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Staffing shortages at 911 call centers in Denver leads to longer wait times

The 911 communication centers in the Denver metro responsible for taking emergency calls and dispatching police, firefighters and paramedics are struggling to recruit and retain workers amid a tight labor market that has made hiring difficult in many industries, leaders of five of the area’s largest centers said. The lack of workers means 911 callers […]

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Editorial: Partygoers sought attention – that’s what they got

EDITORIAL A group of people who are accused of breaching Covid-19 restrictions to gather at a North Shore house last weekend have been variously described. Some have called one of the alleged organisers an “influencer”, in marketing terms, a person who sways potential buyers of a product or service by promoting or recommending them on […]

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Stolen cars, thefts at Denver airport parking lots surge

Terri Finney returned to Denver International Airport at the end of a weekend trip to find her car gone from the east garage, where she’d parked it two days earlier. By the end of the week, Denver police had arrested the suspected thieves and recovered her Audi A4 sedan. But what seemed like a happy […]

Business

Vacancies are at a record high: Which sectors have the biggest gaps to fill?

Job vacancies in the UK have surged over the summer to an all-time high of over one million – and all industry sectors saw an increase, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But which sectors have the biggest gaps? The ONS measures how many vacancies each had for every 100 employee jobs in […]

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Heavy snow at Berthoud, Fall River and Vail Pass Friday morning

Colorado received its first snow of the season Thursday morning on Wolf Creek Pass. Friday morning, some snow fell much closer to Denver. A weather station on Berthoud Pass reported “heavy snow” around 2 a.m. Friday. Webcams in the area later in the morning backed the claim as snow stuck to surfaces near the road […]

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Shake Shack opens at Denver airport, brings booze with burgers and fries

Shake Shack, the New York City-born burger chain, expanded its reach in Colorado and beyond Tuesday, opening a long-in-the-works location in Denver International Airport. It adds booze to the mix with the standard burger and fries. On the B Concourse mezzanine, the new location is the cult favorite franchise’s sixth in the Denver area. Marketing […]

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Germany and Belgium floods: At least 44 dead and more than 70 missing after heavy rain

At least 44 people have died and more than 70 are missing after record rainfall triggered severe floods in western Germany and neighbouring Belgium. Forty-two of the fatalities were in Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling the situation a “catastrophe” as she expressed solidarity with those affected by the flooding. The dead including 18 in […]

Economy

Boulder remains at top of “Best Places to Live” list for second year

Last year, Colorado boasted four metro areas among the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live” list, no small accomplishment. But the pandemic has changed things up a bit on this year’s list, which rates the 150 most populous U.S. metro areas based on affordability, job prospects, desirability and net […]

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Colorado gun sales continue at record pace in 2021

Coloradans since last year have bought guns at such a rapid pace that gun store owners struggled to keep their shelves stocked. Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood generally carries several hundred guns at any time, but during the pandemic, the shop’s stock sometimes dropped to as few as 10, co-owner Jacquelyn Clark […]

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Southwest Airlines flights at DIA have bumpy start to Independence Day weekend

The extremely busy Independence Day travel weekend got off to a bumpy start Friday at the Denver International Airport with 127 canceled flights and 413 delayed flights by late-afternoon Friday. The majority of canceled and delayed flights at DIA were by Southwest Airlines, according to Flight Aware. Southwest canceled 75 flights, or 14% of its […]