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May 17, 2024

McDonald’s Plans $5 Meal Deal to Counter Customer Frustration over high prices

McDonald’s plans to introduce a $5 meal deal in the U.S. next month to counter slowing sales and customers’ frustration with high prices. The deal would let customers get a four-piece McNugget, small fries, a small drink and either a McDouble burger or a McChicken sandwich for $5 in most areas, according to a person [...]

Feb 7, 2024

Guest Column: Denver Bronco Player Explains Why Financial Literacy is Essential for Equality

“A host of positive psychological changes inevitably will result from widespread economic security.” – Dr. MLK Jr. To combat inequality, we must first start with knowledge. We have all seen firsthand the transformative power that understanding money can have on individuals and families. As we celebrate Black History M[...]

Jan 27, 2024

Best of Colorado 2024 is Now Live

Now in its tenth year, the Best of Colorado Reader’s poll gives our readers a chance to voice their opinion on what they believe are the best service providers and companies throughout Colorado. Last year, we featured 127 different categories, received more than 3,100 ballots and nearly 30,000 total nominations. Of course, non[...]

Jan 23, 2024

“Underground at the Showcase,” Youth-Produced Official Podcast of the Underground Music Showcase, Announces a Second Season

Season two of “Underground at the Showcase,” the official youth-produced podcast of the Underground Music Showcase (UMS), launches on January 30th on all podcast streaming platforms. Season 2 Highlights: Inside scoop: Hear candid conversations with top local artists who rocked UMS 2023, including Destino, Corsicana, Dandu, H[...]

Jan 19, 2024

Dry January and Beyond: How Sober Living Can Improve Your Health and Business

Millions of people worldwide are participating in the health movement of Dry January, simply choosing not to drink alcohol for the month. Because many Americans reported increasing their alcohol intake during COVID, there is concern that consumption has remained high even after the pandemic ended. Health professionals report the[...]

Dec 28, 2023

Made in Colorado Awards 2023: Emerging Manufacturer

There’s a common misconception that the United States doesn’t manufacture much anymore. In reality, the country continues to out-manufacture China on a per capita basis, and domestic growth outpaced the global average for the first time in years in late 2022. Colorado is a case in point. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of[...]

Dec 27, 2023

Craftsmanship in a Disposable World: The Decline of Repair Culture

My wife has a very nice ski jacket that we got for her birthday a couple of years ago, and last winter the zipper broke. I suggested we just take it to a tailor and have it repaired. However, we soon discovered that (a), there aren’t that many tailors around anymore, and (b) the one […]

Dec 22, 2023

Made in Colorado (Winter 2023): Sasquatch Cookies Deliver Homemade Treats With BigFoot

There’s a common misconception that the United States doesn’t manufacture much anymore. In reality, the country continues to out-manufacture China on a per capita basis, and domestic growth outpaced the global average for the first time in years in late 2022. Colorado is a case in point. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of[...]

Dec 18, 2023

Balancing Net Zero and Keeping the Heat On

Access to affordable energy is a prerequisite for economic security, physical health and social wellbeing. Energy poverty occurs when a household is unable to access essential energy services and products. Coloradans are fortunate to live in a state where energy is reliably available, and instances of brownouts and blackouts are[...]

Dec 14, 2023

Made in Colorado (Winter 2023): Colorado Bushcraft’s Retro-Style Outdoor Bags

There’s a common misconception that the United States doesn’t manufacture much anymore. In reality, the country continues to out-manufacture China on a per capita basis, and domestic growth outpaced the global average for the first time in years in late 2022. Colorado is a case in point. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of[...]

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Dec 1, 2023

Unwrapping the Perfect Gift — A New Approach to Gifting in 2024

In a world where experiences triumph over possessions and sustainability takes center stage, it’s time to take an innovative approach to gifting. Say goodbye to cluttered junk drawers and hello to purposeful, travel-friendly gifts that align with the modern, conscious lifestyle. As we embark on this journey together, let’[...]

Nov 27, 2023

The Messi Effect — How One Player is Drastically Changing the Global Sports Media Industry

We have seen the future of televised sports. It wears No. 10.   The jersey belongs to one Lionel Messi, captain for Argentina’s national soccer team and more recently a forward for the Major League Soccer team Inter Miami, where in short order he has become a pink-shirted human highlight reel whose powerhouse left foot routi[...]