IRS Urges Taxpayers to Check Their Withholding

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New Factors Increase Importance of Mid-Year Check Up

The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.  Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.

How Not to Get Lost in The Woods

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By Chris Parmeter, District Wildlife Manager

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

In the 1980 movie classic, "The Mountain Men", the character Henry Frapp is

questioned by a young green horn: "Haven't you ever been lost?" Frapp scratches

his whiskers and after a recollecting pause, replies, "A fearsome confused for a

month or two... but I ain't ever been lost!"

For the fur trappers, wandering through a vast and unexplored country, "lost"

would have been something of an oxymoron. Not knowing where you were was a

Officials Implore Consumers to Do More to Prevent Charity Fraud

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Survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch Finds Four-out-of-Five Colorado Adults Have Donated to Charity, but only about Half are Properly Vetting Before Giving

A recent survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that close to 80% percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older made a charitable donation in the last twelve months. Though many are giving, the survey also found that most consumers don't know how to verify a charity's legitimacy.

Create a Three Year Vision for Your Business

Colorado Business

By Betsy Markey, SBA's Region VIII Administrator

Over the years I have talked with dozens of entrepreneurs about why they took on the challenge of starting their own small business.  Many wanted to create niche markets for a new product or service; some simply saw small business ownership as a way to replace lost income streams due to unemployment or retirement. No matter what the reason, it is critical to create a clearly defined vision for where you want your business to be one year, two years, or three years in the future.

Tips for Keeping Calm in the Midst of Crisis

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In this time of great change and uncertainty, crisis situations seem to be growing at a rapid speed.  The emotional turmoil and negative behavior that is on the rise, spanning from verbal abuse to physical assault, is requiring schools and agencies to intervene more often for the safety and protection of the students, staff and clients.  Schools and agencies have a responsibility to train their staff to safely and effectively deal with reasonably foreseeable situations.

“Safe 2 Sturgis” Campaign Aims to Keep Motorcyclists Safe for Summer Motorcycle Rallies

Motorcycle Safety

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 8 are joining forces in a safety campaign to raise awareness of motorcyclists traveling to and from summer motorcycle rallies.   

For the first time, traffic safety partners in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota are teaming up in a border-to-border initiative, entitled "Safe 2 Sturgis," to prevent motorcyclist injuries and deaths on our highways.