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3 years 4 months ago

Education cuts hitting home

Classroom in Colorado Springs School District 11 will be empty next week as employees take their two mandatory furlough days this year. Glen Gustafson, D11's chief financial office, says all of the furloughs are happening during Thanksgiving week to minimize the impact on the community. "We know that this...

4 years 5 months ago

Flight delays cost passengers $16.7B

A government-funded study says airline flight delays cost passengers a lot more than grief - $16.7 billion more, to be precise. That's the price a study delivered Monday to the Federal Aviation Administration puts on the cost to passengers for flight delays in 2007. That was the latest year...

4 years 7 months ago

Nevada slashes state employee benefits, costs

A state panel has voted to slash benefits for tens of thousands of Nevada public employees, retirees and their dependents, including eliminating some benefits and drastically reducing others. The Public Employees' Benefit Program Board on Thursday cut nearly $81 million in subsidized services for 70,000 participants. That's about two-thirds...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado to begin reviewing conservation easements

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is stepping into the dispute between landowners and the state Department of Revenue over conservation easements. Department of Revenue Director Roxy Huber told dozens of angry landowners Wednesday that the state will evaluate complaints of shoddy appraisals that prompted the denial of $90 million...

4 years 9 months ago

Xcel Energy 2-tier rate plan starts Tuesday

Xcel Energy's two-tiered rate plan aimed at encouraging customers to cut electricity use during the summer begins Tuesday. Customers will be charged the lower rate of 0.098 per kilowatt hour for the first 500-kilowatt hours and 0.14 per kilowatt hour for use above 500 kilowatt hours, under the plan...

4 years 10 months ago

Paying for the peaks: hiking charges considered

Hikers who tackle some of Colorado's highest peaks could soon face a toll beyond the physical. The federal government is considering charging hikers up to $20 to access popular mountaintops. The U.S. Forest Service says it will consider permit fees to cover trail improvements at some of Colorado "fourteeners"...

5 years 1 month ago

Loan guarantees recharge nuclear debate

President Barack Obama's proposal to triple federal loan guarantees for the construction of new nuclear power plants has galvanized critics of the existing program, which they say is on the verge of throwing taxpayer support behind four projects facing untold costs and dependent on unproven technology. In his $3.8...

5 years 5 months ago

Natural gas prices staying low

There's good news for consumers who heat with natural gas. The American Gas Association says plentiful domestic supplies and lower wellhead prices will drive bills down this winter. Some utilities are telling their customers they'll pay at least 20 percent less for natural gas than they did a year ago....

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