0 View Comments Defense contractor Polaris Alpha LLC on Wednesday announced plans to add 450 employees by 2026 and build or lease 100,000 square feet of office space in Denver and Colorado Springs late this year. The moves aim to better accommodate rapid growth of the company's space, cybersecurity and intelligence analysis software and information technology services. Related: Colorado Springs defense contractors win Army work worth $126 million The expansions will come in two phases, with Polaris Alpha adding 150 people to its 100-person Denver operation during the next year or two in a 20,000-square-foot office it plans to build in the Denver area, said Marcus Featherston, the company's executive vice president of mission solutions. Polaris Alpha, which now operates a small office in Greenwood Village, is negotiating for two sites in the Denver area in hopes of selecting one and beginning construction on offices "within weeks." The company hopes to move by year's end into the … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs defense contractor Polaris Alpha plans major expansion, including Denver
MINNEAPOLIS — The Denver Nuggets’ season ended in heartbreaking fashion, falling 112-106 in overtime at Minnesota in a rare winner-take-all game for the final playoff spot in a brutal Western Conference. Here are seven takeaways from the final game of the season: 1. Fading forwards. This will obviously go down as largely a lost season for Paul Millsap, who missed 44 games after tearing a ligament in his left wrist and needing time to reintegrate himself when he returned in late February. But after looking like he had regained some rhythm during this six-game winning streak, Millsap finished the season with two stinkers. He went 3-of-10 for 10 points (five after halftime) Wednesday, after shooting 2-of-10 for six points in Monday’s win over Portland. Wednesday, he drew the tough defensive assignment of guarding all-star Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds. And play down low was physical on both ends, with Millsap hitting the deck multiple … [Read more...] about The Morning After: Paul Millsap fades in Denver Nuggets’ season-ending loss at Minnesota Timberwolves
When a philanthropic group raised $24 million in private capital to create 700 affordable homes, referred to collectively as the Elevation Community Land Trust, and approached Denver about it in December, the investors thought the city would quickly buy into the idea and provide additional capital and, maybe, land. After all, the Hancock administration has acknowledged that Denver is facing a housing crisis, and the city has been preparing a $150 million five-year plan to help address affordability and a lack of housing for low-income earners. More than five months after that presentation to the mayor's Housing Advisory Committee, however, discussions have lagged and the land trust's backers are not sure where they stand with the city. As a result of the lukewarm response from Denver, they have been discussing their land-trust proposal with other municipalities — including Westminster, Aurora and Adams County — that have been more receptive and potentially willing … [Read more...] about Investors Raised Funds and Pitched Denver on a Land Trust. Now They May Go Elsewhere.
The Denver Nuggets came up short against the Minnesota Timberwolves and will be watching the playoffs from home after falling in overtime 112-106. With the loss, the Nuggets will get back to the drawing board during the offseason to build on what some will consider a successful season. It isn’t all bad for Colorado fans, though, as the Avalanche is still in the NHL playoffs. The Avs take on the Predators in the first round of the postseason tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville. Sports fans around town are also excited about what is happening around 20th and Blake this year as the Rockies have their eyes set on making the postseason in back-to-back years. It’s going to be a fun summer around Denver with the men in purple pin stripes. Also, fans need to remember that we live in Broncos Country and there is going to be plenty of Broncos news to discuss. Next up for John Elway and company is the NFL draft. Who do you see the Broncos selecting on April 26? See Denver fans, even … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: Nuggets miss playoffs, but there’s hope for Denver sports fans
Kayvan Khalatbari, a longtime marijuana industry entrepreneur, has built up fundraising momentum in his bid to take on Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in the 2019 election, according to his latest campaign finance report. Khalatbari raised $69,569 in the first three months of 2018, his Wednesday filing says, bringing his total since entering the race last year to slightly more than $101,000. That is more than any challenger to Hancock has raised since he was first elected in 2011, though he faced only unfunded challengers in 2015. As Hancock seeks a potential third term, he still retains a large money advantage, raising more than $312,000 this cycle as of Dec. 31. His campaign says it plans to file his first-quarter finance report Monday, which is the deadline. But Hancock was likely to face stronger headwinds in the May 2019 election, even before the February revelation that he sent several suggestive text messages to a security detail officer six years ago, early in his first … [Read more...] about Marijuana and pizza entrepreneur has raised more than $100,000 to challenge Denver’s mayor in the 2019 election