FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/27/2011)

BOB YOUNG, BIZ HALL OF FAME

ALPINE BANK FOUNDER BOB YOUNG WILL BE INDUCTED TONIGHT INTO THE COLORADO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME. YOUNG OPENED THE FIRST ALPINE BANK IN CARBONDALE IN 1973 AND SINCE THEN,
AT LEAST DOZEN MORE BRANCHES SPROUTED UP ACROSS THE WESTERN SLOPE. YOUNG SAYS HIS BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY IS CENTERED AROUND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. YOUNG WILL BE ONE OF FIVE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES TONIGHT AT THE HYATT REGENCY DENVER. JOINING YOUNG WILL BE CHARLES GALLAGHER OF GALLAGHER ENTERPRISES, WALTER IMHOFF OF STIFEL NICOLAUS AND COMPANY, MYRON MILLER OF MILLER GLOBAL PROPERTIES
AND MARY ANN PADILLA OF SUNNY SIDE / TEMP SIDE. OF THE FIVE, BOB YOUNG IS THE ONLY ONE THAT ISN’T RETIRED.

DENVER (AP) – Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s
decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state,
online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be
repealed.
Judge Robert Blackburn said the law places an undue burden on
out-of-state retailers and violates interstate commerce laws.
GOP House Majority Leader Amy Stephens says the law should be
repealed. Democratic Sen. Rollie Heath said it only enforced a law
already on the state’s books.
The law requires retailers who don’t collect state sales tax to
send their customers an annual notice of how much tax the customers
should pay Colorado. It also requires retailers to provide the
state with a list of customers.

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) – The Summit County coroner says a skier
has been found dead in the trees off a run at Keystone ski resort.
Coroner Joanne Richardson said today that Jennifer Agule of
Breckenridge was found during sweeping operations last night near
the intermediate Frenchman run. The coroner said Agule wasn’t
wearing a helmet.

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado can balance
economic development and environmental issues to help the Western
Slope grow. Leaders from Club 20, which lobbies on behalf of
western Colorado communities, told the governor today they’re
worried that Front Range communities will take more water at their
expense and stifle natural gas development.

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