Colorado state experts predict potentially devastating wildfire season in 2018

ENGLEWOOD – Friday’s news from the governor and state wildland fire experts came as no surprise: Colorado faces a potentially devastating wildfire season. Possibly, officials said, the worst since two of the state’s most destructive – the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, which burned 347 homes in Colorado Springs and killed two residents; and the 2013 Black Forest fire, which destroyed 489 homes and killed two people. "With 63 percent of normal snowpack in southeast Colorado and into the headwaters of the Arkansas River drainage, there’s heightened fire awareness," Gov. John Hickenlooper said at an annual wildfire outlook briefing at Centennial Airport in Englewood. Colorado Springs and Pueblo are the two… Read More

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Locally, a new twist on housing

Hide caption On a 10-acre parcel of oak hammock and wetlands in a woodsy, residential neighborhood off Fruitville Road, the elements appear to be coming together for an experiment in elder living that a small band of dedicated believers have spent three years pursuing. Another two years from now, if all goes as expected, some 35 home buyers will move into a cohousing community designed and conceived with their input, that will operate according to their rules. Among other things, the founding co-owners will get to decide whether their new home will be limited to residents over 50 or allows younger residents. Either way, the emphasis will be on creating… Read More

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Climbing gym transforms former Sports Authority headquarters – Denver Business Journal

One of the Englewood buildings that housed the headquarters office of now defunct Sports Authority retail giant is on track to open this summer as perhaps the biggest climbing gym in the U.S. Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness is turning one of the buildings at the former headquarters of Sports Authority, 1050 W. Hampden Ave., into a 53,000-square-foot climbing gym. The one time warehouse-turned-office, is getting new height added to it for climbing walls and bouldering areas. The company’s CEO Robert Cohen declined to comment on the amount of the building investment. “When possible, we prefer to repurpose existing buildings – not only does this allow us to find opportunities… Read More

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Chimera Appoints New Board Member Debra W. Still and Announces the Retirement of Paul Keenan from the Chimera Board of Directors – New York Business Journal

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc. (NYSE:CIM) announced today that Debra W. Still has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Still has nearly four decades of experience in real estate finance and since 2010 has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Financial Services, which includes the mortgage lending, title and insurance operations of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In addition to Pulte Financial Services, Ms. Still is also President of Pulte Mortgage, LLC, a nationwide lender headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. Ms. Still began her career with Pulte Mortgage, LLC in 1983 where she served in various executive capacities, including… Read More

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Briefcase: Cherry Hills gets new salon franchise – Denver Business Journal

Cherry Hills gets new salon franchise Local entrepreneur Mark Christensen opened the fourth Colorado location of New Orleans-based franchise My Salon Suite, located in the Cherry Hills/Englewood market at 1610 East Girard Place. The 5,000-square-foot space is home to 25 stations available to lease by hair stylists and manicurists. The salon promises marketing and business operations support, as well as continued training and business development. Denver Real Estate firm opens Arvada branch Leprino Home Residential Real Estate celebrated the grand opening of its new West Branch. The Olde Town Arvada location will be the Denver firm’s second. Located at 5612 Yukon Street, the office offers interactive video and virtual tours,… Read More

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Network at Northern NJ Community Foundation’s Brew and Song

Join the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen for the first 2018 Connect the Dots event, Brew and Song, on Monday, February 12. The fun kicks off at The Alementary Brewing Co., 58 Voorhis Lane, Hackensack, New Jersey from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. Partnering with the local art-friendly microbrewery, the evening presents a networking event filled with interesting people, singing, and tasty craft beer. Connect with artists, municipal and community leaders and business owners living or working in Bergen County and meet others with similar interests. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Craft beer is available for purchase. All beer sales defray the… Read More

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Von Miller just wishes final game meant more

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) tackles Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The Broncos (5-10) have not been to the playoffs since Miller’s MVP performance in Super Bowl 50, when his two strip sacks of Cam Newton ignited Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina on Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File) Mark Tenally ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller wishes Sunday’s season finale meant something and he yearns for the day his sage advice hits home with his younger teammates. With the AFC West crown locked up, Kansas City (9-6) gets to… Read More

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