Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The News That Fits

by Osman Parvez
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Here's a quick glance at some news stories that caught my attention this morning. Click on the links for the full articles.

Water issues from Summit Daily News
Municipal planners in northern Colorado say the prospect of drought combined with a booming population (predicted to increase three-fold by 2050), leaves only one solution: more water storage, in the form of the Northern Integrated Supply Project. "This is not a case of 'if you don't build it, they won't come,' " says Carl Brouwer, project manager. "Bottom line: More people equals the need for more water."

Updated green building standards (Green Points) from The Daily Camera
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an update to the city's Green Points program, which has drawn praise from green builders, who say it shows Boulder is committed to environmentally friendly construction.

Denver tops the home price (Case-Shiller) index from The RMN
"It looks like Denver may be one of the first markets in the turnaround mode. Maybe," said Maureen Maitland, an analyst and vice president at Standard & Poor's

The (big fat) inventory problem from Yahoo/Business Week
Houston, you have a problem -- with housing inventory. And as the number of homes for sale in the country continues to creep upward thanks to waning demand, many other major U.S. cities are dealing with the same issue

On paying for busted sidewalks from The Daily Camera
"Wait a minute — time out," Trustee Glenn Massarotti said after hearing about the program a couple of weeks ago. "Why are we doing this?" He likens the policy to a form of "indentured servitude" for Erie residents."Why are we making a private homeowner fiscally responsible for maintenance and repair of something they do not own or something they don't have control over?" Massarotti asked. "Isn't that what we have a public works budget for?"

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