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Some theaters and police around the U.S. stepped up security at daytime showings of the new Batman movie Friday after the massacre in Colorado, and while many fans were undeterred by the tragedy, others were nervous about going to see the film.   Two police officers were stationed outside the AMC theater in New York’s… Continue Reading Security increased at movies following shootings

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The Colorado Court of Appeals has affirmed that Colorado state law does not require certified registered nurse anesthetists to be supervised by a physician.   In a ruling yester, the court said that former Gov. Bill Ritter acted within his rights by opting out of the federal requirement for advance-practice registered nurses.   “We are… Continue Reading Judge: CRNAs don’t need physician supervision

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  BP America Inc. has paid a $5 million civil penalty for submitting false, inaccurate, or misleading reports for energy production on Southern Ute Indian Tribal lands in southwestern Colorado.   The U.S. Department of the Interior says BP America initially requested a hearing on the civil penalty, but decided to pay up instead.  … Continue Reading BP pays $5 million for false Colorado production reports

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Centura launches new job recruitment site

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Centura Health unveiled a new jobs and careers site to enhance the systems’ recruitment efforts. Centura, which is the parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center, revamped its Web site to streamline the way job applicants search for hundreds of employment opportunities, while keeping tabs on the latest openings across the Centura Health network.  … Continue Reading Centura launches new job recruitment site

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Colorado consumers with health insurance will benefit from $27.5 million in rebates from insurance companies this summer, because of the Affordable Care Act’s 80/20 rule. The rebates will go to 208,000 people and will average $227 for each Colorado family. The health care law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premium… Continue Reading Coloradans will receive $27 million in health insurance rebates

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  Ranchers in western Colorado are selling off cattle to avoid losing them to a severe drought.   Livestock auctioneer Bill Martin of Loma says his auction barn usually sees between 200 and 400 cows a week, but this year the numbers have sometimes nearly quadrupled.   Martin says the spike in animal sales is… Continue Reading Ranchers selling off cattle to avoid drought loss

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Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting on June 2, 2002.   The fire ultimately covered 4,439 acres in five days and left 106 structures in ashes. Less than a week later,… Continue Reading Tourism back after Iron Mountain Fire, Hayman Fire

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Colorado replaces 49 obsolete bridges

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  Colorado has replaced 49 bridges as part of a program to fix structures rated poor by inspectors.   That’s less than a third of the estimated 160 bridges that are considered risky.   The state Department of Transportation says some were built in the 1920s and are buckling under the demands of modern car… Continue Reading Colorado replaces 49 obsolete bridges

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  Colorado labor officials say job prospects for teenagers are brighter this year. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the number of job postings and employers at youth hiring fairs are up this year for adults and teenagers. The most recent state jobs numbers show an unemployment rate of about 26 percent for… Continue Reading Colorado teen job prospects brighter

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Colorado’s economic indicators slipped in May, but remain healthy, according to information from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. Employment, production and sales, inventory and new orders are all still above national levels, however. “Durable goods producers are outperforming non-durable goods manufacturers in the state,” he said. “Heavy manufacturers are adding employees at the same… Continue Reading State’s economic indicators weaken, but still positive

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