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3:31pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Gardner, Tipton Not Worried about Threats of Default

Capitol News Connection

Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”

Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.

“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.

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1:57pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Failure to Pass FAA Bill Likely to Impact Colorado Airport

Allegiant is the main commercial passenger carrier at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.
Grace Hood

The failure to pass a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s operating authority on Friday will have a direct impact on improvements at one Colorado airport.

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1:35pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Environment

Agency Launches New Database, Highlighting Colorado Clear and Beetle-Killed Wood Products

U.S. Forest Service

The Colorado State Forest Service is launching a database to connect consumers with Colorado businesses using clear and beetle-killed wood. The searchable list contains about 130 businesses that sell furniture, traditional lumber and other products.

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11:58am

Mon July 25, 2011
Rental markets

Apartment Vacancies Hit New Ten-year Low

CO Division of Housing

State housing officials say median rents in the Denver metro area are rising slightly, as apartment vacancies drop to a new ten-year low.

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8:00am

Mon July 25, 2011
Science

Loveland-Based Company Announces Two Contracts with NASA

Program Director Randy Paffenroth, Ph.D.
Numerica Corporation

One Colorado research and development company is announcing two separate contracts with NASA.  They’ll work on issues regarding safety and mission design.

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