This week's cover story, "Magnetic Attraction," tells the tale of Zen Magnets, a Denver company founded in 2009 by University of Colorado grad Shihan Qu. The company sells -- you guessed it -- magnets. But these aren't just any magnets. They're tiny, high-powered spherical magnets that can be used ... More >>
Smart and self-assured, with jet-black hair and the faintest of goatees, Shihan Qu is the reigning king of magnet balls. His ascension to the throne wasn't so much the result of hard-won battles against other magnet magnates as it was the outcome of a process of elimination. While other companies th ... More >>
Denver blog posts shouldn't leave a rash. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen issues lotsa high marks to Nuggets after crushing Sacramento, but Danilo Gallinari leads the pack. At Education News Colorado, Jared Polis lauds School Choice Week. Plants & Animals Denver's Kayla K touts a list of food th ... More >>
Sunday, January 23, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7532.
When a national magazine starts its examination of southwestern Colorado "uranium widows" with a glimpse of a woman drilling for ore while clad only in "sandals, denim shorts, and a bra," I brace myself for the worst -- another condescending article about the state's tragic history on the fro ... More >>
Grand Junction, circa the 1950s.The Denver Post headline "Uranium Mining May Get Buried," about residents in Nunn, a town near Greeley, who oppose building a uranium mine nearby, hit close to home. I grew up in Grand Junction, and the repercussions of the supposedly safe uranium industry that ... More >>
As work continues on refurbishing the long-dilapidated “Fontius” building on the corner of 16th and Welton, passersby are starting to get a sense of what the glory days must have been like for this historic structure, which went up in 1922 as the Steel Building, home to a Steel’s department st ... More >>
This Central City karaoke party has the golden touch.
There's gold in that there museum.
Copper Nickel 8 is a complete disaster.
Rocky trims give veteran stockers the biz blues.
William Vielehr, Pursuits of Passion, Walker Fine Art
From the week of February 19, 2004
Newmont Mining, Machu Picchu and the Museum of Nature & Science make strange bedfellows.
Titanium, the king of metals, scraps for a home in Denver.
Old Hundred Gold Mine
Lebanon Silver Mine
In Pueblo, the iron will of a union has proved tougher than steel.
A proposed quarry gets bulldozed by irate residents.
The high-stakes real estate maneuvering behind Vail's newest expansion dreams.
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
A Denver mining company is looking for copper. All it's found so far is a rich vein of environmentalists.