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A proposal to phase out the state’s 133-year-old business personal property tax has died at the hands of its sponsor.The Senate assigned the bill to its Appropriations Committee yesterday, something supporters thought would end the measure. But, the committee gutted the bill leaving it a vague representation of its former self. So, the bill’s sponsor,… Continue Reading Business Personal Property Tax bill dies, study takes its place

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A bill that would require drivers to use handsfree phone devices while talking on cell phones is headed to the Senate for a vote.The Senate Appropriations Committee approved House Bill 1094 with a 6-4 vote today. State corrections and transportation workers were excluded so the state won’t have to spend an estimated $83,000 to outfit… Continue Reading Handsfree cell phone bill now awaiting Senate vote

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Obama plan would lower second-mortgage bills

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is expected to announce today that it is expanding its plan to stem the housing crisis by offering mortgage lenders incentives to lower borrowers’ bills on second mortgages.\ During the housing boom, lenders readily gave out “piggyback” second loans that allowed consumers to make small down payments or avoid… Continue Reading Obama plan would lower second-mortgage bills

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A bill that would dismantle the state’s 133-year-old business personal property tax passed the Senate this morning and was promptly assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee – a move that many supporters believe to be a death knell for the bill. Senate Bill 85, sponsored by Parker Republican Sen. Mark Scheffel would phase out the… Continue Reading Business Personal Property Tax bill sent to Appropriations

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Aside from making people sick, the Swine Flu scare could lessen business productivity, drain the local health department’s emergency fund and cut the legs out from under an already crippled U.S. economy. Even though the flu scare is in its infancy with 40 people sickened, according to the Centers for Disease Control, it hasn’t stopped… Continue Reading Swine Flu a scary prospect for the economy

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Dan Cleveland, the long time executive director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition, will retire May 15. Cleveland, who held the position for 15 years, started the job overseeing the Pikes Peak Area Trails Coalition which has expanded to include open space, on-street bicycling and rural land preservation. Cleveland’s retirement will be his “second… Continue Reading TOPS ‘father’ of open space projects retiring

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Chipotle earnings rise 47 percent

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A slumping economy apparently can’t stop people from buying burritos. Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill’s first quarter earnings rose 47 percent to $25.4 million compared to $17.3 million a year ago. Chipotle said the 16 percent higher revenue figure was due both to 26 new restaurants opening in the quarter, bringing the total to more than… Continue Reading Chipotle earnings rise 47 percent

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Care and Share CEO steps down

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Nicholas Saccaro, president and CEO of Care and Share since July 2006, is leaving his position at the food bank on May 13 to become the vice president/general manager of Revolution Foods’ new branch in the Denver metro area. Alex Edwards, current chief operating officer of Care and Share, will serve as the interim president… Continue Reading Care and Share CEO steps down

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FOX 21 News Reporter Danielle Leigh toured the town to see just how much money she could really get for her old gold jewelery. From jewelery stores to pawn shops, who do you think made her the best offer? Click here to read the story.

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People on the Move – April 22, 2009

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Karen Kemerling Ph.D. has joined the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses as vice president of information technology. She has more than 20 years of business advisory and information management experience. Dr. Felicia Knightly has been promoted to senior veterinarian of the Denver Zoo. She has worked for the zoo since 1997. Dirk R. Hobbs has… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 22, 2009

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