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3 years 4 months ago

2 Colo. highway workers injured in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado highway workers have been injured after the second crash involving road crews in a week. The latest accident happened Friday morning in Greeley as highway crews were setting up a lane closure for a bridge inspection. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said two...

3 years 4 months ago

Verizon workers strike

A union official says thousands of striking workers are joining picket lines and rallies at Verizon work locations from Massachusetts to Virginia. A Communications Workers of America spokesman Robert Master says about 75 workers showed up at Verizon's headquarters in Manhattan on Monday morning. He says picket lines...

4 years 3 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado reaches agreement on worker's comp

The Colorado Division of Insurance has canceled a hearing with the state chartered worker's compensation company after reaching a settlement on rates. The Colorado Division of Insurance said Monday that Pinnacol Assurance has reached a tentative agreement on the state's four key concerns about rates. Pinnacol's board of directors...

4 years 4 months ago

PERA solvency review due today

Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the health of the state employee retirement plan. The legislature cut benefits this year to keep the plan from going broke. Under the new law retirees got no cost of living increase this year instead of the normal 3.5 percent increase. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Water well blows out in Canon City

Workers drilling a new water well just north of Canon City hit high-pressure water, causing a blow-out. The well is spewing water at a rate of 1,600-2,000 gallons per minute. The water and drilling mud is flowing into Fourmile Creek, causing discoloration and silt in the stream. Water...

4 years 4 months ago

Accused child killer in court today

Monique Lynch, accused stuffing a little girl's lifeless body into the crawl space of a Monument home, will face a judge in Colorado Springs for the first time today. Lynch waived her right to a video advisement last week. Today, she's expected to be formally charged with child abuse...

4 years 4 months ago

Boulder lands new wind company

A German-based renewable energy company is moving its U.S. wind-energy headquarters from Cleveland to Boulder in September. The company, juwi, already has its U.S. solar headquarters in Boulder. The move of its wind-energy headquarters is expected to bring 20 jobs to Boulder. Company officials say that the location...

4 years 4 months ago

Buck regrets slam against tea party birthers

Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck is apologizing for his remarks about tea party members who question President Obama's birth certificate. Outside a campaign stop in Crowley in June, Buck used a vulgarity in referring to so-called birthers. In an audio tape, Buck says he wants someone to tell those...

4 years 5 months ago

Ship buried in 18th century unearthed in NYC

Workers excavating at the World Trade Center site have unearthed the 32-foot-long hull of a ship likely buried in the 18th century. Archeologists say the vessel probably was used along with other debris to fill in land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River. Archeologists Molly McDonald and...

4 years 5 months ago

Vestas looking to hire 182 workers in Pueblo

Vestas is looking to hire 182 more workers in Pueblo. This information was announced Tuesday, during a media tour at the wind turbine manufacturing plant, located south of Pueblo. The company is looking for people who are who are skilled in plasma cutting, welding and painting according to Tony Knopp...

4 years 5 months ago

Calif. court sides with Schwarzenegger on pay

A California appellate court has sided with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his move to pay state workers minimum wage. The governor made the move late Thursday involving 200,000 state workers to send a signal to California lawmakers in the impasse over closing California's $19 billion budget deficit. The Legislature's deadline...

4 years 6 months ago

Natural gas line blast in Texas investigated

Authorities are investigating a natural gas explosion in rural north Texas that killed one utility worker. Officials are trying to find out how a utility crew hit a large natural gas line Monday afternoon, sending a massive fireball into he area. Johnson County's emergency management coordinator, Jack Snow,...

4 years 8 months ago

Cesar Chavez event planned

Two organizations will host a Cesar Chavez Rally and March next week at the Pueblo County Courthouse. Sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the American G.I. Forum, the rally will begin at noon on March 31. A proclamationi from the Pueblo City Council and the...

4 years 9 months ago

Senate poised to approve jobs bill

The Senate is taking up a temporary tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers. The legislation contains about $18 billion in tax breaks and a $20 billion infusion of cash into highway and transit programs. It would exempt businesses hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security...

4 years 9 months ago

City of Pueblo faces hardships in 2010

The City of Pueblo is dealing with money woes, that could impact services. January's sales tax revenues fell -1.1% from the same time a year ago. "Housing starts are down, commercial construction is down, that's the lion's share of that use tax money that comes in," said Jerry Pacheco, City...

4 years 9 months ago

U.S. workers caught in vicious cycle

Glenda Green is working harder for less money. When business fell off at Heinnies Backbarn Restaurant in Elkhart, Ind., after the recession hit, her employer had to cut her hours as a full-time bartender. For over a year, she's been getting by on a few shifts a week, helping...

4 years 10 months ago

Mammoth tusk discovered by road crew

Construction crews working along I-5 near Ridgefield, Washington dug up a piece of prehistory, a tusk that likely dates back 10,000 to 15,000 years. Washington State Department of Transportation project inspector Brad Clark was overseeing work on the new Ridgefield interchange when he spotted it. "The auger came up...

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