Eighty people died in work place injuries last year, a slight drop from 2009, reports the Bureau of labor Statistics. It’s the second lower total of deaths since the BLS started collecting data, nearly two decades ago. Nationwide, more than 4,500 people died at work, about the same level as in 2009. However, those totals […]
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Mayor John Suthers is bullish about Colorado Springs in 2019. “There’s going to be a lot of good news,” Suthers said in a year-end interview with the Business Journal. “There are so many things in the pipeline all coming to fruition in 2019. … I’m a little nervous about the national economy but, you know, […]
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It might be a bit like finding Waldo, but visitors to downtown may find a free downtown parking meter beginning today. The City’s Parking System Enterprise will make two parking meters in the downtown area free. The catch is that the special meters will be in new locations each day. Staff will move the free […]
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Mayor Steve Bach has created a pension solutions team. “The city’s current pension plans are not fiscally sustainable and if not changed will lead to General Fund insolvency. It is essential that the plans be modified for long term sustainability,” Bach said in a press release. Accountant Marv Strait will lead the solutions team. Other […]
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Here’s an overview of how various markets are reacting to the impasse in Washington over raising the U.S. borrowing limit. The U.S. government could default on its debt after Aug. 2 if the limit isn’t raised. — Stocks: On Wednesday the Dow lost 198.75 points, or 1.6 percent, to close at 12,302.55, its fourth straight […]
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Less than two weeks away from the deadline for an unprecedented government default, President Barack Obama sought Friday to pressure House Republicans to come around to a deal that he insisted must include new taxes as well as unpalatable spending cuts. At the same time, even with no clear end in sight to negotiations that […]
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A Colorado commission charged with redrawing state legislative districts will vote on which maps to submit to the state Supreme Court in what has turned into a bitter partisan process. The 11-member panel is considering several maps Tuesday, including Democratic-drawn proposals that Republicans have blasted because they pit several GOP incumbents against each other. Pairing […]
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Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is blasting as “radical” a Republican proposal to open up more than 50 million acres of public lands to logging and other development. Babbitt, who was Interior secretary for eight years under President Bill Clinton, says the GOP bill would virtually repeal the 1964 Wilderness Act and open an area […]
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U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States. Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado’s increasing […]
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The U.S. Forest Service says it will form a committee to advise the U.S. agriculture secretary how to implement a new planning rule that is set to be finalized this winter. The new rule would guide how management plans are developed for the 155 national forests around the country, 20 grasslands and a prairie. The […]
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The Colorado attorney general has filed a complaint against a Florida-based company suspected of engaging in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. Consumer and Business Debt Counseling services is suspected of providing back end debt management services for the Johnson Law Group, another Orlando, Fla.-based company that, earlier this year, the state has filed […]
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  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering cuts for big game hunting for elk, deer and pronghorn sheep this year.   The commission is meeting Thursday in Grand Junction, where members will decide the best ways to stabilize herds.   Biologists are recommending a quota of 139,000 limited elk licenses, which represents a […]
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