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SeaQuest license suspended after repeated violations

SeaQuest Littleton must remove hundreds of animals after state officials issued a two-year license suspension, according to a ruling from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. Inspectors found … more

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

10 Denver area Target stores to undergo remodeling this year

Target is planning to invest about $150 million over two years to remodel a number of its stores in the Denver metro area, according to a news release. In 2019, 10 stores will be remodeled, and a … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

Virtual tour brings Cinderella City mall back to life

The ruins of the Cinderella City mall two decades ago are partly what inspired Josh Goldstein — then a young child — to become an architect. Now, Goldstein is taking nostalgists down a memory … more

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager … more

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse under new ownership

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse in Denver is under new ownership. Nick Armstrong and Jack Nicols bring more than 20 years of experience to the Denver comedy community, according to a news release. The new … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a … more

5 things to know: CityCenter, downtown redevelopment in Englewood

What was once hailed as the Denver area's premier indoor mall stands now a husk of its former self: Two decades after Cinderella City closed, Englewood's outdoor retail and city hall combination … more

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad … more

Weed retailers getting prison time for violating law on sales limits

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty in late January to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of … more

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

Englewood allows new accessory dwelling units

Englewood will be the latest in a slew of Denver-area cities to allow for new accessory dwelling units, a housing option touted as both affordable and a way for homeowners to pull in additional … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest … more
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