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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 2015 Inaugural Address (full text) 20.7.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 2015 Inaugural Address as prepared:Good morning, Denver.
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Retiring Steamboat exec Chris Diamond didn't set out to run ski resorts - it just happened that way 5.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Chris Diamond’s rise in the ski industry — from bartender at the Wobbly Barn in Killington, Vermont, to vice president of corporate development for one of the biggest ski area operators in New England to a 15-year run as president of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. — has a lot to do with fate. Everyone has a fateful career story to tell, and in the case of Diamond, who retired this week it, was the Vietnam era military draft that disrupted his academic goals and delivered him in a most roundabout way to an early ski industry mentor who taught him to think on his feet. /////////From humble New England beginnings...../////// Diamond played pond hockey more often than he skied as a boy. “My mother, Mary Diamond, still lives in the house I grew up in,” Diamond said. “She is a retired social worker. She went on ski trips — I think we skied with her once. But she was pretty risk averse. Fortunately, I had an aunt Jacqueline who was a great sport. She took my cousin, Alan, and I up to Berkshire East; it was ...
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Fewer teens are working at traditional summer jobs 2.7.2015 Denver Post: Business
The traditional summer job is undergoing a transformation, and teenagers like Emma Menchaca are part of it.
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Moffat County facing fate of the changing West 28.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
CRAIG — This tiny town was built on mining the rolling hills of northwest Colorado that surround it for coal and burning it to make electricity. Now, the community feels both its economic pillars under ...
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Denver business, community leaders talk economic development, health 27.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Business and community leaders discussed ways to break barriers to a healthier lifestyle for their employees Friday at the first Better Health Through Economic Opportunity regional forum.
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Blakinger: Why colleges should admit more ex-felons 24.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In 2001, Vivian Nixon was released from the New York State prison system. After 3½ years behind bars for a drug-related felony, she wanted to rebuild her life.
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Steamboat briefs: Public tour of downtown design set for 2 p.m. Thursday 11.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Public tour of downtown design set for 2 p.m. Thursday Community members are invited to participate in a tour focused on the design elements of the Steamboat Springs downtown reinvestment plan area from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend and should meet at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The walking tour will begin from there and will encompass the downtown reinvestment plan area including Oak, Lincoln and Yampa streets. Downtown lodging capacity at 100 percent this weekend About 7,900 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday. The figure represents 50 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 61 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 32 percent full. Lodging is expected to dip to 4,400 visitors by Wednesday. The Chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local ...
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For Sun Valley father, "missing a day of work is out of the question" 24.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Roger and Quiedah Carolina and their six children spent four years in a three-room apartment in Sun Valley Homes before they were able to move recently into a five-room unit in the housing ...
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Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights 19.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SALHIYEH, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.
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Delicious graduation 19.5.2015 Durango Herald
Most graduations involve “Pomp and Circumstance.” But for the second class of Culinary Arts students in the joint Manna Soup Kitchen-Southwest Colorado Community College curriculum, the final exam and graduation ceremony, combined, were a mad rush to prepare a nine-course dinner.Their graders? Donors who had helped make the...
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Steamboat briefs: City council member will continue monthly meetings 6.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
City of Steamboat Springs council member Scott Ford will continue “Coffee with Council” meetings from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The topic of discussion will be the downtown URA. The goal of the monthly “Coffee with Council” is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. No more than two council members will attend each meeting, and council member participation will do so on a rotating basis. Community members are welcome to drop by, and coffee and light refreshments will be provided. City looks to fill several openings on commissions The city of Steamboat Springs has several openings on the following city committees: • Planning Commission, one three-year term, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass and a Haymaker golf pass • Board of Adjustment, one three-year term and one alternate three-year term, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass • ...
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Problems facing poor inch into 2016 presidential race 3.5.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.
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Finding common ground for creatives 12.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
◗ Mancos Creative District ◗ Manitou Springs Creative District ◗ Go through the three-phase application process and have community buy-in, description of district characteristics in addition to management and planning with a strategic plan that includes staffing. ◗ Go through a two-year intensive technical assistance program as a candidate. ◗ Must match $5,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries with non-state funds such as: local business,government or foundations, membership, donations or grants for each of the two years of candidacy (total match of $10,000 from District over two years) ◗ Must attend two Candidate District meetings annually (paid for by CCI). ◗ Complete 30 hours per year of technical assistance with CCI’s Professional Advisory Network of Consultants (paid for by CCI). ◗ Collect value measures including: participation and visitors district characteristics (number of creative jobs and businesses), activities available to visitors, leverage through new partnerships and new sources of ...
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Live Urban Real Estate chief creates cohesive workplace culture 10.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
In a competitive, sales-driven work environment like a real estate office, how do you unite your employees?
Steamboat briefs: Exams, rabies shots offered to low-income pet owners 6.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association is partnering with 9News to hold 9PetCheck on Saturday and Sunday, offering low-income pet owners free wellness exams and rabies shots for their dogs and cats. Mountain Peaks Veterinary Clinic, Mt. Werner Veterinary Hospital, Pet Kare Clinic and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital in Steamboat Springs all plan to participate in the event. CVMA member veterinarians want all pet owners to understand the value of annual wellness examinations for their pet, as well as the importance of rabies vaccinations. With 70 veterinary clinics participating across the state, offering more than 1,600 free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations, those in financial need will be able to access veterinary care for their pet. “9PetCheck is in its sixth year, and we are building on great success as we once again come together to provide preventive care exams and rabies vaccinations to pet owners in financial need,” said Dr. Erin Epperly, president of CVMA. To make an appointment, call the ...
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Colorado lawmakers offer bills to "rebuild trust" in law enforcement 18.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado lawmakers are poised to crack down on rogue cops and agencies that do a poor job of investigating them, but a dispute is emerging between Democrats and Republicans about how far-reaching those reforms should ...
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Wells Fargo gives $500K in grants to community, business programs 13.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Ten groups will share $500,000 handed out Thursday by Wells Fargo for programs aimed at neighborhood revitalization, small business support, and education for potential ...
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Cairo's Mother Theresa serves children of Egypt's slums 10.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CAIRO (AP) — In a slum inhabited by Cairo's legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie's community center, where their feet are washed, their wounds are dressed and they are encouraged to learn and play.
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Going it alone 1.3.2015 Durango Herald
Emily Adams and Jason Haley have grants to help with expenses at Southwest Colorado Community College. But the couple largely are making it on their own as they balance going to school, working and raising three children.Charise Gianetto, 43, a single mother of two who works seven days a week, is another SWCCC student who receives...
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Guest Commentary: Operating at the margins of learning 25.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Dismissing the significance of families who opt out of state tests as the "white suburban kids" ignores the inherent ineffectiveness and inequity of our current test-based education system.
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