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Snowmastodon arrives at DMNS

Renowned wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg delivered his Snowmastodon sculpture to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, reported the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

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After two intense years, late hours, long nights and not being able to say a word about what he was working on, Kent Ullberg will see his sculpture, "Snowmastodon," dedicated Thursday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

This is the mastodon he and several scientists designed and built in two years, and hauled down to Denver on a truck while narrowly escaping low-hanging streetlights.

"Hauling it down there was really scary, even laying it down as we did," Ullberg said Monday morning. Even on its side, the mastodon was 14 feet 7 inches tall. Some underpasses on the interstate are under 13 feet, which meant the driver and caravan of flashing cars took a creative route to Denver with the sculpture from Art Castings of Loveland.

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Goldman Sachs tabs UrgentRx CEO Jordan Eisenberg as top entrepreneur

Goldman Sachs named Jordan Eisenberg, CEO of LoDo-based UrgentRx, as one of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014," Drug Store News reported.

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Goldman Sachs is recognizing entrepreneur and UrgentRx founder and CEO Jordan Eisenberg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, Calif., UrgentRx announced Wednesday. Goldman Sachs selected Eisenberg as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
 
"I am honored to be included among such a talented and diverse group of entrepreneurs," Eisenberg said. "At UrgentRx, we’re committed to bringing new and exciting products to market that help consumers feel better fast. UrgentRx continues to disrupt the OTC medication category through innovative products and impactful consumer marketing. It’s great to be recognized for all of our hard work."

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Denver luring more educated workers than any other city, says WaPo

Denver is luring more educated workers than any other major city, the Washington Post reported.

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Denver, Seattle and Houston each increased its number of college graduates by around 20 percent between 2007 and 2012. (This is all roughly speaking, as these numbers are taken from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey and are a little fuzzy and may be off by a couple percentage points either way.)

Other cities have struggled. Boston and Atlanta each only added around 100,000 college grads in that time. San Francisco, which is a similar size, added 300,000 grads -- a reflection of how much of a talent magnet Silicon Valley has become. San Francisco is now essentially tied with Boston as the most-educated large city in the nation other than Washington, D.C., where a whopping 65 percent of adults have at least a four-year college degree.

But this is where we turn the tables on you, readers: Does it surprise you where your city fell on this list? Denverites, does your neighborhood feel much brainier these days? Atlantans, what should your city be doing better to attract college grads? Tell us your story.

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Broncos now "America's Team," reports ESPN

ESPN reported that the Denver Broncos are now the NFL's most popular team, leapfrogging the Dallas Cowboys, according to The Harris Poll.

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The Denver Broncos, with a Hall of Fame quarterback calling the shots as the team's top football executive and a future Hall of Famer behind center in Peyton Manning, are the new America's Team.

At least that's according to The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,543 adults (1,275 of whom said they followed professional football). The nationwide poll was taken between Sept. 10-17.

The Broncos replaced the Dallas Cowboys, who had finished in The Harris Poll's top spot for each of the previous six years as the "favorite team'' of adults who follow professional football. The New York Giants finished as the No. 2 team with the Green Bay Packers at No. 3, the Cowboys No. 4 and Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 5.

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Drinks International names Denver bar among world's 50 best

Drinks International pegged LoHi's Williams & Graham as the 50th best bar on planet.

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Twenty-one of the bars were European, 16 North American, six Australian, four Asian and three Latin American.

There were 14 new entries this year. Other than those previously mentioned, Chicago’s Aviary (13th), Elephant Bar at The Nomad (14th); London’s White Lyan (20th); The Broken Shaker, Miami (22nd); Hemingway Bar, Prague (24th); Three Dots & A Dash, Chicago (27th); Trick Dog in San Francisco (33rd); Star Bar Ginza (40th); Cure in New Orleans (43rd); Amsterdam’s Tales & Spirits (44th); Maison Premiere in New York (45th) and Williams & Graham in Denver (50th). 

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WaPo: Mayors peg Denver fourth most influential city

The Washington Post reported on a national survey of mayors that tabbed Denver as the fourth most influential city in the U.S., after New York, Boston, and Austin, and ahead of Portland. Denver was second to only New York on the list of influential large cities.

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The survey included responses from 68 mayors, including 18 of cities with at least 30,000 residents. It found the mayors rely on information from other mayors and cities more than any other source, other than their staff. When asked what three cities they looked to for policy and management ideas, New York and Boston tied for the most mentions, followed by Austin, Denver, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
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Quartz highlights Rosenberg's pursuit of N.Y. bagels in Denver

Quartz covered Rosenberg's pursuit of New York's mythical bagels in Denver.

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There are essentially two elements -- calcium and magnesium -- in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique.
 
Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other minerals also happen to be ideal for baking crispy-on-outside-chewy-on-the-inside New York-style bagels, as they help to strength the glutens in the dough.
 
That was the conclusion reached by Josh Pollack, a bagel baker and entrepreneur in Denver, Colorado, who recently designed a process to recreate New York City’s legendary water some 1,700 miles away from the source, and is now using it in his Mile High City shop, Rosenberg's Bagels.

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National Journal profiles Denver's "public transit miracle"

National Journal covered RTD's recovery from a budget crunch to make FasTracks a reality via public-private partnerships.

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Bill Sirois describes the first four months of 2007 in his office as "chaotic." The regional transit authority where he works as a senior manager had just learned that they were $1.5 billion over budget on a light-rail system that they had promised to deliver within a decade. Three years earlier, Colorado voters had approved a high-profile ballot measure to raise $4.7 billion through sales taxes to build the train system called FasTracks. Now the costs were projected to run well over $6 billion.

The money from available tax revenues might allow the rail network to be finished by 2042, internal analysts told the Regional Transportation District (RTD).

"So there was kind of like, 'Ah, what are we doing?'" Sirois remembers. "'We got it passed by the voters, and how can we even tell them that we can't do it when we said we were going to do it?'"

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High Country News ponders Denver's energy boom

"Is Denver the Houston of the Rockies -- again?" ponders High Country News, referencing Dynasty in the process.

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These days you can ride the light rail into lower downtown, an area that was half rail yard, half urban blight back when Dynasty was wrapping up, and look up at the bright blue sky reflected in the facades of brand new, steel and glass residential/office/retail buildings. A gleaming white arc-like structure stretches over the stop for the Amtrak trains, and beyond that, the century-old, but beautifully refurbished Union Station rises up, it’s neon telling you to "Travel by Train." The vibe is futuristic hip, a far cry from that old quasi-Houston feel.

Or maybe not. See that new energy-efficient building adjacent to Union Station? It is the headquarters for Antero Resources, one of the top oil and gas companies drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in the East. Apollo Exploration employees look out at all the new buildings from a couple blocks away. Noble Energy and Encana Oil and Gas have offices on the other side of downtown; in between are Anadarko, Halcon Resources, EOG Resources, QEP Resources and plenty more. One estimate has 30 percent of Denver’s downtown office space occupied by oil and gas industry workers.

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American Planning Association names La Alma/Lincoln Park Great Neighborhood

The American Planning Association named La Alma/Lincoln Park one of its Great Neighborhoods for 2014. It joins Washington Park, Park Hill and LoDo in Denver.

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La Alma/Lincoln Park is one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods, with a strong sense of heritage and community. Dating back to the 1850s, the community is well-known for its Hispanic and Latino heritage. It is a mixed-use neighborhood at the heart of Denver. It benefits from a variety of housing types, diversity of land uses, historic resources, proximity to downtown, presence of transit, strong job base, the Santa Fe Arts District, welcoming parks, and a broad range of cultural and public facilities.

In the 1970s and 1980s this once-thriving community experienced poverty and crime rates much higher than the city and national averages. Since that time, a number of forces combined to bring the neighborhood back to its former glory. Arts and culture have helped transform the neighborhood into a fresh, vibrant, and eclectic community and a popular tourist destination. The Santa Fe Arts District has played an important role in the area's transformation into a community of innovation, creativity and prosperity. It is home to many eclectic businesses including painting, ceramics, photography, performing, arts, mixed media, sculpture, and fashion.

The neighborhood is currently undergoing changes with the rebirth of the South Lincoln Park Homes. Mariposa (formerly known as South Lincoln Homes) is owned and managed by Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and contains 270 public housing units on 15.1 acres. DHA's redevelopment plan is being implemented with a mix of housing products, a range of income levels, and sustainable and innovative design features. The goal for the redevelopment is to create an energized transit community with environmental suitability goals, cultural diversity, and close proximity to downtown, offering a spectrum of housing options.

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Seattle P-I offers GABF dining guide to Denver

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer offered a dining guide to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.

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So, because our son has lived in Denver since 2009 and I’ve had a LOT of time to wander around and get to know the city, I’m going to offer some suggestions, bearing in mind that A) I’m not a 20 or 30-something HopHead kid who cares more about Sizzle than Steak, and B)  As a former chef who did it for about a decade longer than he should have, I’m not the guy with whom you want to have dinner. I’m going to find something wrong, in about 95% of the restaurants I visit. So, what’s on this list is NOT where you go to See And Be Seen, unless that happens coincidentally. This is about great food and beverages and atmosphere and fun. Mature fun, not kid stuff. If you’re much under 40, quit reading. If you’re a grown-up, you may find some gems here.

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Layer3 TV opens Denver HQ, Multichannel News reports

Multichannel News covered the opening of Layer3 TV headquarters in LoDo.

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Layer3 TV, a startup that is billing itself as a "next-generation cable operator," opened up its Denver-based corporate headquarters on September 15, and now employs a total of about 50 people across its Colorado and Boston locations, company officials confirmed here this week.

Its Denver headquarters is located on the 8th floor of 1660 Wynkoop Street, an 11-story building in the city's vibrant LoDo district, placing it nearby venues such as Union Station and Coors Field.

Founded in 2013, Layer3 TV now operates in three locations -- its Denver headquarters, a distribution facility in the Denver area, and an office in Boston.

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USA Today spotlights DIA beer garden

USA Today looked at DIA's pop-up beer garden, aptly named "Beer Flights," as the 2014 Great American Beer Festival approached.

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Opening on Sept. 19 and running through Oct. 4, DIA's "Beer Flights" (get it?) beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. You'll need to be 21 or older and pay $10 to get in the door, but the admission fee includes a souvenir glass, a bag of pretzels provided by Southwest Airlines and 10 two-ounce samples of beer.

A lot of great beer is made in Denver and throughout Colorado and 11 of the state's breweries will be represented in the garden, including Avery Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company and others. Most of the beers represented in the beer garden also are available year-round in airport pubs and restaurants.

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Billboard calls CU Denver top school for music industry

Billboard named CU Denver's music business program one of the best in the U.S.

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The University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO)

The university features a music and entertainment industry studies department that includes courses in concert promotion, music publishing and music business in the digital age, as well as a student-run label, CAM Records. The school offers one of the few singer-songwriter programs in the country.  Students collaborate across all programs, creating a real-world experience of the music industry while in school, and building a supportive community of musicians, managers, and engineers.

CU Denver communication program director Cynthia Barringer notes some of the concerns within the music business education community including: the absence of music education in K to 12th grade schools, the need to increase musical literacy, the cost of music technology, and the importance of offering more courses in aspects of the music business including business, law, finance and economics.

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Food Network names Elway's top steakhouse

The Food Network named Elway's to its list of the top steak joints in the country.

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Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway pulled out the stops on the field, and his eponymous steakhouses do too. Alongside prime cuts you'll find Western-inspired creations like a BLT Salad with an over-easy duck egg, Spicy Steak Chili and a finger-licking Lamb Chop Fondue with a green chile cheese dipping sauce. Of course, in Colorado the prime rib must excel -- and this pink, juicy slab delivers.

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