2010

The Top of the Top 10 of '10 Lists

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December 2010

It's that time of year when media organizations get retrospective by scanning their top stories from the past year and wrangling them into some sort of list. Topping our list of lists is a tip of the hat to newly elected Congressman Cory Gardner—the Republican who will replace Democrat Betsy Markey in the 4th Congressional District—for making Politico's list of 10 lawmakers to watch on energy and environmental issues.

CU Football on the Up and Up: Jimmy Smith, Bobby Kennedy, and a Couple of Top Recruits

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December 2010

Judging by the University of Colorado Buffaloes' performance on the football field this year, it might be hard to imagine any of the players having a shot at an NFL career. But a closer look reveals that players like Jimmy Smith are primed for the next level of play. The team's star defensive back is projected to be selected in the second round of the upcoming NFL draft, reports The Denver Post. If there's a professional football season in 2011, Smith's life is going to change dramatically.

Preparing for a Chilled NYE

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December 2010

As of this morning, the Denver-metro area is under a winter storm warning due to an approaching weather system that might just make New Year's Eve a bit of a hassle. The dry and warm spell from this fall and early winter may finally give way to as many as 10 inches of snow (via The Denver Post). Wind gusts of between 25 and 35 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service, in its first winter storm warning for the region this season. 

Qwest Execs Walk Away With Big Bucks

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December 2010

As Qwest, the Denver-based telecommunications company, and CenturyLink are working out the conditions of their merger, which will affect hundreds of thousands of customers, top executives reaped millions of dollars in tax breaks just before Christmas. The Qwest execs will get stock and cash compensation that they otherwise wouldn't have received until the merger with CenturyLink was closer to completion—sometime in 2011.

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