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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.

 

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