The number of unemployed Colorado residents losing federal unemployment benefits is rising amid Congressional inaction…Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis is making apologies to a Colorado judge for lifting parts of his work for a series of essays McInnis passed off as his own, and issued a statement about the situation…Vestas Wind Systems says it will hire more than 1,000 people at three Colorado plants that manufacture wind turbine components, including 167 based in Pueblo…Free market groups rallied at the state capitol today praising the Tax Payers Bill of Rights and celebrating what they say is the return of TABOR…and, officials say a wildfire that started five weeks ago in Great Sand Dunes National Park is nearly extinguished.

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