Colorado fines Uber for hiring drivers who should have been disqualified by criminal background checks, among other things

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday issued an $8.9 million fine to Uber parent company Rasier LLC.

I-25 at rush hour, March 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; i25; I-25; highway; traffic; skyline; cityscape
I-25 at rush hour, March 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday issued an $8.9 million fine to Uber parent company Rasier LLC.

Criminal investigators with the state regulatory agency found that Uber was allowing people with disqualifying criminal or motor vehicle offenses and people without valid licenses to drive for the company.


Downtown Denver’s Skyline Park ice rink opens for the season Nov. 22

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park reopens for its eighth season just in time to bring the whole family tottering out onto ice for Thanksgiving.

Skaters skitter over the ice at Skyline Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Skaters skitter over the ice at Skyline Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park reopens for its eighth season on Nov. 22, just in time to bring the whole family tottering out onto ice for Thanksgiving.



Rye Society Jewish deli will open in Five Points next year

Owner Jerrod Rosen, a fourth-generation Coloradan raised in Boulder, has deep family roots in Denver.

Coming soon to 31st and Larimer streets: Rye Society contemporary Jewish deli.

Jerrod Rosen, formerly of Per Se, Tabla and Colt & Gray, is building the deli in the space that previously housed Hutch & Spoon with help from chef Ryan Leinonen, also of Colt & Gray. It’s slated to open in the first quarter of 2018.