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Ute Pass Express: So far, so-so

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About 60 percent of all Teller County and 40 percent of Woodland Park residents commute to Colorado Springs to work each week — and a few of them take the Ute Pass Express to and from downtown Colorado Springs. The two-way commuter service makes stops in Green Mountain Falls and Manitou Springs and downtown Colorado… Continue Reading Ute Pass Express: So far, so-so

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More regulations merely muddy the financial waters

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Many people want financial industry reform. And few want to see a return to the unstable, “innovative” (read, downright precarious) collateralized debt obligations and complicated financial structures of the past decade. But more regulation, proposed by the Obama administration, is not the answer, said Mariner Kemper, chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corp. While Kemper… Continue Reading More regulations merely muddy the financial waters

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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance — which took the biggest blow in the latest budget cuts — will receive a $42 million grant from the federal government. Administered during the next five years, the grant will help health care organizations invest in infrastructure and technology to improve efficiency. Access to medical… Continue Reading Health Policy Dept. receives grant to improve access

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People on the Move – September 11, 2009

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Jim Reilly has received the Regional Champions award from Allstate Insurance Co. He is an exclusive agency owner. Christine Walden M.D. has joined Kaiser Permanente’s Briargate Senior Health Center. She is board certified in internal medicine, and previously was on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and in private practice in northern Virginia and… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 11, 2009

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With July 2009 construction spending down more than 10 percent compared to a year ago, only manufacturing and power projects have seen a year-over-year up-tick, according to the Census Bureau. As a result, the market for residential and commercial subcontractor services has contracted as well. But two companies are refusing to take the recession sitting… Continue Reading Recessionary chutzpah: Two subcontractors get creative

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A time for transformation

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States’ fiscal problems have never been worse, so what are they going to do about it? By Bill Clements and Charley Shaw Dolan Media Co. World War II jolted the United States out of its last massive financial crisis, but with no global war to propel a recovery this time, states are scrambling to staunch… Continue Reading A time for transformation

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Colorado and Connected Nation are mapping the state to determine which areas have access to broadband Internet connections. Visitors to http://www.connectcolorado.org/ can test the speed of their connections, comment about how broadband has affected their lives and provide consumer feedback. Visitors without broadband access can add their name and address to a database of households that would… Continue Reading Connected Nation mapping state’s broadband access

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Regional Business News

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Boulder under-collects use taxes City of Boulder officials say they may have under-collected between $1.9 million and $5.2 million in construction permit use taxes during the past three years, according to the Boulder County Business Report. And although the oversight primarily was on its part – through an unreliable tax estimating system – the city… Continue Reading Regional Business News

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Roadwork at Tejon and Colorado starts tomorrow

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Early tomorrow morning, the concrete barriers at Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue and the pedestrian walkway will be removed to allow for milling and paving. West bound Colorado Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Nevada Ave. and Tejon Street, and north bound Tejon Street will be closed at Colorado Ave. to Pikes Peak,… Continue Reading Roadwork at Tejon and Colorado starts tomorrow

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Tax credit information on YouTube and iTunes

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The Internal Revenue Service is getting its groove on. Video and audio products that can help taxpayers take full advantage of 2009 tax provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are now available online. The Internal Revenue Service has launched a YouTube video site and an iTunes podcast site for taxpayers. The site at… Continue Reading Tax credit information on YouTube and iTunes

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