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Police get grants to catch car thieves

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Front Range police departments have received $2 million in grants from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority to help catch car thieves. Eight awards were given to seven multi-jurisdictional auto theft task forces made up of 34 law enforcement agencies. “The bad economy threatens to increase Colorado’s auto theft problem at a time when local… Continue Reading Police get grants to catch car thieves

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El Paso County launched a prescription discount program today that is available to its residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties, which has negotiated a high-volume discount with Caremark, which gets the medicine from the pharmaceutical companies. The average savings is 23 percent.  El Paso… Continue Reading County launches discount drug card program

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Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior Ken Salazar announced today that 24 tracts of federally owned land, including nearly 21,000 acres in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, will be studied as possible solar power providers. Known as Solar Energy Study Areas, the lands will be evaluated for their environmental and resource suitability for large-scale solar… Continue Reading 24 tracts of federal land to be studied for solar power

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LEED adds performance requirements

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The U.S. Green Building Council will now require performance data before buildings can receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. “Today, there is all too often a disconnect, or performance gap, between the energy modeling done during the design phase and what actually happens during daily operation,” said Scot Horst, senior vice president of the… Continue Reading LEED adds performance requirements

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Households pushed their savings rate to the highest level in more than 15 years during May as a big boost in incomes from the government’s stimulus program was devoted more to bolstering nest eggs than increased spending. The Commerce Department said today that consumer spending rose 0.3 percent last month, in line with expectations. But… Continue Reading May incomes surge, but saving outpaces spending

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Colorado now ranks as the least attractive state in the nation for oil and natural gas investment. The Fraser Institute says the state’s ranking has dropped from first to 81st in only two years, and now ranks among the bottom half of the 143 global jurisdictions included in the 2009 Global Petroleum Survey.  Among the 27… Continue Reading Colorado falls to last place among states for energy investment

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The Statewide Grand Jury has indicted James Shattuck on theft, forgery and securities fraud charges. He is accused of obtaining money from investors for what they thought was the construction of a car wash in Northglenn. Shattuck also is accused of using money he obtained to develop a subdivision in Weld County to pay off personal debt. According… Continue Reading Brighton man indicted on theft, forgery and securities fraud charges

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Statewide food drive launched

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Twelve percent of Colorado families are concerned about having enough food. To help alleviate some of those concerns, 15 credit unions along the Front Range and Western Slope are collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items at branch locations for a statewide food drive. The food will be donated to food banks in Colorado Springs,… Continue Reading Statewide food drive launched

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Venture capitalists spent $620 million in Colorado during the past three years — all for clean and renewable energy industries, but none of the money was spent in Colorado Springs.

The city is missing out on one of the fastest growing industries in the country. A report from the Pew Foundation showed that job growth in Colorado for clean energy grew at 18.2 percent, ahead of overall job growth of 8.2 percent.

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U.S.Highway 24 closures this weekend

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Platte Avenue, which is U.S. Highway 24, at the Peterson Boulevard Interchange this weekend for bridge paving, waterproofing and joint work. At 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27, eastbound and wesbound lanes will be closed. All traffic will be detoured around to the off- and on-ramps. Westbound U.S. 24 will… Continue Reading U.S.Highway 24 closures this weekend

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