Economy http://kvnf.org en U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls, Colorado's Still Lower http://kvnf.org/post/us-unemployment-rate-falls-colorados-still-lower <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">The U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">September 2008.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:33:31 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28329 at http://kvnf.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy http://kvnf.org/post/one-point-contention-colorado-govs-race-economy Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.<p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:13:34 +0000 Bente Birkeland 28065 at http://kvnf.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners http://kvnf.org/post/senator-gail-schwartz-and-other-state-officials-offer-little-reassure-laid-coal-miners <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">Coal miners and their families filled the gym at the Paonia branch of the Delta Montrose Technical College on Saturday. Many of them were among the 300 people laid off by Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset last month. They were there to hear state Senator Gail Schwartz and others talk about how the state could help them deal with the job losses. Some ideas included rural economic development grants and financial aid for miners to go back to school. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:44:22 +0000 Emily Guerin 22116 at http://kvnf.org Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-december-4-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>More Layoffs as Coal Mine All But Shuttered</li><li>KVNF Youth Reporters Tackle Energy Issues</li><li>Ali Lightfoot on the Pass the Mic Project</li><li>December Storm Could be Clue to Rest of Winter Weather</li><li>Despite Early Snowfall, Much of State Still in Drought Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:49:53 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19391 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered http://kvnf.org/post/more-layoffs-coal-mine-all-shuttered <p>More coal miners in the North Fork Valley are being laid off. Oxbow Mining company, owned by billionaire Bill Koch, laid off more than a hundred more employees on Monday at its Elk Creek mine.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:50:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19342 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, September 26, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-september-26-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Shell Oil Announces Plans to Close R&amp;D Project in Rio Blanco County</li><li>Aspen Collects Nearly $45,000 in Fees from Plastic Bag Ban</li><li>Report - Glenwood Springs Brought in over $95 Million from Tourism Last Year</li><li>Unemployment Rate in Mesa County Drops to 7.9%</li><li>Hickenlooper&nbsp;Says Many Roads Reopened after Floods</li><li>Senior Meals Program in Delta County Drops to a 3-Day-Per-Week Schedule</li><li>Carbondale Approves All Forms of Retail Marijuana Businesses Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:37:15 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16451 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, March 7, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-march-7-2013-0 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Gov Signs Gun Bills, Opponents Vow Political Revenge</li><li>Doctors Refuse Fracking Fluid Confidentiality</li><li>Child Poverty in Colorado Growing</li><li>Residents Return Home After Grand Junction Gas Explosion</li><li>KVNF Sports Report with Tamie Meck Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:58:58 +0000 Brian Cambria 8007 at http://kvnf.org Economic Development Bill Preview http://kvnf.org/post/economic-development-bill-preview <p>Flanked by Democratic leaders at the statehouse – Governor John Hickenlooper outlined his top job creation priorities for the upcoming legislation session and previewed the first house bill that will be introduced on Wednesday. Bente&nbsp;Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:33:15 +0000 Bente Birkeland 4969 at http://kvnf.org Economic Development Bill Preview KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-december-27-2012 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Next Speaker of the House Previews State Legislative Session</li><li>State Distilleries Exploding In Number</li><li>Arkansas River Water Users Holding Their Breath</li></ul><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:15:53 +0000 Brian Cambria 4562 at http://kvnf.org State's Economy Better Than Expected http://kvnf.org/post/states-economy-better-expected <p>State economists were in an optimistic mood yesterday, saying Colorado’s economy is performing better than the rest of the nation. As a result, lawmakers will also have more money to spend in next year’s budget than originally anticipated. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:48:17 +0000 Brian Cambria 4392 at http://kvnf.org