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4 years 1 month ago

Colorado summit on stimulus spending

Denver city auditor Dennis Gallagher says the federal stimulus program is working, but it presents unprecedented challenges to auditors keeping track of the money. Gallagher says most financial audits examine spending after the money has been spent. He said Colorado is one of 16 states under a microscope by...

4 years 6 months ago

Qwest seeks stimulus money to expand broadband

Qwest is applying for $350 million in federal stimulus money to help extend high-speed Internet service to rural parts of the 14 states where it offers local phone service. In its application, Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. proposes building facilities to serve more than 500,000 homes, schools, businesses with...

4 years 7 months ago

Less stimulus for minority firms

The Obama administration is hearing a rising chorus of demands to steer more stimulus money to Hispanic and black businesses. Those businesses are getting a disproportionately small number of federal stimulus contracts. Latinos own 6.8 percent of businesses but have received only 1.7 percent of federal stimulus contracts recorded in...

4 years 8 months ago

White House defends year-old stimulus

It's the fist anniversary of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan and he's sending top administration officials out to defend it. Cabinet members will fan out across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections. A weeklong push to highlight the...

4 years 8 months ago

Rocky Mountain park proposes new water system

Rocky Mountain National Park plans to use federal stimulus money to replace part of the water system for a lodge once used for employee housing. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the cost of the Onahu Lodge project hasn't been determined yet. Patterson says the lodge was deemed unsafe for occupants...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado rural areas get federal energy grants

Agencies across Colorado have received grants totaling $2.2 million in federal stimulus funds for plans to save energy and create jobs in rural communities. The Governor's Energy Office announced Monday that the grants will pay for local coordinators to work with communities and businesses. The positions will be administered by...

4 years 9 months ago

US grants $187M for fuel efficiency research

It's one example of the Obama administration using stimulus money for energy-saving technology and job creation. The administration is announcing funding today for nine projects aimed at significantly boosting fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles. More than half of the money is coming from the stimulus package. The...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado receiving $2.1 million for broadband

Colorado is receiving about $2.1 million in stimulus money over the next few years for work that could help expand high-speed Internet access in the state. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Monday announced a grant of $1.6 million over two years to go toward collecting broadband data...

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado competing for up to $175M for schools

Longer school days, longer school years and rapid response teams to help struggling schools are some of the recommendations from teams working on Colorado's Race to the Top federal grant proposals for education reform. During their final public meeting on Friday, teams of educators and supporters presented their ideas...

4 years 11 months ago

Lines long for energy-saving work

Colorado nonprofits that help lower home energy bills say the lines are long and growing for free energy-saving repairs paid with federal stimulus money. The state is getting $3.6 million for weatherization that helps homes conserve energy by such repairs as improving insulation or replacing old furnaces. The Energy...

4 years 11 months ago

Libraries & schools team up to promote reading

Federal stimulus money is being spent in Colorado Springs to encourage students and their parents to read together. Harrison School District 2 has teamed up with the Pikes Peak Library District to create the Discover Your Library program. Students are encouraged to spend time getting to know their local libraries...

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