Content Tagged As 2011

3 years 3 months ago

State Fair parade nearly underway

The annual Colorado State Fair parade is just minutes away from beginning in downtown Pueblo. The route will travel along Main St. downtown. Spots are filling up fast, but there's still time to come out and enjoy the festivities if you're in the area.

3 years 7 months ago

Tea Party rallies show thinning turnouts

DENVER (AP) - This year's tax day tea party rally outside the Colorado Capitol attracted far fewer people than past years. But the conservative activists say the movement is still going strong. About 200 people attended yesterday's rally, far below the thousands who mobbed the lawn at the height...

3 years 9 months ago

Bi-partisan town hall meeting in Colorado Springs

A bi-partisan town hall meeting will be held in Colorado Springs this Saturday outlining accomplishments of the 2011 legislative session. The meeting is sponsored by Reps. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) and Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs).It will be held at the Penrose Library Carnegie Reading Room, 20 North Cascade Ave.,...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado minimum wage up for 2011

Minimum wage workers in our state are welcoming 2011 with open arms. Minimum wage is up from $7.24 to $7.36 according to the Colorado Department of Labor. That's good for employees but it makes things a little harder for businesses. To compensate, the cost is passed on to consumers....

3 years 10 months ago

Water-saving law takes effect in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - New homes in Colorado are getting a small change in 2011 - builders are now required to offer options to save water. The law taking effect Saturday requires builders to offer the option of "water-smart homes" that include options such as low-flow toilets. Homeowners could...

3 years 10 months ago

A familiar ring as GOP welcomes 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the new Republican lawmakers arriving in Washington says her party is in a good position to "change business-as-usual in Washington." Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) of New Hampshire says Republicans will be focusing on cutting spending and helping businesses grow and hire. She delivered...

3 years 11 months ago

Some people want their streetlights left off

City crews are getting ready to start switching residential streetlights back on in Colorado Springs and they're finding out---not everyone wants them back. The lights were turned off this year due to budget problems. With a better year predicted for 2011---the money to run the lights has returned. ...

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