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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined...

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2 hours 31 minutes ago

Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is still being treated. Officials did not... Read Story

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2 hours 33 minutes ago

Moffat County wildfire spreads to 15,000 acres

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) - Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 15,000 acres in northwestern Colorado. Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and made significant runs through sagebrush and grassland. Three... Read Story

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8 hours 2 minutes ago

Ruling on gay marriage handed down

A decision that wasn't a decision, as Federal Judge Raymond Moore ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in Colorado is unconstitutional--but added that a higher court still needed to weigh in. For Pueblo County though, they're hoping to start up their license process again, and as quickly as possible.... Read Story

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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great... Read Story

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