Instead of stealing workers from each other, Colorado and South Dakota want to partner

Gov. Dennis Daugaard was in Denver on Monday talking about the regional need to expand career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers.

Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative Colorado Workshop at the Art Hotel in Denver, Colorado, Sept 18, 2017. (Ellen Jaskol/Western Governors' Association)
Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative Colorado Workshop at the Art Hotel in Denver, Colorado, Sept 18, 2017. (Ellen Jaskol/Western Governors’ Association)

The governor of South Dakota wants Colorado and other Western states to team up on tackling workforce shortages that could be keeping companies away and slowing economic growth.



Why Denver International Airport wants you to fly to Switzerland

Denver International Airport's iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) dia; denver international airport; aerotropolis; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Denver International Airport’s iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

When you’re Edelweiss Air, you don’t need journalists to come to you — you just bring five of your own to Denver International Airport’s “Discover Switzerland” event promoting your new nonstop flight to Zurich next year.

“These are the journalists from Switzerland. They came from the biggest newspapers from the biggest media in Switzerland,” said Edelweiss Air’s head of corporate communications Andreas Meier. “They will do coverage about Denver, the beautiful city, the beautiful mountains here.”

What you do need is people to come take your new flight. Though actually, the airport might want it more. 


Denver weather today: Still warm, still dry for Sept. 19

Good morning. The high in Denver today is a summer-like 87 degrees, which will combine with breezy conditions to create a fire hazard, according to the National Weather Service. A “red flag” fire warning is in effect for much of the Front Range this afternoon and evening.

The temperatures here will swing between highs in the 80s all week, NWS predicts. A cold front is expected to dramatically drive down temperatures beginning Saturday, and it also might bring precipitation.