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Mayor asking $10 million for summer flood mitigation

Mayor Steve Bach plans to ask City Council for nearly$12 million from its reserve funds, the bulk of which will go to rebuild and restore two creeks in the wake of the Waldo Canyon fire. Bach announced his intentions during a press conference this morning. He is also asking for additional money to also cover… Continue Reading Mayor asking $10 million for summer flood mitigation

Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Colorado’s medical marijuana industry isn’t regulated closely enough – and the medical marijuana enforcement division is in need of serious overhaul. A highly critical audit from the state auditor  found a lack of funding and planning contributed to problems at the Colorado Department of Revenue that led to lack of consistent enforcement, discipline and a… Continue Reading Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

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The mid-February campaign finance reports are in and given that ballots for the April 2 election will be mailed out in three weeks, they’re pretty illuminating. Reports cover a two-week period, typically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 15. We’ll lead off with District 3, where former council member Tom Gallagher is opposing incumbent at-large councilor… Continue Reading Council campaigns – where there’s smoke, there’s smoke!

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GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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Great Outdoors Colorado will spend $85,411 to help young people ages 18 to 24 get jobs next spring and summer. About $24,954 will be used to improve several outdoor areas in El Paso County, Colorado Springs will use $44,464 and Manitou Springs will receive $15,993. The governments will hire Mile High Youth Corps-Colorado Springs workers… Continue Reading GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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The Community Development Financial Institution, a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department, released a $1.5 million grant for a new program aimed to help low-income families find good paying jobs. Called Ways to Work, the program provides affordable loans and financial education to working families with challenging credit histories. Clients use the loans to purchase… Continue Reading Ways to Work program receives $1.5 million boost

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Colorado to receive $51m in bank settlement

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Colorado will use the $51.17 million it received under the recent multi-state settlement with the country’s five largest banks to pay for homeowner relief and foreclosure-prevention efforts throughout the state. “These funds will help keep Coloradans in their homes and prevent future foreclosures,” Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement. “In cooperation with the… Continue Reading Colorado to receive $51m in bank settlement

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State has no funds to help quake victims

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Colorado officials say they have no money to help earthquake victims in southern Colorado. Department of Local Affairs spokeswoman Linda Rice says the state is providing technical assistance, including geological analysis, aerial photography and water quality testing. Most victims have found that their insurance does not cover earthquakes. Monday’s magnitude-5.3 quake in southern Colorado was… Continue Reading State has no funds to help quake victims

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“Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are already heading.” — Bradley Rotter We had finally reached the engine room floor of the Jeremiah O’Brien, after descending three steep metal companionways, and inching our way along spidery catwalks surrounded by steam lines, ventilators and machinery. The boilers were making steam, and… Continue Reading On Liberty Ships, U.S. currency and other fading icons

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CU suspends course requirement to save money

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado in Boulder is suspending a course requirement to save money. CU is abandoning its “critical thinking” course requirement for some undergraduates. The university says it could save $200,000 a year by suspending the requirement for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently the school offers… Continue Reading CU suspends course requirement to save money

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What do women really want? Money. Women want freedom from financial stress more than they want to be thin, more than they want a faithful partner, more than sex and, in some cases, more than they love their children, according to a poll on bettyconfidential.com. “With the current state of the economy, there’s a lot of… Continue Reading Here’s what women really want

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