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    1. Level 3 CEO is back on the job

      Level 3 CEO is back on the job

      Level 3 Communications Inc. CEO Jeff Storey says he's back on the job, less than two months after taking a medical leave from the company. Storey took leave in February to recover from successful surgery related to a heart condition. During his absence, Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) CFO Sunit Patel acted as CEO. "I'm pleased to be back. I'd like to thank Sunit for his leadership in my absence and for moving us forward on our strategy," Storey said in a statement.

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    2. Growing strawberries in space isn't far from reality, says CU student

      Growing strawberries in space isn't far from reality, says CU student

      Move over Mark Watney. On Mars, astronauts need to grow more than potatoes for food.

      And Heather Hava, a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado, is working on it. The self-proclaimed "space gardener" has swapped out the fictional Watney for robots; potatoes for strawberries, basil and other greens; a botanist's mind for a horticulturist's — and added big data.

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    3. SolidFire Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post

      SolidFire Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post

      April 11, 2016 08:00 ET SolidFire Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post All-Flash Storage Leader Committed to Culture, Innovation and Growth in Colorado BOULDER, CO --(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center , now part of NetApp, Inc. ( NASDAQ : NTAP ), today announced it has been named a Denver Post Top Workplace.

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    4. NetApp : SolidFire Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post

      NetApp : SolidFire Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post

      NetApp today announced it has been named a Denver Post Top Workplace. The second time that the company has been honored by Colorado's SolidFire ranks 21st out of 35 midsize employers this year. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC , a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

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    5. Denver seeks public comment on four-year workforce plans

      Denver seeks public comment on four-year workforce plans

      City officials is seeking comments on its workforce development services and program plans for the next four years. The plan is a draft for the city's state and federally funded workforce development services and programs and will help guide Denver as it strives to maintain a vibrant community with plenty of job and career opportunities.

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    6. Collaboration Is Key at Colorado STEM Academy

      Collaboration Is Key at Colorado STEM Academy

      As I pulled up to the Colorado STEM Academy (CSA) in Westminster on a snowy afternoon in March, I was sure Siri had led me astray. The compact, blindingly white building sits on a small parking lot—its only trace of color coming from the American flag in the front lawn and the sign above the entrance. The simple exterior didn’t resemble the image in my mind of the new, cutting-edge school. But inside, it’s a whole different experience.

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    7. More millennials moving to Denver, says report

      More millennials moving to Denver, says report

      Only two other U.S. cities are attracting more millennials moving in than Denver, according to a new report. According to the 2016 Mayflower Mover Insights Study, only Dallas and Chicago attracted more millennials moving in than Denver. Without providing specific numbers, the report indicated that Denver outdrew cities like Seattle (No. 4), Atlanta (No. 5) and Los Angeles (No. 6) in attracting millennials to the city.

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    8. School district considering budget cuts

      School district considering budget cuts

      Steamboat Springs School District administrators are considering several cuts as they work to build a budget to present to the school board for approval later this spring.

      The reductions up for discussion are related to a decrease in grant funding from the Steamboat Springs Education Fund for the upcoming year and a desire to achieve a balanced budget.

      The district is beginning the upcoming year’s budget cycle $515,000 in the red due to an unbalanced budget for the current year.

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    9. Turing School launches intensive front-end engineering program

      Turing School launches intensive front-end engineering program

      Denver's Turing School of Software & Design is launching its second intensive training program in front-end engineering. The intensive month-long class is designed to prepare students for careers in website design -- from learning the basics of HTML and CSS to client-side development and web-based applications for both desktop and mobile devices.

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    10. Colorado businesses worry about talent shortage; optimism down from a year ago

      Colorado businesses worry about talent shortage; optimism down from a year ago

      The confidence level of Colorado business leaders about the economy going into the second quarter is unchanged from three months ago, but is sharply lower than it was a year ago. And more than half of those surveyed say that Colorado is suffering from a talent shortage that could hurt their business. That's according to results of the latest quarterly survey of the expectations of state businesses from the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business, released Thursday.

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    11. Altitude Digital founder to keynote CSU Collegiate Challenge

      Altitude Digital founder to keynote CSU Collegiate Challenge

      FORT COLLINS – CSU grad and Altitude Digital founder Jeremy Ostermiller will give the keynote address at the Colorado State University Collegiate Challenge startup pitch competition on April 27, the school announced Wednesday.

      Ostermiller launched his company with just $500 during the height of the recession in 2009. Denver-based Altitude Digital’s platform connects buyers and sellers of online video and mobile advertising.

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    12. Equal-pay bills pass Colorado House but draw business ire

      Equal-pay bills pass Colorado House but draw business ire

      Colorado House Democrats sent to the Senate on Tuesday the final measure in a three-bill package meant to close the gap in average pay between male and female workers in this state. But while no legislative or business leaders opposed the idea of equal pay in general, many did criticize the efforts as doing nothing while at the same time increasing the burdens on employers by growing the amount of paperwork they have to submit to the state and putting more subjects off-limits in interviews with…

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    13. 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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    14. Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado added 2,500 payroll jobs in February from the previous month, and the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent, its lowest level since March 2001 and well below the national rate, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported. It was the 52nd straight month of jobs gains in the state -- the longest unbroken stretch since the 1990s.

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