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By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs

Being in an underground coal mine is like roaming around a city at night. By the dim light of a headlamp, miners peer down avenues speckled with lights that make coal seam tunnels look more like...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ute Mountain Utes get hands-on drone lesson

TOWAOC — At the Ute Mountain Ute Learning Center, a dozen Native Americans crowd around tables full of half-built, remote-control drones during a spring break technology workshop Thursday....

DATE: April 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers mull helping people overcome past mistakes with the law when seeking employment

DENVER – Colorado Springs resident Heidi Sharp has beaten her addiction to methamphetamine, but she still can’t seem to escape her criminal past. Despite trading her meth habit to pursue a degree...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Houston energy company to close Durango office

A layoff and reconfiguration is sweeping M3 Midstream, which after 11 years in operation is closing its Durango offices because of a crippling downturn in the oil and gas industry. M3 Midstream,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lawmakers aim to create jobs

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers had a bit of a “kumbaya” moment this week in touting bipartisan workforce development measures that aim to help connect Coloradans with jobs. The news conference...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Wait list faces disabled looking for work

A state agency charged with placing physical and developmental disabled people in jobs has made improvement after a scathing 2013 audit, but work remains. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

County unemployment falls to 6.8%

The unemployment rate in Montezuma County has fallen year over year since 2010, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. April unemployment rates since 2010 have fallen steadily, from 9.7 percent...

DATE: June 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

County unemployment falls to 6.8%

The unemployment rate in Montezuma County has fallen year over year since 2010, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. April unemployment rates since 2010 have fallen steadily, from 9.7 percent...

DATE: June 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New beginnings

A truck driver, a wrangler and a jack-of-all trades all found a new start through a federal job training program for older workers. Joe Miller, a former truck driver, lost his job during the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

100 lose jobless benefits

About 100 people in Montezuma County lost their long-term unemployment benefits Dec. 28 after the new federal budget passed. “Since these claimants have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks, it...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Day Labor Center affords cash, hope

After working the night shift, Ray Nephew proceeds to the Day Labor Center in Cortez every morning to help make ends meet. “It’s nice to be able to find odd jobs to earn a little extra money,” said...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news