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PPRTA to split costs of sidewalk repair

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will pay for half of the costs to repair sidewalks next to private property, according to a press release from the city of Colorado Springs. That is, if the homeowner pays the other half. The plan is to repair and replace concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters – with 50… Continue Reading PPRTA to split costs of sidewalk repair

Colorado’s health hasn’t improved much in the years that the Colorado Health Foundation has been releasing its report card. In fact, for the state labeled “leanest” and “most active,” health care advocates say there is a lot of room for improvement. In its latest reiteration of the state’s health report card, the state earned a… Continue Reading Colorado Health Foundation report card: Not much progress

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While the cost of construction supplies edged down 0.2 percent in December, they still finished the year 5.3 percent above 2010 prices, according to a report from the  Association of General Contractors of America. Rising supply costs have cut into contractors’ bottom lines as they haven’t been able to increase what they charge by as… Continue Reading Material prices still squeezing construction profit

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Coloradans spent $25M on insurance last year

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Coloradans spent more than $25 billion on insurance premiums in 2010, according to the Colorado Division of Insurance. “This report is a guide for consumers and industry representatives, and includes selective financial information and market share data for about 1,400 insurance companies licensed to sell insurance in Colorado,” said Commissioner of Insurance Jim Riesberg. For… Continue Reading Coloradans spent $25M on insurance last year

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Is it worth going to college?

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As college graduation season is upon us, and we consider the cost of college education — from $60,000 to $250,000, depending on whether it’s private or public, with or without room and board, with or without travel expense for holidays, with or without books ($4,000 on the low side) — it may be worth listening… Continue Reading Is it worth going to college?

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Health care accidents cost $6.9 billion

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Golden-based Health Grades only awarded one Colorado hospital with its coveted patient safety excellence award. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins earned the award for 2009 as one of only 242 hospitals nationwide that met patient safety criteria among Medicare paitents among 5,000 hospitals in the United States. The data is important, said spokesman Scott… Continue Reading Health care accidents cost $6.9 billion

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