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    1. Use of Simulation and Emerging Technologies in Firefighter Training - Fire Engineering

      Use of Simulation and Emerging Technologies in Firefighter Training - Fire Engineering

      The use of simulations to enhance skills training is common in fields such as aviation, military, law enforcement, and medical services, where training in real environments can be dangerous and expensive. The use of simulation and emerging technologies has been less common in firefighter training, but interest is growing. The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology and FirstNet explored some emerging technologies with the potential for improving simulation training at the recent Fire Leadership Challenge 2016, sponsored by the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.

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    2. Hickenlooper's picks for Colorado Public Utilities Commission feel the heat at state Senate hearing - Denver Business Journal

      Hickenlooper's picks for Colorado Public Utilities Commission feel the heat at state Senate hearing - Denver Business Journal

      Gov. John Hickenlooper’s two nominees for the three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission made it through a state Senate committee’s review Thursday, but not without scathing questions from some committee members about the commission’s responsibility in keeping utility bills in check.

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    3. Channeling MacGyver, Colorado OIT Offers Google Sheets Data Sharing Hack | StateTech Magazine

      Channeling MacGyver, Colorado OIT Offers Google Sheets Data Sharing Hack | StateTech Magazine

      Looking for an engaging way to share data with your residents, at a fraction of the cost of Salesforce or other large-scale tools? The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has you covered. Using Google Sheets, the OIT has found a way that state IT departments can enable data sharing on a shoestring budget.

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    4. Broadband office to seek faster rural internet service - The Colorado Statesman

      Broadband office to seek faster rural internet service - The Colorado Statesman

      Establishing a broadband office to help bring reliable, accessible and affordable internet access to rural Colorado won’t cost state government very much in terms of ongoing costs, and the economic benefits could greatly help local communities and the state, according to officials in the governor’s Office of Information Technology.

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    5. CTA, Sen. Gardner create legislative initiative to aid tech community

      CTA, Sen. Gardner create legislative initiative to aid tech community

      DENVER — The Colorado Technology Association is partnering with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., to gather input from the state’s tech sector that will be used to enact legislation that would promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation. The One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative will collect ideas from the state’s tech community about federal regulations that should be repealed or reworked to spur innovation and the creation of new jobs, and any other challenges facing the tech community.

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    6. CDOT's $500K RoadX challenge open through February

      CDOT's $500K RoadX challenge open through February

      The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge in 2016 to develop better systems to help those on foot and bicycles travel more safely. The RoadX challenge is open to proposals through Feb. 27. The challenge is made through a partnership with the Colorado Innovation Network's Imagine Colorado.

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    7. A first for Uber in the US — and it's happening in Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

      A first for Uber in the US — and it's happening in Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

      Drivers will start accepting cash Jan. 17 from riders, who still must use the smartphone application to seek a ride and will get any change as a credit to their Uber account, which can be cashed out through online cash service PayPal, Uber spokeswoman Taylor Patterson said Tuesday. The system will be gradually rolled out in other cities in coming months, she said.

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    8. Short-term rentals shrug off new law - BusinessDen

      Short-term rentals shrug off new law - BusinessDen

      The majority of Airbnb landlords in Denver haven’t completed newly required paperwork to register their business and cut the city a piece of the action. As of Monday, only 706 of more than 4,000 Denver residences listed on Airbnb have licenses, according to data provided to BusinessDen by the city and Airbnb. That comes out to 18 percent, and jibes with a cursory look at Airbnb postings, which now are required to publish their Denver license number on listings.

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    9. A lean Denver space startup lands a military contract

      A lean Denver space startup lands a military contract

      A Denver space startup won a military contract that will help it prove its small satellite capabilities and get its first spacecraft into orbit this year. York Space Systems, a year-old satellite manufacturing company, has entered a research and development partnership with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to be prime contractor on a small satellite slated to launch as a secondary payload in late 2017.

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