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From sports shoes to bomb shields

From sports shoes to bomb shields

SKYDEX makes blast-absorbing plastic sheets that line military vehicles like the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected trucks used by American personnel in Iraq. By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor In the lobby at SKYDEX Technologies, just south of Denver, there’s a stunning, inside-facing wall that approaching…

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Too much controversy now, say Kurtz Ranch landowners

Too much controversy now, say Kurtz Ranch landowners

Too much controversy now, say Kurtz Ranch landowners   By Scott Rochat Longmont Times-Call Longmont Times-CallPosted: TimesCall.com FIRESTONE — Owners of the Kurtz Ranch, which had been slated for a firearms training center, have withdrawn their request to annex into Firestone. The 900-acre property near Colo….

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Inside Intel? One worker says he found harassment

Inside Intel? One worker says he found harassment

By Al Lewis DENVER (MarketWatch) — Henry Palacio, a 50-year-old Intel Corp. employee in Rio Rancho, N.M., was busy making chips last summer when one of his co-workers stuck a “kick me” sign on his back. He thought he’d felt something. He asked a safety…

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Attorneys: Colorado marijuana ruling should ease employers’ concerns

Attorneys: Colorado marijuana ruling should ease employers’ concerns

Colorado employers should feel more secure in enforcing their drug policies against marijuana use after the Colorado Court of Appeals held recently that an employee can be fired for testing positive for medical marijuana — even if that use occurred offsite and was legal under state law,…

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Great Clues in Bombing Suspect Images, Knierim Says

Great Clues in Bombing Suspect Images, Knierim Says

April 18 (Bloomberg) — Kevin Knierim, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, and Larry Compton, operations manager at Forensic Video Solutions, talk about FBI’s release today of pictures and video showing two men suspected in the April 15 terrorist bombing in Boston. They speak…

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Terralux next-generation LED ‘light engines’ brighten its future

Terralux next-generation LED ‘light engines’ brighten its future

Terralux next-generation LED ‘light engines’ brighten its future   Cathy ProctorReporter Denver Business Journal Longmont’s Terralux Inc. doesn’t make light bulbs. The manufacturing company focuses on next-generation LED “light engines”, devices that makers of lamps and light fixtures use in their existing product lines to make…

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RavenBrick leases larger quarters, eyes expansion

RavenBrick leases larger quarters, eyes expansion

By: Dennis Huspeni Reporter-Denver Business Journal Email  | Google+  | Twitter  | Real Deals blog The growing Denver company RavenBrick LLC just inked a deal that will give it the manufacturing space it needs. The company, which developed a windowpane film called RavenWindow that automatically darkens at a pre-set temperature, signed a five-year lease…

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High-flying attorney keeps his feet far from the ground

High-flying attorney keeps his feet far from the ground

Lisa Wirthman, Special to the Business Journal The journey to becoming a competitive aerobatic pilot began in Chris Leach’s imagination. “When you’re a kid and you’re playing with your little model planes, you make them do loops and you fly upside down,” said Leach, an attorney…

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Denver psychiatrist’s sound therapy attracts attention for autism treatment

Denver psychiatrist’s sound therapy attracts attention for autism treatment

Dr. Ron Minson didn’t know how to help his daughter when she was struggling to keep a job and battling with depression. She had been diagnosed as dyslexic, but he couldn’t find a treatment that worked. Then he and his wife discovered a form of…

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In Search of Net Zero

In Search of Net Zero

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory wants to be the greenest office building in the country. Here’s how. By STEPHANIE SIMON GOLDEN, Colo.—It takes a certain ruthlessness to create the greenest office building in the nation. The Journal Report See the complete Environment report. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory,…

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