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  1. Anschutz's Xanterra gets temporary contract to keep running Grand Canyon services
    A looming showdown between Philip Anschutz's Colorado company that operates hotels and other visitor services at Grand Canyon National Park and the iconic park's administrators that could have led to the shutdown of some facilities has been postponed. But the larger issue of who will run the facilities long term is still unresolved. Greenwood Village-based Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc. said Friday it has reached an agreement with the National Park Service to continue operating most facilities at…
  2. Want to ban fracking? Be ready to pay up under Colorado Legislature bill
    Counties that enact a ban on fracking would have to compensate the owners of mineral rights under a bill Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, plans to introduce during the 2015 legislative session. Senator-elect Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, will sponsor the bill in the Senate, Buck said. "It's only fair, if you have an asset like mineral rights, that you're allowed to receive the value for it," Buck said. Last summer, Sonnenberg, as a state Representative, backed a ballot proposal called Initiative 121…
  3. 4 Colorado ski bars are among top 10 in U.S. (Slideshow)
    There's nothing quite like tossing back a crisp craft brew with friends after a long day carving lines down the slopes. Seriously. The aprés-ski scene is just as important to resorts as the feet of snow piled up on the ground. Of the thousands of spots in the country where skiers can check in for a bite or beer with friends, four Colorado bars found a place on Foursquare's top 10 aprés-ski bars in the nation. Click the image above to view the top 10 aprés-ski bars in the country, according…
  4. Greenbriar Plaza Shopping Center in Denver sells for $8.2 million
    Greenbriar Plaza Shopping Center in Denver has sold for $8.2 million to a California-based investment company, JS Western Retail Investments. The shopping center encompasses 114,120-square-feet and is situated on nine acres from 7041 to 7181 Pecos St. It is fully occupied by tenants such as Family Dollar, Ace Hardware and Pizza Hut. "We liked this property as it suited our investment appetite to acquire well-located retail assets in growing markets in the Western States," said Scott Tiano, president…
  5. Wells Fargo opens first new branch in metro Denver since 2009
    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has opened a new branch in Highlands Ranch — its first new Colorado location since the Wells Fargo-Wachovia merger in 2009, the bank said in a statement Friday. The new store, at 8677 S. Quebec St., is a LEED-certified building using — among other things — sustainably grown, harvested and manufactured wood materials, low-toxic paints; and a light harvesting system that cuts energy use by automatically adjusting indoor lighting for maximum use of available daylight. "Our…