Probiotic inhibits weight gain, insulin resistance

Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most of […]

Poll shows voters Favor Cutting U.S. Aid to Israel, Palestinians to Force Peace

Most voters oppose more direct U.S. involvement to end the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza but favor cutting some or all U.S. funding to the two sides to force a peace settlement. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should […]

Yamaha preps for Suzuka 8-hour

The Yamaha France GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Team and Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing – YART prepare for the 37th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race held from the 24th to the 27th of July. The GMT94 Michelin team had a good start to the FIM Endurance World Championship. At the first round […]

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Waterwise gardening

The growing season this year started out cool and wet followed by a June with very little rain, and now a July with some wonderful rain storms. How do you manage your garden so plants survive through the dry and rainy spells? Gardening in Steamboat Gardening in Steamboat columns publish weekly in the Steamboat Today. […]

Steamboat Springs bus ridership on the rise again this summer

Expect bus delays during construction Like all other vehicles in town, Steamboat Springs Transit buses will move more slowly during a major construction project that’s about to start on U.S. Highway 40. “We just know there are going to be traffic delays,” Steamboat Springs Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said. He said the service will do […]

GOP on 2016 RNC: This is a ‘business decision’

Clockwise from top left: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver. (AP, Getty Images, US Presswire and USA TODAY file photos)(Photo: KUSA) USA TODAY – Some delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa may still remember the hours they spent waiting for buses and shuttling to their faraway hotels, […]

Judith Babcock art exhibit coming to Rocky Ford

Judith Proctor Babcock will exhibit her paintings starting with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the IDEA/Economic Development Center in Rocky Ford. Judy is a Rocky Ford High School Graduate with a minor in Art History from the University of Northern Colorado. She has also studied at […]

Holly School District preps for start of school year

Holly School has announced the opening of school for the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers report for testing and inservice on Mon. Aug. 11. School will begin full-time for the 7th through 12th grades on Thu. Aug. 14 and Fri. Aug. 15. School will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 4:02 p.m. Lunch will be […]

Angry impasse threatens border solution

Click photo to enlarge After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes. In the House, positions are hardening over what to do about the tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied young immigrants illegally crossing the southwestern border into the […]

Infrastructure Improvements Will Happen for Northern Colorado Water Suppliers, But They Will Come at a Cost

Residents of Northern Colorado will likely see a hike in their water bills over the next decade. Although the national average for municipal water hovers somewhere around four-tenths of a cent per gallon, Northern Water in Colorado has proposed dramatically increasing costs per unit by over three times.  The current projection shows that rates for […]

Private foundations see average returns of 15.6% in fiscal year 2013

Heather Draper Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Finance Etc. blog Investment returns at private foundations nationally rose to an average of 15.6 percent in 2013, which marked the second straight year of double-digit returns, according to a study released Wednesday. The 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private […]

EchoStar exec leaves to launch software startup

Mike Marcotte, the former top technology officer at EchoStar Corp., left to start a software company from scratch. Greg Avery Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Blog EchoStar’s top technology executive has left the company to start a new business developing software products for corporations that struggle with creating customer-facing apps […]

On the scene at Denver Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Expo (Slideshow) (Video)

July 23, 2014 — Denver businessmen and women get down to a little Zumba at the DBJ 2014 Healthiest Employers Expo & Luncheon. (Video by: Denise Jendrusch | Denver Business Journal) Live at the DBJ’s 2014 Healthiest Employers Expo & Luncheon. Caitlin Hendee Digital Producer / Social Engagement Manager- Denver Business Journal Email The Denver […]

2 more Aurora apartment complexes sold for $12.5 million

Ponderosa Villas in Aurora was sold last week, joining two other Aurora apartment deals completed for a combined $12.5 million. Molly Armbrister Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Real Deals blog Two more apartment complexes in Aurora have sold for a total of $12.5 million, the latest in a string of apartment investment […]

Denver Business Journal names 2014 Healthiest Employers SLIDESHOW

Metro Denver’s Healthiest Employers for 2014 (slideshow). Boots Gifford Print Editor / Lead Designer- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Facebook  |  Twitter The Denver Business Journal has named its 20 Metro Denver’s Healthiest Employers award honorees for 2014. But who ranked No. 1? >To find out who topped the lists in each of the four […]

Prologis to expand in Stapleton

A large warehouse and distribution center with forklifts. Molly Armbrister Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Real Deals blog Prologis Stapleton Business Center North will expand with 392,000 square feet of new space, Prologis Inc. announced Wednesday. An increase in demand for distribution space led to the company’s decision to add to its […]

5 Colorado cities among Forbes’ 30 best places for business

. Mark Harden News Director- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Google+ Denver ranks No. 4 on the latest Forbes list of the nation’s best places for business, released Wednesday, and Fort Collins comes in at No. 5. Greeley places at No. 20 on Forbes‘ list of 200 U.S. metro areas, while […]

Japan to collaborate on Dream Chaser space plane

A test flight version of the Dream Chaser space plane being built by Louisville-based Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems. Greg Avery Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Blog Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems has signed an agreement with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to collaborate missions and technologies for the […]

Jim Tarpey, Tom Downey join Ireland Stapleton law firm

Attorney James Tarpey has joined Denver law firm Ireland Stapleton. Heather Draper Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Finance Etc. blog Jim Tarpey, former member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and Tom Downey, former head of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses, have joined Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC, […]

Janus Q2 earnings double, beat analysts’ estimates

Janus CEO Richard Weil has focused on recruiting strong talent for research and portfolio management. Heather Draper Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Finance Etc. blog Janus Capital Group’s profits doubled in the second quarter, but its net outflow of investor funds increased from the first quarter, the company said Wednesday. […]

Russia’s barbarism

The destruction of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine may not have been intended by Russia or the militants it has supported and armed. But their behavior since the downing of the plane has been a lesson in barbarity and morally contemptible statecraft. While its proxies, commanded by some of its own citizens, did their best […]

Boulder County neighbors fired up over Gilpin recreational shooting proposal

As the temperatures soar and summer sizzles on, so does the controversy over where to locate recreational target ranges that will afford the best opportunities for shooters at minimal risk or annoyance to others. That debate shifts to Gilpin County this week, as commissioners and county planners will host an informational meeting Thursday night to […]

Boulder law enforcement warns of arrest-warrant phone scam

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Boulder Police Department are asking residents to be vigilant after reports of phone scams over the past month continue to come in. The sheriff’s office said callers are identifying themselves as detectives, sergeants, lieutenants and even the sheriff with Boulder County and telling residents that a warrant has been […]

Sheriff: Crowding ‘crisis’ at Boulder County Jail soon will necessitate early releases

With overcrowding at the Boulder County Jail reaching a “crisis” level, Sheriff Joe Pelle today said he plans to move forward with early releases for some non-violent municipal offenders. The move comes in the wake of the Boulder City Council’s rejection Tuesday night of an agreement with Pelle’s office that would have seen the city […]

Judge again refuses to stop Boulder County from issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall may continue to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge once again denied a motion from the state seeking to stop her. Boulder District Judge Andrew Hartman on July 10 denied a request by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to grant an injunction to prevent Hall from issuing […]

Boulder County hiker thankful for rescuers and ham radio operators: ‘I was lucky’

Boulder resident Bill Eberle has been a licensed ham radio operator since his teen years and says he never goes on a hike into the Colorado wilderness without his portable radio. On Monday, Eberle’s penchant for the somewhat dated technology paid off in a big way for an injured hiker, as he worked with two […]