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9 months 2 weeks ago

State Fair wants tax increase

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State Fair board members are hoping local voters will approve a half-cent sales tax increase to raise $1.3 million for the expo each year. The funds would add to the money the fair and other agencies have traditionally gotten from the Pueblo City Council and...

1 year 9 months ago

Chrysler sales up 20 percent

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in June on strong demand for the 300 sedan and other vehicles. Sales of Chrysler's best-seller, the Ram pickup, increased 12 percent as home building perked up. Sales of the Fiat 500 small car more than doubled over last...

2 years 1 month ago

Camp fees could go up

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is raising fees for two Shelf Road Recreation Area campgrounds north of Canon City. Starting March 1, fees for The Bank and Sand Gulch will increase from $4 to $7 for individual sites. Fees for group sites will rise from...

2 years 5 months ago

Peanut butter prices on the rise

The price for your peanut butter is increasing. The bigger brands like Jif, Skippy and Peter Pan are raising their prices due to a hot and dry summer that ruined much of this year's crop. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kraft Foods, which launched Planter's Peanut Butter...

2 years 7 months ago

Price of clothes increasing

You might notice a price change on your clothes this season. Retailers are raising prices on merchandise an average of 10 percent across-the-board this fall in an effort to offset their rising costs for materials and labor. But merchants are worried that cash-strapped customers who are weighed down...

2 years 7 months ago

Food prices up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid more in July for raw materials and wholesale goods. Food, tobacco and pickup truck costs drove the increase. The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. That follows a 0.4...

2 years 8 months ago

With heat lurks danger

As searing heat spreads over the East, experts are warning that the real danger may lurk at night. A nighttime respite from the worst of the heat gives the body a vital chance to recover from the stresses of the day. Those stresses can actually rise when nighttime air...

2 years 9 months ago

AIDS testing increases

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado AIDS Project says the number of Coloradans taking an AIDS test is up sharply. Project spokeswoman Monica McCafferty says the number of people being tested has increased from 8,000 four years ago to 13,000 last year. The project offers free testing every weekday...

3 years 5 months ago

E-470 tolls increase

Tolls will increase on E-470 in Denver on January 1. The road is not tax funded--most of the money to support the road comes from tolls. The increase comes out to about 20 percent for most vehicles.

3 years 6 months ago

Colleges bracing for lower state funding

Colorado colleges are bracing for lower state funding next year and some are drafting alternative plans to raise tuition by more than 9 percent. Rico Munn, director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, said Wednesday colleges may have their state funding cut from $705 million this year to...

3 years 7 months ago

Coffee prices on the rise

While it's usually not the most expensive thing on your ticket at a diner, coffee is getting more expensive as you sip. At Colorado Springs coffee importer Barista Espresso, they're already seeing price increases and say you'll probably see them too. "In the gourmet market, you'll start to...

3 years 7 months ago

Aspen schools seek tax increase

The Aspen School District is asking voters to approve a property tax increase of $1.2 million a year to help close a budget shortfall. The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot this fall. School officials say the increase would amount to a...

3 years 8 months ago

New unemployment claims on the rise

Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 479,000. Analysts had expected a small...

3 years 11 months ago

Census: Americans are on the move

Americans are changing addresses again--but they're not going very far. Census figures released Monday show that 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, or 37.1 million people, moved to a new home last year. That's up from a 60-year low of 11.9 percent, or 35.2 million, in 2008. The...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Ford sales up nearly 40 percent

Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose nearly 40 percent in March thanks to strong demand for its Fusion and Taurus sedans. Sales were expected to rise after auto industry weakness last March. Incentives offered by rival Toyota also brought more buyers to showrooms this month. Ford...

4 years 2 weeks ago

UCCS tuition to rise 7 percent

Undergraduate students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will pay an additional $420-$450 per year in tuition costs beginning next fall, according to plans approved Monday by the CU Board of Regents. Meeting in downtown Denver. meeting, the Regents approved tuition increases for all three CU campuses....

4 years 3 months ago

New jobless claims post increase

The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week as the recovery of the nation's battered labor market proceeds in fits and starts. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of new jobless claims rose to 480,000 last week, up 7,000 from the...

4 years 4 months ago

Federal Express Raises Shipping Rates

FedEx is raising shipping rates for ground and home delivery. The rates will go up by 4.9%. Express package rates will also go up by 5.9%. The new rates go into effect January 4, 2010. FedEx saw its fiscal 2010 first quarter earnings fall 53%. The shipping company disclosed quarterly...

4 years 5 months ago

September housing construction rises 0.5 percent

Construction of new homes edged up slightly in September, helped by a rebound in single-family construction. However, in a worrisome sign for the future, applications for building permits fell by the largest amount in five months. The Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments rose 0.5 percent in...

4 years 6 months ago

Harrison scores big on C-SAP's

Education reforms put in place in Harrison School District 2 seem to be taking hold. The district has steadily increased it's academic achievement over the past three years with the most dramatic gains coming in the 2008 C-SAP scores. As a district, Harrison students improved their tests scores by 86%...

4 years 6 months ago

Intel CEO: PC sales could rise in 2009

Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini says the personal-computer market is pulling out of its slump faster than many analysts expect. Otellini said at a conference Tuesday that he expects PC sales to be "flat to slightly up" this year from last. That diverges from forecasts from market research firms IDC...

4 years 7 months ago

Pueblo steelworkers approve new contract

Unionized steelworkers have approved a five-year contract with Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo. Two United Steelworkers locals accepted the contract in Sunday voting. Mike Rodriguez, president of one of the locals, says the vote total won't be announced. Few details of the contract have been released, but officials say...

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