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Longmont man defrauded investors of $1.1M in Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, feds charge

Dillon Dean charged with misappropriating funds, failing to register with CFTC
A Longmont man has been charged by the federal government with running a Bitcoin-based Ponzi scheme, defrauding hundreds of investors for $1. Full Story
Louisville's ex-StorageTek campus still has hopes for Amazon HQ2
Development at the former StorageTek campus in Louisville has remained stagnant since the sale of the 432-acre site was announced last year, but the property's new owners are still hopeful it could become the second Amazon headquarters. Full Story

Sphero, Boulder-based maker of BB-8 droid, lays off workers in pivot to education
Boulder-based Sphero, best known as the maker of the BB-8 droid and other Star Wars toys, has cut 45 workers across the company globally in a planned pivot to education toys and content. Full Story

Longmont architects: Fingers still crossed for call from Amazon
With the recent announcement that Denver is still in the hunt to host a new Amazon headquarters, a dream for a pair of Longmont architects remains alive. Full Story

5 questions with the owners of Longmont's Costa Rica Coffee Co.
Longmont couple Nicole Carrell and Adolfo Castro are combining family tradition and a shared love of java to launch a new coffee importing operation called Costa Rica Coffee Company. Full Story

First the cash left, and then it returned. Now what?
Publicly traded companies with a presence in Boulder County expected to repatriate some foreign profits this yearAlphabet Inc. Full Story

New co-working space coming to Boulder
A Chicago-based real estate and office company, Level Office, will open a new coworking space at 1495 Canyon Boulevard. Full Story

Boulder County rents set records in 2017, but price growth slowing
Boulder County average monthly rents hit an all-time high last year, with apartment dwellers paying more than $1,600, up nearly 5 percent from 2016. Full Story

Denver makes Amazon's HQ2 finalist list — along with 19 other cities
Amazon named Denver among 20 cities shortlisted as potential hosts for the retail giant's second North American headquarters on Thursday. Full Story

Boulder County's economy still golden, but challenges abound
The party's not quite over for Boulder County's economy, but experts have an eye on the horizon — and there might be tougher times ahead. Full Story

Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources
Renewable energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including options including energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs. Full Story

Bid to double size of Lafayette's marijuana grow houses met with questions about odor, energy
A bid for Lafayette's marijuana cultivation centers to grow their bud in significantly larger digs likely will face some resistance as the proposal is rolled out in the coming months. Full Story

Boulder County to revise agriculture land use rules
Boulder County is engaging the public on how to help farmers, and for the first time in a few years, the discussion isn't centered around GMOs. Even so, the process is stirring up passions within the area's agriculture community. Full Story

Boulder's Aurora Organic Dairy announces leadership changes
Boulder’s Aurora Organic Dairy said its founder, Marc Peperzak, is stepping down as CEO and will assume a new role as executive chairman. Full Story

After delays, South Main Station's developer says Longmont project on track
Despite a lack of recent activity at the South Main Station construction site in Longmont, the long-delayed project's developer says it is on pace for completion in 2019. Full Story

Fruehauf's Patio leaving Boulder after 40 years; could be replaced by affordable housing
Longtime Boulder business Fruehauf's Patio is relocating to Westminster this month, and in its place, the city may get something it needs desperately: affordable housing. Full Story

Frederick's Mountain Cowboy Brewing holds grand opening
A new brewery and coffee shop celebrated its grand opening last weekend at Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company's location at 318 Fifth St. Full Story

Longmont, Boulder home prices hit record highs in 2017
The local real estate market — riding what could be the crest of a half-decade wave of red-hot growth — continued to thrive last year and home prices soared to record highs in Boulder and Longmont. Full Story

Boulder nonprofit Golden West sells senior apartments to Chicago investors
A Boulder nonprofit offering senior living has sold off its market-rate apartments to a private equity firm from Chicago, prompting concern from some residents over potentially higher rents. Full Story

Boulder's Rayback Collective, Movement gym team up for joint RiNo venture
Two Boulder businesses are making moves to Denver's fast-growing RiNo neighborhood. Popular gym Movement Climbing + Fitness will co-locate with food truck venue Rayback Collective in a sprawling 50,000-square-foot former industrial building. Full Story

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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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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: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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