NEWS: Thur. June 10, 2010

Jun 10th @ 3:51 pm in News by Scott Staley

As state funding continues to drop, a local non-profit organization is forced to make serious cuts. KJCT reports that Hilltop offers many programs to help many in need on the Western Slope.  Now they need help.  Mike Stahl, Hilltop director, says that its tough going over their budget especially after losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants.  The  24 different programs they offer, ranging from a hot-line for victims of domestic violence to education programs for parents and children have all taken budget hits. Right now those programs are here to stay but that could change. Hilltop is seeing some positive signs  in the economy, but it’s too early to tell where things will end up.
Source: KJCT (Posted 3:50p by Jim Kapp)

As the damage escalates from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Environment Colorado applauded Senators Udall and Bennet today for voting against legislation that would have blocked new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil.  A recent analysis found that the Senate measure rejected today would have increased Colorado’s dependence on oil by more than 7 million gallons in 2016. The Colorado Senate rejected Senator Murkowski’s Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J.R. 26), which would have blocked key policies to reduce America’s dependence on oil and other fossil fuels, including the historic clean car standards finalized earlier this year.
Source: News Release  (Posted 3:50p by Jim Kapp)