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Air fares from Denver reach near-record low
Air fares for flights out of Denver International Airport slipped to the second-lowest amount, when adjusted for inflation, in the airport’s history during the second quarter of 2016.
The average ticket price for originating passengers at DIA from April through June was $309.67, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics — the lowest price among the nation’s seven largest airports and a dip of 8.4 percent from the second quarter of 2015.
DIA is one of the few major airports…
What's Colorado's most iconic hotel? (Photos)
Between the many in Rocky Mountain ski towns, the classics in downtown Denver, even the coming Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado has no shortage of what could easily be considered "iconic" hotels.
The state even took up nine out of 10 top spots in Condé Nast Traveler's "Best in the West" rankings released last week.
So, with all the great hotels to choose from — which one stands out at the state's most "iconic"?
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park does, according to New York-based Thrillist's…
Wind generating a double-digit share of Colorado’s power supply
Wind energy is climbing across the United States, with 11 states in 2015 getting at least 10 percent of their total electricity from wind farms, according to the U.S.. energy Information Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Just five years ago, only three states had at least 10 percent of their electricity produced by wind farms, the EIA said.
In Colorado, 14 percent of the power produced in the state came from wind, the EIA said in a report Wednesday.
The leader was Iowa,…
Formula for Denver Restaurant Week is changing again
Visit Denver will change up its formula for Denver Restaurant Week once again, hoping to bring more eateries back to the shrinking culinary celebration by allowing a variety of price points at which they can offer their special menus next year.
The convention and visitors bureau announced Wednesday that restaurants — which had offered meals for $52.80 per couple for the first nine years of the event and raised that price point to $60 per couple or $30 per person for the past three years — will…
Software merger makes Boulder boutique firm part of global company
Raising money isn’t the only way to speed up the growth of a business. Merging with a bigger company can accomplish the same thing.
That’s the route chosen by Amadeus Consulting, a software company that emphasizes making mobile and “internt of things” technology for clients.
The Boulder company has merged with Exadel, a global software company based in Walnut Creek, California.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The merger makes the 70-employee business in Boulder a new branch of a…
Vacant Sports Authority space to become Manhattan flagship for another chain
What was once a high-profile Manhattan store of bankrupt Colorado retailer Sports Authority will soon be a flagship location for another sporting goods chain.
The New York commercial real estate news outlet Commercial Appeal reports that Modell’s Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for 20,000 square feet on the first two floors of a 21-story building at 845 Third Avenue between East 51st and 52nd streets.
The report said the East Side space will become Modell’s flagship store in Manhattan.
Mexico's tourism chief touts trade, defends NAFTA in Colorado visit (Video)
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has quietly dispatched members of his cabinet to the U.S., including to Denver, to talk about trade pacts.
International trade pacts have been among the most heated and pointed issues in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
And that includes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which set up a free trade zone including Canada, Mexico and the U.S. NAFTA was signed in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush and implemented under President Bill Clinton.
9News: Study: Millennials spend lots of money at restaurants
By Allison Sylte, KUSA-9News
With their lack of home ownership, ruined relationships due to the contentious election and pervasive love of avocado toast, perhaps it should come as no shock that they spend more of their income at restaurants than their parents.
Or maybe not – depending on how many articles about millennials you read on any given day (side note: if you read a lot about millennials, that’s very millennial of you).
That’s according to the Food Institute’s…
9News: Pence, Cruz converge on Colorado for final push (Video)
By Allison Sylte, KUSA-9News
Election Day is 13 days away, and candidates are making their final pushes in Colorado.
Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, will speak at a rally in Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Pence and his Republican running mate, Donald Trump, are trailing the Democrats' ticket, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, in most recent national and Colorado polls.
> Click here for information on the event from the Trump-Pence campaign.
Meanwhile, in Colorado's…
Aspen Institute, Bloomberg to partner on studying self-driving car use in cities
The Aspen Institute and Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation are teaming up on a new initiative to pave the way for self-driving cars operating in the world's cities.
The institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies on Monday announced the creation of the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative on Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, in which “leading global mayors … will work together to prepare their cities for the emergence of autonomous vehicles,” according to a news release.
The inaugural list of cities…