All Stories"> All Stories en-us Craft beer sales up 18 percent through June BOULDER - Craft beer keeps wooing more American taste buds, with sales for the first half of the year increasing by 18 percent compared with the same period last year, according to mid-year figures from the Brewers Association.The Boulder-based trade association that represents craft breweries, said Monday that craft... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:00 EST Dot Hill Systems to discuss 2Q earnings Aug. 7 LONGMONT - Dot Hill Systems Corp. Nasdaq HILL, a supplier of storage systems based in Longmont, is scheduled to release its second-quarter 2014 financial results Thursday, Aug. 7.nbspnbsp nbsp A conference call is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. that day.A live audio webcast will be aired online at Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:48:00 EST Sam's Club paid 3.9 million for mall land LONGMONT - Sam's Club paid 3.9 million for approximately 13 acres of land at The Village at the Peaks along Hover Street in Longmont, according to public records made available Monday.Sam's Club plans to build a 136,000-square-foot store to anchor the northernmost portion of the village, an outdoor retail center that will... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:00 EST CSU professor to work on crop for biofuels FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University professor John McKay has been awarded nearly 1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new crop for biofuels.A team led by McKay - an associate professor of bioagricultural sciences who also holds the title of Monfort Professor - will focus on the plant species... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:23:00 EST New Belgium Brewing opens doors to new lab For New Belgium Brewing, beer quality always has been important. But after 23 years in business in Fort Collins, and with a second, East Coast brewery on the way in Asheville, N.C., the chemistry lab was ready for an upgrade. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:49:00 EST SpaceX lawsuit against United Launch Alliance can go forward SpaceX8217s lawsuit over United Launch Alliance8217s bulk buy rocket launch contract with the U.S. Air Force can go forward and may be headed to mediation after a federal judge declined to dismiss the case. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:47:00 EST Rail capacity shortage slowing Colorado shipments of coal, wheat Electric utilities in Colorado have watched their coal supplies drop in recent months because of clogged capacity on the nation's rail lines. The congestion's biggest impact so far is on coal transport, but other commodities such as oil, grain and manufactured goods also are experiencing shipping delays. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:42:00 EST Car wash, auto parts store, tire center in works for Loveland At three highly visible locations around town, construction has started on new businesses that will open by early 2015 a car wash, an auto-parts store and a tire center. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:00 EST Can pot fight cancer? UNC seeks the answer Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:54:00 EST FDIC lifts cease-and-desist order on Valley Bank BRIGHTON - The FDIC said Friday it has terminated a cease-and-desist order against Brighton-based Valley Bank amp Trust, signaling the bank has shored up its operations to meet government standards.The bank has been working since the order was issued in 2009 to satisfy the FDIC's requirements to avoid a shutdown. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:00 EST Longmont fracking decision could affect other cities FORT COLLINS ndash A judgersquos decision to overturn Longmontrsquos ban on hydraulic fracturing may imperil moratoriums passed by cities throughout the Front Range, including Fort Collins.Attorneys arguing against moratoriums could use the Boulder District Court judgersquos decision to support their arguments, said... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:18:00 EST WhiteWave to announce earnings Aug. 7 BROOMFIELD ndash The WhiteWave Foods Company NYSE WWAV will host a live webcast of its second-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Thursday, Aug. 7.The call will begin at 8 a.m. Mountain Time. Management will discuss second-quarter results, provide an update on its outlook for the year and respond to questions. The... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:27:00 EST Noodles releasing 2Q earnings report Aug. 13 BROOMFIELD - Noodles amp Company Nasdaq NDLS will host a conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, Aug. 13.The call will begin at 230 p.m. Mountain Time. Kevin Reddy, chairman and chief executive Keith Kinsey, president and chief operating officer and... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:00 EST Study Climate change puts growth of crop yields at risk BOULDER mdash The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, according to new research. The authors, from Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, said the odds of... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:13:00 EST Loveland kickstarts downtown plan with 15-parcel purchase LOVELAND ndash The city of Loveland is buying 15 parcels of land in downtown Loveland, a key step in revitalizing a two-block area that has been on the cityrsquos development wish list for the past four years.But questions remain about how the project will be financed, whether the city will need to condemn properties if... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:45:00 EST