Fort Collins

11:13pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Water

Deciding The Annual C-BT Water Quota Is A Delicate Balancing Act

The Flatiorn Pinstocks. These pipes carry C-BT water from the Western Slope to the northern Front Range.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

With mountain snowpack well above average and area reservoirs still full from last year’s flooding, it could be a banner year for water in Colorado. But just because there’s plenty of water to go around, it doesn’t mean water users will get all they want.

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5:00am

Thu April 10, 2014
Transportation

1 Month Before MAX Launch, No Detail Is Too Small

Workers survey the South Transit Center, the south-most point along the MAX route.
Grace Hood KUNC

After two years of construction and numerous traffic detours, the first bus rapid transit system along the Front Range is about to debut in Fort Collins. The new $87-million dollar Mason Express, or MAX, route is being hailed as a key transportation alternative as the city continues to grow.

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5:00am

Mon March 31, 2014

5:00am

Wed March 26, 2014
Business

Retirement Could Bring A Wave Of Boomer Businesses To Market

Roy Hansen, left, has put his truck driving school on the market and is planning for retirement. “I turn 69 next month, and you know it’s just time to do it.”
Grace Hood KUNC

So-called “business brokers” match buyers and sellers for all kinds of small enterprises, everything from high-end hair salons to septic tank cleaning. For those in the business of selling businesses, 2014 is expected to be a big year across Colorado and the U.S.

When it comes to the recent boom, it’s, well, baby boomers who are mostly behind the uptick.

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10:19am

Sat March 22, 2014
Marijuana

Legal Pot Acceptance Growing In Colorado

Tax revenue from Colorado marijuana is already in the millions.
Credit Brett Levin / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana sales is less than three months old, but public opinion has swayed further in favor of legal pot since Amendment 64 passed. Those views are largely split along party lines.

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