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Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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Cripple Creek’s newest casino, the Wildwood, is scheduled to open during April, but American Gaming Group doesn’t yet have a gaming license and concerns are being raised about the town’s recently elected mayor being in charge of the $75 million construction project. Mayor Dan Baader denies that there is any conflict between his responsibilities to… Continue Reading Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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State’s 2007 payroll numbers strong

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Colorado’s seasonally adjusted figures for non-farm payroll were close to 2.35 million, up from 2.3 million in December 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2007 report released this month. That puts Colorado on the list of 23 states with “statistically significant employment changes” from last year. Colorado employers added 45,100 jobs during… Continue Reading State’s 2007 payroll numbers strong

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State’s 50th biofuel station opens in Springs

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Colorado Springs is the site of the state’s celebration of a biofuels milestone: the 50th station opened in the state. The station is at Western Convenience, 2775 Briargate Blvd. The opening also means that Colorado has met the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal to quadruple its number of biofuel stations. Southern Colorado has more than… Continue Reading State’s 50th biofuel station opens in Springs

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‘PowerBank’ coming to Colorado

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U.S. Bank is expanding its “PowerBank” customer service program to Colorado. The initiatives was launched last year in St. Louis and Portland, Ore. The Minneapolis-based bank said it had hired about 100 new Colorado employees as part of the initiative, and is expected to hire about 150 more by the end of the year, mostly… Continue Reading ‘PowerBank’ coming to Colorado

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The 17-acre Colorado Springs Post Time Greyhound Park is one of the state’s four racetracks that wants to add video-gambling machines to its operation. The state’s voters would be asked to approve a ballot issue if BLB Investors, the local track’s owners, move ahead on plans to promote redevelopment of the four facilities to a… Continue Reading Racetrack owners making another run at video gambling

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Violent crimes down 10 percent in Springs

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crimes are down 10 percent in Colorado Springs and that overall the state is seeing fewer violent crimes. Violent Crime Reports Jan – June 2007 Arvada 90 111 + 23.3 Aurora 927 860 – 7.2 Centennial 92 80 – 13.0 Colorado Springs 1,068 964 – 9.7 Denver 2,196… Continue Reading Violent crimes down 10 percent in Springs

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People are moving out of the Great Lakes region and into the southern and western United States. That’s according to findings from United Van Lines’ 2007 “migration” study that tracks where its customers moved from and to the most popular destinations. The South emerged as a top migration spot in 2007. The list was headed… Continue Reading Americans moving south, west

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El Paso County will enter into a statewide network this year that will notify victims of crime about the status of their offenders 24 hours a day. The County Sheriff’s of Colorado will announce the launch of the program, called the Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or Colorado VINE, tomorrow during the organization’s annual conference.… Continue Reading El Paso County entering victim notification network

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If it seems to you that more and more people are moving to Colorado every year, you’re right. The U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday that that state’s population grew by 2 percent, or 95,267 people, between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007. That puts the state’s population at 4.8 million and ranks it as… Continue Reading Colorado population up 2 percent

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State Total Spending Rank Texas $6.6 billion 1 Florida $4.8 billion 2 California $3.6 billion 3 Pennsylvania $3.5 billion 4 Minnesota $3.4 billion 5 Michigan $3.4 billion 6 Wisconsin $3.1 billion 7 Missouri $2.4 billion 8 Ohio $1.9 billion 9 New York $1.8 billion 10 Georgia $1.8 billion 11 South Carolina $1.8 billion 12 Alabama… Continue Reading Hunters, fishers generate more revenue than Broncos, Nuggets

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