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  1. DBJ & 9News 9Neighborhoods: Tour Beaver Creek, a ski town with year-round fun (Photos, video)
    Beaver Creek, a resort community located about 2 hours west (120 miles) of Denver, has a worldwide reputation for some of the best skiing Colorado has to offer. But when the snow melts and summer officially kicks off, the resort is overtaken by some of the best barbecue chefs in the state to cook up mouth-watering meats alongside breweries serving up the beer to wash it down. > PHOTOS: Click the image to take a photo tour of Beaver Creek. Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival The Blues, Brews & BBQ…
  2. Denver's planning for combined retail shows this winter, but plans are up in the air beyond that
    In the wake of Wednesday's announcement that the owner of Salt Lake City's big twice-yearly Outdoor Retailer trade show is buying up the equally big SIA Snow Show that has been in Denver since 2010, it’s no slam dunk that Denver will end up with all the shows. Key members of SnowSports Industries America, a nonprofit trade group, on Wednesday approved the sale of the SIA Snow Snow, one of the Colorado Convention Center's biggest annual events, to California-based Emerald Expositions Events Inc.,…
  3. United Airlines' dragging incident pulls down its brand perception to historic lows
    United Airlines took a major brand perception hit in the wake of David Dao being dragged from United Express Flight 3411 on April 9. That's the conclusion reached by YouGov BrandIndex, a Palo Alto, California-based research firm that tracks consumer perceptions of more than 1,500 major brands through interviews with more than 4,800 people each weekday. After the Dao dragging incident, YouGov BrandIndex started closely tracking customer perceptions of the United brand. In the immediate wake of…
  4. How many Colorado college students work while attending school?
    Think back to when you were in college. Did you work? Know any fellow classmates who did? According to a new report, 59.4 percent of Colorado college students work at least 27 weeks per year — slightly more than the national rate of 52 percent. The report, compiled by apartment search site Abodo, notes that most college students who work spend the money on necessities like housing, food, transportation and other monthly bills, as student aid and loans are typically only enough to cover tuition. The…
  5. From 9News, 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend: Star Wars, Shakespeare, art festivals and more
    It’s that time of year where we ring in summer with festivals — And for some of us, enjoy a three-day weekend. From Star Wars live art, to family-friendly festivals, to stamp collection shows and more, there's no shortage of things to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend. > CLICK HERE for nine things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  6. Zagat names 18 must-visit rooftop bars in Denver (Photos)
    There's nothing quite kicking back with friends on a rooftop bar on a warm summer evening. And luckily, Denver's options in that department have exploded lately. Zagat — a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) — compiled a list of 18 must-visit rooftop bars in Denver. Some sit five or more stories high, some have shade while others overlook the mountains. Others are decked in flowerbeds or have fire pits. And some are hidden gems scattered throughout the Ballpark neighborhood…
  7. Fast food: How the parent of Colorado's Einstein Bagels cooked up a $7.5 billion deal for Panera in 54 days
    Multi-billion-dollar deals tend to take a lot of time to bake. But Panera planned $7.5 billion sale to JAB Holding, which controls Colorado-based Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, came together in less than two months.
  8. DBJ's best of the week for May 20-26: DU's big plans, a less-than-WOW IPO, Trump's budget impact and more
    Here's our weekly recap of some of our best web-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Click here to join us.) This week, we begin with Caitlin Hendee's look at how the University of Denver's ambitious construction plans will make the campus into Denver's next Union Station. Also, Greg Avery interviews the CEO of Colorado cable company WOW about its less-than-blockbuster public-trading debut this week, and all our reporters spotlight…
  9. DBJ partners with DRCOG to encourage businesses to participate in Bike to Work Day challenge
    In just over a month, a lot of Denver commuters will put down their car keys and hop on a bicycle for the city's annual Bike to Work Day event. The one-day event on June 28 encourages people to ride their bikes to work. Companies, nonprofits and government organizations set up stations along popular routes, offering food, water and giveaways. Peter Roper, owner of the Denver Bicycle Café in City Park West, has organized a station for the last three years. "Participating in Bike to Work Day as…
  10. Hickenlooper signs $26.8 billion budget into law
    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed the $26.8 billion budget bill for next year while surrounded by lawmakers in a celebration that was far more joyous than it was expected to be a few weeks ago. The Democratic governor lauded the bipartisanship and compromise the Joint Budget Committee (made up of both Democrats and Republicans) had in crafting Senate Bill 254, known to the Legislature as the “Long Bill.” But he also acknowledged afterward that it is an “immense relief” that the bill…