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Four environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard. Environment Colorado, the Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. A judge hasn’t ruled yet on their motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Businessman Rod Lueck,… Continue Reading Groups seek to dismiss lawsuit on renewable energy

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Colorado slips in entrepreneurship ranking

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Colorado has slipped in state rankings for entrepreneurship. The state slipped to 33 in the most recent state entrepreneurship index developed by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 2008, the state ranked 18th in the nation. “The SEI uses a broad group of indicators rather than just raw… Continue Reading Colorado slips in entrepreneurship ranking

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Colorado bank failures could top $1 billion

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Banking regulators say five Colorado bank failures this year could cost the nation’s deposit insurance fund slightly more than $1 billion. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. spokesman Greg Hernandez says that represents a fifth of the $5 billion in overall losses to the fund from bank failures through July 22. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/ql9quy) that… Continue Reading Colorado bank failures could top $1 billion

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Mountain States economy continues slow growth

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The overall economic index for the mountain states region shows slow, positive growth in the months ahead. Colorado’s leading economic indicator dipped slightly – but is still growing. New orders, sales and production, inventories and employment all showed gains. “Driven by solid employment gains and unemployed exiting the work force, Colorado’s unemployment rate has declined… Continue Reading Mountain States economy continues slow growth

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Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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The Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have issued an ozone alert for the Front Range. Officials say hot temperatures, clear skies and light winds may lead to increased ozone throughout the region. The alert is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. Ozone can trigger attacks for people… Continue Reading Ozone alert issued for Front Range

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A potential buyer has expressed interest buying the full capacity of a planned transmission line to carry Wyoming wind power to Colorado. LS Power is the developer of the Wyoming Colorado Intertie line, which will stretch 180 miles from near Wheatland to near Brush, Colo. Adam Gassaway of LS Power has declined to identify the… Continue Reading Wyo-Colo wind power line gets buyer interest

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Employment up in Colorado

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Employers in Colorado added 4,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June, dropping the state’s unemployment rate to 8.5 percent, according to the state’s Bureau of Labor and Employment. While there was a net increase overall, government jobs dropped by 2,600 jobs, while the private sector added 7,100. June marked the fourth straight drop in… Continue Reading Employment up in Colorado

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A computer system considered the backbone of Colorado’s financial workings is outdated and could trigger a failure that would prevent critical governmental transactions, according to a report released Monday. A collapse of the Colorado Financial Reporting System, known as COFRS, would paralyze the state’s ability to perform several key functions, including processing checks to vendors… Continue Reading CO financial computer system has risk of failure

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Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Employment rose in all nine large counties in Colorado for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. El Paso County’s employment growth was an anemic .5 percent, far below the national average and lower than Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver Counties. It was ranked 173rd in the nation. The average… Continue Reading Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Equine virus contained in Colorado

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The state of Colorado has released almost all the horses held under quarantine, and says the Equine Herpesvirus is contained in the state. No new cases have been confirmed since May 20, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture  state veterinarian. “I’m proud of the coordinated effort by the horse industry, veterinarians, event coordinators, and… Continue Reading Equine virus contained in Colorado

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