Aurora Business

This photo provided by NASCAR shows Jimmie Johnson (48) taking the checkered flag and winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/NASCAR, Matt Sullivan)

“I’m doing this because I think it’s the right thing to do, and the timing seems to be right,” she says. “I think the (city) charter is not a place to discriminate against a particular business.”

DENVER | Denver International Airport had its busiest year in 2014, with more than 53.4 million passengers. Airport officials say 4,397,292 passengers traveled though DIA in December, bringing the year’s total passenger traffic to 53,472,514. That’s a 1.7 percent increase over the number of passengers who used the airport in 2013. DIA also set six monthly […]

Construction workers pack up their personal tools Thursday morning at the over-budget Denver VA Medical Replacement Project site near Interstate 225 and East Colfax Avenue in Aurora. The project is currently on hold after a federal board of appeals ruled that the VA had breached its contract. Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman said Colorado delegates were working to keep Kiewit-Turner as the contractor for the hospital so that the 1400 people who were laid off can come back to work. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

DENVER | The director of the veterans health care system for Denver and eastern Colorado is retiring, days after a report that a Veterans Affairs sleep clinic in Denver had a secret waiting list. Lynette Roff is stepping down, a spokesman for the VA said Tuesday. No other details were immediately released. Former VA employee Tommy […]

The Post on Tuesday said Bob Benton of Robert S. Benton & Associates expects demand to continue to increase this year. According to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report that Benton co-authored, Colorado hotels reached an average occupancy rate in 2014 of 68.3 percent.

DENVER | A Colorado task force on oil and gas drilling is trying to find agreement on proposals to resolve disputes over local control and landowner rights. The 21-member panel meets again Tuesday as it whittles down a list of 56 suggestions. Gov. John Hickenlooper formed the task force last year and set a Feb. 27 […]

Erik Anderson, a ReStore employee, helps unwrap a variety of floor rugs to get the store stocked up Jan. 26 before next week's grand opening near the intersection of South Abilene Street and East Florida Avenue. ReStore's 9,000 square feet of space is scheduled to open Feb. 2 and is currently accepting donations of furniture, appliances, cabinets and other home improvement items. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“When we look at the demographic profiles of who our customers are and who our donors are, what we see is that those are slightly different, but what we see here (in Aurora) is what I like to call the ‘Goldilocks zone,’” he said.