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3 years 4 months ago

Fracking tax mix up costing Garfield Co. millions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Officials in western Colorado say a tax collections mistake on materials used to hydraulically fracture shale is costing them millions. The Post Independent reported Wednesday that Garfield County officials say state revenue collectors overcollected taxes from energy development firms from 2002 to 2005. ...

3 years 4 months ago

Hispanic population may impact new CO districts

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's growing Hispanic population might influence how new state legislative districts are drawn this year, but whether that leads to districts dominated by Latinos is an open question. Hispanic population growth - 41 percent since 2000 - is not concentrated along the Front Range, a traditional...

3 years 6 months ago

Western Slope job outlook poor

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Despite new job orders in energy and construction, Colorado's Western Slope is coping with near-record jobless rates. Grand Junction's unemployment rate has tripled in the past two years and stands at above 11 percent. Mesa County reports that several hundred people apply for...

3 years 8 months ago

Hickenlooper to address Western Slope issues

DENVER (AP)-Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to talk with leaders from the Western Slope about their issues at the Capitol. Hickenlooper is meeting Thursday with Club 20 members during the group's annual legislative visit. The group lobbies on behalf of counties, communities, tribes, businesses and associations in western Colorado. ...

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