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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Wheat Ridge, CO

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Wheat Ridge, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Wheat Ridge, CO

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Wheat Ridge, CO, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Wheat Ridge, CO

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Wheat Ridge, CO

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Wheat Ridge, CO

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Wheat Ridge, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Wheat Ridge, CO

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Wheat Ridge, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Wheat Ridge, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Former Dry Dock Head Brewer Teams With Live Slow Brewery and Bowling Alley in Wheat Ridge

Breweries can be noisy places. So can bowling alleys. So one of the first questions former Dry Dock head brewer Alan Simons asked before teaming up with the two owners of Live Slow Brewing, a future bowling alley and brewery, was this: "How much will I hear the bowling pins? Because I may go crazy."The answer must have been a strike, because Simons, a well-known and longtime Colorado beer maker, is joining the unusual Wheat Ridge business as a par...

Breweries can be noisy places. So can bowling alleys. So one of the first questions former Dry Dock head brewer Alan Simons asked before teaming up with the two owners of Live Slow Brewing, a future bowling alley and brewery, was this: "How much will I hear the bowling pins? Because I may go crazy."

The answer must have been a strike, because Simons, a well-known and longtime Colorado beer maker, is joining the unusual Wheat Ridge business as a part-owner and head brewer.

Simons, brewery general manager Joe Malouff, and advisor and financial backer Grant Babb plan to open Live Slow this fall in the redeveloped Paramount Bowl building, at 2625 Kipling Street, which is now part of Gold's Marketplace, a shopping center that is being overhauled with a new look and new tenants. It'll have six lanes of bowling, some bowling alley-style food and easy-drinking beers.

Babb is the co-founder of Joyride Brewing in Edgewater, and Malouff works in the taproom there, which is how they got to know Simons. "I've been going there for quite a while," says Simons, who lives close to Joyride. "I reached out to Grant and asked if they were looking for a brewer, and the response was 'Maybe.' So we met over the course of a few months, talking and hanging out and having beers."

Eventually the three decided they could "stand each other," Simons says with a laugh. It was good timing, as Simons had left his job in January as head of brewing operations at Dry Dock Brewing after seven years. Before that, Simons made award-winning beer at Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.

Live Slow takes its name and ethos from Malouff, whose spirit animal is the sloth — a creature whose motto is "Live slow, die whenever." In this case, however, it will be "Live slow, drink whenever," he says.

Despite the motto, however, Malouff, who worked as a beertender at LandLocked Ales for a few years before moving to Joyride, has invested a lot of energy and forethought into the brewery. The twenty-barrel brewhouse will be custom designed to fit the unusual space, while the fermenters will be lined up parallel with the bowling lanes. The bar and the tables, meanwhile, will be made from the reclaimed wood of the other six lanes that existed in Paramount Bowl, which had twelve total.

There will also be a patio with a possible stage and TVs. The walls between the taproom/bowling alley and the brewery will be partially made of plexiglass to give the whole place an open feel. "With the bowling alley being a part of it, and since we have a kitchen, we want to be family-friendly. But we also want the late-night crowd," Malouff says. Live Slow's location at the corner of Kipling and 26th Avenue will be helpful on both fronts since Kipling connects the brewery to a lot of nearby apartment buildings. He also stresses that although Live Slow will serve elevated bowling alley food, "This is not a sit-down place. We are a brewery with food. The entertainment and beer is what we will push."

The 59,000-square-foot shopping center will also include Esters Neighborhood Pub, Berkeley Park Running Company, Queen City Collective Coffee and other offices and retail businesses.

And while Malouff and Simons will handle day-to-day activities, Babb says he will work behind the scenes, since his primary responsibilities are still with Joyride, which he founded in 2014 with Dave Bergen.

The three hope that demolition will begin in April and that they can open in October.

United Windows and Siding – Denver Installs Windows, Doors, And Siding

Wheat Ridge,United States – May 1, 2022 —The window, door, and siding company United Windows and Siding – Denver services homeowners throughout Colorado with the help of top-notch products and knowledgeable professionals. They are family-owned and operated and are led by Adrian Sanchez. United Windows and Siding – Denver is considered the top installer of energy-efficient windows, siding, and doors in the midwest. They offer o...

Wheat Ridge,United States – May 1, 2022 —

The window, door, and siding company United Windows and Siding – Denver services homeowners throughout Colorado with the help of top-notch products and knowledgeable professionals. They are family-owned and operated and are led by Adrian Sanchez. United Windows and Siding – Denver is considered the top installer of energy-efficient windows, siding, and doors in the midwest. They offer only the highest quality and most energy-efficient replacement products and have offices in Denver. The United Windows and Siding – Denver team has over forty years of experience, which allows them to successfully take on simple, complex, and small jobs and anything in between as well as complete any project their customers wish. To ensure that their customers are getting the proper, safest, and best service they deserve, United Windows and Siding – Denver holds a Class-A general contractor’s license and stays current with the International Building Code. This allows this company to pull permits in any city and county to make sure that their customer’s project is up to code and satisfactory. United Windows and Siding – Denver promises to deliver the necessary knowledge and skills to complete each and every project with integrity and a commitment to outstanding customer service. In fact, customer satisfaction is the company’s top priority and they ensure to always have the customer’s best interest at the top of their priorities. This can be seen through United Windows and Siding – Denver’s 5.0-star review on Google.

United Windows and Siding – Denver knows the importance of listening and understanding their customer’s goals and wishes for their projects. Because of this, they spend extra time during their input sessions with their customers to get all the information necessary before coming up with a solution. This company specializes in single-family and multi-family homes and uses experienced installation professionals that help maximize the value of investing in replacement windows and new siding. Even with these experienced professionals on-site, United Windows and Siding – Denver back every installation project with the personal attention and supervision of their team, who have over a decade of experience in the window and siding industry in Wheat Ridge. This is just used as a backup and safety precaution to ensure every job is being completed professionally, timely, to the best of the company’s ability, and to fulfill the customer’s wishes. United Windows and Siding – Denver also customizes each project by offering a wide variety of different products such as James Hardie, LP Smartside, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, and wood. This allows United Windows and Siding – Denver to complete every customer’s desires and needs and successfully finish products with full customer satisfaction.

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There’s a new nonprofit hospital system in Colorado. Here’s how the CEO says it will keep down prices.

In his time as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, the Utah-based hospital system that just merged with Colorado-based SCL Health, Dr. Marc Harrison has earned a reputation as being something of a visionary.Forbes last year named him one of the top ...

In his time as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, the Utah-based hospital system that just merged with Colorado-based SCL Health, Dr. Marc Harrison has earned a reputation as being something of a visionary.

Forbes last year named him one of the top 10 CEOs transforming health care in America. The publication Modern Healthcare regularly places him on its list of the 100 most influential people in health care.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Harrison, during a visit to Colorado on Tuesday, touted this merger as far beyond typical.

“I, unlike pretty much any other health care CEO you’ve talked to about a merger, haven’t crowed about the net revenue number,” said Harrison, a pediatrician by training who has led Intermountain for the past five years. “And the reason is that’s not nearly as important to us as expanding our model of value-based care.”

“Why do we come together?” he added. “Because we think we can do more good together.”

The Intermountain-SCL merger creates one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. West, with 33 hospitals and more than 58,000 employees spread across four states, as well as dozens of clinics. The system will operate under the Intermountain banner and Harrison will remain at the helm.

During a brief interview Tuesday with The Colorado Sun, Harrison spoke about the need to partner up on health care innovation, the challenge of holding prices down and what the future looks like.

On why the merger happened

Prior to the merger, both Intermountain and SCL were profitable, with billions in reserves. Harrison agreed that the systems were “extraordinarily” strong.

They also weren’t competitors. SCL operated hospitals in Colorado and Montana, including Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. Intermountain’s hospitals were all in Utah and Idaho.

So what value did they see in a merger?

As Harrison tells it, it was all about the future. SCL’s leadership felt they needed a partner to help their hospitals transition to a new model of providing health services.

“SCL Health had independently come to the conclusion that, although operating sustainably, they needed to have a different footprint and a different level of partnership in order to be able to make investments in the future that they thought were important, like digital and tele,” Harrison said, referring to online and telehealth services.

Harrison said that transformation will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, spent in small bites over many years. He compared it to the transition in banking, from a time when banking was only done face-to-face to one where it is done almost entirely online.

“My industry, which I love, is woefully behind virtually every other industry in terms of digital adoption,” he said. “You’re probably more likely to be able to make an appointment for your dog at the vet online than you are to be able to make an appointment with your doctor online.”

On keeping hospital prices in check

One concern repeatedly raised about hospital mergers is that they often tend to drive health care prices higher.

But Harrison said that isn’t the aim here.

“I think the ones that raise prices tend to be mergers that decrease competition,” he said. “So you know, if one of the existing systems on the Front Range had merged with or acquired SCL Health, that would be a source of huge concern because maybe you will go from four down to three competitors, or three down to two. And those things tend to be done. Let’s be honest, they tend to be done to gain leverage with payers.”

(By “payers,” Harrison is referring to individual consumers, but more so to insurance companies, which negotiate prices with hospitals.)

Harrison said the key to limiting price increases is innovation. He mentioned a company called Tellica, which Intermountain launched last year and operates outpatient imaging centers that offer various scans at a fraction of the price that his hospitals do.

“This disrupts ourselves,” he joked.

He said Intermountain has also invested in telehealth and virtual health care so that patients don’t have to come into the hospital for care they could receive more cheaply and more conveniently at home.

“We’re doing this so that Americans can afford their health care, and we will adapt our operations to support that,” he said. “I think that these changes should become very apparent across the footprint.”

On what the future holds

Harrison spoke of the need for a “clicks and mortar” system, one that provides a quality virtual experience while also maintaining high-quality inpatient care capacity.

“We’re actually, in the new Intermountain, thinking quite beyond legacy health care systems,” he said.

One innovation that Colorado could see more of involves prescription drugs. Three years ago, Intermountain joined with hospitals and philanthropic groups across the country to form its own not-for-profit pharmaceutical company. The company, Civica Rx, distributes generic drugs produced by contractors at prices far below market average.

Harrison said Tuesday that Civica expects to have $25 vials of insulin ready for distribution by 2024. Other distributors of generic insulin currently price it around $80 a vial.

The company already provides medicines to 55 hospital systems accounting for one-third of all licensed hospital beds in the country. The merger could expand its footprint in Colorado.

Harrison said the company is an example of how Intermountain is trying to make health care work better for everybody, and he closed his remarks to The Sun with a vow:

“I’d encourage you,” he said, “to watch us commit to the communities that we’re in and help improve the health of those communities.”

Home prices rose across all but two Denver area ZIP codes

Home prices rose in nearly every ZIP code in the Denver metro area in the first few months of 2022.That’s according to Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ data comparing median sales prices in the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022. The real-estate trade group pulled the information from real...

Home prices rose in nearly every ZIP code in the Denver metro area in the first few months of 2022.

That’s according to Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ data comparing median sales prices in the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022. The real-estate trade group pulled the information from real-estate search app Re:Colorado, and the numbers reflect most every transaction.

As less dense suburban real estate became popular during the pandemic, the 80215 ZIP code — which covers parts of Lakewood and Wheat Ridge — witnessed the largest hike in median sales price. The area including the Applewood, Cedar Crest and Heverly Heights neighborhoods saw a 59.6% leap from $432,450 in 2021 to $690,000 in early 2022.

That was followed by 80227, spanning the Bear Creek, Bear Valley and Lakewood Estates neighborhoods in Lakewood. The area saw median final sales prices jump by 38.5% from $347,250 to $480,800.

In Denver, the 80231 ZIP code experienced a 35% increase in median final sales price from $299,950 to $405,000. The area includes Indian Creek, Hampden and Cherry Creek Country Club.

“Some of the areas that have kind of fared the best have been those neighborhoods that were maybe not as overheated,” said Steve Danilew, the founder of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors Market Trends Committee. In picking neighborhoods, buyers, he added, are looking for affordability over other factors, and that’s becoming increasingly challenging now that most of the area is overheated.

The 80224 ZIP code, which includes Washington Virginia Vale, fell by 1.7%, from $585,000 to $575,100.

The 80220 ZIP code, spanning South Park Hill, Hale, Montclair and East Colfax, fell 4.3%, from $650,000 to $622,000.

Looking at the declining median final sales price in those two ZIP codes, Denver realtor Carrol Rhead and her team at CVJ Real Estate don’t think people hoping to do business in either area should fret over the drop — especially because the average final sales price rose by 16.7% in 80224 and 3% in 80220.

The explanation, she said, is likely related to the types of homes that were sold in the timeframe.

“It is very possible that since these neighborhoods are older, the number of ‘distressed’ properties sold were enough to skew the median price downward?” she wrote in an email. “For example, 80220 includes that Colfax corridor where fix-and-flips have been skyrocketing….so, back up about 6-9 months and you’ll potentially see the sales of those less desirable properties which lowered the median price?”

Danilew agreed that the drop in prices isn’t a sign that properties in neighborhoods like South Park Hill and Washington Virginia Vale are losing their value.

“The numbers don’t lie, but they can sometimes fool you,” he said.

His take is that the lower median cost reflects that more people were buying attached residences like condos and duplexes rather than detached residences like single-family houses.

“They are choosing to buy the properties that are more economical,” Danilew said.

Official Priest Appointments: Effective July 1, 2022

Here’s a list of all the new priest assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, parish administrators and chaplains. These appointments are effective July 1, 2022, unless noted otherwise.Pastors Renewed for an Additional Six Years (or one year) at the Same Parish:Christ on the Mountain, Lakewood- Rev. David AllenSt. Scholastica, Erie- Rev. Robert WedowSt. Theresa, Frederick- Rev. Hernan FlorezOur Lady of Lor...

Here’s a list of all the new priest assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, parish administrators and chaplains. These appointments are effective July 1, 2022, unless noted otherwise.

Pastors Renewed for an Additional Six Years (or one year) at the Same Parish:

Christ on the Mountain, Lakewood- Rev. David Allen

St. Scholastica, Erie- Rev. Robert Wedow

St. Theresa, Frederick- Rev. Hernan Florez

Our Lady of Loreto, Foxfield- Rev. David Bluejacket

Notre Dame, Denver- Msgr. Edward Buelt

Spirit of Christ, Arvada- Rev. Christopher Renner

St. Joan of Arc, Arvada- Rev. Nathan Goebel

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder- Rev. Mark Kovacik

Good Shepherd, Denver- Rev. James E. Fox (one year)

Presentation of Our Lady, Denver- Rev. Ed Poehlmann (one year)

St. Michael the Archangel, Aurora- Rev. Terry Kissell (one year)

Pastors Changing Parishes and New Pastor Assignments for Six Years:

St. Jude, Lakewood- Rev. Jason Thuerauf

Sts. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge- Rev. James Goggins

St. Mary, Greeley- Rev. Wojciech Gierasimczyk

St. Paul, Idaho Springs; Our Lady of the Assumption, Central City; Our Lady of Lourdes, Georgetown- Rev. John Green

Our Lady of the Plains, Byers- Rev. Jeffrey Wilborn

Blessed Sacrament, Denver- Rev. John Ludanha

St. Anthony of Padua, Denver- Rev. Arturo Chagala

St. John the Evangelist, Loveland- Rev. Shannon Thurman

St. Thomas More, Centennial- Rev. Randy Dollins (in addition to his obligations as Vicar General)

Holy Ghost, Denver- Rev. Paul Nguyen, O.M.V. (until his ministry here is complete)

Parochial Vicars:

St. Thomas More, Centennial- Rev. Christopher Marbury

St. Mary, Greeley- Rev. Crispin Kibambe

St. Peter, Greeley- Rev. Donatian Kaigoma

Queen of Peace, Aurora- Rev. Mauricio Bermudez

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Denver- Rev. Vincent Bui

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Northglenn- Rev. Tadeusz Kopczynski

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Denver- Rev. John-James Arcidiacono, C.S.J.

St. Helena, Fort Morgan; St. Francis of Assisi, Weldona; Our Lady of Lourdes, Wiggins- Rev. Joseph Oiye, I.M.C.

St. Anthony of Padua, Denver- Rev. Miljenko Pavkovic

Other Assignments:

Missio ad gentes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Rev. Fernando Londoño

Mission to Orlando, Florida, serving with the Neocatechumenal Way- Rev. Franklin Sequeira

Vice-Rector of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. John Nepil (in addition to his obligations as Housefather and Professor)

Director for Vocations– Rev. Jason Wallace

Chaplain at Annunciation Heights- Rev. Ryan O’Neill

Housefather and Professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. Daniel Eusterman

Housefather at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. Adam Bradshaw

Spiritual Director at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary- Rev. James Thermos

Retirements:

Msgr. Thomas Fryar

Msgr. Robert Kinkel

Rev. Stephen Adams

Rev. Chrysostom Frank

Priests Leaving the Archdiocese of Denver:

Rev. Christopher Uhl, O.M.V.

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