Position: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado job growth quickens, surprising economists

Colorado has the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the nation. May saw just 2.8 percent of the workforce without a job. Economists say that’s basically full employment, and it should make it...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Protect Colorado has $8.4 million ready to do battle this November

They have more campaign money than any political group in Colorado right now. Protect Colorado, created by the state’s largest oil and gas companies, has raised $8.4 million in contributions to...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado governor’s race: An expensive campaign with a major gap in disclosure

Even in the digital age, TV is still king — at least when it comes to political advertisements. But the way some of those ads are paid for and reported leaves more questions than answers. The...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gardner to bring bipartisan cannabis bill to Senate floor

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce a bill with Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would finally legitimize Colorado’s marijuana industry, potentially opening up banking and a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More home construction finally on the way for Colorado?

Contractors obtained almost 4,000 approved building permits to start 2018, the most to start a year since 2001, according to a review of U.S. Census Bureau data. There were 3,875 approved units in...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

GOP tax bill lines up a potential $300 million bump for Colorado’s budget

There are winners and losers in the GOP tax bill, and a lot of the coverage has focused on what it means for businesses and individuals, but state and local governments have a lot at stake too. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado gun sales hit new high on Black Friday

Black Friday was the biggest day ever for Colorado gun sellers. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation processed 4,779 background checks last Friday, a 10.4 percent increase over the same day last...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Natural gas drilling may never boom again for Western Colorado

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s energy business in a decent spot

For about three years, oil and gas drillers have suffered through low oil prices. In fact, they haven’t been this low for this long in more than a decade. Yet some of Colorado’s largest energy...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s Low Unemployment, Legal Pot Push Employers To Reconsider Drug Tests

In 2013, The Denver Post named Ricardo Baca its first editor for marijuana coverage, making him the staff expert on pot. That meant sometimes counseling new hires on how to pass the newspaper’s...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News