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A new documentary, Forging the West , looks at the 144-year story of Pueblo’s Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and its pivotal role in the development of the west.

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Colorado is among a handful of states where voters are being asked if the minimum wage should be increased. Proponents say the bump for the lowest-paid workers would help struggling families. Many businesses say it could prompt layoffs.

A planning grant totaling more than $80,000 was recently awarded to the Southern Colorado Economic Development District for creating jobs in Southern Colorado.

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The state's biggest nonprofit health insurer is closing, forcing 80,000 or so Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016. Colorado HealthOP said today that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. The co-op is at least the seventh in the nation to collapse.
Crews are prepping an area near the North Catamount Reservoir in Teller County for a prescribed burn next week, conditions permitting...

This episode of Wish We Were Here was originally broadcast in November of 2014 On April 20th , 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement set the stage for creation of the 8-hour workday, the weekend, and the right of workers to organize. 100 years later, we remember the Ludlow Massacre and its legacy. With the help of former Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, and a host of historians, archeologists, economists, and musicians, we remember this pivotal moment in American history.

Jodene Parlapiano


This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most deadly days in labor history -- the Ludlow Massacre. Southern Colorado coal miners went on strike for safer working conditions in September of 1913. It ultimately led to violent conflict between the miners and the companies they worked for. On that day in April a century ago, 21 people died - including women and children.
Thomas and Mary Petrucci and their four children were among the families evicted from company owned...