The state released its latest employment outlook Friday.
Colorado’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent in July. That’s the lowest it's been since September 2008. It’s also a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate that sits at 6.1 percent.
However, Colorado did see a dip in nonfarm and private sector payroll jobs. That number decreased by 700 from July to August.
Over the past decade a tiny insect has been causing a big problem in southwest Colorado. And it’s getting worse. The beetle is devouring mature spruce forests and turning them into expanses primed for wildfire. The U.S. Forest Service recently unveiled a broad new plan to try to minimize fire danger but not everyone thinks it’s the best path forward. KVNF’s Laura Palmisano reports.
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The Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn Wednesday on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
The agency plans to burn 147 acres on the northern end of 25 Mesa Road, also known as the Delta-Nucla road.
Lee Ann Goupe is a spokeswoman with the Forest Service.
"This is an area where an Environmental Assessment was done and this is part of those prescribed treatments designed to enhance wildlife habitat, reduce fuels and reintroduce fire into that ecosystem," Goupe says.