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Community Assessment Looks At MOCO Poverty

The Moffat County United Way has completed a community assessment of the area that looked at poverty, unemployment, housing, transportation and other issues that impact those living in poverty. The assessment showed that more than 11% of Moffat County’s population is living below the poverty level. According to the report, between 2000 Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Hits New Low

The Colorado Unemployment rate decreased again between March and April according to the Department of Labor, setting another record low for the State. The rate fell three tenths of a percent to 2.3%, which is the lowest the rate has been since the Continue reading

Local Unemployment Rate Information

colorado laborThe Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has release the latest information on Colorado’s Employment situation. According to its report, the State wide unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. The number of Coloradans Continue reading

Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading

Gardner Introduces Legislation to Help Students With Loans

gardnerYesterday, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) introduced legislation to allow America’s students and graduates to deduct up to $5,000 of interest payments on qualified student loans from their taxes annually. This is an increase from the $2,500 allowed under current tax code. Increasing this deduction will help ease the Continue reading