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Colorado's Top 100 public companies; Qwest merger likely to leave vacancy at No. 1.

Qwest Communications International is once again the slate's top-ranked public company based on 2009 revenues., but it could be for the last time. The Denver-based telecommunications carrier that was founded in 1996 by billionaire Phillip Anschutz announced in April it would be acquired by Louisiana-based CenturyTel in a $10.6 billion stock swap.

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The merger is subject to approval by shareholders, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of justice and is expected to be completed by early 2011. Assuming the combined company is headquartered in Monroe, La., where CenturyTel is based, that would leave Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications, a fiberoptic network provider that ranks No. 8 among the state's public companies, as the largest Colorado-based telecom.

Another of note is Littleton-based TW Telecom, which provides last-mile connections into cities and buildings TW Telecom (TWTC) had revenues of $ 1.2 billion last year to rank No. 16 among Colorado-based public companies.

Among other notables in this year's Top 100, Englewood-based Echostar Corp., founded in 1996 by Charlie Ergen, spun off Dish Network in 2008, and the companies now operate independently and are listed separately in the Top 100 Public Companies ranking. Dish Network (DISH), a provider of satellite TV services, ranks No. 2 in this year's Top 100 with revenues of $11.7 billion last year. Echostar (SATS), a provider of satellite television equipment, ranks No. 11 with revenues of $1.9 billion last year.
TOP 100 COLORADO - BASED PUBLIC COMPANIES

Ranked by revenue

2010 COMPANY TICKER '09 '09 SALES '08 SALES
Rank Rank (000's) (000's)

 1 Qwest Communications Q 1 $12,311,000 $13,475,000
 International Inc.

 2 Dish Network Corp. DISH 2 11,664,151 11,617,000

 3 Liberty Global Inc. LBTYA 3 11,080,200 10,561,100

 4 Liberty Media Corp. LCAPA 4 10,158,000 10,084,000

 5 Newmont Mining Corp. NEM 7 7,705,000 6,199,000

 6 Ball Corp. BLL 6 7,345,300 7,561,000

 7 Western Union Co. WU 9 5,083,600 5,282,000

 8 Level 3 LVLT 11 3,762,000 4,301,000
 Communications Inc.

 9 Molson Coors Brewing TAP 10 3,032,400 4,774,300
 Co.

 10 Emergency Medical EMS 12 2,569,685 2,409,864
 Services Corp

 11 Echostar Corp. SATS 13 1,903,559 2,150,520

 12 Chipotle Mexican CMG 20 1,518,417 1,331,968
 Grill Inc.

 13 Woodward Governor WGOV 23 1,430,125 1,258,204
 Co.

 14 ProLogis PLD 8 1,223,082 5,655,000

 15 TW Telecom Inc. TWTC 26 1,211,390 1,159,019

 16 Apartment Investment AIV 17 1,195,763 1,457,918
 & Management Co.

 17 Teletech Holdings TTEC 18 1,167,915 1,400,147
 Inc.

 18 Ciber Inc. CBR 25 1,037,700 1,191,567

 19 Cimarex Energy Co. XEC 14 1,009,794 1,970,347

 20 Whiting Petroleum WLL 24 979,360 1,222,100
 Corp.

 21 Vail Resorts Inc. MTN 27 976,988 1,152,156

 22 IHS Inc. IHS 30 967,300 844,030

 23 DCP Midstream DPM 22 942,400 1,285,800
 Partners LP

 24 MDC Holdings Inc. MDC 16 898,303 1,458,108

 25 St. Mary Land & SM 21 832,201 1,301,301
 Exploration Co.

 26 Janus Capital Group JNS 28 774,700 1,037,900

 27 Forest Oil Corp. FST 15 768,455 1,647,163

 28 MarkWest Energy MWE 19 738,283 1,338,490
 Partners LP

 29 Bill Barrett Corp. BBG 32 652,730 617,911

 30 Crocs Inc. CROX 31 645,767 721,589

 31 UDR Inc. UDR 33 617,173 590,598

 32 Air Methods Corp. AIRM 36 510,605 498,802

 33 CSG Systems CSGS 37 500,717 472,057
 International Inc.

 34 Westmoreland Coal WLB 35 443,368 509,696
 Co.

 35 Biofuel Energy Corp. BIOF 50 415,514 179,867

 36 Einstein Noah BAGL 39 408,562 413,450
 Retaurant Group

 37 Golden Star GSS 46 400,739 257,355
 Resources Ltd.

 38 National CineMedia NCMI 40 380,700 369,500

 39 Intrepid Potash Inc. IPI 38 301,363 415,334

 40 StarTek Inc. SRT 44 288,980 272,890

 41 DigitalGlobe Inc. DGI 281,900 N/A

 42 Crown Media Holdings CRWN 43 279,564 281,794
 Inc.

 43 Gaiam Inc. GAIA 47 278,473 257,172

 44 Venoco Inc. VQ 34 272,196 559,520

 45 Penford Corp. PENX 41 255,556 345,576

 46 DCT Industrial Trust DCT 48 244,006 251,555
 Inc.

 47 Advanced Energy AEIS 42 186,395 328,918
 Industries Inc.

 48 Delta Petroleum DPTR 45 182,442 271,178

 49 Red Robin Gourmet RRGB 29 182,197 869,215
 Burgers Inc.

 50 Dynamic Materials BOOM 49 164,898 232,577
 Corp.

 51 CoBiz Financial Inc. COBZ 51 157,077 144,908

 52 Transmontaigne TLP 52 $142,547 $138,140
 Partners LP

 53 Hallador Energy Co. HPCO.OB 116,334 70,198

 54 Spectranetics Corp. SPNC 56 114,837 104,010

 55 Guaranty Bancorp GBNK 53 107,567 131,932

 56 Heska Corp. HSKA 58 75,678 81,653

 57 Royal Gold Inc. RGLD 59 73,771 66,297

 58 Real Goods Solar RSOL 69 64,328 39,221

 59 Allied Motion AMOT 57 61,240 85,967
 Technologies Inc.

 60 Birner Dental BDMS 71 59,574 34,523
 Management Services
 Inc.

 61 VCG Holding Corp. VCGH 62 55,040 57,693

 62 New Frontier Media NOOF 63 52,654 55,911
 Inc.

 63 Health Grades Inc. HGRD 68 52,520 39,688

 64 Evergreen Energy EEE 61 50,671 58,901
 Inc.

 65 Century Casinos Inc. CNTY 64 49,738 53,042

 66 Ramtron RMTR 60 47,517 63,554
 International Corp.

 67 Apollo Gold Corp. AGT 65 47,008 46,387

 68 Evolving Systems EVOL 70 38,196 37,821
 Inc.

 69 United Western UWBK 54 30,980 129,878
 Bancorp Inc.

 70 Rocky Mountain RMCF 72 28,539 31,878
 Chocolate Factory
 Inc.

 71 Good Times GTIM 76 25,882 25,882
 Restaurants Inc.

 72 Array Biopharma Inc. ARRY 74 24,982 28,808

 73 Mesa Laboratories MLAB 79 21,536 19,558
 Inc.

 74 Gasco Energy GSX 66 21,089 41,858

 75 ADA-ES Inc. ADES 82 20,061 16,193

 76 Zynex Inc. ZYXI 18,681 11,763

 77 Scott's Liquid Gold SLGD.OB 83 14,179 15,912

 78 Encision Inc. ECIA.OB 84 12,789 12,066

 79 Sport-Haley Inc. SPOR.PK 12,193 17,117

 80 Kodiac Oil and Gas KOG 89 11,338 6,962
 Corp.

 81 CREDO Petroleum CRED 80 10,067 17,345
 Corp.

 82 First Opportunity FF 75 10,051 27,888
 Fund

 83 Infinity Energy IFNY.PK 9,426 N/A
 Resources Inc.

 85 Eldorado Artesian ELDO.OB 85 9,291 8,457
 Springs Inc.

 85 Basic Earth Science BSIC.OB 9,086 7,447
 Systems Inc.

 86 UQM Technologies UQM 87 8,728 7,508
 Inc.

 87 Corgenix Medical CONX.OB 86 8,064 8,366
 Corp.

 88 AmerAlia Inc. AALA 6,527 17,948

 89 Global Casinos Inc. GBCS 6,387 4,402

 90 Xier8 Holdings Inc. XELR.OB 6,252 7,416

 91 ARC Wireless ARCW 88 4,404 7,257
 Solutions Inc.

 92 American Oil & Gas AEZ 92 1,885 2,895
 Inc.

 93 Ascent Solar ASTI 93 1,464 1,500
 Technologies Inc.

 94 Accelr8 Technology AXK 97 1,270 476
 Corp.

 95 AspenBio Pharma Inc. APPY 95 505 821

 96 Pure Cycle Corp. PCYO 98 260 282

 97 Solitario XPL 99 200 200
 Exploration &
 Royalty Corp

 98 Aspen Exploration ASPN 0 0
 Corp.

 99 General Moly Inc. GMO 100 0 0

100 Clancy Systems CLSI 91 N/A 4,019
 International Inc.

2010 COMPANY TICKER % GROWTH '09 NET EMPLOYEES
Rank INCOME
 (000's)

 1 Qwest Communications Q -8.64% $662,000 30,138
 International Inc.

 2 Dish Network Corp. DISH 0.41% 635,545 24,500

 3 Liberty Global Inc. LBTYA 4.92% -412,100 23,000

 4 Liberty Media Corp. LCAPA 0.73% 6,462,000 23,000

 5 Newmont Mining Corp. NEM 24.29% 1,297,000 14,500

 6 Ball Corp. BLL -2.85% 387,900 14,500

 7 Western Union Co. WU -3.76% 848,800 6,800

 8 Level 3 LVLT -12.53% -618,000 5,200
 Communications Inc.

 9 Molson Coors Brewing TAP -36.48% 720,400 14,350
 Co.

 10 Emergency Medical EMS 6.63% 115,239 12,557
 Services Corp

 11 Echostar Corp. SATS -11.48% 364,704 2,400

 12 Chipotle Mexican CMG 14.00% 126,845 22,250
 Grill Inc.

 13 Woodward Governor WGOV 13.66% 94,352 5,660
 Co.

 14 ProLogis PLD -78.37% 22,773 1,135

 15 TW Telecom Inc. TWTC 4.52% 27,586 2,870

 16 Apartment Investment AIV -17.98% -64,274 3,500
 & Management Co.

 17 Teletech Holdings TTEC -16.59% 71,754 39,150
 Inc.

 18 Ciber Inc. CBR -12.91% 14,958 8,000

 19 Cimarex Energy Co. XEC -48.75% -311,943 756

 20 Whiting Petroleum WLL -19.86% -106,882 481
 Corp.

 21 Vail Resorts Inc. MTN -15.20% 48,950 3,500

 22 IHS Inc. IHS 14.60% 134,963 4,100

 23 DCP Midstream DPM -26.71% -19,100 N/A
 Partners LP

 24 MDC Holdings Inc. MDC -38.39% 24,679 1,089

 25 St. Mary Land & SM -36.05% -99,370 550
 Exploration Co.

 26 Janus Capital Group JNS -25.36% -757,100 1,126

 27 Forest Oil Corp. FST -53.35% -923,133 705

 28 MarkWest Energy MWE -44.84% -118,668 520
 Partners LP

 29 Bill Barrett Corp. BBG 5.63% 50,218 262

 30 Crocs Inc. CROX -10.51% 42,078 3,560

 31 UDR Inc. UDR 4.50% -87,532 1,280

 32 Air Methods Corp. AIRM 2.37% 28,953 2,718

 33 CSG Systems CSGS 6.07% 43,333 2,061
 International Inc.

 34 Westmoreland Coal WLB -13.01% -27,345 1,109
 Co.

 35 Biofuel Energy Corp. BIOF 131.01% -13,630 148

 36 Einstein Noah BAGL -1.18% 71,995 380
 Retaurant Group

 37 Golden Star GSS 55.71% 16,519 2,000
 Resources Ltd.

 38 National CineMedia NCMI 3.03% 26,100 600

 39 Intrepid Potash Inc. IPI -27.44% 55,342 758

 40 StarTek Inc. SRT 5.90% 4,649 8,900

 41 DigitalGlobe Inc. DGI N/A 47,400 507

 42 Crown Media Holdings CRWN -0.79% 22,592 159
 Inc.

 43 Gaiam Inc. GAIA 8.28% 296 519

 44 Venoco Inc. VQ -51.35% -47,298 382

 45 Penford Corp. PENX -26.05% -64,787 320

 46 DCT Industrial Trust DCT -3.00% -18,585 87
 Inc.

 47 Advanced Energy AEIS -43.33% -102,705 1,316
 Industries Inc.

 48 Delta Petroleum DPTR -32.72% -349,684 79

 49 Red Robin Gourmet RRGB -79.04% 1,631 24,038
 Burgers Inc.

 50 Dynamic Materials BOOM -29.10% 8,549 377
 Corp.

 51 CoBiz Financial Inc. COBZ 8.40% -83,041 545

 52 Transmontaigne TLP 3.19% $27,252 N/A
 Partners LP

 53 Hallador Energy Co. HPCO.OB 65.72% 20,185 305

 54 Spectranetics Corp. SPNC 10.41% -13,373 468

 55 Guaranty Bancorp GBNK -18.47% -29,207 373

 56 Heska Corp. HSKA -7.32% 2,242 276

 57 Royal Gold Inc. RGLD 11.27% 38,348 17

 58 Real Goods Solar RSOL 64.01% 1,577 200

 59 Allied Motion AMOT -28.76% -12,449 351
 Technologies Inc.

 60 Birner Dental BDMS 72.56% 1,925 n/a
 Management Services
 Inc.

 61 VCG Holding Corp. VCGH -4.60% 736 925

 62 New Frontier Media NOOF -5.83% -5,188 160
 Inc.

 63 Health Grades Inc. HGRD 32.33% 7,103 209

 64 Evergreen Energy EEE -13.97% -56,636 N/A
 Inc.

 65 Century Casinos Inc. CNTY -6.23% 10,883 550

 66 Ramtron RMTR -25.23% -5,827 109
 International Corp.

 67 Apollo Gold Corp. AGT 1.34% -61,650 219

 68 Evolving Systems EVOL 0.99% 4,824 244
 Inc.

 69 United Western UWBK -76.15% -42,045 224
 Bancorp Inc.

 70 Rocky Mountain RMCF -10.47% 3,719 190
 Chocolate Factory
 Inc.

 71 Good Times GTIM 0.00% -1,076 76
 Restaurants Inc.

 72 Array Biopharma Inc. ARRY -13.28% -127,815 344

 73 Mesa Laboratories MLAB 10.11% 4,790 113
 Inc.

 74 Gasco Energy GSX -49.62% -50,188 28

 75 ADA-ES Inc. ADES 23.89% -8,771 54

 76 Zynex Inc. ZYXI 58.81% 2,382 N/A

 77 Scott's Liquid Gold SLGD.OB -10.89% -1,198 N/A

 78 Encision Inc. ECIA.OB 5.99% 160 54

 79 Sport-Haley Inc. SPOR.PK -28.77% -2,671 N/A

 80 Kodiac Oil and Gas KOG 62.86% -2,563 16
 Corp.

 81 CREDO Petroleum CRED -41.96% 14,454 13
 Corp.

 82 First Opportunity FF -63.96% -128,122 N/A
 Fund

 83 Infinity Energy IFNY.PK N/A -30,842 N/A
 Resources Inc.

 85 Eldorado Artesian ELDO.OB 9.86% -237 71
 Springs Inc.

 85 Basic Earth Science BSIC.OB 22.01% 578 9
 Systems Inc.

 86 UQM Technologies UQM 16.25% -4,402 59
 Inc.

 87 Corgenix Medical CONX.OB -3.61% -1,571 37
 Corp.

 88 AmerAlia Inc. AALA -63.63% -5,788 39

 89 Global Casinos Inc. GBCS 45.09% -12 53

 90 Xier8 Holdings Inc. XELR.OB -15.70% -2,000 N/A

 91 ARC Wireless ARCW -39.31% -945 13
 Solutions Inc.

 92 American Oil & Gas AEZ -34.89% -10,341 17
 Inc.

 93 Ascent Solar ASTI -2.40% -20,923 108
 Technologies Inc.

 94 Accelr8 Technology AXK 166.81% -714 8
 Corp.

 95 AspenBio Pharma Inc. APPY -38.49% -15,518 33

 96 Pure Cycle Corp. PCYO -7.80% -5,728 3

 97 Solitario XPL 0.00% -1,786 28
 Exploration &
 Royalty Corp

 98 Aspen Exploration ASPN N/A -2,092 N/A
 Corp.

 99 General Moly Inc. GMO N/A -10,239 34

100 Clancy Systems CLSI N/A N/A 51
 International Inc.

2010 COMPANY TICKER BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
Rank

 1 Qwest Communications Q Telecommunications
 International Inc.

 2 Dish Network Corp. DISH Satellite service provider

 3 Liberty Global Inc. LBTYA Broadband distribution and video
 programming for foreign markets

 4 Liberty Media Corp. LCAPA International media and
 entertainment

 5 Newmont Mining Corp. NEM Mining

 6 Ball Corp. BLL Aerospace, metal cans

 7 Western Union Co. WU Financial services

 8 Level 3 LVLT Fiber-optic network
 Communications Inc.

 9 Molson Coors Brewing TAP Brewery, beverages
 Co.

 10 Emergency Medical EMS Medical services
 Services Corp

 11 Echostar Corp. SATS Satellite television equipment

 12 Chipotle Mexican CMG Restaurants
 Grill Inc.

 13 Woodward Governor WGOV Industrial electrical equipment
 Co.

 14 ProLogis PLD Real estate trust

 15 TW Telecom Inc. TWTC Telecommunications

 16 Apartment Investment AIV Real estate trust
 & Management Co.

 17 Teletech Holdings TTEC Business process outsourcing
 Inc.

 18 Ciber Inc. CBR Computer services

 19 Cimarex Energy Co. XEC Oil and gas
 exploration/production

 20 Whiting Petroleum WLL Oil and gas operations
 Corp.

 21 Vail Resorts Inc. MTN Resort operator

 22 IHS Inc. IHS Technical information, support
 tools for engineering and energy
 fields

 23 DCP Midstream DPM Oil and gas pipeline
 Partners LP

 24 MDC Holdings Inc. MDC Home builder

 25 St. Mary Land & SM Oil and natural gas production
 Exploration Co.

 26 Janus Capital Group JNS Investment management

 27 Forest Oil Corp. FST Oil and natural gas production

 28 MarkWest Energy MWE Natural gas processor
 Partners LP

 29 Bill Barrett Corp. BBG Oil and natural gas exploration
 and production

 30 Crocs Inc. CROX Designer, manufacturer of
 footwear

 31 UDR Inc. UDR Real estate investment trust

 32 Air Methods Corp. AIRM Air transport

 33 CSG Systems CSGS Software
 International Inc.

 34 Westmoreland Coal WLB Coal mining
 Co.

 35 Biofuel Energy Corp. BIOF Production and sales of ethanol

 36 Einstein Noah BAGL Restaurant chain
 Retaurant Group

 37 Golden Star GSS Mining
 Resources Ltd.

 38 National CineMedia NCMI Cinema/pre-feature advertising

 39 Intrepid Potash Inc. IPI Potash and langbeinite producer

 40 StarTek Inc. SRT Business services

 41 DigitalGlobe Inc. DGI Earth imagery products and
 solutions

 42 Crown Media Holdings CRWN Owner and operator of pay-TV
 Inc. channels

 43 Gaiam Inc. GAIA Natural products

 44 Venoco Inc. VQ Oil and gas
 exploration/production

 45 Penford Corp. PENX Grain mill products

 46 DCT Industrial Trust DCT Financial services
 Inc.

 47 Advanced Energy AEIS Manufacturing
 Industries Inc.

 48 Delta Petroleum DPTR Oil and gas development/prodution

 49 Red Robin Gourmet RRGB Restaurant chain
 Burgers Inc.

 50 Dynamic Materials BOOM Metal heat-treating
 Corp.

 51 CoBiz Financial Inc. COBZ Bank holding company

 52 Transmontaigne TLP Oil and gas pipeline
 Partners LP

 53 Hallador Energy Co. HPCO.OB Oil and gas

 54 Spectranetics Corp. SPNC Electro medical equipment

 55 Guaranty Bancorp GBNK Holding company

 56 Heska Corp. HSKA Pharmaceutical preparations

 57 Royal Gold Inc. RGLD Mining and metals

 58 Real Goods Solar RSOL Solar energy integrator

 59 Allied Motion AMOT Motion control products
 Technologies Inc.

 60 Birner Dental BDMS Dental services (Perfect Teeth)
 Management Services
 Inc.

 61 VCG Holding Corp. VCGH Adult entertainment nightclubs

 62 New Frontier Media NOOF Adult entertainment distribution
 Inc.

 63 Health Grades Inc. HGRD Healthcare assessor, consultancy

 64 Evergreen Energy EEE Electric utilities
 Inc.

 65 Century Casinos Inc. CNTY Casino developer, operator

 66 Ramtron RMTR Semiconductors
 International Corp.

 67 Apollo Gold Corp. AGT Gold/precious metal mining

 68 Evolving Systems EVOL Computer services
 Inc.

 69 United Western UWBK Financial services
 Bancorp Inc.

 70 Rocky Mountain RMCF Candy franchisor
 Chocolate Factory
 Inc.

 71 Good Times GTIM Restaurant Franchisor
 Restaurants Inc.

 72 Array Biopharma Inc. ARRY Biotechnology and drugs

 73 Mesa Laboratories MLAB Medical instruments and supplies
 Inc.

 74 Gasco Energy GSX Exploration and production of
 crude oil and natural gas

 75 ADA-ES Inc. ADES Development of environmental
 technologies

 76 Zynex Inc. ZYXI Medical instruments and equipment

 77 Scott's Liquid Gold SLGD.OB Household products, cosmetics

 78 Encision Inc. ECIA.OB Medical instruments and supplies

 79 Sport-Haley Inc. SPOR.PK Fashion golf and outerwear
 apparel

 80 Kodiac Oil and Gas KOG Oil and gas drilling and
 Corp. exploration

 81 CREDO Petroleum CRED Energy trading
 Corp.

 82 First Opportunity FF Financial services
 Fund

 83 Infinity Energy IFNY.PK Exploration and production of
 Resources Inc. crude oil and natural gas

 85 Eldorado Artesian ELDO.OB Beverages
 Springs Inc.

 85 Basic Earth Science BSIC.OB Oil and gas operations
 Systems Inc.

 86 UQM Technologies UQM Industrial electrical equipment
 Inc.

 87 Corgenix Medical CONX.OB Health care
 Corp.

 88 AmerAlia Inc. AALA Developer and manager of natural
 sodium bicarbonate resources

 89 Global Casinos Inc. GBCS Casinos and gaming

 90 Xier8 Holdings Inc. XELR.OB Development and sales of
 nutritional products

 91 ARC Wireless ARCW Communication services
 Solutions Inc.

 92 American Oil & Gas AEZ Exploration and production of
 Inc. crude oil and natural gas

 93 Ascent Solar ASTI Commercialization of
 Technologies Inc. photovoltaics

 94 Accelr8 Technology AXK Medical instrumentation
 Corp. applications

 95 AspenBio Pharma Inc. APPY Bio-pharmaceutical development,
 licensing

 96 Pure Cycle Corp. PCYO Integrated water and wastewater
 service provider

 97 Solitario XPL Exploration and acquisition of
 Exploration & mineral properties
 Royalty Corp

 98 Aspen Exploration ASPN Oil and gas exploration
 Corp.

 99 General Moly Inc. GMO Molybdenum mining

100 Clancy Systems CLSI Application software
 International Inc.
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