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Colorado’s 4-star Gen. Laura Richardson returns to MSU Denver, talks career paths and new command

Last week, Army Gen. Laura Richardson stood before the fall graduation class of Metropolitan State University of Denver as one of its most distinguished alumnae, delivering the keynote address for an institution she had attended since she was a high school sophomore seeking aviation-related classes on the way to earning her pilot’s license. And while […]

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Northglenn’s Laura Richardson promoted to four-star general as part of Biden’s first slate of nominations

From her early years as an All America swimmer at Northglenn High School, through her studies and ROTC training at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then her steady rise through the ranks in the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson always gave a nod to her Colorado roots with each incremental milestone. Late last […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Coloradans, Environment, Growth, Health, Wildfire

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

The Grizzly Creek fire still is smoldering, but Glenwood Springs is already contemplating the challenges it will leave behind: severe damage to the forest drainages the Western Slope city depends upon for its drinking water. “We are concerned about a lot of mud and ash coming down the creek,” said  Shelly Kaup, the city’s mayor […]

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Auto dealers say electric car mandate — a cornerstone of Colorado’s clean air quest — is a threat to tradition

During World War II when Ford stopped making cars to focus on war efforts, O’Meara Ford had to figure out what to sell instead. Founder Alfred O’Meara and his son Alfred Jr. shrewdly stocked the Denver dealership with every automobile part he could get. The parts store blossomed into a national wholesale business. And O’Meara, […]