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Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

New development on way for south metro business park

More industrial development is on the way for the Highfield Business Park, an emerging industrial hub — as a news release for the project called it — that sits south of Centennial, northwest of … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

Entrepreneurs create new way to shop for marijuana

As the 2012 vote loomed on Amendment 64 in Colorado, two self-proclaimed soccer dads from Douglas County who said they had little knowledge of the product in question — marijuana — were paying … more

In Their Business

Eyeglass store opens in Arapahoe County America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses has expanded with a new location near Centennial and Lone Tree. The store carries designer eyeglass frames, contact … more

Emergency medical facility plan approved despite criticism

A room full of concerned citizens that voiced sometimes emotional pleas for the Centennial City Council to delay approval for a new medical facility ran up against the council's legal inability to intervene. At a city council meeting Nov. 13, … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

First area Smoothie King franchise opens in Highlands Ranch

The first Smoothie King franchise in the Denver area opened in early November in Highlands Ranch. The nation's originator in offering “Smoothies with a Purpose” will open a second location in December in Castle Rock, and plans to add four … more

Scented Studio is all about enchanting fragrances

When Cindy Dasslinger Vasilas moved her Scented Studio to 3437 S. Broadway, it made Englewood home to a unique business where staff assists customers to create their own unique fragrance. “When I … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

County Line widening continues to November

In preparation for an influx of holiday shoppers, the Park Meadows mall and local government entities are paving the way for improved traffic flow in and out of the shopping center via County Line Road. The first phase of the project, on schedule … more

Family business forged by fire

In 2008, when Chris Franklin told his wife, Vivian, he wanted to buy a plasma steel cutter and go into business making custom metal artwork, she didn't approve. He bought the enormous, costly device anyway, and showed her his work. “He had … more

Mix-up with keepsake watch leads to painful loss

A routine trip to a watch-service shop turned into a heart-rending ordeal when an employee handed Kathy Melchior a watch. Problem is, it wasn't her watch — and by the time they had realized the … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more
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