News from the San Luis Valley

By Richard Flamm

Alamosa Set to Build New Airport Terminal
Due to the dilapidated condition of the current building, Alamosa County Assistant Administrator Carol Osborn stated the new terminal is a necessity. The Valley Courier reports the new terminal will likely attract a new air service provider as well. The estimated cost of the terminal is $3.5 million.

Valley’s Unemployment Rate Above Average
The Valley’s unemployment rate remains worse than the national and state average, which ranges from 6.2 and 6.6 percent. The Valley Courier reported Alamosa’s unemployment rate at 7 percent and average hourly wage at $14.85.

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