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Salazar dedicates new facilities at Dinosaur National Monument

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today dedicated a new visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. The Department of the Interior said in a release that it expects the new visitor center to increase tourism and generate economic growth and jobs in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah in conjunction with a new exhibit hall to be opened next week.

Salazar blasts Tipton for slamming stimulus while his family benefits

Third Congressional District challenger Scott Tipton has been condemning the stimulus bill while his family business takes the money. Incumbent John Salazar says Tipton can't have it both ways.

Frazier’s charter school actively applied for stimulus funding

Congressman Ed Perlmutter today delivered to the press proof that a school represented by his Republican challenger Ryan Frazier not only received stimulus money,...

Frazier calls stimulus a failure, but his school, district he seeks...

Ryan Frazier, the Republican nominee for the 7th CD seat now held by Democrat Ed Perlmutter, has called the stimulus bill a failure, but his charter school, the city of Aurora and 7th CD have reaped rewards of Recovery Act.

Top analysts find government action saved U.S. economy

In a new paper released Wednesday, entitled “How the Great Recession Was Brought to an End,” prominent economists Alan Blinder and Mark Zandi say...

Stimulus funding key to extending Colorado COBRA coverage

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative is warning that unless Congress acts this week to extend unemployment health care coverage, or COBRA benefits, as part of...

Stimulus saved an estimated 2.2 million jobs, report finds

The White House Council of Economic Advisers have released their latest quarterly report on the stimulus and estimated that the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Ritter, health groups back bill to address crisis in rural care

A bill proposed for the next legislative session would improve a state loan-repayment program for rural health professionals with the aim of attracting more providers to rural areas. The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) and the Governor’s office are jointly proposing the bill, according to Terri Hurst, policy analyst at CRHC. She expected it to be sponsored by Representative Sara Gagliardi, D-Arvada, and Senator John Morse D-Colorado Springs.

Stimulus grant brings broadband to rural Colorado

As high-speed broadband service has increasingly become a key utility in America, residents in many of Colorado's rural communities are finding that they simply...

Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Just outside of Central City in Colorado's Gilpin County, the historic Perigo gold mine drains metal-laden water at an average of 70 gallons per minute into a small perennial stream known as Gamble Gulch. Below the mine for six miles, the gulch is virtually devoid of life, according to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. A design for a proposed project has been completed, but Colorado won’t bid it out for construction because it worries that if it does, it open itself up, in perpetuity, to a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act.