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Stocks pull back from record highs as banks and retailers fall 29.11.2016 LA Times: Business

Stocks pulled back slightly Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week. 

Consumer companies and banks took some of the largest losses. Small-company stocks, which have been outperforming the rest of the market for weeks, gave back some of their recent gains. 

The Dow Jones industrial...

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Wall Street and Private Prisons 'Licking Their Lips' Over Trump Presidency 17.11.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A new report from the research organization In the Public Interest (ITPI) highlights the banks that finance the private prison industry—and with a Trump administration on the horizon, they could be in for a windfall.

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Wyoming study: Fracking likely not behind well water problem 11.11.2016 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A final state report released Thursday on foul-smelling well water in Wyoming contradicts an EPA report from five years ago that ignited a national backlash when it suggested hydraulic fracturing was the cause of the contamination....
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Health officials OK eating fish from Animas River 19.10.2016 Durango Herald
The Colorado health department announced Tuesday it’s OK to eat fish out of the Animas River, evidenced by results from extensive sampling following the Gold King Mine spill.On Aug. 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency-led crew breached an earthen dam at the Gold King Mine, about 10 miles...
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Assisted-Suicide Fight Moves to Colorado 17.10.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The latest front in the battle over doctor-assisted suicide is unfolding in Colorado, where voters will consider a ballot measure next month that would permit physicians to aid terminally ill patients in ...
Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado 19.9.2016 Durango Herald
A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado — from designation as critical habitat.Lynx were re-introduced into Southwest Colorado in the late 1990s and have since...
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In Colorado Springs, more hillside homes are falling apart 19.9.2016 Denver Post: Local
Three houses perched atop a hillside on Columbine Avenue, straddling the landslide zone, were built in 2003 without geological hazard reports required since 1996 under a Colorado Springs ordinance.
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YVEA taps state grant to energy nonprofit to help usher in solar for households with modest incomes 17.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The cobalt September sky and mild temperatures in the high 60s provided the perfect atmosphere for small packs of volunteers in yellow vests and hard hats, who were installing a new solar array on the Steamboat Springs campus of Yampa Valley Electric Association. “Seventy degrees is the optimum ambient temperature for solar generation,” Jeff Bintz said. “Heat is resistance. Cold is better than hot." And even a little reflective snow on solar panels on a winter morning can improve solar panel performance. That’s good news for solar generation in the sometimes extreme climate of Northwest Colorado. Bintz is the construction manager for the nonprofit solar installation firm GRID Alternatives that received a $1.2 million grant from the Colorado Energy Office last year to partner with utilities like YVEA to create affordable access to solar in rural areas of the state. The new array at YVEA is the fourth project resulting from that grant and is expected to serve 35 or more households. But it’s about much more ...
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Operator of for-profit Ashford University, University of the Rockies must refund students $23.5 million 13.9.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The refunds include $5 million to students who had already repaid some of their loans, and $18.5 million to discharge outstanding debt.
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And the West is History 7.9.2016 Durango Herald
50 YEARS AGO: “While mothers and sons have starred together on stage and screen, Helen Thatcher White and her son, Mahlon Thatcher White, are making their joint debut in a new field of their own choosing. They are running five separate banks in Colorado, including First National Bank of Durango. Mrs. White...
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State auditor sues GOCO to force audit of grant program 24.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Office of State Auditor is suing Great Outdoors Colorado to force a performance audit of the grant program, which GOCO says jeopardizes its constitutionally provided independence from state meddling.
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Red Fleet fishery showing improvement 16.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The effort to improve and restore the fishery at Red Fleet Reservoir 10 miles north of Vernal apparently is going well. The reservoir was treated with rotenone in October of 2015, killing all the fish and giving biologists a chance to start over. The problem fish were fertile walleye, which had been illegally placed into the reservoir and posed a threat to endangered fish that lived below the reservoir in the Green River. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists recently spent two nights ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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What next for Colorado's home-grown carbon offset program? 15.8.2016 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Eight years after launching a public-private carbon offset program, it's time for a shift in strategy.
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Rally at Aurora immigration facility seeks to stop mass incarcerations, deportations 2.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
About 30 protesters outside an Aurora federal jail Monday called for a stay in regard to a grandfather who faces deportation to Mexico.
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EPA Watchdog Opens a Probe Into 2015 Colorado Spill 2.8.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The EPA’s inspector general has opened a criminal investigation into last summer’s massive mine-waste spill in Colorado’s Animas ...
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Bat tests positive for rabies in southeastern La Plata County 28.7.2016 Durango Herald
A bat found on private property in southeast La Plata County tested positive for rabies, officials with the San Juan Basin Health Department announced Tuesday.In a prepared statement, local health officials said so far this summer, seven bats have been tested for the highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, but only one came back...
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As new director takes helm, state stands at crossroads for natural resources 25.7.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Colorado stands at a pivotal time for policies related to natural resources.Newly appointed Department of Natural Resources director Bob Randall is taking the helm at a time when environmental issues have boiled over.He has the background to hit the ground running, having served as interim director since...
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It's Been A Rough Few Weeks For The Private Prison Industry 22.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite the bizarre politics on display in Cleveland, sometimes knowing where someone stands on an issue is pretty straightforward. We can be sure about this: The private prison industry doesn't share our goal of ending mass incarceration. In fact, they profit more the bigger our criminal justice system grows--the country's two largest private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, made $361 million in profits in 2015 alone. Think about what we could do with that money. We could invest in things people really need, like job training and mental health care, and alternatives to incarceration. In the past few weeks we've taken big steps towards getting our money back from the shareholders, executives, and Wall Street banks that profit from mass incarceration: Colorado's Kit Carson Correctional Center, operated by CCA, will close at the end of this month--it will be the fourth private prison to close in the state since 2009. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition ...
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Farm near Mead hits auction block, but it’s the water everyone has their eyes on 17.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
A family-owned farm square in the path of northern Front Range development hits the auction block next week. But it's not the land that has everyone talking. It's the water.
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