Aurora Business

The Colorado Department of Revenue says retailers sold about $32 million in recreational marijuana in October. That’s up from about $29 million in September but below the roughly $33 million of recreational pot sold in August.

“These underwriting guidelines provide a responsible approach to improving access to credit while ensuring safe and sound lending practices,” Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said in a statement.

Gayle Jetchick, the executive director of the improvement district which runs along Havana Street from 6th Avenue to Dartmouth Avenue, stands in front of homes being built Dec. 2 at Viridian Apartments. The construction is just one of many things that highlights the Havana Business Improvement District's growth and performance. This year has been by far the most productive for the BID since it was established in 2008 - adding 75 new businesses, 430 jobs and bringing the total number of tenants to over 500. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“Everybody’s working together, and I can’t believe how many comments I hear a day from people who say how bad this area was five or seven years ago, and how there’s been such a change.”