Colorado Mesa University plans teaching hotel for campus

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado Mesa University officials are planning to construct a $15.7 million campus hotel that will serve as a training facility for the hospitality and culinary programs. The Daily Sentinel reports the university’s board approved the teaching hotel Thursday that’s slated for a spot on the Grand Junction campus. Officials plan for the Maverick Teaching Hotel to be 45,000 square feet (4,180 square meters) with 60 rooms. Plans also include space for an attached restaurant and bar. Hospitality management assistant professor Britt Mathwich says the facility will set the university’s hospitality and culinary programs apart and offer experiential learning for students. The university is partnering with Mars Hospitality… Read More

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Warm and dry through Saturday, with the chance for a few more storms in Colorado by Sunday

DENVER — Warm weather will settle in through the holiday weekend. In fact, it’s going to be near 90 degrees on Saturday! We’ll see mostly sunny skies today, with drier conditions across most of the state. There is a slight chance of storms closer to Burlington later this afternoon. We’ll see 80s and 90s on the plains, with 60s and 70s in the mountains. Friday will feature upper 80s and Saturday is the warmest day on our 7-day forecast, with highs in the 90s and that’s about 15 degrees above normal. Sunday and on Memorial Day, we have a better chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours. Keep… Read More

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Broncos sign undrafted CSU QB Nick Stevens

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos‘ roster. The Broncos signed undrafted free agent Nick Stevens of Colorado State on Thursday, three weeks after Elway said he wouldn’t bring in a fourth passer for offseason workouts. After bypassing QBs in the NFL draft last month, notably Josh Allen and Josh Rosen with the fifth overall pick, Elway said he was satisfied with the group he had. Free agent Case Keenum was declared the starter when he signed with Denver in March and last month Elway said Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly will compete for the backup role this summer.… Read More

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Denver church helps transform asphalt for parked cars into 50-unit affordable housing complex

Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DENVER — Our Colorado’s economy is soaring, but not without inflicting pain. Paralyzing traffic is one symptom; the increasing absurd price of putting a roof over one’s head is another. One local religious organization has devised a way to help with Denver’s affordable housing crisis. Rev. Richard Lawson at St. John’s Cathedral said he sees it as their moral mission to provide for those in need, which is why they recently transformed asphalt for parked cars into housing for people who were formally homeless. "The housing crisis is obvious to everyone and… Read More

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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future

In the middle of a busy weekday at the Denver Zoo, Denny O’Malley squats to pick up the discarded crust of a grilled cheese sandwich. A wave of people — kids, parents and grandparents streaming toward him from the Predator Ridge exhibit, which on this day features African lions and wild dogs — parts around O’Malley as he tosses the crust into a trash can. It’s not exactly his job. As the zoo’s interim CEO, O’Malley is only a temporary steward of 121-year-old city within a city that costs $100,000 per day to run and houses about 4,000 animals representing 600 species. But before the Denver Zoological Foundation can hire… Read More

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