Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Vestas wind energy company plans to hire more than 100 workers at its Pueblo plant to build towers while the industry recovers from a slump that has forced the layoff of hundreds of workers across the state. The company says it will retool its tower plant in Pueblo to fulfill new contracts that could use up to 25 per cent of the production capacity. Vestas says the extension of the wind production tax credit was an important factor in securing the new contracts. Vestas reduced its Colorado workforce from 1,800 workers to 1,100 last year.


Pueblo County emergency officials are running a biennial survey in a continuous effort to improve the readiness of people who live there. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.


The Colorado legislature prints millions of pieces of paper each year, costing the state a hefty sum. But that could soon be a thing of the past. This year in an effort to cut down on costs, each of the 100 lawmakers received new iPads. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

 

One Response to Round-Up: Vestas to hire again in Pueblo; Pueblo County survey looks into emergency preparedness; Lawmakers issued iPads

  1. […] Round-Up: Vestas to hire again in Pueblo; Pueblo County survey … […]

News

Tamara Keith/NPR
August 30, 2015 | NPR · Bloody Mary’s have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They’ve become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.
 

Arts & Life

AFP/Getty Images
August 30, 2015 | NPR · That word is “searchers.” Wenders says, “If you look at the history of filmmaking, most great filmmakers actually were working on one story for all their lives.”
 

Tamara Keith/NPR
August 30, 2015 | NPR · Bloody Mary’s have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They’ve become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Phillips’ new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. “I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem,” he says.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 30, 2015 | NPR · Danish musician Amalie Bruun grew up playing classical piano and violin — but her passion is black metal. She discusses her debut album, M, parts of which were made in a real mausoleum.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 29, 2015 | NPR · Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind “S.O.B.” — a new song with an old sound that’s catching a lot of people off guard.
 

Courtesy of Burning Man
August 29, 2015 | KQED · More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab