Small Consolation: Denver Pay Raises Could Top 3 Percent for First Time in 10 Years

Joshua Polson, The Greeley Tribune via AP Christine Taylor smiles as she assembles a burrito for a customer last year at the Qdoba off of 11th Avenue in Greeley. Metro Denver employers plan to award average pay raises of 3.1 percent next year, the biggest hikes they have offered since 2008, according to an annual compensation survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. “It is the the first time that the average projections have been above 3 percent since the recession,” said Sue Wolf, director of surveys at the MSEC, whose members include employers large and small across the state. From 1977 through 2001, metro Denver employers consistently passed on… Read More

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Verify: Is Light Fest Denver Going to Happen?

VERIFY – YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’LL FIND ANSWERS A 9NEWS project to make sure what you’ve heard is true, accurate, verified. Want us to verify something for you? Email verify@9news.com THE QUESTION Several people who planned to attend a lantern festival in Byers Saturday night contacted 9NEWS out of frustration that event organizers announced another postponement Friday. “I as well as a lot of other customers are extremely frustrated, and we all need some answers,” 9NEWS viewer Maggie Ellis wrote in an email. So, our Verify team decided to see if they could figure out why the event has been cancelled three times and whether it’s likely to happen at… Read More

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Moving Us to Denver

My Parents Are Moving Us to Denver

My brothers and sisters are happy because my parents have decided to move to Denver, but I am not as thrilled as they are. The fact that I will be in an entirely different part of the US is something I really cannot wrap my head around. The idea is more than I can handle, yet everyone is acting like I am being a brat about it. The main problem I am having is the fact that I want to be a hip-hop artist. We live in New York City now, so there is far more opportunity for me to make it there. Have you ever heard of a successful… Read More

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