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  • Denver-based DEA opioid probe of McKesson was 'hijacked,' says Washington Post-'60 Minutes' report December 17, 2017
    After years of investigation of McKesson Corp., led by a Denver-based Drug Enforcement Administration team, over the pharmaceutical giant's distribution of powerful opioid drugs in Colorado and elsewhere, DEA agents say they thought they had gathered enough evidence to warrant criminal charges, fines of more than $1 billion and blocking distribution of opioid pain pills […]
    Mark Harden
  • Denver breweries are stepping outside the box to beat competition December 15, 2017
    As the community prepares to celebrate the annual Denver Festival beer festival Saturday, new partnerships, business models and funding plans are evolving quickly.
    Ed Sealover
  • This neighborhood has epic Christmas lights and stunning views of the Rockies (Photos) December 15, 2017
    On the very western edge of the town of Littleton is Ken Caryl, a 9.76-square-mile census-designated place that touches the western foothills and affords stunning views of the Rockies beyond.  It's great for nature-lovers year round … and becomes particularly appealing in the winter. More on that part later. Most of the time in 9Neighborhoods, our […]
    Caitlin Hendee
  • Feds OK expansion of Colorado coal mines December 15, 2017
    The federal agency that administers huge tracts of federal land has given its blessing to expansion of a pair of coal mines in Colorado. Several environmental groups swiftly filed suit in opposition to one of the expansions. In one case, the operators of a coal mine in southwestern Colorado can expand their lease by up […]
    Mark Harden
  • Oskar Blues' downtown Denver venture features new twists December 15, 2017
    Oskar Blues’ newest restaurant/taproom/music venue, which opened Thursday in downtown Denver, is a little bit of everything the booming Longmont beer and food maker has been for 20 years, as well as just a little bit more. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, which moved into the old Crocs Mexican Grill space at 1624 Market Street, […]
    Ed Sealover
  • Longtime Colorado drug and alcohol treatment center is closing down December 15, 2017
    A veteran organization that treats metro Denver residents suffering from substance use disorders is shutting down after 42 years. Arapahoe House, which has seven metro rehab centers and serves some 5,000 patients per year, will close effective Jan. 2 due to inadequate funding, said the organization's CEO Mike Butler. "This is devastating for our community […]
    Caitlin Hendee
  • IMA's Cohen to lead committee exploring Denver Olympics bid December 15, 2017
    A committee appointed by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will explore whether Denver should bid on a future Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The panel will be led by Rob Cohen, Denver-based chairman & CEO of The IMA Financial Group.  It's the latest sign of interest in Denver hosting a future winter games, decades after Colorado won […]
    Mark Harden
  • DBJ's best of the week for Dec. 9-15: Internet's future, oil & gas shakeup and more December 15, 2017
    Here's our recap of our best online-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers.
    Mark Harden
  • Carl Icahn to SandRidge shareholders: Vote 'no' on Bonanza Creek deal December 15, 2017
    Carl Icahn, who has vociferously opposed SandRidge Energy Inc.'s acquisition of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. of Denver, is going straight to SandRidge shareholders. Icahn, who owns about 13.5 percent of Oklahoma-based SandRidge (NYSE: SD), sent out a letter to SandRidge shareholders Friday, urging them to vote against SandRidge's plan to issue stock to buy Bonanza […]
    Ben Miller
  • Ex-CEO gets his job back at Colorado pot-tech company MassRoots December 15, 2017
    Two months after exiting as chief executive of Denver-based MassRoots Inc., the company's founder and largest shareholder, Isaac Dietrich, is back in at CEO, with a more supportive board at his back. In what Forbes at the time called a "stunning coup" at the publicly traded marijuana-tech company (OTCQB: MSRT), MassRoots announced in October that […]
    Mark Harden

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