Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced a second round of layoffs this week at a Colorado plant, this time at its blade factory in Windsor. Earlier this week, the company let go of 75 workers at its Brighton plant. According to a press release from the Danish company, about 18% of Vestas’ Colorado workforce was affected this week. The company now employs around 1200 Coloradans across four factories. Vestas continues to cite uncertainty over the federal Wind Production Tax Credit as the reason. Meanwhile, Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall continue to call for an extension of the credit, saying these job losses are preventable.

 

Comments are closed.

News

NPR
March 29, 2017 | NPR · The NPR program’s inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other “aural treasures” like Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow.” Take a listen to the first show!
 

AP
March 29, 2017 | NPR · Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.
 

AP
March 28, 2017 | NPR · Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
March 29, 2017 | NPR · The NPR program’s inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other “aural treasures” like Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow.” Take a listen to the first show!
 

March 28, 2017 | FA · Journalist Sharon Weinberger discusses the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, which develops innovative scientific technologies for the military. Her new book is The Imagineers of War.
 

Courtesy of Minto Island Tea Co.
March 28, 2017 | NPR · Most of the world’s tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
March 28, 2017 | WXPN · Frontman Wayne Coyne says he thrives in environments that combine art and chaos. Hear that conversation, plus live performances of songs from Oczy Mlody.
 

YouTube
March 28, 2017 | NPR · “Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera” is an 11-minute video dramatizing a young man’s quest for love via the popular dating app. It marks an effort to adapt a 400-year-old art form to modern media.
 

Getty Images
March 28, 2017 | NPR · Thomas turns the Van Morrison classic into pure NOLA R&B, emphasizing the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab