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February 16, 2011

Round-Up: Grass fire contained; Progress on US 50; and more

Crews have contained a grass fire that was threatening buildings near Ellicott in El Paso County…Crews are beginning to remove rock from US 50 west of Cotopaxi, and aim to have the highway reopen by the weekend…Army officials say President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $477 million for destroying obsolete chemical weapons stored in Colorado and Kentucky….and, Katie’s Law, a crime fighting tool that has raised privacy concerns has been fully implemented in Colorado.

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February 15, 2011

Round-Up: Hickenlooper releases state budget; US 50 still closed, and more

Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.

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February 9, 2011

Round-Up: Graduation rates; AFA lawsuit dismissed; and more

The Colorado Department of Education says 72.4% of the class of 2010 graduated high school on time, which means within four years…A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy…and, the Mountain Metropolitan Transit service has replaced 30 passenger vans.

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February 4, 2011

Round-Up: Study says Ft. Carson is best for new brigade; the I-25 Trinidad Project opens up, and more

An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

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January 28, 2011

Thumbing for Rides in the Gunnison Valley

Public transportation’s budget cuts don’t faze some folks on the Western Slope. When it’s too cold to get around by bicycle, or it’s too far and the bus just isn’t there, some people turn to a thumb and a prayer. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KBUT in Crested Butte, Will Shoemaker reports on this Gunnison Valley subculture.

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Filed under: RMCR,Transportation,Western Slope,Will Shoemaker — andrea @ 8:33 am

July 6, 2010

Round-Up: Insurance Plan Unveiled, GOP Chair Steele pulls out of Aspen Ideas Festival, and more

A new health insurance plan aimed at covering residents with pre-existing conditions in now available in Colorado…Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele has canceled a planned appearance in Aspen..and, ski traffic jams along I-70 are actually not the most congested times on the highway.

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June 1, 2010

Round-Up: CO applies for 2nd round of education funding; Final Public Meeting on Streetcars in CO Springs

Colorado is taking another shot at winning millions of dollars in federal education funding…and, the Colorado Springs Streetcar Task Force is winding down their feasibility study.

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May 27, 2010

Round-Up: State Furlough Day Tomorrow, and more

State workers take the last of eight furlough days tomorrow…Two of Colorado’s mountain highways are reopening…and, the high-altitude cousin of the black-tailed prairie dog has been denied federal protection.

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May 7, 2010

Round-Up: Lawmakers Prepare to Wrap Up the Session

Lawmakers are wrapping up for the week, bracing for the final push of this year’s legislative session with several big ticket-items still on the calendar….and, one bill the Colorado House did pass today though is one that could reduce weekend traffic jams on Interstate 70 by creating a “zipper” lane.

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April 26, 2010

I-70 Zipper Lane

Drivers could soon be zipping along stretches of I-70 a bit faster. A pair of measures to try and ease congestion on the busy interstate recently cleared the senate transportation committee unanimously. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,KRCC News,Transportation — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 6:30 am

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