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Lawmakers Looking to Help Students and Boost Revenue

Jan 25th @ 4:03 pm

Colorado lawmakers are looking at ways of helping off set the cost of college for students.  They would like to see higher education institutions create a system of awarding credit for job experience and military service to students, thereby, perhaps cutting their time in college giving them quicker graduations  and thus reducing their tuition costs.  [...]

Lawmakers Looking to Make More Cuts

Sep 20th @ 5:35 pm

DENVER  -  Colorado lawmakers will likely have to cut another $400 million to $500 million next year as the state continues trying to dig out of the economic downturn.  According to the Daily Press, cuts need to be made even though the state’s general fund revenue is up by less than one percent this year [...]

Lawmakers Hit Impasse On Next Year’s State Budget

Mar 25th @ 3:54 pm

DENVER —  Now that Colorado lawmakers have discovered that the state’s finances are not quite as bad as they feared they’ve now hit an impasse when it comes to next year’s state budget.  According to the Daily Sentinel, the dispute revolves around two perennial legislative favorites pitted against  each other — schools and small businesses. [...]

NEWS: Mon. April 26, 2010

Apr 26th @ 5:12 pm

The Colorado State Parks Non-Motorized Trails Grant Program has awarded over $1.4 million in grants to build, maintain, plan and support volunteer programs for multi-use, non-motorized trails throughout the state.  The Colorado State Trails Committee recommended the Non-Motorized trails grants to the Colorado State Parks Board and The Great Outdoors Colorado Board. Source: News Release [...]

NEWS: Wed. April 7, 2010

Apr 7th @ 3:22 pm

Fruita voters on Tuesday approved a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, making the city the first in Colorado to tax products sold by an industry that has boomed in the Grand Valley. The Daily Sentinel explains that the measure receive a 60% approval rating from the voters and the Town of Fruita will [...]

Apr 1st @ 6:10 pm

Eight months removed from his surprise resignation from the Grand Junction Police Department, former police chief Bill Gardner is in the running for the same job in Montana. The executive assistant to the city manager of Bozeman, Mont. Revealed to the Daily Sentinel that Gardner is being considered among 2 other candidates to be the [...]

NEWS: Fri. March 12, 2010

Mar 12th @ 4:14 pm

Following the rockfall that hit I-70 early Monday, March 8, CDOT implemented emergency contracting procedures to get a contractor on board for the extensive repairs that would have follow. That afternoon, CDOT engineers met with one prospective contractor on site, then provided site tours to four more on Tuesday.  Flatiron Construction won the low bid [...]