All Stories"> All Stories en-us 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 CU report New entity filings indicate further job growth in state University of Colorado Boulder researchers expect moderate employment gains in the second half of 2014, according to a second-quarter report released by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Friday.nbsp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:00 EST Denver to host EPA hearing on CO2 cuts Interest in the Environmental Protection Agency8217s proposal to cut the nation8217s emissions of carbon dioxide by 30 percent by 2030 is running very high. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:07:00 EST CoBank makes 10B available in new USDA program Greenwood Village-based CoBank is earmarking 10 billion for a new public-private partnership focused on infrastructure investment for the nation's rural core, it said in a joint announcement Thursday with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:56:00 EST Erie velodrome hits snag, cycling championships forced to move After a construction process fraught with weather setbacks, the all-but-completed Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie hit another snag this week that will keep cyclists off its track. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:51:00 EST Louisville considering blight designation for former Sam's Club Louisville City Council will consider a blight designation for its largest retail building following a discussion last week about what direction to take with the vacant former Sam's Club building on McCaslin Boulevard. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:44:00 EST Weld County leads way in residential sales For the first six months of the year, local residential real estate sales are slightly behind the record pace of 2013, but the median price is up 4.7 percent and the total sales volume of 2.8 billion is a new six-month record.Closed sales in June totaled 2,030 homes, slightly ahead of the 1,958 closed in May and a 2... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:24:00 EST Turning rejection sales calls into reconsiderations The storySo, continued Melinda on the phone, Would it be fair to say that itrsquos over?I think so, responded Beth. But I want you to know that I really appreciate the fact yoursquove been so diligent in getting back to me the past month. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:20:00 EST Briefcase BRIEFSThe Harmony Foundation addiction treatment center, at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road in Estes Park, broke ground July 18 on a new health-center building on its campus.CLOSINGSMichigan-based Lamar Construction, which had an office in Loveland and several projects... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:19:00 EST New status urged to push I-25 expansion FORT COLLINS ndash Northern Colorado officials and business leaders hope to designate the heavily congested portions of Interstate 25 north of Longmont as a special national freight route, a status that could help win federal money for the cash-strapped project.Businesspeople and elected officials for years have... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:03:00 EST