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Minimum wage increase unlikely to boost pay for many Durangoans

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus coal mine lays off workers

Feeling the pressures of a depressed industry, the King II coal mine in Hesperus has restructured, resulting in the lay-off of seven full-time employees. Since the beginning of the year, King II’s ...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Signatures submitted to raise Colorado’s minimum wage

DENVER – Proponents of an effort to gradually raise the minimum wage in Colorado submitted more than double the amount of signatures necessary to make the November ballot. Colorado Families for a...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Build a Better Bayfield on Thursday

Looking for a Bayfield-area job? Need employees? How about activities for kids? What started as a job fair has grown into a combination of business and community expo, recreational and performing...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court says employees can be fired for pot use

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday set a precedent with national implications after ruling that employers can fire employees for using medical marijuana off the job. The unanimous...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wage theft rampant in Colorado

Wage theft – a term for employers illegally withholding wages – is rampant across Colorado. From telemarketers to tortilla manufacturers, workers in myriad industries have suffered from employers...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News