Take3: 78 years of teaching the next generation how to ski (Video)

The Eskimo Ski Club started in 1939 teaching the children of Colorado how to ski at Winter Park. Since then, the club’s instructors have taught thousands of kids how to ski and snowboard. Some of today’s students are the third generation in their families to join the club. Here's our latest Take3 video story.


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How bad is Denver traffic? Here's where we rank

Metro Denver ranks 21st out of 240 U.S. cities for the amount of time drivers spend stuck in heavy traffic. That's according to a new report from Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Washington-based tech company that provides traffic data for mobile apps. The company estimates that Denver drivers spent an average of 36 hours last year in congested traffic. Denver's 21st-out-of-240 sounds bad, but we've actually improved a bit from the No. 15 ranking the city got as recently as 2009. Inrix estimates that…


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ULA rival SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA launchpad a day after scrub (Video)

SpaceX -- a key competitor of Centennial-based United Launch Alliance in the space-launch business -- has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic NASA site that hosted Apollo moon missions and space shuttle launches. “Ignition and liftoff of the Falcon 9 to the space station on the first commercial launch from Kennedy Space Center's historic Pad 39A!” NASA commentator George Diller said as he announced Sunday's launch. Apollo 11, which included the first man to walk on the…


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Colorado attorney to address telecom security at global Mobile World Congress

Martha Buyer -- head of a telecommunications law firm headquartered in Boulder and the Buffalo, New York area -- is heading to Spain for a second straight year to discuss data protection and security in front of a global mobile audience. She'll take part in a Feb. 28 forum, Barcelona Telecom Consultants Day, held in conjunction with the four-day Mobile World Congress, the largest international gathering for the mobile industry. She’s excited to be able to translate what she does in her practice…


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NBA All-Star value rankings: How much are the Denver Nuggets worth?

The Denver Nuggets' playoff drought is definitely reflected in the team's value, as calculated by Forbes. As reflected in the slideshow below, the Nuggets are well down in the team-value standings. The New York Knicks, at $3.3 billion, had the highest net worth, Forbes estimates, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at $3 billion and the story Golden State Warriors at $2.6 billion. The Chicago Bulls, $2.5 billion, and Boston Celtics, $2.2 billion, rounded out the top five. > Here’s Forbes full…


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NBA All-Star payroll rankings: Here's how much the Nuggets, 29 other NBA teams spend per win

With a 25-31 record heading into the NBA All-Star break, the Denver Nuggets are smack-dab in the middle of the Western Conference standings. But in the standings for how much each National Basketball Association team spends per win, the Nuggets are playing better than could be expected. The Portland Business Journal examined just how much the Nuggets, as well as the 29 other NBA rosters, are spending per win. As the accompanying graphic shows, money definitely does not equate to wins in the NBA. Indeed,…


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DBJ & 9News' 9Neighborhoods: Local business surging in Denver's Berkeley district (Photos, video)

Always changing with the times, northwest Denver's Berkeley neighborhood in recent years has seen a surge in foodie-friendly options. That's especially true when it comes to Tennyson Street, the stretch of road between 38th and 44th avenues that's also home to a wide range of quaint boutiques, chic art galleries, salons, studios and more. Click the image above to take a photo tour of Berkeley. Click here to view the DBJ and 9News' first tour & story of the Berkeley neighborhood. Map of Berkeley…


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Colorado concrete company bought by Canadian firm

A Weld County concrete business with 200 employees has been acquired by a Canadian firm. Bestway Concrete Co. of Milliken was bought by Burnco Rock Products Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Burnco announced Friday. Bestway, founded in 1981, produces ready-mix concrete and aggregate. It has nine concrete plants and four aggregate pits. "We are extremely pleased that Bestway is joining the Burnco family," said Michael Powell, CEO of the Canadian firm. "The combination of Burnco and Bestway will create…


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Sneak peek: RTD's new light rail line through Aurora (Photos, video)

Aurora will get its long-awaited light rail line next week when the Regional Transportation District opens its newest element of the sprawling FasTracks construction project. The R Line, which opens on Friday, Feb. 24, is a $687 million, 10.5 mile light rail line that closes the gap in RTD’s light rail system along Interstate 225 between Parker Road and I-70. The R Line will be free for riders on opening day between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, on…


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Brewery taps a former Buddhist temple for new home; here's a look (Photos)

Big Choice Brewing is relocating from Broomfield to Brighton — to an unusual new home. Currently located at 7270 W. 118th Place, Big Choice will move to a former Buddhist temple in Brighton, with an expected opening of late May. Big Choice opened in Broomfield in May 2012, but Andre Miller, co-owner and community/events manager, said the company has been searching for a new location for more than two years. "We searched all over Broomfield, Arvada, Thornton, and within close proximity to where…


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