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Colorado plans to spend energy stimulus funds

Daily staff report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Governor’s Energy Office has been working non-stop on figuring out how and when the energy portion of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package will be administered. It’s also unknown how much money, if any, will funnel into the Vail Valley.

“It’s just too early to tell,” said Todd Hartman, media relations manager for the energy office.

Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Denver on Feb. 17, and more than $1 billion is anticipated to come into the state for clean energy and transportation projects, said Pam Kiely, legislative program director for Environment Colorado.

Hartman said when any decisions are made, they will be made known to the public.

For more information on what’s happening with the state’s energy plan for using the stimulus money, visit the Governor’s Energy Office at

For information on the federal stimulus bill, visit


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