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  1. 9News Weather: Hailstorm, flooding cause damage
    A storm system that moved through metro Denver Monday produced large hail and street flooding in some areas. Hail covered streets and lawns, looking more like winter than fall. Douglas County authorities said several roofs in the area were damaged. Photos from 9News viewers showed broken windows and ripped outdoor furniture. The storm also caused multiple accidents, downed power polls and produced localized flooding. Today, it'll be partly sunny and dry for a good bit of the day. After 4 p.m.…
  2. Up To Speed: NFL fighting FCC's likely ruling on blackouts (Video)
    The Federal Communications Commission appears on the verge of ending its restrictions on locally airing National Football League games that have not been sold out at the stadium. The New York Times explained that the FCC wants to get out of the business of regulating sports league blackouts and leave those decisions to the leagues and their television partners. It's not yet clear what such a rule change would do, however, since the NFL has its own rules governing blackouts, the Times said, and…
  3. Colorado Supreme Court to hear pot-firing case
    Colorado employers will be watching closely today as the state Supreme Court hears arguments on the issue of whether an employer can fire a worker for using marijuana for medical reasons off the job. In Coats v. Dish Network, plaintiff Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who claims he used marijuana on his own time for medical reasons, sued Dish Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH) after the Douglas County-based satellite-TV company, which has a zero-tolerance policy on drug use, fired him after he tested positive…
  4. St. Louis law firm makes Denver debut with Steese Evans & Frankel attorneys
    St. Louis law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP is opening a new office in Denver -- its first in Colorado -- on Wednesday with 10 attorneys. The attorneys, coming from Denver-based Steese Evans & Frankel, will expand the firm’s intellectual property, telecommunications, white-collar crime and internal investigations practices. “This westward move will strengthen our existing practice areas and pave the way for future nationwide growth,” said Mike Chivell, Armstrong Teasdale’s managing partner. The…
  5. Frontier Airlines making Chicago's O'Hare a focus
    Frontier Airlines is expanding service at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where it is expected to announce four new flights today on top of seven O'Hare routes it unveiled earlier this month. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Denver-based carrier is making O'Hare one of its "focus cities," along with Cleveland and Trenton, New Jersey, where it offers numerous routes. Frontier has traditionally operated out of Chicago's Midway Airport but is transitioning to O'Hare, the Tribune says. Service…
  6. L.L. Bean to open its first Colorado store
    L.L. Bean Inc., the nationally known retailer of clothing and outdoor gear, will open its first Colorado store — and its western-most location — at the Park Meadows mall in November. The privately held company, which is based in Freeport, Maine, said it's begun hiring to fill the 80 jobs the new store will require. The store will have its "soft" opening on Nov. 17, with a grand opening scheduled for Nov. 21. Most of L.L. Bean's stores are in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, but the…
  7. Wells Fargo's still No. 1 in Colorado, but other banks change ranks
    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. still maintains the top spot as the largest bank in both metro Denver and Colorado — but FirstBank has regained the second spot in metro Denver, where U.S. Bank jumped to third from last year's fourth spot, according to new data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. In Colorado, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has $27.8 billion in deposits, or a 25.45 percent market share. In metro Denver, Wells Fargo’s market share is even bigger, with more than $18.6 billion…
  8. SM Energy names next CEO; completes $325M Bakken asset buy
    Javan D. Ottoson will be appointed SM Energy Co.'s chief executive when current CEO Anthony J. Best retires Jan. 15, the Denver-based oil and gas company announced Monday. Jay Ottoson was named SM's president in October 2012 and has been COO since December 2006. He was appointed to the company's board of directors effective last Friday. Tony Best has been CEO and a board member of the company (NYSE: SM) since February 2007 after serving briefly as president and COO. SM said that Best does not intend…
  9. Colorado Rockies attendance down 4%
    In a near-record lousy season, the Colorado Rockies performed poorly at the turnstiles as well. Denver's team posted 2014 attendance of 2,680,329, down 4.06 percent from 2013, according to data compiled by the Milwaukee Business Journal from Major League Baseball. Among 30 Major League Baseball teams, the Rockies ranked 21st for attendance change, with first being the team with the biggest attendance increase (the Seattle Mariners, up 17.19 percent to 2,064,334) and 30th being the team with the…
  10. Former DOJ attorney joins Denver office of Hogan Lovells
    Richard “Rick” Hosley, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice, has joined as a partner in the litigation practice of the Denver office of international law firm Hogan Lovells, the firm said Monday. In his role at the DOJ, Hosley was the Chief of the Major Crimes Section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado. During his eight years there, Hosley tried more than 50 cases in federal, state and military courts, including complex, multi-defendant murder…