Mirai Nagasu was once a Colorado Avalanche Ice Girl

Mirai Nagasu celebrates after competing in the Figure Skating Team Event. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Mirai Nagasu, who soared into Olympic history when she landed a clean triple axel jump that was crucial to Team USA winning a bronze medal in the Olympic team figure skating event here on Monday, has used her skating skills to entertain people—and to clean the ice at hockey games. Nagasu, a native of Arcadia who trains in Colorado Springs, worked for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche as an Ice Girl during the 2015-16 hockey season. Her duties included representing the team at community and charity functions, and scraping snow off the ice during breaks in the… Read More

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StarTek to close Colorado Springs call center, lay off 261

Greenwood Village call center operator StarTek Inc. will close its Colorado Springs call center and lay off all 261 employees on March 31, the company told the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. StarTek is closing the center at 4455 Arrowswest Drive, near Garden of the Gods Road, "in response to the changing needs of some of our clients," spokeswoman Michelle Tripp said Friday in an email. "This was a very difficult decision to make and is no way a reflection on our employees or the highly valued work they perform." The closing comes just 15 months after StarTek announced plans to hire 350 permanent, full-time employees and 70 temporary… Read More

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Cool Planet Announces Issuance of U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for Enhanced Biochar

"This patent validates and protects our technology and ensures that Cool Planet will remain a leader in carbon-based soil health products for years to come," said Jim Loar, Cool Planet’s CEO. "We have made significant investments in R&D to commercialize a biochar-based product that provides growers and producers with a reliable and consistent product to improve soil health and increase crop yields. We’re proud and thankful that our hard-work has been recognized and that our Enhanced Biochar is now patented and protected." The composition of matter patent protects key physical and chemical properties of Enhanced Biochar which have been identified as critical for effective and beneficial biochar performance. The proprietary… Read More

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‘Let Me Talk to You.’ Slain Colorado Deputy Died Trying to Help His Killer

Parrish was killed by a man with a history of mental health problems, police say (HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.) — A Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed by a man with a history of mental health problems tried to help the gunman before being shot, his boss said Friday at a funeral that drew law enforcement officers from around the state and elsewhere. “Up until the moment he died, he was pleading with the man, ‘Let me talk to you, let me help you’ and then the killer killed him,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said of Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, relaying what he heard on audio from body camera footage of the… Read More

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Where To Find The Best Greenwood Village News Sources

Local news are more difficult to find than national ones, especially when it comes to relatively small communities. You have to be creative and motivated to find the most trustworthy sources to get your daily dose of fresh local news. However, this isn’t impossible. If you want daily Greenwood Village news, for instance, you should start by performing an online search in your favorite browser. There are many local news websites that cover small communities like this one. As publishing online is much cheaper than printing newspapers, you have more chances to find a good source of information by searching for it in the virtual space. This doesn’t mean you… Read More

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Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death

KUSA – Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago. The case report was published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine and is co-authored by a pair of doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, which is housed at Denver Health. The doctors behind the case report, Doctors Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte, worked on the baby’s care as part of their duties at the regional poison control center. They claim that damage to the child’s heart muscle, which was… Read More

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Ideas for improving America’s health insurance system (16 letters)

Thinkstock by Getty Images Editor’s note: The Denver Post asked readers to submit ideas about how America’s broken health insurance system could better serve the nation and what Congress should do to fix it. Here is a sampling of the letters we received. Health care is a basic human right. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other industrialized country, yet we have poorer outcomes. We are sicker and are more likely to die from preventable causes than citizens of other countries. Our health care costs add substantially to the national debt. Americans say we have the best health care in the world. That may be true if… Read More

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PERA reforms explained: What’s at stake in Colorado’s $32 billion pension problem

A rainbow appears after a brief rain Oct. 18, 2015 at the Colorado State Capitol Building. Rain moved into the Denver metro area around 5pm and it is going to remain cloudy for the rest of Sunday according to the National Weather Service. Seven years after state lawmakers approved sweeping austerity measures to put the state pension fund on a path to financial stability, the retirement system’s funding levels have deteriorated to the point that the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association is headed back to the state Capitol for another round of difficult reforms. The stakes are significant. PERA provides and manages retirement benefits to 566,000 current and former public… Read More

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Fly Fishing In Colorado

Colorado is a land of remarkable spots and natural attractions that are packed with beautiful valleys and forests, lofty dunes, mountain streams and rivers, impressive canyons, snow-topped peaks and undulating prairies. Tourists love Colorado for its exciting outdoor adventures, skiing, hunting, whitewater rafting and even fishing. Among the many attractions and sports offered by Colorado spectacular playground, fishing is one of the popular ones. The location is famed for trout fishing, and it has a lot of ideal fishing locations for the avid angler. Colorado has around 6000 miles of streams and rivers and over 2000 lakes and reservoirs. You can fish for both cold and warm water fish in… Read More

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