WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in... more »
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... more »
Two law enforcement officials say the uncle of a Colorado airport driver charged in a terror plot against New York City has been indicted.
The officials tell The Associated Press that Naqib Jaji was indicted on a single felony charge and was arraigned in a sealed proceeding in Brooklyn... more »
Foreclosure filings in El Paso County had slowed-down in September and October, but the downward trend reversed in November. The county is again seeing 24 new filings each day.
El Paso County has already broken a record for the number of foreclosures in a year, for the third straight... more »
Inflation pressures remained modest in September even though gasoline prices edged higher. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent last month, matching economists expectations. Prices excluding energy and food were also up 0.2 percent, slightly higher than the 0.1 percent increase analysts had forecast. Over the... more »
Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. The Commerce Department says retail sales dropped 1.5 percent last month. That's smaller than the 2.1 percent fall economists had expected, but still the... more »
The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September as employers cut more jobs than expected, evidence that the longest recession since the 1930s is still inflicting widespread pain. The Labor Department says the nation's economy lost a net total of 263,000 jobs last month, up from a downwardly revised... more »
Pancho Lopez of Pueblo lost his older brother 8 years ago in the September 11 attacks. Maclovio "Joe" Lopez was on one of the planes that hit the Twin Towers. Pancho Lopez and his wife attended a memorial ceremony in Pueblo on Friday, to pay tribute to all the victims... more »