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    1. Comcast gives Colorado Springs $25,000 for community, youth programs

      Comcast gives Colorado Springs $25,000 for community, youth programs

      Comcast Corp. gave the city of Colorado Springs a $25,000 grant Saturday for community and youth programs, including expanding the city's Olympic City USA field days. Last year, more than 11,000 students from 45 elementary schools participated in an Olympic Field Day program and more than 40 U.S. Olympic team members visited local community centers, youth sport programs, hospitals, organizations and schools.

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    2. Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s community-owned NextLight internet service recently won the Cornerstone Award at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes “the most notable fiber-to-the-home deployments,” according to a NextLight news release. “From the beginning, NextLight has seen enthusiastic support from our residents and businesses,” Susan Wisecup, the acting general manager of Longmont Power & Communications, said in a prepared statement.

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    3. Q&A: New Colorado CIO Sees Opportunities in Digital Government and Innovation

      Q&A: New Colorado CIO Sees Opportunities in Digital Government and Innovation

      In January, Colorado gained a new CIO and executive director for the state’s Governor’s Office of Information Technology: Theresa Szczurek, co-founder of Radish Systems, a software firm that develops “voice with visuals” self-service and other live-assistance communications platforms. Szczurek previously served as a management consultant.

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    4. Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      The Longmont Economic Development Partnership and the Longmont Community Foundation are hosting an event April 17 to provide the public with information on a new business accelerator program that will soon be offered in the city: Entrepreneurship for All. The event is free and will be held at the Xilinx Retreat Center, 3100 Logic Drive.

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    5. 5 citywide plans aim to address Denver development, transit issues

      5 citywide plans aim to address Denver development, transit issues

      Street-facing development, more frequent transit routes and wider sidewalks are parts of five citywide plans aimed at creating a more inclusive, connected and healthy city over the next 20 years. Denver officials introduced the plans on Tuesday, which come after the city's three-year Denveright outreach and planning effort and more than 25,000 comments and pieces of input from residents, neighborhood groups and community leaders. 

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    6. After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. is being circled again by Blackstone Group and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. The communications infrastructure company had been focused on spinning off its enterprise side of its business this year, but it has been reported that it's preparing for a takeover. Company officials have declined to comment on any potential deals.

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    7. NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are have formed a partnership in an effort to better computer modeling for weather and climate forecast systems. The two organizations, which have locations in Boulder, signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a new state-of-the-art framework that would design common modeling infrastructure.

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    8. Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      A new program, “Sharing the NextLight” is helping low-income children have access to essential internet services. Sharing the NextLight provides a free NextLight connection to qualifying low-income Longmont families with children in the St. Vrain Valley Schools. The families would receive a free symmetrical 25-megabit connection to their home, along with a combined modem/ wireless router.

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    9. WeWork rebrands as The We Co., plans expansion in residential and education markets

      WeWork rebrands as The We Co., plans expansion in residential and education markets

      WeWork, which rose to prominence as a go-to company for creatives who need space to work on innovative ideas, has rebranded as The We Co. In a prepared statement, co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann said the company will consist of three distinct entities — WeWork, WeLive, and WeGrow.

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    10. Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      The Innovate! Longmont programs has been designated a North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the Colorado Economic Development Commission. Projects with this designation encourage community participation and public/private partnerships resulting in job creation or retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone areas, according to a Longmont Economic Development Partnership news release.

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    11. Brad Feld On Startups Philanthropy, and Helping Teachers Succeed

      Brad Feld On Startups Philanthropy, and Helping Teachers Succeed

      Brad and his wife, Amy Batchelor, announced this season they're matching donations to all of the Colorado first time DonorsChoose.org projects through the end of the year. We thought we'd catch up with Brad to understand why they decided on the match, his philosophy on how startup entrepreneurs should engage with philanthropy early, and why it's important for those in the tech startup world to be engaged with their local community.

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    12. National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      Capture the flag may sound like a war game, but in Colorado Springs — home to five military installations — it is focused on cybersecurity and more like a difficult and technical game of “Jeopardy!” A capture the flag competition this month at the National Cybersecurity Center was the first step in a new partnership between the Colorado Springs-based think tank and military technology contractor Boecore Inc. that is designed to expand the competition from dozens of players to more than 150 in six months.

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    13. Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Corporate giving and community investment aren’t just buzz words to throw around in your next board meeting. These programs – when done effectively – can lead to positive outcomes not only for the employer, but also for the employees and communities that surround them. When companies are looking to relocate or expand their business into a new market, one of the key considerations is the quality of the community they are moving into. A strong business cannot thrive in a weak community, or in…

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    14. FirstBank, Urban Land Conservancy, Colorado Health Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Partner to Launch $50 Million Metro Denver Impact Facility

      FirstBank, Urban Land Conservancy, Colorado Health Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Partner to Launch $50 Million Metro Denver Impact Facility

      As a response to the current real estate affordability crisis in the Denver region, FirstBank, Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), The Denver Foundation (TDF), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and local nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), have launched the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF).

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