Northern Colorado News Briefs

April 2019 | March 2019 | February 2019

April 2019

Johnstown, Windsor ‘Safest Cities’

News BriefsSafeWise, a professional review and comparison website, released their latest rankings of the 100 safest cities in the U.S. and Johnstown, CO came in at #38 and Windsor, CO came in at #46. Evaluation of cities that met SafeWise’s population threshold were based on analysis of FBI crime report statistics and population data. Click here to view the complete report.

Colorado counties top rankings

Aetna and U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings. Out of 3,000 counties in the U.S., 14 Colorado counties made the Top 50 healthiest: Douglas #1, Broomfield #5, Chaffee #11, Routt #14, San Miguel #17, Pitkin #19, Boulder #20, Clear Creek #30, Teller #32, Larimer #34, Grand #42, Elbert #44, Jefferson #47 and Eagle #48. The rankings took into account 81 metrics split into 10 categories. Click here to view the complete set of rankings: Click here to view the complete report.

Big Thompson project a ‘Best of the Best’

Engineering New Record, a weekly magazine for the construction industry, recently named the Big Thompson Canyon road project the top construction project in the nation out of 820 taken into consideration. The Big Thompson Project repaired sections of U.S. Hwy 34 between Loveland and Estes Park destroyed in the 2013 flood.

March 2019

Fort Collins-Loveland MSA 9th for job growth

News BriefsThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released 2018 data findings and the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranked 9th for highest job growth in 2018, coming in at 4.4%. There are a total of 388 MSA’s nationwide. The Boulder MSA experienced a 3% job growth rate and the Greeley MSA come in at 2.6%. Click here to check out the data + interactive chart.

Healthgrades ranks NoCo hospitals among best

Healthgrades, an online medical information firm, released their 2019 America’s Best Hospital list. Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins were recognized as being among the top 5% of hospitals in the country. Click here for the complete report:

Windsor’s Chimney Park restaurant makes Most Romantic list

OpenTable released their latest list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America and Windsor’s Chimney Park restaurant made the cut. The Flagstaff House in Boulder and Denver’s Mizuna and Nocturn restaurants were the other three Colorado restaurants on the list. The list of honorees was based on 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants all submitted by verified diners. Click here to check out other restaurants feeling the love:

February 2019

24/7 Wall St. names best Colorado city to live in, and the winner is…

News Briefs24/7 Wall St. recently named the best city to live in every state. In Colorado, Frederick took the top spot. Located just north of Denver, Frederick was noted for having a small-town feel along with easy access to all the amenities of big city living. The community museum, golf course and over 20 parks were highlighted features. Overall metrics used in the study included affordability, safety, strong economy and range of entertainment options. View the complete article at:

CU Leeds School of Business named as top business school for value

Value College recently ranked the top 50 best value undergraduate business schools and the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder came in at #43. Factors taken into consideration include total annual cost, publisher and student reviews, and early career salaries for graduates. Click here for the complete set of rankings:

Fort Collins ranked as Best-Performing City

Best-Performing Cities, a nonprofit thinktank, released their annual list of Best Performing Cities in the US and Fort Collins ranked #9. Wage gains, technological developments and job creation were all metrics included in their assessments. Fort Collins was noted for having a healthy startup community and access to talent at Colorado State University. Other Colorado communities making the list included Greeley #42 and Boulder #62. Click here to download a PDF of the report.