(Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)
BusinessSports Authority going-out-of-business sales start Thursday

All of the bankrupt retailer's 460 stores will begin liquidating merchandise
A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday afternoon signed off on Sports Authority's plan to have liquidators start going-out-of business sales at all of the Englewood-based retailer's more than 460 stores. Full Story
Boulder's Namaste wins bid for new Loveland energy project
Boulder's Namaste Solar has won the bid to build a 3.5 megawatt solar array for the city of Loveland. Full Story

Longmont's Miller Music closing doors at the end of May
One of Colorado's longest running music stores is singing its swan song. Miller Music in downtown Longmont, hurt by the ongoing shift to internet shopping, is closing up shop at the end of the month after nearly 42 years in business. Full Story

5 questions with Green Alpha Advisors about sustainable asset management
In Boulder County, it sometimes seems like everything is "green." But when it comes to money? Not so much. Full Story

'Weed control' can strangle a business
Bindweed may do me in this year. It was okay at first when we bought our new house years ago. Little pink and white flowers greeted us from the fringes of multiple gardens. Full Story

Boulder clothing company Shinesty lands MTV reality show
Move over, teen moms. Boulder brand Shinesty is getting its own reality show on MTV, and the brains behind the vintage, weird and wacky apparel company could not be more ready to change up the lineup at the one-time music-focused network. Full Story

Colorado's unemployment rate reverses course for first time in 63 months
Since January 2011, Colorado's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate either moved lower than or stayed flat with the previous month, falling from 8.8 percent to a low of 2.9 percent in March. Full Story

Colorado population growth far outstripped new housing, census says
Colorado's population rose by almost 102,000 people last year, but the state added only 25,143 new homes, condos and apartments to accommodate those newcomers, according to updated estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Full Story

Broomfield's Level 3 shareholders tour its high-tech security center, as telecom plans to add third facility in Latin America
Dale Drew has a unique view of the world. From inside the security operations center at Level 3's Broomfield headquarters, the chief security officer watches "bad guys" attempt to infiltrate the computers and networks of both the telecom company itself and its many customers. Full Story

As Sports Authority prepares for going-out-of-business sales, competitor Dick's bides time
Dick's Sporting Goods is making a play for only a "very small number" of closing Sports Authority stores, executives for the nation's largest sporting goods retailer said Thursday. Full Story

If this bus could talk... young entrepreneurs roll into Boulder Startup Week
At 6 a.m. Sunday, Evan Krishner got onto a bus with about 30 strangers in New York City. He knew it was headed for Boulder, but he didn't know when they would arrive, where he would be staying, or what might happen along the way.  Full Story

Longmont's UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital expected to trigger building boom on Colo.119
UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital, set to open a year from now, is already generating buzz in the development world, with everyone from new home builders to shopping center and office building developers scouting for opportunities near the medical campus at the intersection of Colo. Full Story

Justin's nut-butter company sold to Spam's parent Hormel for $286M
Justin's LLC, a nut butter company with humble beginnings in Boulder's farmers market, has landed in the hands of consumer goods giant Hormel Foods at the price of $286 million. Full Story

Xcel Energy files for $1 billion Rush Creek Wind Project
Xcel Energy wants to build a $1 billion wind farm that spans 90,000 acres in Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties. Full Story

State: Louisville's Gaiam to cut 34 jobs as a result of sale
Louisville-based yoga and lifestyle company Gaiam (NASDAQ: GAIA) will eliminate 34 positions from its staff, according to a filing with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Full Story

Boulder Economic Summit: Feverish economy losing some heat
When will the next recession hit? University of Colorado's Brian Lewandowski is not really sure. But the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Boulder Economic Summit knows that it is coming, and he's not alone in that thought. Wells Fargo recently put the chance of a recession in the next six months at 25 percent. Full Story

Oskar Blues to open restaurant and music venue in LoDo
Oskar Blues' push into Denver isn't stopping with the opening of Hotbox Roasters and Chuburger in the trendy River North district. Full Story

Ed Trumble, man behind Boulder's Leanin' Tree, honored with lifetime achievement award
Ed Trumble has been too busy growing his business to pause and reflect on his very long career. So it takes him by surprise when somebody reminds him that his greeting card company, Gunbarrel-based Leanin' Tree, has been putting art on paper for nearly 70 years. Full Story

Walgreens in south Boulder expected to open in July 2017
The developers of a 13,000-square-foot Walgreens planned for south Boulder said Tuesday that they expect the pharmacy to open by the summer of 2017 at the Table Mesa Shopping Center. Full Story

Boulder's Namaste Solar CEO Jones steps down, replacement named
Blake Jones, a co-founder and CEO of Namasté Solar, has stepped down, and will be replaced by Dave Vorlage. 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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