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Consultant confident Broomfield primary will go smoothly

Megan Quinn | The Broomfield Enterprise, Colo. An outside consultant hired to examine elections-related problems said Broomfield will carry out a smooth primary election, despite having a controversial general election in November. Broomfield hired the independent elections consultant, SLI Global Solutions, to examine past election problems. At the City Council meeting Tuesday, SLI gave an initial overview of its ideas ...

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Consultant confident Broomfield primary will go smoothly

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Megan Quinn | The Broomfield Enterprise, Colo. An outside consultant hired to examine elections-related problems said Broomfield will carry out a smooth primary election, despite having a controversial general election in November. Broomfield hired the independent elections consultant, SLI Global Solutions, to examine past election problems. At the City Council meeting Tuesday, SLI gave an initial overview of its ideas ...

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Boulder County commissioners delay decision on extending oil, gas moratorium

John Fryar | The Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. Boulder County commissioners are delaying, until at least November, a decision whether to extend the county’s moratorium on accepting and processing new oil and gas development applications. The current temporary moratorium, which applies to unincorporated areas outside the county’s cities and towns, began in February 2012 and has since been extended several ...

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Rail crossing OK’d

Jeff Tucker | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Pueblo County will help move and update a railroad crossing on Lime Road south of the city, but there’s still some question about how the road leading up to the crossing will get built. Public Works Director Alf Randall told the county commissioners on Monday that the updated contract they approved with Union ...

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Weak U.S. producer prices point to tame inflation pressures

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in May as costs declined broadly, indicating inflation pressures remained benign. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand slipped 0.2 percent, braking sharply from April’s 0.6 percent increase, which was the largest gain in 1-1/2 years. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast producer prices rising 0.1 ...

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EDITORIAL: Compromise for fracking? Communities deserve more control

ByErika Stutzman | The Boulder Daily Camera There are some agreements we can reach over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas: Natural gas is cleaner than coal. Colorado has an abundance of natural gas. Some communities have had it up to here with “fracking.” That’s where our agreements tend to come to an end. Faced with a potential barrage of ballot ...

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Average rent prices reach all-time high in northern Colorado, statewide

The Associated Press As rent prices in northern Colorado hit an all-time high this quarter, Greeley’s average rate rose 12.6 percent over the same time period last year. The average rent in Colorado hit an all-time high of $1,026, according to a news release from the Colorado Division of Housing. That price is up from last year’s first-quarter average rate ...

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Colorado Springs chief of staff raises alternatives to stormwater fee

By Monica Mendoza | The Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox raised the idea of boosting sales taxes Monday to pay for $1.3 billion in capital improvement projects, including stormwater and drainage issues, in hopes of avoiding a November ballot issue asking voters for a stormwater fee. Cox told the City Council at a work session ...

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Black Hills explains bill hike, rejects commissioner’s claims

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By Dennis Darrow | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. This winter, it was home heating costs. Now, it’s air conditioning. The higher price of natural gas is fueling a rise in utility bills into summer. Black Hills Energy expects customers’ monthly bills to run about 11 percent higher between July and September. The utility uses natural gas to fuel its new ...

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