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2 years 7 months ago

4th of July to be celebrated in September

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The city of Grand Junction is finally getting around to celebrating the Fourth of July. According to KREX-TV, the fireworks show is being held Sept. 2 because of a delay caused by wildfires. Grand Junction is one of dozens of communities statewide that were forced...

3 years 7 months ago

Unemployment report due Friday morning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid worry about the U.S. economic slowdown,the government issues the monthly unemployment report Friday morning. Economists look for it to show that employers added 90,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 9.2 percent. That would be an improvement over June, when the economy...

3 years 7 months ago

Foreclosures drop in El Paso County

El Paso County Public Trustee Thomas Mowle says foreclosure numbers continue to decrease locally, based on July numbers. El Paso County had 238 foreclosures started in July, which is considerably less than the 353 in July of 2010. Mowle is projecting just over 3,300 foreclosures for 2011; that...

4 years 4 months ago

Body found in Arkansas River north of Salida

Workers from the Arkansas Valley Headwaters Recreational District, plus several agencies, including the Colorado Springs Fire Department have recovered a body in the Arkansas River north of Salida. The newest reports out are that the CSFD dive team actually discovered the body. Kimberly Appelson, 23, was on a private...

4 years 7 months ago

El Paso County unemployment rate drops slightly

Colorado's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same in July at 8 percent. "Four months of stability in the unemployment rate combined with two months of notable private-sector job growth is encouraging news," said Donald J. Mares, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. "Our challenge...

4 years 7 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 8 months ago

Relief well running ahead of schedule

The leader of the oil spill relief effort says it's possible a well being drilled to contain the gusher in the Gulf could be completed ahead of schedule. But a lot of things would have to go right. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Thursday in Alabama that crews...

4 years 8 months ago

July 4th celebrations abound

El Paso County Speedway at the Fairgrounds July 3rd Grandstands open at 3:30 p.m. Fireworks at the end of the races Cost: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens and military w/ID, $6 kids 6-12 and free for kids under $6 Manitou Springs July 3rd & 4th Activities from 10 a.m....

4 years 10 months ago

Wildflower fest planned in Crested Butte

Designated the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado" by the Colorado State Legislature in 1990, Crested Butte will host the 24th annual Wildflower Festival July 12 through 18. Visitors, photographers and artists, from across the United States and abroad, journey to Crested Butte to witness nature's explosion of color during the festival...

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