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A missing woman turns up dead. The city welcomes a new mayor. And, oh those 38th Avenue road diet blues. These are just a few of the biggest stories that came out of Wheat Ridge in 2013: ‘Annie’ Meyer murdered; killer convicted LeAnne … more

Yak N Yeti opens International Market

The Yak N Yeti International Market, 6385 Wadsworth Blvd., previously the Sultan Middle Eastern Market, has gone through a transformation. “I came in one day and all expired food, that’s not good,” Bhattarai said. “I wanted to give people … more

Bonus Incentive Plans For Employees: What's The Point?

When I ask business owners about the possibility of installing an employee incentive plan, I often hear one of two responses: • “I would like to do something to reward my key employees for … more

Water district reaches out

The world of water service has long been dominated by a "me first" attitude, but that's all changing. more

Exercises train aging brains

Mental decline is widely viewed as an inevitable part of growing old. A Parker man is among those who say it doesn't have to be. Torsten Jess, a cognitive enhancement specialist and founder of Brain Function Optimization, LLC, has spent 16 years treating those with age-associated memory loss and mild cognitive impairments. It is his assertion that mental deterioration is not only avoidable, but that simple exercises can actually improve brain function with age. more

Ranch man offers nonprofits tech help

Garry Seaber, 53, of Highlands Ranch, who started a computer-refurbishing company in his garage, IT Liquidators, and now has a 6,000 square-foot warehouse in Littleton, along with Highlands Ranch and California offices, just recently launched a new division to help nonprofits save money. more

McComb keeps on truckin’

Jack McComb’s heart lives in Littleton, but his life is on the road. “I enjoy driving and seeing different things,” he said. “It’s not exactly like being a tourist, because there’s a lot of places the truck can’t go. But I get to … more

Elbert County abuzz with business activity

With the dawn of 2014, a bevy of new businesses have debuted — or will debut — in the heart of Elizabeth and Elbert. The list includes several well-known area antique shops, which are in the process of relocating, and a western-themed … more

Chamber hires new director

The Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Peg Kelley, a longtime Elizabeth resident known to many around the area through her work as a community banker, has assumed leadership of the organization. Her first day on the job was Dec. … more

How will the City of Champions project impact us?

Is Colorado Springs truly a City For Champions? That propaganda has been splashed all over the news in recent weeks, but will the nearly $250 to $300 million project give the city, and the … more

New homes, businesses on the way in 2014

As 2013 wraps up, housing construction in Parker remains at a fever pitch, capping off a banner year, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since before the recession. The collapse of the housing market put planned projects on hold indefinitely, … more

Eatery’s zoning approved

The Englewood City Council voted 6-1 on Dec. 16 to give second-and-final reading approval to an ordinance which changes the zoning to allow for a Chick-fil-A drive-thru restaurant at Dartmouth and Broadway. The new zoning is for a planned unit … more

Businesses recognized through awards program

Beginning in 1990, the city of Westminster sponsored the annual Business Appreciation event, honoring local businesses. For 2013, the city made a change and started the Business Legacy Awards Program, recognizing businesses who have reached … more

Project’s first phase opens

The Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce held a ceremony Dec. 20 at the Advanced Auto at 5001 S. Broadway. The store’s official grand opening marks the completion of the first phase of the project that is being constructed near the intersection … more

Waving goodbye to Gary Wink

It is no secret that one of Golden’s most influential community leaders has decided to retire. Gary Wink surprised the city of Golden with his announcement that he will retire January 15 from his position after 19 years as the president and CEO … more

Boom-year for Thornton business

It is with great pleasure that I highlight the many accomplishments for the City of Thornton in 2013. The city is seeing significant advancements with the creation of the 144th Avenue Redevelopment Area and opening of Cabela’s as the anchor … more

Author’s book keeps both children, parents smiling

Unimpressed with his son’s collection of children’s books, Mike Fortunato decided to write his own book, a story not only the little ones can enjoy but also one for parents. The Standley Lake High School Graduate and longtime Westminster and … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

NREL leads with sustainable landscapes

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received certification from a pilot program called SITES, an initiative to create more sustainable landscapes. Sustainable Sites Initiative or SITES spawned in June 2010, … more

GURA asks for more money for Natural Grocers

GURA asks for more funds Sales tax from general fund will be collected Amy Woodward awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with GURA that allows for the collection of a sales tax increment in order … more
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