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01/22/2014The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds Colorado Energy Office for Leadership on Critical PUC Decision

DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) filed a motion with the Public Utilities Commission to sever issues related to net metering from the 2014 Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan docket (Docket No. 13A-0836E) to a new docket. If adopted, this motion will lead to a broad and diverse stakeholder discussion about the critical role net metering plays ...
02/03/2014Drought Impacts in the West: Between a Rock and a Dry Place

As all eyes in the West turn to the skies for relief from 14 years of "megadrought," as California Gov. Jerry Brown just put it, this is as good a time as any for the region's states and municipalities to ask: "How did we get caught between a rock and a dry place, and what, if anything, can we do about it now?" To answer that question, we have to go back to the boom-boom years of America's dam ...
03/10/2014U.S. Undergoing a Mass Transit Renaissance

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report. The number of rides taken on public buses, trains and subways has fully recovered from a dip during the Great Recession. And with services restored following ...
03/21/2014Former VA Secretary Supports VA Construction Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo. (6th CD), issued the following news release: Today, the former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Jim Nicholson, in a letter to the American Legion, endorsed H.R. 3593, the VA Construction Assistance Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO,) the Chairman of the House ...
03/18/2014Perlmutter Calls for Independent Evaluation of VA Medical Center

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 18 -- Rep. Ed Perlmutter, R-Colo. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to House Appropriations' Committee Leaders asking them to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to perform a design-construction evaluation of the new VA Medical Center being built ...
03/14/2014$7.5M for USU Campus Adds to Brigham City Building Boom

March 14--BRIGHAM CITY -- Tom Lee was guardedly hopeful Thursday afternoon that the Utah Legislature would finally pop for the last $7.5 million of the city's dream of a new college campus at 10th South and Main. "I'll hold off on making an official 'We got it,'" the dean said, until the legislators closed the session at midnight Thursday. "But it all looks really positive." Three years of ...
03/23/2014WSU Unveils Plans for New Science Building

March 23--OGDEN -- Work starts on Weber State University's new Tracy Hall Science Center this summer, and it's going to make life a little more difficult for students and faculty for a while. "It's going to be the biggest building on campus," said Norm Tarbox. "It's the biggest project we've ever done, the messiest and most disruptive project we've ever done, but in the fall of 2016 the ...
03/02/2014West End Rental Units Booming Again in Billings

March 02--During the last recession, almost no one was building apartments in Billings. But, over the last three years, construction of rental housing has really taken off. One of the newest developments is InterPointe, a housing project of 320 apartments edging the western boundary of Billings. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The key local developer, Mike Stock, is ...
03/17/2014Plan B for Downtown Boise's Parcel B

March 17--Five acres of undeveloped Downtown Boise real estate may be on the market soon. The Greater Boise Auditorium District is planning to expand Boise Centre, the convention center it owns and operates on the Grove Plaza, and would sell Parcel B if that plan becomes reality. What's less clear is the best use for Parcel B, an undeveloped five-acre lot between 11th, 13th, Myrtle and Front ...
03/24/2014McKinstry Starts Federal Energy Projects

Projects will save more than $18 million DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McKinstry commenced work last month on several energy savings measures for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that will address aging infrastructure needs, reduce energy waste and save money at federally-owned facilities across six states in the GSA Rocky Mountain Region. McKinstry is one of 16 Energy Service ...
03/08/2014Developers Strive to Fill Colorado Springs' Big-Box Retail Space

Filling large blocks of retail space is a never-ending challenge for Colorado Springs' commercial real estate industry. It seems the minute one retailer or business announces it's taking over one of the area's 40,000-square-foot-and-up spaces, another big-box occupant announces its departure. Some big-box spaces have been filled in the last 11/2 years: Wal- Mart opened Neighborhood Market ...

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