By Denver Business Journal

Troubled banks close. Oil fever builds in the Niobrara. Arrow Electronics, General Electric and Ikea come to Colorado. Qwest and Frontier get sold; United and Continental merge. The Rocky folds; The Denver Post carries on. Malone thrives; Nacchio falls.

These are some of the top local business news stories of the last several years -- stories that the Denver Business Journal covered, in print and online, garnering several national and regional journalism awards.

Here's a roundup of DBJ coverage of Colorado's biggest business news.

> Initiative 300, Denver's sick leave measure

> Colorado wins GE solar plant.

> Arrow Electronics' HQ comes to Colorado.

> Troubled banks, including closures, regulation and TARP.

> Colorado Ponzi schemes.

> 'Troubleshooter' Tom Martino's bankrupcty.

> The Niobrara and hopes of an oil boom.

> Orion and the future of space travel (with photo gallery).

> MediaNews Group, Dean Singleton and The Denver Post.

> Ikea comes to Colorado.

> Hancock becomes Denver mayor.

> The Qwest-CenturyLink merger.

> The odyssey of Frontier Airlines through bankruptcy and beyond.

> The United-Continental merger.

> Election 2010: Senate and governor's races; ballot initiatives.

> The Decade in the DBJ: Our roundup of the biggest business stories of 2000-2009

> John Malone talks of his past and future: Greg Avery's 2009 in-depth interview with the cable and media mogul.

> Rocky Mountain News shuts down.

> Joe Nacchio's path to prison: Coverage of the convicted ex-Qwest CEO.

> Denver's Democratic National Convention.

> Oracle and Sun Microsystems: Pathway to the merger.

> The stimulus and your business: Coverage of the federal Recovery Act and its impact on Colorado.

> Denver Business Journal photo gallerie.

> Wimer's World: Cartoons from the Denver Business Journal.

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