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Colorado’s unemployment rate jumps to 11.3% in April

DENVER – Colorado’s unemployment rate surged to a record 11.3% in April as the state lost more than 323,000 jobs because of the economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the state...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

WHEAT RIDGE – A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for Colorado and Wyoming remained open Friday despite being ordered to shut down by...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

More coronavirus testing planned at New Mexico meat plant

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – Several dozen workers at a meat processing plant in southern New Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus as state health officials plan another round of testing at the...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Xcel Energy erects first turbines at New Mexico wind farm

PORTALES, N.M. – The first few turbines that will make up Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project in eastern New Mexico have been erected, the utility announced Thursday. Company officials said...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan County reports year’s first human case of West Nile in N.M.

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials confirmed Thursday that the state has its first human case of West Nile virus infection this year. The health department said the patient, a San Juan County...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Miller moth population has increased in Colorado, study says

COLORADO SPRINGS – Experts have reported an abundant supply of miller moths in Colorado that could continue for the next few weeks, reversing a four-year trend of below-average population numbers....

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff accused of interfering in SWAT standoff is arrested

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – A New Mexico sheriff suspected of showing up under the influence of alcohol to a SWAT standoff and trying to order officers away was arrested Thursday, authorities said. Rio Arriba...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado unemployment claims decline, payouts still historic

DENVER – Regular unemployment claims declined for a fifth consecutive week last week but Colorado is paying record jobless benefits as the result of economic restrictions imposed because of the...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Woman with COVID-19 refused to quarantine, charged

ESTANCIA, N.M. – Authorities say a New Mexico woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is facing charges after she refused to quarantine herself and visited several businesses. KOAT-TV in Albuquerque...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Colorado man told to wear mask shoots Waffle House cook

DENVER – A man is accused of shooting and wounding a Waffle House employee in suburban Denver the night after being asked to wear a face covering inside the restaurant, authorities said. Police in...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico likely to reopen restaurants, gyms, malls June 1

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham set a June 1 target date to restart dine-in service at restaurants and reopen gyms, hair salons and shopping malls at limited capacity. Those...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Latina New Mexico governor calls VP speculation ‘flattering’

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she will help make sure that racial- and ethnic-minority voters know about the potential benefits of electing Joe Biden as president. Asked...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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