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What is this state agency smoking, at $3.7 million a year?

You’ll be glad to know that the ever-vigilant folks at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) have taken upon themselves the task of telling us about marijuana. Here’s an excerpt from a recent press release: “DENVER—The State of Colorado today lauched (sic) a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of… Continue Reading What is this state agency smoking, at $3.7 million a year?

Gov. John Hickenlooper has released a list of appointments to several state-level boards and commissions, including the Ground Water Commission, Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Advisory Panel, Board of Addiction Counselors Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, and the Board of Nursing. The group of appointees… Continue Reading Gov. Hickenlooper releases appointments, one from Springs

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DENVER — With its single ally on the inside of the process changing sides from the dais to the audience, a contingent of civic and government leaders from Colorado Springs presented their case Wednesday for the City for Champions project to the state Economic Development Commission. EDC member Chuck Murphy, after confirming Tuesday that he… Continue Reading City takes its case to state EDC for project funding

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HEI wins court battle; state plans appeal

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Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph will appeal a court decision rendered last month in favor of a Colorado Springs company. The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear the case, which pits the state against oil and gas developer Reed Cagle, HEI Resources Inc. and Heartland Energy Development Corp. Last month, after a seven-day trial, District… Continue Reading HEI wins court battle; state plans appeal

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by… Continue Reading Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly. In the article,  Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy. “If there’s a regulation that you… Continue Reading Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

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CSTI to host session about state grants

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CSTI to host session about state grants

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an information session Monday for the Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants. The session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla in Colorado Springs. Colorado’s advanced industries also include advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources,… Continue Reading CSTI to host session about state grants

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State legislators to hold transportation meeting

State lawmakers will be in Colorado Springs early next week to hear about transportation issues from local residents. The Transportation Legislation Review Committee, made of 18 lawmakers, will be in town from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20,  at the Gallogly Events Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. During the past 10 years,… Continue Reading State legislators to hold transportation meeting

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency for El Paso County due to flooding in Manitou Springs. The declaration will make resources available to remove debris from the flood and provide emergency protective services to the mountain town. The governor authorized $400,000 transferred into the disaster emergency fund and the Colorado Office of Emergency… Continue Reading Governor declares disaster emergency in El Paso County

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Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

  People who lost their jobs because of the Black Forest fire might be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers. The benefits are available to people who have lost their jobs because of a disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, according to a… Continue Reading Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

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