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2 years 4 months ago

Colorado teen job prospects brighter

DENVER (AP) - Colorado labor officials say job prospects for teenagers are brighter this year. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the number of job postings and employers at youth hiring fairs are up this year for adults and teenagers. According to the Denver Post, the most recent...

3 years 1 month ago

Unemployment up from last week

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn't improving. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000. The report suggests companies aren't significantly increasing layoffs, despite weak...

4 years 1 month ago

Beetle-infested trees removed in Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service has begun cutting down beetle-infested trees in the Silverthorne area. Crews with chain saws moved into the area Monday and Forest Service officials say the work will continue indefinitely depending on firefighters' availability. The tiny beetles that burrow under the bark of pine trees...

4 years 1 month ago

Old health department comes crumbling down

It's the final chapter for a historic building in Downtown Pueblo. On Tuesday demolition crews tore down the old health department building on Central Main St. The building was built in 1956. The Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority says this space will temporarily be used as a parking lot and eventually...

4 years 2 months ago

Calhan plane crash victims identified

The two men killed in a small plane crash in eastern El Paso County Monday have been identified. William Boecking, 76, and Daniel Saunders, 60, died when their Cessna slammed straight into the ground. The plane crashed in a field at 30103 Washington Road in Calhan. The El Paso...

4 years 4 months ago

Stock market tumbles to end week

Stocks have tumbled after the government said hiring remains weak and Hungary became the latest European country to report its economy is in crisis. The Dow Jones industrials are down 324 points Friday at 9,931. The Labor Department says private employers added 41,000 jobs in May, down dramatically from...

4 years 4 months ago

End of the road for Ford's Mercury vehicles

It's been predicted for years, now Ford confirms it is killing off its Mercury division. The Mercury brand has survived for 72-years. During a conference call to dealers, Ford executives said that winding down Mercury will allow the automaker to focus more attention on its mainstream Ford vehicles and especially...

4 years 5 months ago

City of Denver website hacked

The website for the city and county of Denver has been hacked for the second time in a week. The website Denvergov.org was pulled down Monday night after a hacker replaced the city's home page with a green and black page, and the website said it was still down...

4 years 5 months ago

Stocks plunge more than 200 points

U.S. stocks followed European markets sharply lower Tuesday after Standard & Poor's downgraded the debt of Greece and Portugal. The rating agency's move intensified investors' fears that Europe's debt problems are spreading. The Dow Jones industrial average ended trading down more than 200 points. All the major market indexes...

4 years 10 months ago

Christmas tree permits now available

Some people are beginning to head to the mountains to cut down their own Christmas tree. Permits are now available for $10, limit two trees per household. If you plan to cut down your own tree the U.S. Forest service reminds you to be prepared for winter conditions. Take warm...

4 years 11 months ago

Americans may be settling into spending less

Americans may be settling into low-spending habits. They spent about the same amount in October as they did in August and September. That's according to SpendingPulse, a service of MasterCard Advisors. U.S. retail sales rose 1.5 percent in October compared to a year earlier. The sales include everything from toys...

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