University of Phoenix restructures, stops new enrollment at 3 Colorado sites

Schools will stay open during the "teach-out" process


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Denver oil and gas company consolidates its holdings in DJ Basin

Denver’s PDC Energy Inc. said Monday it’s reached a $210 million cash deal to buy about 8,300 net acres of mineral leases and active wells in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin and also swapped assets with another operator, creating two new focus areas of operation for the company in the basin. The result of the deals, expected to close by the end of 2017, is two new consolidated acreage positions the company (Nasdaq: PDCE) dubbed the “Prairie Area,” north of Greeley in Weld County, and…


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Snowmaking begins in Colorado ski country

A key milestone signaling the approach of the 2017-18 Colorado ski season has been reached: The start of snowmaking at two resorts that traditionally vie to be the first to open. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area — two resorts perched at high altitudes — fired up their snow guns late Sunday, adding to natural snow that fell on the peaks over the weekend. Last year, Arapahoe Basin kicked off Colorado’s 2016-17 ski season, opening first on Oct. 21. The resort has not said when it plans to…


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A small Colorado community is among the nation's top 10 for LEED projects

A small mountain community west of Vail and Avon is among the nation's leaders for building LEED certified projects, says new report. Edwards, an unincorporated community in Eagle County, has 1.94 LEED projects for every 1,000 people, according to Abodo's report looking at LEED construction across the U.S. SLIDESHOW: Click the image to see which Colorado metros have the most LEED certified projects per capita. The U.S. Green Building Council developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design…


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What you can rent for $2,100 (and up) in metro Denver

There used to be a day when $2,100 in rent would get you somewhere in the neighborhood of a four-bedroom (or more) house close to Denver's core. With rents rising drastically in the last several years (right now the average rate is $1,419), that ship has sailed. But you can still get a nice place, often close to public transit, in the metro area, especially if you can afford $2,100 (or more) in rent each month. To give renters an idea of how far their money will go, we rounded up rentals with…


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Arrow Electronics, federal labs join smart cities tech alliance

Arrow Electronics and research organizations have joined the Denver-metro area alliance formed to help local communities adopt effective ‘smart cities’ technologies. Centennial-based Arrow (NYSE: ARW), the technology sales and distribution giant, will assist municipalities in sorting out ‘internet of things’ technologies, drawing on Arrow’s experience working on product design and technology distribution with more than 800 technology suppliers and 125,000 purchasing companies worldwide. “We…


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Colorado brewer says ‘nyet’ to Russian beer name

Renegade Brewing Co. President Brian O'Connell said it was time to re-brand Hammer & Sickle Russian Imperial Stout "before people get really nasty about Russia."


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Frontier Airlines to open training center in Florida for East Coast flight attendants

The facility would bring Frontier's 800 East Coast flight attendants to Orlando every year.


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JPMorgan Chase kicks off Denver Startup Week with grants for underserved entrepreneurs

JPMorgan Chase & Co. kicked off Denver Startup Week today by handing out $60,000 checks to five metro Denver nonprofit organizations that help startups get started. Chase for Business, a title sponsor of the sixth annual Denver Startup Week, gave $300,000 to Accion, Colorado Enterprise Fund, The Commons on Champa, Community Reinvestment Fund USA and Mi Casa Resource Center. The grants are part of the company's Small Business Forward program, which is a $75 million, three-year program aimed at getting…


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Trump's Federal Reserve nominee 'from Colorado' lives in Utah

Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's pick to join the Federal Reserve's board of governors, was nominated as "Randal Quarles of Colorado" even though he lives in Utah. The Wall Street Journal reports that Quarles hasn't lived full-time Colorado since he was in second grade. Born in San Francisco, he was raised in Utah before heading off to college. Now he is co-founder and managing director of the private investment firm Cynosure Group, based in Salt Lake City. Both of Salt Lake City's major…


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