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The visitors bureau for Denver says the city now has the nation’s largest restaurant week based on the number of participating restaurants. Visit Denver, The Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday that 303 restaurants offered multicourse meals last Feb. 25 to March 11 for the special price of $52.80 for two people, or $26.40 for… Continue Reading Denver claims nation’s largest restaurant week

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So it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and my sister, who has been in town with her husband and kids for the holiday, is flying home. Her visit was way too short but what’s really aggravating at the moment is the prospect of driving everyone to Denver International. The flight departs at 2 p.m., so we… Continue Reading Train line: A quality of life question for the Springs

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On Nov. 22 Create Denver released an 80-page study titled, “We Create Denver: Positioning Denver as the Creative Capital of the Rocky Mountain West.” A product of the 2010 leadership class of the Downtown Denver Partnership, it’s thorough and professional. It’s the kind of study that, in palmier days, the city of Colorado Springs would… Continue Reading Finding the creative capital of the Rocky Mountain West

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State Sen. Chris Romer says he will resign his Senate seat at the end of the year to run for Denver mayor. The Denver Democrat, the son of former Gov. Roy Romer, made the announcement Tuesday after a meeting with business leaders. They discussed the economy and the city’s role in the economic recovery. Others… Continue Reading State Sen. Romer announces Denver mayoral bid

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The largest cannabis convention in the United States is slated for the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Dec. 17-19. The group behind KushConII, Dailybuds.com and Kush Magazine, are advertising the event by placing ads on RTD public buses in Denver, announcing “Have a Kush Day.” Kush is a type of marijuana. “This sends a message,”… Continue Reading Largest cannabis convention in state planned for Denver

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Denver will now require that contractors on city construction projects check the immigration status of their employees. The city council gave final approval to the measure Monday night. It requires companies use the federal E-Verify program to check whether workers are in the country legally. The program works by checking information collected by an employer… Continue Reading Denver OKs immigration checks on construction work

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Forbes magazine has ranked Denver No. 8 on its list of the best cities where recent college graduate can embark on a high-paying career. Each city was ranked based on its current unemployment rate, what people earn, the local cost of living and the number of local companies. Forbes also counted how many members of the… Continue Reading Denver 8th best city for young professionals

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado will keep posting signs alongside construction projects paid for with federal stimulus dollars. Democratic lawmakers voted to reject the Republican proposal Thursday after a hearing in the a House committee. The state has spent as much as $247,000 in stimulus money to post the signs along about 100 construction sites letting… Continue Reading Dems reject scrapping signs at stimulus project

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Frex to end Feb. 12

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The Front Range Express commuter bus service between Colorado Springs and Denver will stop running after Feb. 12 because of funding problems. Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority reduced funding for the service amid budget problems. Officials hoped to sell nine buses and use the money to… Continue Reading Frex to end Feb. 12

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Denver OKs medical marijuana dispensary rules

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DENVER (AP) – Denver’s City Council has passed proposed rules for medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The rules are set to take effect March 1 but could change depending on what happens in the state Legislature. A voter-approved state law allows marijuana use for medical reasons but doesn’t regulate dispensaries. The Denver rules would… Continue Reading Denver OKs medical marijuana dispensary rules

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