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  1. DBJ & 9News 9Neighborhoods: Wheat Ridge, a growing suburb with roots in farming (Photos)
    Wheat Ridge is a rapidly growing suburb of Denver that continues to reinvent its business corridor, while remaining faithful to its farming roots. Home to more than 30,000 people, the city is a mix of post-World War II housing boom, gold rush history, and modern family homes. Join us Friday afternoon as we tour the city on the 9News Instagram page as part of our weekly #9Neighborhoods series. Wheat Ridge’s farming roots The earliest history of Wheat Ridge (see the map below) starts with the…
  2. 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend: Walk with a Doc, Harry Potter, Lumanarias and more
    The temperature is rising again in the Denver metro. While it will still be a little chilly, we'll be back above freezing this weekend in the metro. Just in time for you to check out some of the great events happening around the city. There's not shortage of holiday-themed events to check out, but also a lot of chances to learn and have fun at the same time. > Click here for 9News' 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend.
  3. Colorado reaction to Trump’s pick for Interior Secretary swift, diverse
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to choose U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior, according to reports quoting people familiar with his decision. Reaction across Colorado ranged from applause to pledges to see McMorris Rodgers in court. McMorris Rodgers is a senior member of the House of Representatives and was elected to Congress in 2004. She is the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress and serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee,…
  4. State provides a roadmap to resilience for rural Colorado communities
    When it comes to being economically resilient, the Colorado rural communities that will survive need to have a community vision, a leadership pipeline and set up public-private partnerships. The state’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade partnered with the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and the state demographer to take a look at the factors that make communities resilient and to understand the factors that contribute to a community losing population and being…
  5. A look at the Thomas the Tank Engine toy tycoon's $21.85M Vail Valley estate (Photos)
    Thomas the Tank Engine has been a part of children's lives since the late 1970s, and now the man responsible for turning the beloved steam locomotive into a childhood staple has put his sprawling Vail Valley estate on the market. The 142-acre property, owned by former entrepreneur Dick Rothkopf built the property in 2008, is listed at $21.85 million, down from the $29.5 million it was listed under when it first came on the market 20 months ago. It includes a 14,161-square foot main house with an…
  6. Probe finds no wrongdoing in ULA defense-contract awards
    Allegations that the Defense Department improperly steered contracts to Colorado rocket launcher United Launch Alliance are unfounded, the department's inspector general has concluded. The probe followed off-the-cuff remarks in March from a then-executive of Centennial-based ULA, Brett Tobey, suggesting that the Defense Department showed favoritism toward ULA over potential competitors. ULA is a major launch contractor for the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies. The Pentagon IG's office…
  7. Denver Art Museum gets $25 million gift; plans major remodel (Photos)
    A donation of $25 million -- the biggest ever single gift to the Denver Art Museum -- will help finance a $150 million remodel of the museum's 45-year-old castle-like North Building facing Civic Center. The museum also plans to replace the annex now housing Palettes restaurant with a new circular "welcome center." GALLERY: Click on the images above for views of the DAM's North Building project. The gift comes from J. Landis Martin, DAM's board chairman, and his wife, Sharon Martin. Lanny Martin…
  8. Indonesian CEO gives $6M to CU Boulder's Leeds business school
    The CEO of one of the largest companies in Indonesia is giving $6 million to the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Tandean Rustandy, CEO of ceramic tile manufacturer PT Arwana Citramulia Tbkis of Jakarta, is a 1987 graduate of the Leeds School, according to CU. “Without CU Boulder and Leeds, I would not be who I am today. ... I was the first of my family to go to college, and now it’s important that I give back to CU," Rustandy said in a statement. According to…
  9. Wife of Janus billionaire fund manager Bill Gross files for divorce
    The wife of Bill Gross, the superstar fund manager at Denver's Janus Capital Group, has filed for divorce. Sue Gross and Bill Gross have been married for 31 years, and Sue Gross said the couple have “irreconcilable differences” in a petition filed Nov. 22 in Los Angeles state court, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg estimates the wealth of Bill Gross at $2.1 billion. He co-founded Pacific Investment Management Co. in 1971 and left two years ago to join Janus (NYSE: JNS). Bill Gross is the…
  10. Vail Resorts reports bigger Q1 loss; says season pass sales up 20%
    Vail Resorts Inc. reported a larger first-quarter loss on Friday and missed analysts' expectations for the quarter. The Broomfield company (NYSE: MTN) reported a loss of $62.6 million, or a loss of $1.70 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $59.6 million, or a loss of $1.63 per share, a year earlier. Revenues rose to $178.3 million from $174.6 million last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call expected a loss of $1.57 per share and revenues of $183.7 million. "While November…