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Rifle Officials, Residents Fight Back Against Proposed Prison Closure

Posted: 02/10/2009 - As part of his plan to cut roughly $1 billion from the state's budget, Governor Bill Ritter announced he wants to close the correctional facility in Rifle. But Tuesday night, nearly 300 city officials and residents teamed up to send a message to state leaders that closing the prison is a bad idea.

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Congress, Treasury Moving on Economy

Posted: 02/10/2009 - The Obama administration and Congress are rolling out plans for hundreds of billions of dollars in spending to reverse the economic crisis.

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Octuplet Mom Gets $490 In Food Stamps

Posted: 02/10/2009 - Her publicist says the mother of Octuplets doesn’t feel that the food stamps and disability payments she gets for three of her other six kids add up to welfare.

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Death Toll In Australia’s Wildfires Could Pass 200

Posted: 02/10/2009 - With the death toll expected to exceed 200, authorities in Australia say they’ll rethink policies that allow residents to make their own evacuation decisions during wildfires.

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GM to Cut 10,000 Salaried Jobs

Posted: 02/10/2009 - General Motors says it’s cutting 10,000 salaried jobs, blaming the need to restructure the company amid the continued drop in new vehicle sales.

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Grand Junction in front of the Nation

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Grand Junction Mayor Gregg Palmer appeared on CNBC this morning in a feature section of Squawk on the Street called “Beating the Odds”. In this segment CNBC hosts interviewed the mayors of five different US cities that are doing better than most during the recession.

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