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Frazier, Perlmutter still trading punches over stimulus jobs

Speaking on the KHOW’s Caplis and Silverman Show Wednesday, Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District Ryan Frazier told host Craig Silverman that while...

Colorado Tea Partiers rally in capitol chambers and on the steps

DENVER--Members of Colorado Tea Party and 912 groups and the libertarian think tank Independence Institute attended a "grassroots session" and rally sponsored by Americans For Prosperity at the Capitol Wednesday. The activists met with GOP lawmakers for a strategy session in the Old Senate chambers and then gathered on the capitol steps. The rally lured a familiar group of Republican lawmakers, led this time by Yuma state Rep. Cory Gardner, who is also running to represent the Fourth Congressional district in Washington.

Udall, Bennet tout stimulus funding of new wind project in NE...

A 30-megawatt wind-energy project in northeastern Colorado with the potential to expand to 650 megawatts will get $2.5 million in stimulus funds, according to...

Colorado lands stimulus dollars to fund arts jobs

Colorado has received $568,040 in Federal recovery funds that will ensure that 313 Colorado arts workers will remain, temporarily at least, off the rolls...

Colorado’s stimulus team emphasizes transparency, outreach

Although Colorado ranks 46th of the 50 states in federal stimulus spending per capita, according to a report published this week by ProPublica and picked up widely in the media, perhaps more relevant in measuring the effectiveness of the stimulus in the state is a study released earlier this month that ranked the state second in transparency concerning how funds are being used.

Colorado clean-energy programs benefit from $20 million stimulus boost

The U.S. Department of Energy Monday delivered on nearly $20 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy...

Democratizing federal contract process with sunlight

This is kinda cool. Über transparency advocates the Sunlight Foundation is crowdsourcing a federal contract bid to redesign the economic stimulus oversight Web site, Recovery.gov, through it's open source development lab.

USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

Four Colorado projects that convert wood waste, or biomass, into energy received a total of $1 million in federal stimulus funds Thursday, but a state with more than two million acres of dead and dying lodgepole pine forests could use a lot more.

Citizens rise against stimulus bike program, cite vast liberal waste

What's the most intensely debated controversial federal stimulus program yet to be proposed in Colorado? A Boulder bike-share program, of course.

Recession education: Tuition and enrollment up across state

It's a bad time to be raising university administration costs. It's a good time to be streamlining administration and expanding recruitment efforts and student-funding options. On Friday, Colorado officials formally asked the federal government for $760 million in stimulus money to save education programs and jobs threatened by this year's record budget shortfalls.