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Christmas lights start and end their lives in China, but you can recycle them in Boulder County - Sun, 9 Dec 2018
Maybe you made a time-consuming and unsuccessful attempt to repair the half-working light sets, replacing a few burned-out bulbs, fiddling with the tiny fuses before giving up and adding them to the collection in the garage - a tangled ball of white and green plastic, wire and glass. And now you're wondering what to do with them, and what happens next. As simple as lights seem, the answers tell stories about the co-dependence of U.S. consumers and Chinese recyclers and producers, fluctuating commodity prices, the impacts of the Trump administration's protectionist trade policies, and planned obsolescence.

5 Questions with artist/entrepreneur Danielle Lanslots - Sat, 8 Dec 2018
Danielle Lanslots has a master's in biomedical sciences from Regis University and she pieced together her livelihood working as, among number of jobs, a birth doula until she found art last year.

Gardner: A little calculating now can help you avoid tax surprise in April - Sat, 8 Dec 2018
When the new tax law was enacted almost a year ago, the IRS had to scramble to put in place new rules, forms and regulations.

CU Boulder report: State economy on pace to keep growing in 2019 - Sat, 8 Dec 2018
The Colorado economy will continue to grow next year, but the pace might slow a tad. That's the message from the 2019 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forecast released today. The report, in its 54th year, is compiled by the Business Research Division of Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

New auction date set for Fate Ale House assets - Fri, 7 Dec 2018
Roller Auctions has a new date for the auction of the assets of Fate Ale House. The online auction is now scheduled for Jan.

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha sales expand to two more states - Fri, 7 Dec 2018
Boulder-based Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha is now being sold in California and Texas, the company announced Friday.

Chamber seeking artist for 2019 Boulder Star Holiday Card - Thu, 6 Dec 2018
The Boulder Chamber and Boulder County Arts Alliance are looking for an artist to create or design an original image for the 2019 Boulder Star Holiday Card, a wine label, and possibly other items.

Absolute Vinyl hopes to find groove in Longmont - Thu, 6 Dec 2018
An oversized cut out of "Aladdin Sane"-era David Bowie peaked out from behind a dozen or so boxes of vinyl records marked "Bluegrass, Country & Americana. Ambient & Electronic and Hip Hop A-K" inside a downtown Longmont storefront Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Bowie awaited his place on the walls inside Doug Gaddy's most recent incarnation of Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo, opening a mere eight months after he shuttered his Boulder location that served vinyl fans for nearly a decade.

Boulder among top spots in country for remote workers - Thu, 6 Dec 2018
Colorado has the highest percentage of home-based workers with the bulk centered in Boulder, Centennial and Highlands Ranch, according to a recent survey by online insurance agency Haven Life.

New mobile home park rules become official in Broomfield - Wed, 5 Dec 2018
A year after Front Range Manufactured Housing Community residents began seeking help from Broomfield officials regarding management practices at the park, local laws were enacted to better protect tenants and help park owners understand what will be expected of them.

Mystery Santa delivers $45K to Longmont Walmart, paying off all layaways - Tue, 4 Dec 2018
Josh Grimsley got a text from Walmart last week that left him pleasantly surprised and confused. It said that an anonymous donor had contributed toward his layaway purchase at Longmont's Walmart, and that his new balance was a penny.

Mateo's Matthew Jansen opens new restaurant, Raglin Market, in Gunbarrel - Tue, 4 Dec 2018
A growing market in the Gunbarrel area convinced chef and restaurateur Matthew Jansen to spread his wings. Matthew Jansen to spread his wings. About 15,000 people come to work in Gunbarrel, he said. "I can take care of their lunch." Jansen was inside his newest restaurant, Raglin Market, Monday to supervise his staff put the finishing touches before opening for business.