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Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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Gov. Bill Ritter catapulted the state into the greenhouse gas policing arena with the launch of the stat’s Climate Action Plan yesterday. Calling climate change the nation’s greatest environmental challenge, Ritter outlined details of the plan at Coors Field in Denver. The plan calls for two greenhouse-gas reduction goals: 20 percent below 2005 levels by… Continue Reading Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts is seeking nominations for 21st Annual Business for the Arts Awards. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Philanthropy, Innovation, Workforce and Workspace. Companies can be nominated online, and the deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Nov. 12. For more information call, (303) 282-5135 or e-mail main… Continue Reading Nominations sought for business, art partnerships

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Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Colorado held on to its ranking as the16th healthiest state, but the overall health of the nation has declined by 0.3 percent this year, according to United Health Foundation’s 18th annual America’s Health Rankings report released today. The report indicates that the nation’s health has slid because of increasing obesity and a higher number of… Continue Reading Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Steve Helbing is the new regional president for Wells Fargo’s Southern Colorado region. He replaces Gene Sullivan who was promoted in August to regional vice president of commercial banking in Colorado and Wyoming. Helbing comes from El Paso, Texas where he was Wells Fargo’s regional president for Border Business Banking and retail stores in Southern… Continue Reading Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Mountain states economy growing slowly

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Inflationary pressures remained elevated while the overall index for the Mountain States region slipped. The overall Business Conditions Index dipped to 63.3 from September’s 64.8 and August’s 77.7, according to the October Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders in the three-state region. The employment index for the region plummeted to a still… Continue Reading Mountain states economy growing slowly

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Penrose Hospital’s Ruth Anne Panning Financial Center was the only Springs project that claimed a statewide industry merit award from the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 Design Awards. The project was one of 15 winners selected from 84 entries. The building, which won in the Interiors category, was designed by RTA… Continue Reading Springs design project wins statewide award

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Top Issues for State What is your top issue for governor and legislature? 2007 2006 Immigration 26% 28% Health care price and accessibility 15% 8% Education/money 11% 20% Transportation 7% 6% Economy 6% 11% Tax burdens 6% 5% Environment 4% 4% Population growth 4% 3% Water supply 2% 4% Source: EDCC Citizens Survey on Economic… Continue Reading Coloradoans support incentives for economic development

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FEMA team from Denver heading to California

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Personnel and equipment is on its way to California from Denver to assist with wildfire response and recovery efforts in California. The team, members of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, consists of five people and four pieces of equipment from the Mobile Emergency Response System. The team left yesterday, and is… Continue Reading FEMA team from Denver heading to California

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The appropriations bill passed last night in the U.S. Senate contains more than $1.7 million for Colorado projects – none of which are local. The projects include: $200,000 for Mercy Health Foundation in La Plata County to expand its primary care and prevention services $200,000 for Denver Health Medical Center in Denver to expand and… Continue Reading Senate OK’s appropriations bill with Colorado projects

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Springs hotel occupancies, room rates rise

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Hotel occupancies and room rates in Colorado Springs have risen slightly during the last year. The average occupancy rate for Colorado Springs-area hotels was 69.3 percent during September, compared with 62.1 percent during September last year, according to the latest Rocky Mountain Lodging Report that was released this week. The average room rate for area… Continue Reading Springs hotel occupancies, room rates rise

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