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  1. Molson Coors names new Europe CEO
    Simon Cox has been named CEO Europe for Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cox — currently the Denver- and Montreal-based beermaker's managing director for the United Kingdom and Ireland — will take over the post Jan. 1. He succeeds Mark Hunter, who was named to replace Peter Swinburn as Molson Coors president and CEO when Swinburn retires. The European market has been the scene of much expansion for Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP) in recent years. Cox, 46, has been in the beer industry since 1989, joining…
  2. Clean Energy Collective opens two Denver community solar arrays
    Two community solar power systems, each capable of generating 500 kilowatts of power, have opened in Denver — and are available to Xcel Energy Inc. customers who live in the city. Boulder’s Clean Energy Collective (CEC) developed the systems, which went on-line Thursday. Community solar is the name of large solar power systems in which businesses or individuals can lease or buy individual panels to offset the electricity they get from the grid. Customers get a credit off their monthly utility…
  3. Marijuana businesses can nab a '720-420' phone number from Colorado provider
    Would it be easier to remember the phone number of a marijuana business if "420" was part of the digits? That's what a Colorado-based Internet provider is hoping for with the more than 3,000 "720-420" telephone numbers it has available. Forethought.net will provide the phone numbers to interested businesses that choose to sign up with them as their Internet provider. Pricing depends on the number of phone numbers a company wishes to purchase, but averages out at about $20 a phone number, said…
  4. Colorado's race to win $87 million could fuel blended physical, behavioral health
    Integration is a hot buzzword to describe efforts to blend physical and behavioral health care. But the sad truth from experts who have been doing integration for decades is that most efforts won’t work, either because managers don’t know how to fully integrate their health systems or because they can’t pay for it. Colorado health policy leaders are trying to strengthen and expand integration pilot programs with a jolt of federal cash. Much like “Race for the Top” funds in education,…
  5. Colorado travelers can expect crowded highways for Labor Day travel
    It’s not over yet — summer traffic, that is, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT sent out a warning Friday reminding drivers to “anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Labor Day weekend due to the number of events and activities taking place to finish up the summer travel season.” And anyone who’s been caught in Friday afternoon get-away traffic heading out of Denver into the mountains, or returning traffic over the weekend, knows…
  6. Colorado fracking ban scorecard: 3 ruled illegal, 2 remain
    Three out of five Front Range cities' bans on hydraulic fracturing in the last few years have been struck down by district court judges in recent weeks, and two others still stand. Both Boulder and Broomfield still have fracking bans in place. The city of Lafayette’s ban, which was approved by voters in November 2013, was struck down Thursday by Boulder District Court Judge D.D. Mallard. She’s the same judge that in late July who ruled the city of Longmont’s ban on fracking, approved by…
  7. Here's what you can taste at A Taste of Colorado this weekend (Slideshow)
    It’s the biggest public feed in Denver and it starts Friday in Civic Center Park. We’re talking about A Taste of Colorado, the Downtown Denver Partnership event that has been going on in Denver for 31 years. It brings hundreds of thousands to downtown Denver to sample the signature creations of dozens of local eateries. There will be the usual fare of turkey legs and corn on the cob, but lots of unusual items as well. We thought we'd give you a sample of what's tempting at this year's Taste.…
  8. $20 million Stanley Marketplace to open in Aurora next year
    Three Stapleton residents are poised to give new life to a 70-year-old building that sits on the border between Denver's Stapleton neighborhood and Aurora. Mark Shaker, Loren Ting and Megan Von Wald have purchased the Stanley Aviation building, located at 2501 Dallas St. in Aurora, and have plans to execute a $20 million redevelopment, converting the space into a community marketplace. Another $5 million is estimated for construction by various tenants. The trio purchased the building earlier this…
  9. Aurora seeking mixed-use developer for RTD rail station
    The Aurora Urban Renewal Authority is searching for a developer for the Regatta Plaza project, located at the intersection of Interstate 225 and Parker Road. AURA has issued a request for proposals for the 21.5-acre parcel slated to become a mixed-use, transit-oriented development adjacent to Regional Transportation District's Nine Mile Station. The Regatta Plaza parcel was declared blighted last year. Nine Mile Station is located at the southern end of Aurora. The I-225 rail line, which runs…
  10. DBJ's top slideshows and videos of August: Outstanding Women in Business, John Denver's mansion and more
    Our photos of 2014 Outstanding Women in Business winners was by far the DBJ's most popular gallery of August, and three other OWIB-related slideshows were in the top 10. But readers also liked our pictures of John Denver's for-sale mountain mansion, 10 Colorado cities on the rise and companies hiring online. Here are August's most popular DBJ slideshows and videos, ranked by reader views. (Some were launched in late July, but this ranking is for August traffic.) GALLERIES > 1. DBJ's 2014 Outstanding…