(Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer)
Mystery cannabis 'consortium' reportedly interested in Longmont's Amgen facility

Sprawling 70-acre campus is listed for $85M
Pharmaceutical interests with ties to cannabis are reported to be involved in talks to purchase Longmont's largest commercial property: The 70-acre facility formerly home to European biotech firm Amgen. Full Story
Founder of Boulder's The Kitchen protests Wolfgang Puck's use of same name
The Kitchen, Boulder's hallmark Pearl Street restaurant that specializes in locally sourced fare, is challenging Wolfgang Puck over Puck's use of the same name. Kimbal Musk, The Kitchen's founder, said a formal protest was registered with the U.S. Patent office this week Full Story

Colorado Tech Center proposal would bring co-manufacturing facilities to Louisville
A Denver-based developer is proposing building two new co-manufacturing facilities for small to mid-sized companies at the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville. Full Story

Sports Authority could find freedom to change in bankruptcy protection
The fourth-largest U.S. sporting goods chain is headed for bankruptcy, a reversal of fortune analysts blame on Sports Authority's staggering debt and the retailer's failure to adapt to changing consumer tastes.  Full Story

Labor protesters allege unfair wage practices at Boulder hotel site
One of Boulder's largest construction projects — the Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites at 28th Street and Canyon Boulevard — is the site of a 2-week-old labor protest in which a carpenters union is alleging unfair wage practices. Full Story

Boulder Chamber honors business and community leaders
The Boulder Chamber will honor those who have helped promote economic and social progress at its annual Celebration of Leadership on March 2 at the Dairy Arts Center. Full Story

Vestas Wind Systems reports earnings
Vestas Wind Systems officials released the company's 2015 full-year earnings results this week, revealing the company had garnered its highest ever net profit of 685 million euros, or the equivalent of $766 million. Full Story

Erie Chamber hosts business summit
The Erie Chamber of Commerce will host its Colorado Business Summit Feb. 17 at the Lionsgate Event & Conference Center in Lafayette from 8 a. Full Story

Longtime Boulder electronics supplier JB Saunders Company evicted
Around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, an off-duty Boulder County sheriff's deputy was just finishing his post overseeing the eviction of JB Saunders Company from its 4,000-square-foot storefront on Sterling Circle in Boulder. Full Story

Jax Mercantile to open new store in long-vacant Broomfield space
Fort Collins outdoor retail chain Jax Mercantile is planning a new location in Broomfield, 5005 West 120th Ave. Full Story

Longmont's Left Hand takes on Budweiser after Manning comments
In light of Denver's big victory on Sunday and the publicity surrounding Peyton Manning's fondness for Budweiser beer, Longmont's Left Hand Brewing Company is offering a free pint of locally made craft beer to those who bring an empty bottle or can of Budweiser to its tasting room Monday and Tuesday from 11 a. Full Story

Heartland completes its acquisition of Centennial Bank
Heartland Financial USA Inc., based in Dubuque, Iowa, has completed its acquisition of Denver's Centennial Bank and will merge Centennial with Broomfield's Summit Bank & Trust, which is also owned by Heartland. Full Story

For Longmont's Terralux, some much-needed extra room as business booms
If you goWhat: Terralux open house When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 Where: 1830 Lefthand Circle, Suite B, Longmont Cost: Free, but with limited RSVP-only attendance More info: Both open house sessions will include a building tour, demonstrations of LED retrofit procedures and the LEDSense system, and a raffle for an Apple TV. Full Story

Sales of life-saving backcountry gear lag, even as enthusiasts flock to remote areas
Get the gear. Get the training. Get the forecast. That's the mantra of the industry that's built up around the rising popularity of back country sports — skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling — undertaken outside the groomed boundaries of ski resorts. Full Story

International entrepreneurs bring global view to CU-Boulder's Silicon Flatirons Center
Starting this semester, the Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) Program brings a trifecta of international entrepreneurial expertise to the University of Colorado Boulder. Full Story

Longmont's UQM reports loss despite jump in revenue
Longmont-based UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM), which makes a variety of high-efficiency electric motors and other energy technologies, reported a net loss of $1. Full Story

New plans for Armory site in north Boulder offer housing, not arts uses
New plans for the Armory site in north Boulder submitted this week by developer Bruce Dierking show apartments, townhomes and a small amount of office space — but none of the arts uses that a previous plan included. Full Story

Farmer Girl restaurant expands to Lyons from Denver's Avanti incubator
Chef-owner Tim Payne is opening Farmer Girl in Lyons on Thursday, a new restaurant focusing on organic foods made from locally produced ingredients. Full Story

Earnings up slightly across the board for Broomfield's Level 3
Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) on Thursday reported revenues and earnings up slightly in 2015, and the telecommunications and Internet service provider company is projecting stronger growth for 2016. Full Story

Colorado attorney general issues warning about tech support scams
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is alerting Colorado consumers about an increase in scams involving phone calls and pop-up messages warning computer owners that their machine has been infected by a virus. Full Story

(Matt York / Associated Press)
College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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(Matt York / Associated Press)
College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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Second Story Garage: Bandits

Boulder is pretty good at producing rock bands, and by "rock," we mean the in-your-face, guitar-heavy, leather-clad variety — you know, the good kind. For a prime example, look no farther than BANDITS. Full Story

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