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Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad … more

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally … more

Peaceful Valley dining hall project breaks ground

The Kephardt dining hall at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is undergoing a renovation and expansion, increasing the capacity of its seating and meal prep areas from 350 to up to 700 campers. The Denver … more

EDZ gets pushed down road again

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted to continue the discussion on the Economic Development Zone Overlay at the Dec. 5 BOCC meeting, stating that changes made to the plan were not … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Citizen group aims to guide growth

Elbert County resident Carla Hagood moved to the county for many of the same reasons many residents do — the country feel and rural spaces. She, along with many others in the county, have been … more

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a … more

A mighty wine time in Elizabeth

Conversation and tasting stopped briefly as those attending the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Town of Elizabeth. Grace Erickson, Elizabeth community … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Winery taking part in festival is couple’s labor of love

The annual Wine in the Pines event will celebrate the 128th anniversary of the founding of Elizabeth, and Elbert County’s Third Bridge Winery is among the local wineries featured at the event. This … more

Independence project breaks ground in Elbert County

More than 100 local officials and community members gathered Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Independence community, which is being touted as Colorado's largest residential … more

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next … more

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I … more

Bonus Incentive Plans For Employees: What's The Point?

When I ask business owners about the possibility of installing an employee incentive plan, I often hear one of two responses: • “I would like to do something to reward my key employees for … more
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