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From 9News: 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend
If you woke up from your Thanksgiving-induced food coma and actually feel like doing something, we're here to help.
From the Grand Illumination to an auto show to a festival celebrating chocolate to an elf crawl that supports both local drinking AND retail establishments, here's something that appeals to everyone.
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Colorado Red Cross hopes for social media users' holiday generosity
Many social media users don't hesitate to open their wallets for charity, but the request has to come from the right place.
A recent national survey conducted by the American Red Cross found that while 71 percent of social media users report donating in the past 12 months, they are most likely to do so when the request comes from a friend or family member.
The survey asked 1,021 active social media users about their charitable giving habits, and found that just 3 percent of respondents said social…
DBJ's top slideshows of November: APEX winners, luxury homes, best restaurants and more
Our slideshows of the Colorado Technology Association's APEX winners and third-quarter luxury-sales sales came in a close one-two atop our list of the DBJ's most popular gallery of November.
Readers also liked Thrillist's 11 must-visit new Denver restaurants and our Who's Who in Energy nominees.
Here are November's most popular DBJ slideshows, ranked by reader views. (Some were posted before November, but the rankings below are for this month only.)
> Colorado Technology Association announces…
At least Carmelo Anthony has his tech investments
Earlier this year, former Denver Nuggets basketball star Carmelo Anthony had a chance to leave the struggling New York Knicks franchise and sign with a team with a shorter runway to a championship.
But the 30-year-old eschewed the quick payoff and re-signed with the Knicks, where little has gone right so far this year. As it turns out, Anthony is playing the long game financially, too, as he's jumped into the venture capital game with both feet this year.
Since launching Melo7 Tech Ventures earlier…
Denver Parade of Lights holiday procession marches next weekend
A glowing procession of balloons, bands, carriages and floats will march down a two-mile route in downtown Denver next weekend as the Mile High City gears up for the 40th annual 9News Parade of Lights.
The parade is held two days: Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m..
It has long been considered one of Denver's most noteworthy holiday traditions, drawing thousands each year.
"We are gearing up for another dazzling event with our tried-and-true traditions, along with exciting…
More on the cover story: NASA's Orion is the job of a lifetime for these Lockheed engineers (Video)
The opportunity of a lifetime is sometimes the first one you find.
That's the case for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. engineers Heather McKay and Dan Baca, who seized the chance straight out of college to help design key parts of the Orion space capsule, humankind's first spaceship designed to reach other planets.
The first in-orbit test flight of an Orion capsule, the "exploration fight test 1" or EFT-1, is slated to launch Dec. 4 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Behind the cover story: Greg Avery on Colorado's giant leap into space (Video)
In a test flight that NASA's chief calls the biggest mission in 40 years, the Orion capsule -- developed in Colorado -- is set to enter space for the first time next week. One day, it may carry a crew to Mars. But first, it must prove it has the right stuff.
Greg Avery writes about Orion's planned test launch last week in this week's Denver Business Journal cover story.
In the video above, he talks about Orion.
Black Friday: Which 10 retailers are offering the steepest discounts? (Slideshow)
Many Colorado residents are planning to lace up their boots, grab a jacket and head out into the frosty wee hours of Friday morning to nab Black Friday deals at a local retailers.
In fact, a recent survey released by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce found that six in 10 people nationwide will shop over the Thanksgiving weekend, with sales expected to increase by 4.1 percent compared to 2013.
But how do you know where to go? Financial analyst website WalletHub crunched the numbers and determined…
4 places to enjoy downtown Denver's Grand Illumination (Slideshow) (Video)
The Friday after Thanksgiving brings the renewal of a long-standing Denver tradition: Streets, buildings and trees sparkle from hundreds of thousands of holiday lights as the Downtown Denver Grand Illumination returns.
There are four main spots to get a front-row seat of the city's festivities:
9News Light the Lights, at the City & County Building: The long-running event will bathe the historic building in holiday colors using all LED lights. Performers will entertain the crowd between 6 and 7…
9News: Thanksgiving guests you'd rather not have
Thanksgiving is a holiday that's about taking a moment to be thankful for all of the blessings in our lives — while consuming mass amounts of turkey.
It's also a day that brings together lots of people who don't see each other very often, and puts them in a confined space for hours at a time.
We thought up 11 types of people who we see at different holiday tables.
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