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Johnson Habitat Park officially opens, providing nature-play option 2.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Johnson Habitat in Denver's Athmar Park neighborhood was hardly a park a few years ago.
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Our View: Rodeo: Part of Steamboat’s authentic brand 1.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
More than a century ago, Steamboat Springs was the place where cowboys from area ranches would gather to show off their roping and riding skills. Those early rodeo events, which date all the way back to 1897, often took place right on Steamboat’s Main Street. The city landed a $150,000 GOCO grant for rodeo improvements Investments made to Steamboat’s historic rodeo grounds enhance the overall visitor experience Eventually, in 1903, it was concern for the safety of everyday citizens that led to the passing of an ordinance prohibiting people from riding horses at speeds faster than 10 miles per hour on city streets, but even laws like that couldn’t quiet Steamboat’s wild west spirit. Fast forward 112 years, and you’ll discover Steamboat’s appetite for rodeo action is alive and well and on display every weekend throughout the summer at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena. These days, the nation’s top rodeo cowboys and cowgirls travel here to compete in the Steamboat Springs Pro Series Rodeo, which is among the ...
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Sustainable investing: Not just choice of good, bad 7.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
Sometimes it takes more to be good than just not being bad.That's the logic behind a shift within the surging sustainable-investing ...
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Ignacio coming into its own 27.5.2015 Durango Herald
IGNACIO – A remarkable boomlet in construction is raising hopes for growth in this town of 721 despite a steep downturn in the natural-gas industry.Projects recently built or underway include a new, locally owned grocery store, a towering headquarters for the Southern Ute Growth Fund, new or extensively renovated buildings for the...
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Thompson: When living where you work is out of reach 22.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
$890,000. 60 percent.These figures came from a panel titled, not so subtly, "The Problem of Amenity Migrants in North America," at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute conference in Denver in March.
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Sustainable investment conference takes on fossil-fuel divestment 8.5.2015 Denver Post: Business
The University of Colorado may not be ready to scrub its endowment of fossil fuel company stocks but the divestment push among universities and foundations is spreading, speakers ...
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Phoenix starts 'building blocks' of new 32nd Street 30.4.2015 azcentral.com | news
Less room for cars, more space for bikes and street-side public art are the city's first investments along 32nd Street under a major revitalization plan for the north Phoenix ...
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Our view: This pooch has earned his Gravy Train 29.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County commissioners earmarked $18,000 in the 2015 budget for a new sheriff’s office recruit, and based on early results, we think it’s money well spent. The funds were used to purchase Boomer, the county’s first K-9, and also to pay for five weeks of advanced training, as well as his food, veterinary care and specialized equipment. At issue Routt County budgeted $18,000 to support a new K-9 unit for the Sheriff’s Office Our view The investment is already paying off with the K-9 team assisting on four felony drug arrests During his first few weeks on the job, Boomer and his partner, sheriff’s Deputy Ed Hendricks, have worked together on several cases that resulted in felony drug arrests. The 16-month-old German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix was called in by the sheriff’s office and Colorado State Patrol to sniff cars for the presence of drugs, and in two of the four traffic stops, heroin was found. As a result, four people were arrested. In both cases, Hendricks said the arrests would not have ...
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Melinda Clark: Scholarships limited 14.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
As the mom of a graduating senior, I am delighted by the many local scholarships that reflect our community’s investment in and value for our young people and their futures. At the same time, I was startled to discover that only approximately 10 percent of local scholarships are listed as options for the whole county. The vast majority of scholarships are limited to students who are graduating from Steamboat Springs High School. I understand and respect that each local scholarship is a reflection of the grantor’s personal experience, values and priorities. In some cases, one’s reasons for offering the scholarship will be the primary reason that the scholarship is limited to SSHS seniors only. But I do wonder if, in some cases, excluding other seniors was simply an oversight. After all, our county includes Soroco, Hayden, Heritage Christian, Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Mountain School and home-schooled students. I think that some grantors would gladly accept applications from any of the beautiful, ...
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DeBoskey: Program-Related Investments a key tool for impact investors 12.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
Increasingly, charitable donors are interested in "impact investing" with their philanthropically committed capital.
Respected Denver investment bank closes doors 31.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Green Manning & Bunch, once considered the go-to investment bank for mergers and acquisitions in the Rocky Mountain region, will make its last closing on Tuesday — those of its own doors.
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Tipton seeks to aid small banks 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at reducing compliance burdens for highly rated community banks.The Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act would amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to allow banks with less than $1 billion in assets to be eligible for an 18-month bank examination cycle by the Office of the...
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How 'amenity migrants' push out locals 16.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Communities once sustained by local labor now rely on stock market dividends.
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Building a friendlier downtown: Steamboat Springs City Council weighs urban renewal plan 15.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The makeover has been dreamed up and sketched out for decades. Tucked deep inside a drawer in Steamboat Springs City Hall, there are dusty downtown redevelopment plans that were drafted four years before Ronald Reagan left the White House. The 1984 Yampa River Corridor Master Plan called for complete sidewalks, trees and bike racks and a riverside path all along what has since become a popular and vibrant downtown roadway. The ribbon style bike racks were to be ordered from New York. Planners recommended that decorative, antique street lamps from Russellville, Arkansas, be installed. Eight-foot long benches modeled after ones made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, were also part of the vision. But nearly 31 years later, many of the plans to make Yampa and other downtown streets more pedestrian friendly and attractive have largely gone unrealized. That will likely start to change next year, when downtown Steamboat could start to see its biggest makeover since Lincoln Avenue was torn up and rebuilt a few years ...
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More demand for sustainable mutual funds 15.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
More people are looking for investments that not only rise in value but also hold true to their personal values.
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Boulder's Bhakti Chai lands $3 million from Colorado Impact Fund 4.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A new venture capital fund created at the urging of Gov. John Hickenlooper has made its first investment — $3 million to Boulder-based Bhakti Chai.
Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks 27.2.2015 Denver Post: Business
WASHINGTON — Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a ...
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Guest Commentary: Colorado needs a public bank 14.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
After we bailed out the "too-big-to-fail" Wall Street banks in 2008 and 2009, things appeared to have improved.
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Samuelson: What caused the nation's housing bubble? 3.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
We are constantly learning new stuff about the housing bubble — and some of the new stuff contradicts the old.
US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat 30.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started.
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