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Dec 15, 2017

Stock Show Unveils Plan To Make Denver A ‘World-Class’ Agriculture Hub

The National Western Center plans to expand beyond the stock show and feature year-round events. Officials said the center is expected to see 2 million visitors annually and bring roughly $230 million a year to the area’s economy.

Dec 14, 2017

LOOK: Civic Center Station is almost ready for the masses

The new facility boasts some sleek new outdoor shelters that officials say are meant to mimic the iconic coverings at Union Station. The terminal’s new sign at Broadway and 16th Avenue is visible all the way down the 16th Street Mall, similar to the Union Station sign’s presence above 17th Street. Downtown Denver’s two central corridors are now bookended by transportation signs.

Dec 14, 2017

Lyft teams with Denver’s Guild Education to offer discounts on college, education to drivers

Through Denver-based Guild Education, Lyft drivers can get tuition discounts of 5 to 20 percent at more than 80 universities, including the University of Denver and online learning site edX, which was founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012. Courses through Guild also are discounted about 25 to 35 percent below the national average, the company said.

Dec 14, 2017

Denver opens 3 shelters that aim to be more welcoming to the homeless

With showers, sidewalk storage units and beds instead of floor mats, Denver has opened three new homeless shelters that try to provide a more welcoming option for those seeking to come in from the cold. It’s even taking steps to find shelter for pets that often can’t accompany their homeless owners.

Dec 14, 2017

Home values are spiking wildly in west Denver

Carriage houses, garage apartments, granny flats and backyard cottages have been, for decades, part of the fabric of some of Denver’s most established and well-off neighborhoods — offering a place to accommodate family members or to rent out for extra income.

Dec 14, 2017

Denver's $1B National Western Center to begin construction in 2018

Denver officials hope to get started with construction early next year on the $1 billion National Western Center by issuing the project's first contracts, including one worth an estimated $250 million for site and road work

Dec 11, 2017

RTD Civic Center Station to reopen Dec. 17 after $31 million renovation

The station closed during summer 2016 so the Regional Transportation District could undertake a $31 million renovation of the center, leaving a building that’s easier to maintain and repair, nine bus bays and a more open and welcoming design. Civic Center Station is set to reopen for full-service Sunday, Dec. 17.

Dec 11, 2017

Denver tests driverless shuttle for first mile-last mile transit connection

Governor Hickenlooper has been pushing hard to make sure his state is on the forefront of the autonomous vehicle (AV) trend. State legislators recently passed a law legalizing AV travel on Colorado's roads, as long as operators obey all of the existing rules of the road. Denver is among the many municipalities working to add driverless shuttles.

Dec 11, 2017

The One Company That Could Have an Astonishingly Bad Year -- and Still Be Valued at $60 Billion

It's impossible to talk about Uber in 2017 without talking about the scandals. They seemed endless. But throughout its spate of astonishingly bad PR, Uber's business has continued to grow. Company leadership is confident that 2017 was the peak of its notoriety, not of its fortunes. "We've actually come out a much stronger company, I think, than when we went into the year," said Uber VP and general manager Rachel Holt, who runs the North American division and global customer support.

Dec 11, 2017

Hearing on A-Line, G-Line crossing gate certification set for early 2018

A final decision on the fate of two metro Denver commuter rail lines should come early next year, after a judge with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday set a March date for a hearing on the matter.

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