After delays, South Main Station’s developer says Longmont project on track

Courtesy photo via Times-CallAn aerial view rendering of the South Main Station project in Longmont. Despite a lack of recent activity at the South Main Station construction site in Longmont, the long-delayed project’s developer says it is on pace for completion in 2019. The mixed-use project — which began with the 2015 demolition of the city’s Butterball turkey plant on Main Street and is expected to eventually include 315 apartments and 9,500 square feet of commercial space spread across five buildings — has been dogged by delays in the start of construction due to financing snags and the discovery of contaminated soil. A public-private partnership agreement between the city and… Read More

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Click, tap, buy: Holiday shoppers spent record amount online

NEW YORK — Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season. That’s according to Adobe Analytics, which reports online shopping during the holiday season reached $108.2 billion, up almost 15 percent from $94.4 billion the year before. The research arm of software maker Adobe says more than a third of online holiday revenue came from purchases made on smartphones or tablets. Adobe Analytics says people likely spent more due to low unemployment rates and a strong stock market. Related ArticlesJanuary 14, 2018 Suburbs north of Denver have “come of age” with explosive growth along I-25 corridor January 13, 2018 Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits January… Read More

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Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources

Renewable-energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including solar and wind options with energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs. “The response was amazing.The world is our oyster. It was like walking into a Las Vegas buffet,” said Erin Overturf, chief energy counsel for Western Resource Advocates, one of several environmental groups that want the utility to reduce its dependence on coal. Xcel last year estimated it would need 450 megawatts of additional generation to meet future demand under its 2016 Electric Resource Plan. In August, Xcel and several other parties reached an agreement known… Read More

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Magid: PCs that can do it all in a tidy little package

There was a time when nearly every PC was a desktop and only “road warriors” spent the extra money to buy a laptop. Now, laptops outsell desktops, and a lot of people use them at home, at the office and on the road. They’ve become so ubiquitous that I often hear people refer to “laptop” as a generic name for a personal computer. But there are still plenty of desktop PCs on the market as well as people, including me, who prefer using a desktop PC whenever possible. Of course, I travel a lot so I have a desktop and a laptop, and thanks to cloud storage systems (I use… Read More

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Mac Tully to resign as publisher of The Denver Post on Jan. 31

Denver Post CEO and publisher Mac Tully announced Tuesday that he will depart at the end of January, capping more than four years at the helm of Colorado’s leading news organization during a time of constant change. Tully, who also is executive vice president of Digital First Media, said in a letter to the staff that he is not ready to retire. But “after 40 years in the industry, I’m ready for something a little less stressful. I’ll miss the stellar and most talented people I’ve had the great fortune to work with at The Denver Post and throughout the rest of the company,” he wrote. Among the organization’s accomplishments,… Read More

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British Airway boots man who tried to board a flight wearing everything he packed

There are many approaches to avoid paying a fee for excess luggage when traveling by air these days. You could pack light, cramming all your belongings in an approved carry-on bag. You could book with an airline that doesn’t charge for baggage. Or, in the case of one man flying out of Iceland last week, you could try boarding the plane donning, say, 10 shirts and eight pairs of pants. That was the approach of a traveler identified by the Iceland Monitor as Ryan Carney Williams, who claims he was booted from a British Airways flight from Keflavik International Airport to England on Wednesday for wearing too many clothes. In… Read More

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