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Colorado’s share of weatherization stimulus money could mean some jobs for the state. The federal government will give Colorado more than $128 million for the state’s weatherization and energy programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Colorado will get $79.5 million for the weatherization program… Continue Reading Weatherization money could blow a few jobs into town

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March Madness: threat or therapy?

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In years past, employers looked at March Madness with disdain – a time of reduced productivity and distracted employees. But, this year, some analysts say companies should welcome – even encourage – sports distractions. “In this economy, employees are disinclined to do anything that might put their jobs at higher risk than they already are,” said… Continue Reading March Madness: threat or therapy?

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AAA Colorado reports that travel to Hawaii – one of Coloradoans’ top five annual getaway destinations – has become more affordable – due in part to the overall economy. The biggest savings this year can be found in Maui or Oahu where the average price for hotel and airfare from Denver for two people has… Continue Reading Colorado travelers finding Hawaii more affordable

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Red Noland to begin selling used cars

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Red Noland Auto Group plans to begin selling selling off-brand used cars by early next week. The dealership has sold both new and used Cadillacs, Saabs, Infinities and Jaguars, but will now sell other types of used cars at an expanded a portion of their existing compound that was renovated in 2008. The used cars… Continue Reading Red Noland to begin selling used cars

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Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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Vail Resorts’ CEO will forego pay for a year and the resort will cut wages to save jobs and more than $10 million a year, executives announcedyesterday. CEO Rob Katz will not take any salary for a year and then take 15-percent pay cut the following year. He also will not participate in any stock… Continue Reading Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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G.H. Phipps wins national safety award

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A local general contractor was one of five Colorado companies named as among the nation’s safest contractors of 2008 by the Associated General Contractors of America. G.H. Phipps Construction Co. and Colorado Springs-based G.E. Johnson Construction were recognized with first and second place “Construction Safety Excellence” awards respectively in the “Building Division,” 700,000 to 1… Continue Reading G.H. Phipps wins national safety award

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Great Western Bank announced today that it plans to purchase First Community Bank’s Colorado branches for about $20 million. First Community Bank is a subsidiary of First State Bancorp., based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals but is anticipated to close this summer. The agreement involves the acquisition of 20… Continue Reading First Community Bank’s branches to be purchased

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Will Pat Bowlen sell the Broncos?

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Things just aren’t what they used to be for the Denver Broncos. Ticket sales are lagging and a host of new faces, including that of the head coach,  don’t feel like neighbors to Denver fans. Is it time for owner Pat Bowlen to throw in the towel? The Bleacher Report considers the issue.

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Pueblo issues conditions for SDS

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Pueblo County indicated this morning that there are a number of conditions that must be met before it issues permits for the southern delivery system that will pipe water into Colorado Springs to support future growth. The conditions come after months of negotiations between Springs and Pueblo officials.  “At our initial glance, it looks as if… Continue Reading Pueblo issues conditions for SDS

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The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee delayed a vote yesterday on a proposed law that would let workers who are “locked out” during labor disputes collect unemployment benefits. House Bill 1170, sponsored by Rep. Edward Casso, D-Commerce City, has drawn opposition from business leaders who said the legislation gives unions the upper hand in… Continue Reading Committee delays vote on ‘locked out’ labor pay

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