clinics across three states, cleared the last hurdle on Thursday in its plan to merge with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare to create one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the Western U.S. After a review, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office issued an opinion allowing the […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado has a new political megaphone – for the rest of us

In the post-Citizens United universe of dark money, secret donors and billionaire influencers, it’s easy to think that working stiffs have no access to political power. In fact, that is a common refrain in the presidential campaigns. Here in Colorado, a groundswell of activity is building to give voice to the rest of us who […]

Posted inBusiness, Growth, News

Sometimes startups need advice more than capital, and that’s where Colorado’s BEN steps in

A month before announcing a new $80 million investment in his travel tech company, Brian Egan knew he needed help to manage this next stage of growth. At the invitation of a low-profile business organization that focuses on fast-growing companies, the cofounder of Evolve Vacation Rental shared his quandary with a group of seasoned entrepreneurs […]

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Donations to Colorado charities fell flat last year and some are blaming Trump’s tax law

For the first time since it began in 2010, Colorado Gives Day saw donations fall flat last year. Local nonprofits had already experienced declines, like Goodwill Industries of Denver, which saw contributions sink by 20 percent in the prior year. Colorado nonprofits overall landed with a thud, according to new state data showing no growth […]

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How a Colorado family launched a Christmas toy hack-a-thon for children with disabilities that has gone global

Five years ago, a silly toy inspired an enduring tradition of Christmas magic. Fart Blaster, a whimsical gadget spun off the popular “Despicable Me” movie franchise, emits the sound you’d expect, along with flashing lights, when a child pulls the trigger. For Steve and Deana Watson’s then-9-year-old son, Max, who has severe disabilities, it held […]