Boulder-based Pinnacol Assurance to distribute $50M in dividends

Pinnacol Assurance, a workers' compensation insurer based in Boulder, announced this week it would distribute $50 million in dividends to its Colorado policy holders, including $2. Full Story
Boulder County breweries Open Door, Bootstrap heading to Longmont
Two Boulder County brewers are migrating to Longmont, with new taprooms opening this Friday. Full Story

Boulder's Bartkus Oil closing after 71 years in business
Bartkus Oil, a Boulder presence for 71 years, is going out of business this month, its demise hastened by the ongoing redevelopment of the city's blue-collar bastions. Full Story

Bloomberg: Albertsons, Sprouts weighing merger
Bloomberg on Monday reported that the private equity-backed grocery chain Albertsons has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market. Full Story

CU Boulder-created dating app Qualify expands into 39 universities
Qualify, a dating app born from the University of Colorado's Catalyze student business accelerator in Boulder, recently launched in 39 new universities across Arizona, Texas and Michigan. Full Story

Longmont's Main Street readying for repaving work
It's a busy Monday afternoon on Longmont's Main Street despite gray clouds hanging overhead. Vehicles travel in both directions while people cross mid-block to get to a favorite store or restaurant. Full Story

Work begins on Boulder Creek Neighborhoods housing development in Longmont
Work has begun on the latest project by Louisville's Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, BizWest has reported: Denio West, a residential subdivision at Hover Street and Ninth Avenue in Longmont. Full Story

Boulder's Surna completes $2.2M private placement
Boulder-based Surna, a maker of climate-controlled systems for the indoor growing of marijuana and food, recently completed a $2.2 million private placement. Full Story

Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies
More than 4 billion records were stolen around the globe last year as a result of cyber attacks — the most intense single year of hacking in the history of the internet. Full Story

Longmont's Terry Gold takes Techstars to Australia
Boulder-based Techstars earlier this year launched its first program in Australia. To lead it, they chose former Longmont resident and entrepreneur Terry Gold. Full Story

Ask Dave Taylor: What's an 'unlocked' phone?
Q: I was looking on Craigslist for a replacement iPhone 6 after I shattered my screen and don't understand what "unlocked" phones are and why I would want to buy one. Full Story

Dave Gardner: Your best credit card
If you're reasonably creditworthy, offers for new credit cards may constitute a significant percentage of your mail volume. Full Story

From coffee to cocktails: Lafayette cafe rebrands its product
Lafayette's Proper Coffee & Cocktails — the rebranded vision of owner Cody Osborn's Proper Grounds Coffee Roasters — opened its doors last month. Full Story

New Travel Boulder website designed for locals, not just visitors
A Boulder publisher has started a new website to tout all the city has to offer. But it's not tourists CEO John Brice is trying to lure to TravelBoulder. Full Story

Food giant ConAgra buys Boulder-based Thanasi Foods
Another Boulder food brand has been bought by a major national player. Full Story

CenturyLink, Broomfield's Level 3 shareholders approve merger
Shareholders for Broomfield's Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and CenturyLink approved all proposals related to the $34 billion merger of the two companies. Full Story

JC Penney to close Longmont store, 3 others in Colorado
As it moves to close 138 stores nationwide in a streamlining effort, retailer JC Penney will also close a location in Longmont, the city that was home to James Cash Penney's first business. Full Story

Longmont's Oskar Blues cracks Top 10 of nation's largest craft brewers
Longmont's Oskar Blues joined Fort Collins' New Belgium (No. 4) as the only two craft beer makers in the state to make the Brewers Association's annual list, based on volume. The Brewers Association is a Boulder-based nonprofit group representing small and independent brewers. Full Story

'No entry level housing options': Report paints grim picture of Boulder County affordability
In the last three years, the number of single family homes for sale under $250,000 has dropped 72 percent, and the number of attached dwellings for less than $150,000 declined by 87 percent. Full Story

Boulder's Leanin' Tree Museum to close after 40 years
The Leanin' Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden announced on Wednesday that it will close its doors in August after a more than 40-year presence at the company's Gunbarrel facility. 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.

 
Full Story
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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