Colorado State University adds adventure tourism graduate program

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Colorado, home to skiing, rafting and other outdoor excursions, will now be home to the first adventure tourism graduate program in the country at Colorado State University. “It couldn’t be more perfect,” said Mark Gasta, associate professor and program director for the new graduate certificate. “It is our state’s brand. We are an iconic place for adventure. It’s only fitting we are the first.” The online courses, which start next semester, are designed to teach the skills needed to develop and manage different adventure tourism offerings — everything from motorcycle and rafting trips to heli-skiing and fishing trips. The adventure and outdoor recreation industry is diverse and, according to information from Colorado State University, tallies $887 billion in spending each …

Avalanche centers Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost able to avoid serious injuries

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Following Avalanche practice Monday at Bridgestone Arena, centers Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost said they feel lucky. MacKinnon feels fortunate to have complete eyesight and Jost is happy to have escaped what could have been a broken leg. Both will play Tuesday when the Avs conclude a two-game trip against the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators. “It was scary,” MacKinnon said of the eye injury that forced him out of Thursday’s 3-1 win over Anaheim. “It hit me so hard that I didn’t know if I was going to be OK or not. The pain was bad, but just a lot of thoughts coming through my head, laying on the ice. My eye was bleeding.” MacKinnon …

Mizell: Denver Nuggets season comes with plenty of intrigue

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Trey Lyles went airborne for a one-handed follow dunk, sending onlookers into another round of oohs and ahs. It was the final highlight of the Denver Nuggets‘ Friday-night scrimmage at Fort Carson, an opportunity for troops and their families to see some (vanilla) NBA ball up close and mingle with players. It was also the only public practice the Nuggets will likely stage all season, prompting a level of discussion and dissection that only happens in the preseason. So let’s get the real thing going, shall we? I’m stoked to begin my first season covering the Nuggets for The Denver Post. It’s an incredible opportunity and a big change after spending the past six-plus years of my career as a …

Inside the “adult day-care center”: How aides try to control and coerce Trump

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WASHINGTON – During the campaign, when President Donald Trump’s team wanted him to stop talking about a certain issue – such as when he attacked a Gold Star military family – they sometimes presented him with polls demonstrating how the controversy was harming his candidacy. During the transition, when aides needed Trump to decide on a looming issue or appointment, they often limited him to a shortlist of two or three options and urged him to choose one. And now in the White House, when advisers hope to prevent Trump from making what they think is an unwise decision, they frequently try to delay his final verdict – hoping he may reconsider after having time to calm down. When Sen. …

AMLI invests in RiNo with $89.25M buy

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Argyle Residential sold the River North property, renamed AMLI Denargo Market, which is situated within the Denargo Planned Unit Development. The post AMLI invests in RiNo with $89.25M buy appeared first on Colorado Real Estate Journal. Continue Reading      

450 jobs will be lost in shutdown of Novartis division in Broomfield

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Novartis, a global health care company based in Switzerland, is closing its Broomfield manufacturing plant at 2555 W. Midway Blvd. Approximately 450 jobs will be affected as a result of the closure, Novartis spokeswoman Sofina Mirza-Reid said this morning. It is unclear when the business will shut down. Sandoz Inc., of Dallas, is listed as the property owner, according to Broomfield records. The property was valued at $13.5 million at its last assessment in 2017. In a prepared statement, the company said “double digit price erosion caused by customer consolidation and increased competition taking place within the U.S. generic drug market” led to Novartis experiencing above-average pricing pressure in the United States. Related Articles October 11, 2017 One of Denver’s …

Sears sinks as key investor Berkowitz plans to leave board

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By Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg News Bruce Berkowitz, the largest outside shareholder at Sears Holdings Corp., is leaving the retailer’s board, a move that sent the stock tumbling on Monday. Berkowitz, the chief investment officer and founder of Fairholme Capital Management, will step down Oct. 31, about 20 months after he joined the board. Concern that one of Sears’s biggest backers is reducing his involvement sent the shares on their worst intraday slide since March. Berkowitz first reported a stake in Sears in 2005 and held more than 27 million shares, or about a quarter of the total, as of Oct. 12, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Long a passive investor, Berkowitz signaled he’d get more involved in a December …

Greeley’s Syntax Spirits plans to “kick it up a notch” with rebrand

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Heather Bean built a market for her whiskey, rum and vodka with a cartoonish kayaking avatar of herself stuck to every bottle of Greeley-made Syntax Spirits. But almost eight years in, she noticed that distributors for her craft spirits were politely telling her “No, thank you.” A friend who’s been in the business for a long time summed it up succinctly, she said. “He said ‘You put a beer label on spirits. He was exactly right about that. You could put those labels on a $12 bottle of beer and people would be like ‘that’s so cool.’ You put that label on vodka and they’re like ‘why do expect this to be $24?’ ” For Bean and business partner Jeff …

White men rule the business world. They still feel left out at work.

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More than a third of Americans in a new national survey said they think the heightened focus on diversity at work has overlooked white men, according to the consultancy firm Ernst & Young. Thirty-two percent of male respondents, meanwhile, reported feeling “personally excluded” in the office. Employment data, however, show men continue to dominate the top ranks of virtually every field, including business, politics and academia. Karyn Twaronite, EY’s global diversity and inclusiveness officer, said the company wanted to better understand why some male workers said they did not feel engaged in efforts to boost employees who have been historically underrepresented in higher roles. “It’s a fair point that most of these efforts have drawn more airtime to women and …