Category: Business

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Nearly a decade after voters in Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, this much seems clear: It was a major victory for tourism. Those tourists came from all over, and cannabis entrepreneurs launched new businesses to cater to them. Some of these businesses provide cannabis-friendly transportation from the airport to area lodging, others offer high-end dining options…

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Mayor orders capacity restrictions at city buildings, asks businesses to reduce capacity

Mayor orders capacity restrictions at city buildings, asks businesses to reduce capacity

From the Las Vegas Optic Mayor Louie Trujillo on Friday signed an executive order limiting public access to all City of Las Vegas buildings to 50 percent of each building’s maximum capacity. The order does not apply to area school buildings. Trujillo said he signed the order in response to an increase of positive COVID-19…

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Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

From the Idaho Business Review As pandemic restrictions fade away, lots of people are eager to return to in-person events, but it’s important to remember comfort levels will vary, especially when it comes to eating. While some guests are eager and willing to attend a large event with a traditional serve-yourself buffet, others may be…

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Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

From the Idaho Business Review You’re on mute. Those three words became famous during the pandemic. By now though, most people are ready to stash them deep inside a drawer with the tattered pajama pants they wore during countless virtual meetings and conferences, week after week, for more than a year. But wait. Don’t get…

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Is perception reality?: Violent calls for service at park, repeat offenders at shelter

Is perception reality?: Violent calls for service at park, repeat offenders at shelter

From the Las Vegas Optic A review of police calls for service to Samaritan House and nearby Lincoln Park over a three-month period revealed a total of 71 combined calls for service. The vast majority of those calls received by police were for things like arguments, people refusing to leave Samaritan House or for reports…

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The state of the microbreweries

The state of the microbreweries

From Downtown Albuquerque News Where things stand: A visit with industry observer Chris Jackson Like most matters these days, the future of breweries and their taprooms in greater Downtown remains at the mercy of a certain virus. But while the pandemic has been a major challenge, it has decidedly not been a catastrophe. All but…

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New lighting slated for Downtown core, including alleys

New lighting slated for Downtown core, including alleys

From Downtown Albuquerque News Lighting improvements worth $1 million are coming to a wide swath of the Downtown core, including some of its darkest alleyways. Exactly where the new lighting will be installed, however, has not been decided, city spokesman Johnny Chandler told DAN. The process will begin with an audit to determine where it…

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Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest

Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest

From the Idaho Business Review Nampa-based Valley Wide Cooperative Inc. is expanding through a merger with a Washington state co-op. The merger brings together agronomy, energy and farm supply co-op Valley Wide and Ag Link Inc., a co-op retailer that sells fertilizer, crop nutrients and petroleum products in a move that will further extend Valley…

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The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

From Downtown Albuquerque News You probably know Albuquerque High first and foremost as a place near the Big-I where Downtown area teenagers go to learn things, or perhaps through its famous former location in EDo, which was turned into a collection of lofts and condos 20 years ago. But turn back the pages of its…

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University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program

University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program

From the Idaho Business Review As the threat of ransomware and other internet attacks increases nationwide, the University of Idaho (U of I) has added a cybersecurity master’s degree program to its computer science (CS) offerings. The master’s program builds on U of I’s existing bachelor’s program, which launched last fall, and gives computer science…

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