Calgary offers Amazon sweeteners, no tax incentives

A day before Calgary submits its bid to lure tech giant Amazon to open new headquarters here, an official leading the effort said the city is not interested in “borrowing a company’s loyalty,” but will offer some sweeteners. The Calgary bid will have no tax incentives — the city is limited by legislation on what it can offer — but the local bid committee won’t disclose whether it’s offering up real estate, according to Mary Moran, head of Calgary Economic Development. More than 100 North American cities have mused about submitting bids to secure the economic windfall of having Amazon spend $5 billion and create up to 50,000 jobs for… Read More

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Wickstrom: Montrose works with CPW to increase access to outdoors

As an outdoorsman, I am blessed to live in Colorado, which has an abundance of public land. One of the major deterrents to outdoor recreation is public access. That being said the agencies that manage these recreational areas have struggled with funding and resources to maintain and manage them. If the state legislature does not address funding issues for Colorado Parks and Wildlife soon, we may lose public access to several areas. Renzo DelPccolo from CPW joined me on my radio show last weekend to relate a story of how creative cooperation between government entities can have a positive outcome. The Chipeta Lakes State Wildlife Area in Montrose no longer… Read More

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Homicide victim identified after man wanted for questioning dies in Revelstoke

The victim in the city’s latest homicide has been identified after a man who was being sought for questioning by police died Tuesday in a high-risk traffic stop in Revelstoke. Cyrus Ebrahimi, 29, of Calgary, was found dead in his home on Oakmoor Drive S.W. by a family member Sunday. Investigators have determined Ebrahimi’s death was a homicide, the city’s 20th this year. On Tuesday, Revelstoke RCMP confirmed that a man connected to a Calgary murder investigation had died following a high-risk traffic stop. Pulled over by several police cars on Tuesday, the driver refused to obey commands to exit the vehicle, leading to an hours-long stand off. The driver… Read More

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Colorado Prep Football Preview: Top Week 8 games to watch

Denver Post preps editor Kyle Newman breaks down the biggest games to watch in Week 8 of the 2017 high school football season, the third week of conference play around the state. Columbine (6-1) at Northglenn (5-2), Thursday 6 p.m., Five Star Stadium: With consecutive impressive wins over Fairview and Mullen to open Mount Cameron play, senior running back Connor Snow and the No. 8 Rebels are rolling into the bout against an upstart Northglenn team that’s found success with a backfield by committee as well as the defensive leadership of junior free safety J.J. Gomez. Fruita Monument (7-0) at Standley Lake (6-1), Friday 4 p.m., North Area Athletic Complex:… Read More

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Gordon Hayward injury: Warriors’ Shaun Livingston offers sympathy and perspective

OAKLAND – Shaun Livingston refused to watch the video. Hordes of NBA fans might have clamored to watch the Celtics-Cavaliers matchup on Tuesday amid excitement for opening night as well the LeBron James-Kyrie Irving reunion. But Livingston had to prepare for Tuesday’s eventual loss to Houston at the Oracle. Livingston refused to watch the video for another reason. He had heard about what happened to Boston guard Gordon Hayward only five minutes into his debut in a Celtics uniform. He fractured his left ankle. He needed to be carried off a stretcher. And uncertainty awaits on how soon Hayward can return after becoming the Celtics’ marqee free agent last summer.… Read More

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