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4:59 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Feds: Weekly Wages Highest In Arapahoe, Lowest In San Juan

Credit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average weekly wages in the majority of U.S. counties were below the national average of $958, according to new federal data.  

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2013 San Mateo County in California had the highest average weekly wage at $1,983 and Delta County in Texas had the lowest with $378. 

Colorado's Arapahoe County had the highest average weekly wage at $1,116 followed by Boulder County where the average wage was a dollar less. 

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NEWS
4:40 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Colorado Unemployment Continues To Fall

Credit Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in June. It's below the national average of 6.1 percent. 

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the last time the state's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent or lower was October 2008 when the rate was 5.3 percent. 

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by over 3,000 from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the department. Colorado has seen 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. 

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NEWS
8:17 am
Fri July 18, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • BMW rally in Paonia
  • Mutton Busting in Colorado
  • Hickenlooper cancels plans for special session
  • Citizens for Healthy Community aim to stop wells near Grand Junction
NEWS
8:12 am
Thu July 17, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 17, 2014

  Newscast

  • Capitol reporters discuss the push for gay marriage in Colorado
  • Rep. Tipton tries to block Sage Grouse listing in budget bill
  • Mesa County Sheriff’s race changes its lineup
NEWS
8:15 am
Wed July 16, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • BLM will not do a wild horse roundup in Colorado
  • Weekend car crash kills driver
  • Hickenlooper talks highways during meeting of governors
  • Petition to expand gambling set to become ballot measure
  • Buses begin run up Western Slope
NEWS
6:57 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup

From left to right, KVNF's news producer Jake Ryan, news director Laura Palmisano, and morning host Patricia Naft in the studio.
Credit Skip Naft

On this week's Local Motion we are trying something new: showcasing our news team.

Patricia Naft, the voice of KVNF's morning regional newscast, hosts the program that features six original stories by our news director Laura Palmisano and news producer Jake Ryan.   

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NEWS
8:15 am
Tue July 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  Newscast

  • Bus systems start up in Western Slope
  • Deer populations continue to decline
  • Udall and Gardner already raised millions for November’s election
  • Sheriff Terry Maketa will not be recalled
NEWS
4:25 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Western Slope Nonprofit Launches Durango-Grand Junction Bus Service

Credit SUCAP

A new bus service run by a Colorado nonprofit will start offering rides to people in the western part of the state Tuesday. 

Greyhound had a route that ran from Durango to Grand Junction, but the company ended the line about three years ago.     

The Southern Ute Community Action Programs decided to resurrect the line with support of the state.  

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NEWS
8:18 am
Mon July 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 14, 2014

  Newscast

  • Marijuana consumption figures released
  • Counties grapple with marijana regulations
  • Rafting deaths spike in 2014
  • More County Clerks weigh in on same sex marriage
NEWS
5:38 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 10:12 am

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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