BP is selling some of its deep-water assets in the Gulf of Mexico to Plains Exploration and Production Co. for $5.55 billion, said the Chicago Tribune. The sale will allow BP to recoup some of the money BP spent covering the costs of its oil well blowout two years ago. Read more at the Chicago […]
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Democrats will transfer complete control of the 114th U.S. Congress next year after Republicans added the Senate to its existing House majority on Election Day, Nov. 4. Colorado shifted from deep purple to slightly red, electing Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner over incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 49.4 percent of the vote, according to the Associated […]
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Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest […]
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Traveling inside the United States for health care is a growing trend, but it’s not always done to save money. Domestic medical travel — unlike international medical travel — is frequently based more on quality of care. People with very good insurance policies can take advantage of health care networks and select hospitals that offer the best outcomes for their diseases.
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You’ll be glad to know that the ever-vigilant folks at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) have taken upon themselves the task of telling us about marijuana. Here’s an excerpt from a recent press release: “DENVER—The State of Colorado today lauched (sic) a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of […]
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Jon Carter’s career as a journeyman tool and die maker gave him an eye for problem solving, which led to his inventing a more efficient landscaping tool and launching a company to produce it. Carter and his three sons started Mountain State Landscape in 2002. And almost immediately he observed work processes that he thought […]
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Summit House moves forward

In 1999, then-Congressman Joel Hefley secured a budget earmark for $1 million, funds that could only be used for planning and design work on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, designated as a priority in the 1998 Pikes Peak Master Plan. Fifteen years later, those funds remain untouched. But the project finally could be […]
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The bill to fund the government passed the House of Representatives on a narrow margin, but faces defeat in the Senate. The Los Angeles Times reports that the measure gives money to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but cuts money for programs designed to create environmentally friendly jobs. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.
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Jon Paukovich has been hired by Ent Federal Credit Union as director of mortgage lending. He has more than 15 years of mortgage and consumer lending experience and most recently worked for Wells Fargo Equity Direct. Paige Stevens has joined CityFirst Mortgage as a senior loan officer. She has 16 years of loan management experience. […]
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Brokers determined to succeed in the current residential real estate market have their work cut out for them. New and existing home sales are off almost 22 percent compared to January through October 2007. Single-family sales fell 15.4 percent, while condominium and townhome sales registered a 24.7 percent decline, year-over-year.
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Fifty years ago the Wilderness Act revolutionized the way the United State would conserve its most pristine wild lands for future generations. Today, nearly 110 million acres of wilderness have been protected due to the act. In recognition of the anniversary, the Pikes Peak Chapter Sierra Club and Imagination...
Ann Bowers has been promoted to associate for Drexel, Barrell & Co. She serves as the Regional Manager of the Denver office and Leader of Transportation and Traffic Engineering and has more than 20 years experience in the field. Mike Torreano was named an outstanding volunteer for his dedication to the Association of Graduates, of […]
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