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From January 1 through July 17 the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has issued 1,034 concealed handgun permits. By comparison 1,933 permits were issued last year. Undersheriff J.R. Hall feels like this year the number of permits will probably end up in the 1600 range.

Former Pueblo police officer Randy Wills donated 101 vests to the police department that can go over body armor currently worn by officers when involved with an active shooter. The vests are valued at $66,000. The heavy duty vests are capable of stopping rifle rounds.

Colorado unemployment was at 2.3% in June according to the state Department of Labor. That compares to 3.4% one year ago. Baca County had the lowest unemployment in the state at 1.8%. Fort Collins/Loveland had a 2.1% unemployment rate. Pueblo came in at 4%, the highest rate of major metro areas. That was down from 5.5% one year ago. Huerfano County continues to have the worst unemployment in the state at 5.1%.

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