Olympic Dreams: An announcement that the 2014 Winter Olympics will include ski half-pipe has legions of Colorado teens dreaming of Olympic gold and puts Colorado in line to become a key training state (Denver Post).

Ready. Set. Shop: It’s official. Trendy retailer H&M will become the newest tenant in the Denver Pavilions late this year (Post). The opening could also lead to various other outposts of the “cheap chic” brand setting up in Colorado.

Fast Writers: Paul Weiss has launched a write-in campaign for Denver City Council in an attempt to fill the seat vacated when his wife, Carla Madison, passed away April 5. Weiss faces a daunting 15 other candidates racing toward the May 3 election (Post).

Mind the Gap: There are just three places west of the Mississippi on Forbes’ top 10 list of wealthiest counties, and Douglas County is one (Denver Business Journal). Sliding toward the other end of the economic scale are Colorado’s working women of color, who earn nearly $10,000 less annually than men (Post).

Embree Taps Hansen: The University of Colorado’s rookie head football coach, Jon Embree, has a long way to go in restoring faith among fans. Part of his plan rests on the shoulders of senior quarterback Tyler Hansen, who has been named the team’s starting quarterback (Denver Post).