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News: Xcel, solar industry agree on rebate changes

News: Xcel, solar industry agree on rebate changes March 16, 2011

A once threatened solar rebate program is back on the table for customers state-wide. Xcel Energy and the Colorado Solar Industry reached an agreement late Tuesday that keeps the program going at least through the end of the year. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson has the details.

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News: CORE ups solar rebate program

March 9, 2011
The Community Office for Resournce Efficiency – better know as CORE – announced Tuesday plans to increased their rebate program for solar. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson has the details.
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News: Xcel rebate cut could cripple state solar industry

February 22, 2011
The Colorado solar energy industry was dealt a major blow last week when Xcel Energy proposed a reduction in rebates given to those who install solar panels. As KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, now many in the solar industry are forecasting a drop off in demand for new solar systems, adding up to layoffs and less clean energy.
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News: Medical pot, good for business today, but some say not tomorrow

February 8, 2011
Medical marijuana dispensaries hire employees, pay taxes and rent retail space - all in an economy that continues to limp along. But some business owners say the long-term effects of the industry could be damaging. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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News: Colorado timber mill surivies, as housing crisis takes a toll

January 17, 2011
The dramatic downturn in the housing industry has had rippling effects throughout the economy. There are of course the collapsing financial institutions and mounting foreclosures. But much closer to the heart of the matter are saw mills, places that create the very material used to build homes. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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News: State's economic recovery, slow at local level

January 13, 2011
There are signs of economic recovery happening throughout the state. But you've really got to look for them. That's according to a report out today by the Colorado Municipal League. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has more.
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News: Economic forecast shows budget shortfall in Colorado

September 21, 2010
An economic forecast released Monday shows that higher than expected unemployment has pushed the state's budget further into the red. Lawmakers will also face a projected 1.1 billion dollar shortfall for next year's budget. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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News: Frontier continues flying skies over Aspen, while United expands

August 18, 2010
After a flurry of activity Tuesday, Frontier and United Airlines announced they will both continue operating out of the Aspen/Pitkin County airport. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has the story.
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News: Carbondale brewery closer to reality

August 18, 2010
Last night Carbondale got one step closer to having its own brewery on Main Street. Town trustees voted unanimously to defer thousands of dollars in fees, allowing construction to go forward. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.
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News: Businesses discuss Carbondale events, Main Street closures

July 21, 2010
Last night town trustees and business owners discussed the impact of events and Main Street closures on the local economy. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was there and has this report.
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