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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 13, 20187min1427

The Colorado Republican Party had arranged to hold a fundraising dinner and a slew of district assemblies at the Best Western hotel in Longmont on the eve of the party’s state assembly in Boulder next month. But after party officials got wind that the hotel chain had ended its affiliation with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state GOP decided to move its operations to another hotel on the south side of Denver, nearly 50 miles away. For a while, that was the official story.


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirJuly 20, 20173min186

This just in from the Secretary of State’s Office: Colorado’s economy continues to surge. Not really news, you say? And not necessarily good news, either, given how real estate prices and rents also keep soaring. OK, but unemployment is at historic lows, too. So, a strong economy is a mixed bag.

In any event, don’t blame the messenger: Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. His office announced today that new business entity filings and existing entity renewals with the office’s business division rose in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. There was a slight dip in both measures from the first quarter this year.

Williams, quoted in a press statement, said:

“New entity filings continue an upward trajectory, which is good news for our state …. There are now nearly 650,000 business entities in good standing filed with our office.”

The data from Williams’s office is tracked and analyzed by the Business Research Division at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, which regularly compiles the data in its Quarterly Business & Economic Indicators Report, also on file at the Secretary of State’s Office.

Also quoted in the press release is Richard Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division:

“At this time the national economy appears poised to continue the third longest expansion in U.S. history …. We see few warning signs that could derail this trajectory over the next year. Colorado’s economy is still holding strong.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 27, 20173min672

State Sen. Stephen Fenberg and Lindsay Urban, both of Boulder, were married on Saturday, June 26, in an outdoor ceremony at River Bend in Lyons. The ceremony was officiated by Sheila Malcolm, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Ami, a Jewish congregation in Boulder. The bride is the daughter of Andy Urban and Robin Bass of Newton, Massachusetts. The groom is the son of Bill and Harriet Fenberg of Dayton, Ohio.