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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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People on the Move

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Mary Lou Makepeace has received the Community Diversity Award from Colorado College. She is executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. Julie Daniel has received the President’s Medal from the Society of American Military Engineers. She is director of business development for Farnsworth Group Inc. Tom Voake has qualified to receive the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Denver is America’s best city to buy a home, according to a Forbes magazine ranking of the top 25 large U.S. metro areas. Phoenix was ranked No. 2 , followed by Boston, San Diego and Los Angeles. Las Vegas and Detroit rounded out the bottom of the list. Colorado Springs was not included on the… Continue Reading Forbes rates Denver as America’s best city to buy a home

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Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera began lobbying the city to relax its policy on skybridges long before LandCo’s U.S. Olympic Committee development proposal, which includes a skybridge, was made known to City Council, according to Vice Mayor Larry Small. On Sept. 27, 2007, Rivera summoned the Board of the Downtown Development Authority to a meeting… Continue Reading Update: LandCo reps at meeting where mayor lobbied for skybridge

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