Colorado regulators have approved new rules requiring energy companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing but allowing them to protect trade secrets. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously approved the rules Tuesday. Under the regulations, a company that doesn’t want to disclose an ingredient that’s a trade secret has to explain […]
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The city of Colorado Springs and the Westside Community Center LLC have renewed their partnership agreement to continue operating the Westside Community Center at 1628 W. Bijou St. The new agreement will run through December 2015. The partnership started in 2010, and the Westside Community Center LLC was created by the Center for Strategic Ministry, […]
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Oasis Legal finance and LawCash made loans when the two companies advanced 2,400 Coloradans sums of money ranging from $500 to $5,000 in anticipation of legal settlements or judgments from lawsuit, according to a Denver District Judge. That ruling makes both companies subject to Colorado’s consumer protection laws, said Attorney General John Suthers. The state […]
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Colorado regulators decided Monday night to wait a week before they start deliberating a proposal to require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose what chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission made the decision after hearing about 11 hours of opinions on the proposal from industry officials, conservation […]
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  Falling natural gas prices are taking a toll on La Plata County’s budget.   The county was told Tuesday it could lose more than $920,000 in property-tax revenue because of a 25 percent drop in natural gas prices last year.   The assessed value of oil and gas development in the county changes annually […]
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The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling Monday siding with Democratic-drawn congressional maps that give the party a chance to unseat Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. The court said a written opinion would come later. The ruling upholding Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt’s decision changes Coffman’s district by moving Republican-leaning portions of Douglas County […]
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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the U.S. Commercial Service are sending a trade delegation to the largest mining exhibition in Latin America. The group will be going to “Expomin 2012,” in Santiago, Chile, from April 7 to 14. Martha Butwin, senior international trade specialist from the federal Commercial Service, will […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Advisory Council is hosting two opportunities to meet the candidates running for governor. Business leaders and others are invited to hear directly from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez. The events will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. No registration is required […]
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Legislation that weakens some federal controls to help startup companies raise capital and help small-scale investors put money into promising new ventures is set to pass the Senate Thursday. President Barack Obama supports the measure, which stands to be one of few bipartisan bills to pass Congress during this politically contentious election year. The final […]
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Currently, for a citizen-initiated amendment to be placed on the ballot to change Colorado’s constitution, an individual or group must collect about 98,492 voter signatures and receive more than 50 percent of the vote. Some people want to change that. One of the major issues examined during 2015 bipartisan discussions across the state — known […]
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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is offering a fee holiday for out-of-state businesses. For three months starting Sept. 1, the Secretary of State will temporarily reduce fees from $125 to $1. The Secretary of State’s office is almost exclusively funded through business filing fees, but he says his office can absorb the fee reduction […]
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What can we do about income inequality? In a long piece in Politico, billionaire venture capitalist Tom Hanauer supports nearly doubling the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. Hanauer is seriously rich. He was the first non-family member to invest in Jeff Bezos’ tiny little online bookstore, and also founded an Internet marketing company […]
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