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  1. DBJ & 9News 9Neighborhoods: Estes Park: A 'Mountain Strong' gateway to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park
    It may be the gateway into Rocky Mountain National Park, but Estes Park is just as worthy of a trip as one of our nation's most beautiful parks. The mountain village, which sits about an hour and a half from Denver, has always found its identity and success in tourism, which is evident by the many souvenir and ice cream shops along its main streets, perfect for a leisurely stroll on a day of family vacation. Still, its residents have endured floods and fire to make it a mountain strong community…
  2. United Airlines CEO no longer set to be chairman in wake of passenger-dragging controversy
    The parent of United Airlines said Friday that the airline’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, is no longer expected to become chairman of the company next year as was previously planned. The announcement, made in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, comes after Chicago-based United (NYSE: UAL) has faced a public-relations nightmare over the violent removal of passenger David Dao from United Express flight 3411 on April 9. Munoz’s initial employment agreement with United Continental Holdings…
  3. Zagat calls out 6 Colorado restaurants worth a day trip from Denver (Photos)
    For Denverites looking to whet their appetite with everything from the unique, to the new, to the under-the-radar, there's plenty to choose from. But what about for those days when adventure is calling? Zagat — a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) — has compiled a list of six Colorado restaurants worth a drive from Denver. From haunting spots perfect for day-drinking, to stop-by sandwich shops, to mouth-watering bakeries and more, there are plenty of places worth a day-trip…
  4. Metro Denver unemployment rate drops to 2.4 percent
    Metro Denver's unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.4 percent in March, down from 3.6 percent one year ago. There were about 14,360 more people employed in metro Denver in March than in February, according to raw county jobs estimates released today by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The 2.4 percent unadjusted jobless rate is for a 10-county area that includes Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Broomfield and Centennial, but not Boulder County. The rate was 2 percent in Boulder County. In…
  5. Construction-defects reform: How the deal came together at the Colorado Legislature
    Still licking their wounds from the failure to even get a construction-defects bill introduced during the 2016 Colorado legislative session, members of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance began to come together again in August, discussing how they might try yet again to push a measure through the General Assembly. The alliance — a statewide group of community leaders — and others believe reform of the state's construction-defects laws is crucial to speed up development of new condominiums…
  6. DBJ's best of the week for April 17-21: What's ahead for RTD trains, inside the condo-defects deal and more
    Here's our weekly recap of some of our best exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. 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.) We begin with Cathy Proctor's look at the sometimes-rocky first year of RTD's airport train — and why the transit agency predicts a smoother ride ahead. And, Ed Sealover takes you inside the grand bargain…
  7. From 9News, 9 things to do this weekend: Record Store Day, Earth Day, Legos and more
    By Sarah Anderson, KUSA-9News There’s a lot of love for the earth and community this weekend. There’s also vinyl records, Legos and cheese. > CLICK HERE for nine things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  8. Another clothing chain is closing all of its stores, including one at Cherry Creek mall
    Another clothing retail chain is closing stores. Bebe Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: Bebe) announced today that it will liquidate all merchandise and inventory and close all stores by the end of May 2017, according to USA Today. It will even sell its fixtures and certain furnishings. The women's clothing and accessories chain has one store in Colorado, at Denver's Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The company was founded by CEO Manny Mashouf in San Francisco in 1976 and drew its name from Shakespeare's phrase,…
  9. Colorado's unemployment rate lowest in 4 decades
    Colorado posted its lowest unemployment rate in 41 years of record keeping in March, at 2.6 percent, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported today. The state's jobless rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in March from the month before as 19,500 more Coloradans counted themselves as employed in a survey of households, CDLE said. Yet a separate survey of Colorado employers showed non-farm payroll jobs unchanged from the previous month, at 2,634,400, following a string…
  10. Denver hotel report card in Q1: Occupancy rate down, revenues up
    Denver hotels enjoyed mixed results in the first quarter of 2017. Hotel occupancy fell slightly, down to 64.7 percent compared with 66.1 percent the same time a year earlier, but revenues increased. According to hotel research firm STR, Denver hotels' average daily rate (ADR) increased to $117.93 in the latest quarter, up from $144.52 in 2016. Revenue per available room (RevPar) increased to $76.30 and total revenue increased to $309.9 million in 2017, up from $297 million in 2016. Denver now…