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  1. John Malone's Liberty empire unloads its backpack e-commerce business
    John Malone’s Liberty empire no longer includes a go-to place for backpackers’ online shopping. Douglas County-based Liberty Ventures (Nasdaq: LVNTA), an offshoot of Liberty Interactive Corp., sold its outdoor gear e-commerce business, backcountry.com, to San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners equity investment firm. TSG Consumer Partners announced the transaction. Terms were not disclosed. Liberty Ventures did not comment on the deal. It owned 90 percent of backcountry.com prior to the…
  2. Craig Hospital lands $1.1 million gift to help with expansion, patient equipment
    The Daniels Fund donated $1,119,000 to Craig Hospital to help the Englewood medical center expand and purchase new adaptive equipment, the hospital announced Wednesday. "Daniels Fund's support of Craig Hospital reflects our founder's compassion for helping others," said Linda Childears, president and CEO of Daniels Fund. Craig Hospital is a 93-bed private, not-for-profit facility that provides a range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, neurosurgical and long-term care. It will use $919,000…
  3. Colorado School of Public Health gets $8.1M occupational-safety training boost
    Colorado School of Public Health officials have received an $8.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to help train the next generation of occupational-health specialists. The five-year grant will support the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, which educates both physicians on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and occupational-safety and health graduate students from Colorado State University. It is one of only 18 such specialty centers in the United…
  4. Indiana firm buys Westminster DoubleTree hotel
    An Indiana real estate investment firm has purchased the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster hotel. Hotel Capital LLC bought the 180-room hotel located just off of U.S. 36 from Burrus Investment Group Inc. of Metarie, Louisiana. Terms of the deal, including sale price, were not disclosed. With the hotel being located between Denver and Boulder and near a number of large companies’ regional offices, the owners view the DoubleTree as a profitable venture, said Joe Corcoran, vice president of…
  5. 4 Colorado spots are among the nation's top 100 wine restaurants
    Sometimes, the thing that makes the meal is the wine that goes with it. And in Colorado, four restaurants stand out as the best at giving customers the perfect match between meal and glass. Guard and Grace, a steakhouse that opened in early 2014, is the only Denver restaurant that landed among Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2015 "100 Best Wine Restaurants" released Wednesday. "We do realize that Cabernet rules, but our drive to expose guests to things they haven’t heard of will never die," wine…