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North Fork fire victims say board payment recommendations too low

The Colorado State Claims Board will recommend that the legislature award more than $1 million to five additional victims of the Lower North Fork fire, bringing the total for 26 victims to about $12.5 million.

Planning for Jefferson Parkway still pulling in municipal dollars

Three Front Range municipalities that for the past six years have pumped $6.7 million into the yet-to-be constructed Jefferson Parkway recently made it clear they want to see their money back — eventually.

Denver-based Udi's Foods changes names

Udi's Foods announced Wednesday that it has changed the name of its parent company to the "Baron Group" and will rename three of its brands to "Izzio," "Etai's," and "Silvi's.

Gov. Hickenlooper's staffing overhaul, sold as cost-neutral, costs millions

Gov. John Hickenlooper sold voters in 2012 a plan he said would modernize and streamline hiring and management of state workers. But 16 months later, additional at-will workers hired and moved under the constitutional change and other state provisions are costing taxpayers millions of dollars, a Denver Post analysis of state employment databases found.

Children's Museum of Denver announces massive expansion

The Children's Museum of Denver will double in size and has purchased and leased land around it that could allow the attraction to expand again.

Denver better than most in construction jobs

Denver is one of the few metro areas in the country that added construction jobs last year, thanks in part to the redo of Denver Union Station and the 122-mile FasTracks mass-transit project, transportation and construction officials said Tuesday.

Claims board will recommend damages for North Fork fire victims

The state would pay 21 victims of the deadly 2012 Lower North Fork fire $11.4 million if the legislature accepts a recommendation of the Colorado State Claims Board.

Ex-Aspen socialite guilty in 1996 bomb death of ex-husband

A former Aspen socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 Tucson car-bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years living a lavish lifestyle across Europe.

Denver County Fair putting high emphasis on "Pot Pavilion"

Marijuana plant-growing competitions. Pot-brownie judging. Pipes. Vaporizers. Rolling papers. And, oh, by the way, there's also a county fair taking place. But excuse the Denver County Fair organizers for making hay with marijuana while public interest is high.

Pedestrian "Bridge to Nowhere" near Southwest Plaza Mall in Jefferson County is still contentious

It's been complete for nearly three years, but the pedestrian bridge at Wadsworth Boulevard and Bowles Avenue is still a sore subject with Jefferson County residents and some in the government.

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