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Ritter holds $37.4M in revenue for emergency

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter will hold back $37.4 million in distributions of severance tax grant funds to communities impacted by energy development in case he needs the money to help balance the state budget. That amount includes $25 million that ...

State releases new information on stimulus

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter presented new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 information Tuesday, including the number of jobs created in the state by the act — more than 10,000 — and the amount of stimulus funding that’s ...

Ritter names replacement for Natural Resources chief

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter has turned to a familiar face to become his new natural resources chief, tapping a member of his own cabinet for the post. On Monday, Ritter named Jim Martin, executive director of the state Department of Public Health and ...

3rd quarter expensive in governor’s race

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Hotel stays. Airfare. Consultants. Stuff with your name on it. It’s all part of the cost of running for public office. Colorado’s three richest gubernatorial campaigns have together spent nearly half a million dollars in the ...

Personal income down from last year

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Personal income hasn’t increased in Colorado since the second quarter of 2008, but the recent trend of decreasing income was less severe in the second quarter of 2009 for the state’s 2.5 million workers. The amount of money earned ...

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Havana native bishop-elect of Pueblo diocese

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The bishop-elect of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo was born in Havana, Cuba, and while working for a bank in Florida promoted some of the first automatic-teller machines before joining the priesthood. The Rev. Fernando Isern, 51, will be ...

Legislation would aid cleanup of abandoned mines

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Good Samaritans will be allowed to clean up Colorado’s abandoned mines without some federal liability under legislation introduced by Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. S. 1777 would free good Samaritans from exposure to penalties under the Clean ...

So, what’s the concealed-weapons law?

By Paul Shockley

A traveling salesman, Jim doesn’t need his concealed weapons permit where he spends most of his life: on the road. His Glock handgun sits tucked away in a hip holster, which he keeps at the ready in his driver’s-side door panel ...

Forbes ranks Colorado 4th best place to do business

By {screen_name} recently ranked Colorado the fourth best state in which to do business, due largely to the quality of its work force, steady growth potential and a favorable economy. Colorado moved up from sixth place in the 2006 ranking. Using ...

200,000 letters call for national roadless protections to apply to Colorado areas

By Dennis Webb

More than 200,000 people have sent messages to the Obama administration and Gov. Bill Ritter calling for the same protections for Colorado roadless areas as those provided for national forests elsewhere under a federal rule, conservationists ...

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