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Jul 17, 2024

John Deere ends support of ‘social or cultural awareness’ events, distances from inclusion efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Farm equipment maker John Deere says it will no longer sponsor “social or cultural awareness” events, becoming the latest major U.S. company to distance itself from diversity and inclusion measures after being targeted by conservative backlash. In a statement posted Tuesday to social media platform [...]

Jul 4, 2024

Black farmers’ association calls for Tractor Supply CEO’s resignation after company cuts DEI efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Black Farmers Association called on Tractor Supply’s president and CEO Tuesday to step down after the rural retailer announced that it would drop most of its corporate diversity and climate advocacy efforts. The resignation demand emerged as Tractor Supply, which has 23 locations in Colorado [...]

Jun 16, 2024

Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

A report published last week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S. and the more than $546 million the state has reaped in mineral extraction from them. The report, shared first with The Associated Press, identif[...]

May 26, 2024

Loveland Foundry Rebuilds Jackie Robinson Statue After Theft in Kansas

As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kansas, a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves brazenly destroyed the original. “Many sculptures come through here,” said Haines at the[...]

Denver, Colorado, United States - 4.7.2023: RiNo neighborhood at sunset. People sitting at a brewery patio
May 21, 2024

RiNo Art District Announces Q1 Recipients of Creative Grants 

RiNo Art District, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering a welcoming, creative community where a diversity of artists, residents and businesses thrive, today announced the first round of individuals and organizations receiving funding through the Creative Grants program. In Q1 2024, RiNo awarded $41,500 [...]

Reopening and back to office after covid-19 concept. Human resources worker helps employee with return to office workspace.
May 16, 2024

Can America Really ‘Return to the Office’? And, Even if We Could, Should We?

Someone asked me recently if I exercised regularly — which I do — but it turned out to be a way of proselytizing for running as an exercise. “The only thing about me that runs is my nose,” I replied. I don’t suppose that this is what is meant by a running gag, but it […]

Apr 12, 2024

Denver Extends Support to Migrants to Six Months but Limits Spaces

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a major shift Wednesday in the city’s response to the migrant crisis, extending support to six months but with only about 1,000 spaces. The mayor’s pivot follows failed attempts to get federal aid and deep cuts to the city’s budget as Denver served a total of[...]

Apr 3, 2024

Not in the path of totality? You can still watch Monday’s total solar eclipse online

By The Associated Press Spectators who aren’t near the path of totality or who get cloudy weather on eclipse day can still catch the total solar eclipse. NASA, science centers and media organizations plan to stream live coverage online from different locations along the path next Monday. The space agency will show telescop[...]

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 23, 2023

Working in Colorado’s Professional Sports Industry is Not as Glamorous as You Think

Want a career in the business side of sports? Better stock up on sleep.  You’re likely to need it, given the demand for long days, hard work and little respite from the grind even during the off-season. In other words: maybe not so terribly different from your current job. So, a pro-tip: Before you hit […]

Dec 16, 2023

Strapped for Success: The Importance of Corporate Team Building

In the fast-paced and competitive landscape of the corporate world, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among team members is crucial for success. That has only gotten harder in a remote or hybrid landscape. One effective way to achieve this integration is through well-planned corporate team-building events. These benef[...]