All Stories"> All Stories en-us Inspector General DOE failed to manage 'risks' with Abound's loan LOVELAND - The Department of Energy had weaknesses in a program administering a 400 million loan guarantee to Loveland-based solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar Inc., according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General. The 23-page report comes nearly two years after Abound Solar declared bankruptcy in July... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:55:00 EST NASA leader tours LASP talks about commercial space travel BOULDER - NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday said that for the next generation of crewed spacecraft like Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Dream Chaser to succeed commercially the industry needs to come up with more destinations.Getting astronauts to the International Space Station is great, and NASA needs a vehicle to get... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:04:00 EST Regus offers co-working space for Earth Day BOULDER - Shared office space provider Regus, which opened a location in downtown Boulder earlier this month, is opening all of its business lounges for free on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, to help workers cut down on their commutes.The idea is for workers who live closer to a Regus location than their own workplace, they... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:28:00 EST Hospices in Boulder Valley, Northern Colorado will merge TRU Community Care in Lafayette and Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley said they will consolidate their not-for-profit operations by summer because of increased regulation and decreasing reimbursement in a competitive health-care environment. Both hospices will continue to operate under their current names and... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:16:00 EST Twelve companies in region garner VC in 1Q BOULDER - Twelve companies based in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado received a total of 44.6 million of venture capital during the first quarter of this year, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopersNational Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report released Friday.Statewide, venture capitalists poured 117.6... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:00:00 EST Jobless rates decline in Boulder, Larimer, Weld counties Unemployment rates in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties declined from February to March, while Broomfield County's rate held steady.All four counties' rates declined when compared with the same month a year ago.Boulder County retains the lowest rate in the region at 5.1 percent, down from 5.2 in February and... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:00 EST Boulder OKs Active Interest Media for rebates BOULDER - The city of Boulder has approved Active Interest Media Inc. for up to 25,000 in rebates for sales and use taxes, and permit-related fees through the city's Flexible Rebate Program.nbspUnder this program, the city manager may consider a specific incentive package for tax and fee rebates to meet a local company's... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:51:00 EST Florist hopes to blossom with new partners, strategy FORT COLLINS ndash Longtime Fort Collins florist Palmer Flowers has announced a new partnership ndash with five of its current employees acquiring a stake in the firm.The new partners, who have spent from three to 30 years with the company, include manager Sue Charles, fresh department... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:00 EST Thousands in area face ACA penalties More than 58,000 people in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties will likely remain uninsured, despite the Affordable Care Act, according to new estimates, and thousands of them will be subject to penalties on their federal tax returns next year.This year, an uninsured Colorado family... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:44:00 EST Costly ads to fuel ballot battles over fracking Cliff Willmeng has two children and a full-time job as a registered nurse ndash and he still devotes hours of his time every week to getting an initiative placed on the November ballot to restrict oil and gas development.Willmeng, a Lafayette resident, has traveled throughout the state to give presentations on his... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:00 EST Eldora blasts Boulder County's stance on ski resort expansion Eldora Mountain Resort's attorney says ski area officials were shocked and disappointed at Boulder County's suggestion that the resort consider improving its existing facilities, rather than focus on a full-on expansion. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:00 EST Canadian companies pay 41.5 million for Denver office building MDC Realty Advisors USA Inc. and Canadian Artis Real Estate Investment Trust REIT teamed up to buy Hudson8217s Bay Centre, a 172,912-square-foot office building at 1600 Stout Street for 41.5 million. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:06:00 EST Colorado construction scene improving faster than other states Construction gains outside of housing remain tepid nationally, but Colorado is bucking that trend. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:02:00 EST New Belgium announces May 1 groundbreaking in North Carolina New Belgium Brewing Co. on Thursday announced that it will have its official groundbreaking for a new brewery in North Carolina on May 1. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:55:00 EST Drones' use up in the air The Federal Aviation Administration has begun to enforce its longstanding ban on the commercial use of small-drone technology, creating confusion among operators who are trying to use the new technology for profit.Questions are also being raised about the FAA's legal authority to stop drone... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:48:00 EST