Fracking In Colorado Controversy

frackingFracking continues to be a hot topic in Colorado, and most recently the city of Lafayette, Colorado and Lafayette wants to impose an embargo on new drilling permits within the city limits. They may have already done it by now if City Council has their way.

The intention is to put a hold on any new oil and gas drilling applications for a year. A vote on this topic was tabled earlier in October 2017.

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Colorado State University gets new program

CSU fall treesFort Collins based Colorado State University (CSU) is adding a new program in their online graduate course selection: The Adventure Tourism Graduate Program.

Given that Colorado is home to all sorts of outdoor activities such as rafting, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, trail running, fishing, and lots of others, it makes sense that CSU would roll up a program like this.

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Broomfield Colorado Loses 450 Jobs

sandoz broomfieldThe Sandoz division of Novartis in Broomfield will soon close due to the parent company, Novartis (a global health care company based in Switzerland) closing its Broomfield location on Midway Boulevard.

Fear not, the economy is still thriving on the front range and especially in the Denver Boulder Highway 36 Corridor. Most companies in the area are hiring at all levels from entry level on upward in our area. Keep in mind that the unemployment rate for Broomfield, and across the greater metro Denver region is at an all-time low of 2.4%!

The closing of the Broomfield Sandoz location will be phased over a couple of years. This location has been a decent factor in Broomfield for almost 40 years.

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Boulder Dinner Theater Rock Of Ages

BDT rock of agesBoulder Dinner Theater is presenting a Tony Music Award winning show (including Best Musical); Rock Of Ages until November 11th 2017.

Expect to go back in time to the era of the height of ‘real’ rock and roll as the show is built around lots of classic rock songs primarily from the 1980s.

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Rocky Flats Lounge Coming Back

Version 2For years I’ve driven by the Rocky Flats Lounge on highway 93 between Boulder and Golden. Then in July of 2015 I went by and noticed it was closed and had been damaged severely by fire. Rumors have spread for the last couple years about whether or not they’d rebuild and reopen.

Nothing really seems to have changed over the last couple years except maybe a tarp or piece of plywood coming and going with the wind.

Then, we hear recently that the owner is beginning to clean the building out and prepare to rebuild. Sounds like maybe our Wisconsin transplants and fish fry fans will have one of their famous haunts back again after all.

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