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    1. Montrose one of 5 communities selected for federal broadband assistance

      Montrose one of 5 communities selected for federal broadband assistance

      Montrose is one of five communities that has been selected for federal assistance to improve its broadband service for the purposes of revitalization.

      The Western Slope town is slated to receive direct technical assistance from a team of experts to develop strategies and a plan for using broadband to create connected, economically vibrant main streets and small-town neighborhoods, officials say.

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    2. Innovate for Good 2016 challenges Denver to empower youth with up to $250K

      Innovate for Good 2016 challenges Denver to empower youth with up to $250K

      Rose Community Foundation has announced its Innovate for Good 2016 challenge. This year, the organization is calling for people to answer the following challenge: What idea could you bring to life to empower youth to make the community better?

      "We believe Denver's youth can do great things," says Lisa Robinson, Rose Community Foundation trustee and chair of the Innovate for Good Committee.

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    3. Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      An unlikely fitness craze has swept the Boulder tech scene. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the tech-savvy college city have been stepping into the ring, learning to jab and dodge punches, and go toe-to-toe in the most un-Boulder, non-geek pastime — boxing. Eighteen company founders and backers in this former hippy town have signed up to pound each other in USA Boxing-sanctioned bouts during next month’s Boulder Startup Week. David Mandell, a tech entrepreneur and founder of PivotDesk...

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    4. Insights Series: The Psychology of High Performance and the Case for Better Technology

      Insights Series: The Psychology of High Performance and the Case for Better Technology

      Brought to you by Forrester Research, Hosted by CNA Forrester analyst David Johnson examines the puzzle of companies who consistently outperform their competitor, year after year. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't because they have better people or pay them more. It's because they're better at creating the conditions under which their people choose to perform.

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    5. Billionaires funding the space race will be real stars of Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

      Billionaires funding the space race will be real stars of Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

      Plenty of military brass will be at the Space Symposium that kicks off Monday night in Colorado Springs, but all those stars may not be enough to push the burgeoning commercial space business off center stage at the planet's largest trade show on all things orbital.

      Pentagon spending is just starting to recover from automatic spending cuts that hit in 2013 and drove down space purchases.

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    6. 9 nonprofits show off innovative ideas to make metro Denver better (Slideshow)

      9 nonprofits show off innovative ideas to make metro Denver better (Slideshow)

      Denver's continued growth has been a boon for business and jobs — but it's also created challenges, such as increased pollution, a rise in the homeless and people in-need and issues with the attainment gap. Those are among the issues that nine local organizations have sought to address since June 2015, when Denver-based nonprofit Rose Community Foundation named them winners of its inaugural "Innovate for Good" competition. The venture was meant to find and fund new projects "to make the Greater…

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    7. 9 Colorado cities vote Tuesday on municipal broadband internet; pot also on local ballots

      9 Colorado cities vote Tuesday on municipal broadband internet; pot also on local ballots

      Voters in nine mostly-rural Colorado communities will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize municipal high-speed internet services. According to the Colorado Municipal League, voters in 36 Colorado cities and towns already have authorized a community-based broadband service, either directly provided by local government or by a third-party vendor. But many Colorado cities that have approved local broadband have not yet launched such a service.

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    8. This massive Boulder conference is free to all — and they’ve got a ton of tech panels

      This massive Boulder conference is free to all — and they’ve got a ton of tech panels

      Every year in April, Boulder seems to double in size as thousands of people come to town for the Conference on World Affairs (CWA). The annual conference brings around 100 participants (experts in all sorts of subjects like rocket science and sex therapy) from around the world to CU Boulder’s campus for a week of discussion, debate and celebration in 200 sessions on “everything conceivable.” It’s like TED combined with SXSW, but it’s free and open to the public.

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    9. Commons on Champa will host Get Hired! job fair

      Commons on Champa will host Get Hired! job fair

      The event is aimed at hiring for the startup community and is being sponsored by BWBacon and The Commons on Champa, which is hosting it. The events will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 14 and will be followed by a party at Battery621.

      Get Hired! is open to the public, kicking off with a coding school session for alumni and current students of Colorado's technical training schools.

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    10. Colorado regulators reject Xcel’s proposal to add solar power

      Colorado regulators reject Xcel’s proposal to add solar power

      In an unusual move, state regulators on Wednesday verbally rejected a proposed agreement between Xcel Energy Inc. and three solar power developers that would have added up to 60 megawatts of “community solar” power plants in Colorado.

      The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) typically approves settlement agreements reached by parties in a dispute.

      "It’s infrequent," PUC spokesman Terry Bote agreed. "But it’s based on whether the settlements are in the public interests or not, and…

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    11. Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The White House is adding 15 new communities to its "TechHire" initiative for getting low-skilled workers jobs in the tech economy.

      The expansion comes a year after President Barack Obama announced the program and days before he's scheduled to speak at the South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Texas.

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    12. Teams face off in Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

      Teams face off in Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

      In a room illuminated by the glow of eight laptops, a sudden and swift breach of cybersecurity sent a team of computer scientists spinning into action on Saturday.

      "Our network is down," said Laura Wilkinson, a Brigham Young University senior. "They took a bunch of our systems down."

      Wilkinson and her team of techies won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, a battle for cybersecurity waged among teams from colleges and universities across the region.

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    13. Entrepreneurs hope new podcast unites Denver, Boulder tech communities

      Entrepreneurs hope new podcast unites Denver, Boulder tech communities

      Listening to the new Turnpikers podcast feels like eavesdropping on someone's casual conversation.

      But not just any someone.

      This new podcast that aims to unite tech communities on both sides of U.S. 36, a.k.a. the Turnpike, is from Denver entrepreneurs Luke Beatty and Danny Newman.

      Beatty, whose media startup was acquired by Yahoo, is president of AOL/Verizon Media Brands, including TechCrunch and Engadget. Newman, co-founder of Roximity, is known for mobile and Internet of Things developments.

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    14. So Let's Roll app launches to help you find the local haps

      So Let's Roll app launches to help you find the local haps

      It can be hard to know what's going on in a busy city like Denver that's where the new So Let's Roll app comes in. It's a Denver and Boulder-focused event aggregator app for iPads and iPhones that focuses on local and community-centric events.

      The app shows unique events like an in-home culinary demo, an impromptu music performance, or a pop-up woodworking class, but the company says it won't cover arena-sized events or pro sporting events.

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