Steve Porter

An inroad with NASA can't be a bad thing for region's tech sector

The city of Loveland's Innovation and Technology Showcase held Sept. 5 revealed just how strong a connection the city has made with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The... Read More

By: Steve Monday September 17, 2012 0 comments Tags: Dave Lung, Diana Hoyt, Joe Shaw, NASA, Ray Lugo

Pioneer solar farmers are growing a new crop of energy in Windsor

The dedication of the Northern Colorado region's first privately-owned, community solar garden at Poudre Valley REA's headquarters in Windsor on Aug. 28 marked what one might hope to be a significant... Read More

By: Steve Friday August 31, 2012 0 comments Tags: Editorially Speaking, Paul Spencer, Poudre Valley REA, solar gardens, solar power, Steve Porter, Xcel Energy

Some good to come from a bad situation

For many people living in Northern Colorado, the High Park fire that raged for more than two weeks in June cast a smoky pall over the Summer of 2012. The fire consumed 258 homes and cost one area... Read More

By: Steve Friday August 24, 2012 0 comments Tags: High Park fire, NEON, Tom Kampe

Tech transfer fair opened doors of communication and access to federal assistance

Northern Colorado is fortunate to have so many federal research laboratories cleanly toiling away in its backyard -- providing great jobs, huge infusions of federal research dollars into the... Read More

By: Steve Friday August 10, 2012 0 comments Tags: Judy Lavelle, Matt Ringer, NREL

Keeping track of state's job creation and innovation progress

It's easy to talk about the things that ought to be done to help Colorado create jobs through innovation and entrepreneurship. It's another thing to make sure those great ideas stay on track and... Read More

By: Steve Friday July 27, 2012 0 comments Tags: Colorado Competes

NREL reaches out to the world -- and vice versa -- to advance solar research

GOLDEN - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is marking its 35 th anniversary this year, and nothing could highlight that milestone better than news this week that NREL has joined the... Read More

By: Steve Friday July 13, 2012 0 comments

Celebrating -- and funding -- innovation

FORT COLLINS -- On Friday evening, June 29, a host of friends of the Rocky Mountain Innosphere gathered to celebrate the innovative spirit that pervades this region. It was a mellow gathering... Read More

By: Steve Saturday June 30, 2012 0 comments

Thanks for visiting!

Our new website,, is officially two weeks old and we've been getting lots of visitors. Google Analytics data shows a steady stream of people are finding our site and sticking... Read More

By: Steve Friday June 15, 2012 0 comments