September 16, 2010 9:36 PM
Wakonda Hills subdivision in Monument has been waiting over ten years to have a working septic system and clean drinking water.
Over one hundred and fifty homes were affected by failing septic systems. For years, sewage seeped from the ground and entered some resident wells. The problem was so... more »
August 26, 2010 2:07 PM
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... more »
March 25, 2010 3:41 PM
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... more »
March 7, 2010 12:02 PM
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... more »
February 17, 2010 11:28 AM
President Barack Obama says the emergency legislation he signed a year ago to help the struggling economy has saved at least 2 million jobs and avoided a deeper recession. Speaking on the first anniversary of the American Recovery and Investment Act, Obama said that embracing the $787 billion measure "wasn't... more »
February 16, 2010 8:47 AM
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... more »
February 1, 2010 9:00 AM
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... more »
January 13, 2010 10:53 AM
President Barack Obama is trumpeting a new White House estimate that his economic stimulus plan has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs. The analysis is part of the administration's quarterly report to Congress on the controversial $787 billion package of spending and tax cuts. Obama signed the... more »
January 12, 2010 9:16 AM
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... more »
January 11, 2010 11:17 AM
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... more »
January 11, 2010 9:23 AM
An Associated Press analysis finds that spending on roads and bridges under the stimulus plan has had no effect on local unemployment. And the boost to the construction industry has been minimal. Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation. In... more »
December 1, 2009 8:24 AM
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... more »
November 14, 2009 8:14 PM
Stimulus dollars are being used in a federal program to get foreclosed properties back on the market.
The State of Colorado has around 35 million dollars to distribute for housing through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Just over 3 million dollars of that money is coming to Colorado Springs.... more »
November 14, 2009 10:01 AM
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... more »
November 13, 2009 9:59 AM
Colorado is now competing for a chance to win up to $175 million in extra stimulus dollars for education reforms from the Obama administration. State officials originally expected a shot at up to $300 million. But the prize for states of Colorado's size turned out to be smaller when the... more »
November 9, 2009 9:10 AM
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... more »
October 28, 2009 11:31 AM
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... more »
October 19, 2009 9:18 AM
The Obama administration says spending aimed at boosting the economy has created or saved 250,000 teaching or other education jobs this year. A White House report released Monday concludes that money from a $787 billion stimulus package has helped states fill budget gaps that would have cost teachers their jobs... more »
October 9, 2009 9:54 AM
Anthony and Carolyn Hunt don't know how many jobs a $3 million federal stimulus grant to prevent lead poisoning in young children will bring to their county, but to them that's beside the point.
Three years after learning that one of their four sons had dangerously high levels of... more »
September 30, 2009 10:53 AM
The National Institutes of Health is getting $5 billion in economic stimulus funds to support research into cures for cancer and other diseases, and to create jobs. President Barack Obama was making the announcement Wednesday at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.... more »
September 16, 2009 12:13 PM
Two Colorado American Indian tribes will each get $22.5 million in federal stimulus money. The money, announced Tuesday, will go to the Southern Utes and the Ute Mountain Utes, both in southwestern Colorado. The Southern Utes' share is for refinancing activities. The Ute Mountain Utes' share is for a tourism... more »
September 2, 2009 10:09 AM
Stepped-up enforcement of drunken-driving laws on holiday weekends may be a casualty of Colorado's budget crisis. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Gov. Bill Ritter wants to divert $1.3 million from DUI enforcement to help close an estimated $320 million budget shortfall. The DUI money is collected from a surcharge... more »
August 26, 2009 7:51 AM
Three projects in rural Colorado will get a total of nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand medical care and improve water systems. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that the funds will be distributed through community development block grants, administered by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The... more »