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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for the National Western Center, but said it’s not enough and they need to find more funds for the project.

CARBONDALE (AP) — Environmental groups in Carbondale are hoping to put a carbon fee on the ballot in April. If the carbon fee is passed by Carbondale voters, residents would pay extra charges on their electric and natural gas bills, based on their energy use. Town officials are concerned it will hurt low-income residents and some families.

DE BEQUE(AP) — Federal officials are rejecting suggestions they have already made up their minds about what to do with oil and gas leases on the environmentally sensitive Thompson Divide. Mesa County commissioners said they will boycott a meeting in De Beque tomorrow because they are convinced the government has not been listening to their concerns.

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