Dusty Saunders 2.0

“Retired” Rocky Mountain News media reporter Dusty Saunders is getting more column inches than … well, name a reporter who still works there. First, Dusty names names (and salaries) on Bob Kendrick’s departure from 9News. Then, Dusty is the first to report that 9News is offering buyouts to employees older than 55 years who have 10 years or more with the station.

And if that weren’t enough, Dusty today digs into the most recent four-week rating period that were measured by “Local People Meters,” the A.C. Nielsen’s new electronic measurement technology. The results:

10 p.m. Monday-Sunday Newscasts

1. 9News/NBC – 16.8 (+0.2 from 2007)

2CBS4 – 11.5 (-2.5 from 2007)

3. KMGH/ABC – 9.9 (-1.0 from 2007)

25 Best Cities to Find a Job

As if this economy weren’t depressing enough, Careerbuilder.com has analyzed the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data to identify the 25 best cities to find a job. And you can forget about New York, L.A., Chicago or even Denver. The winners:

1.  Sioux Falls, S.D.
2.  Rapid City, S.D.
3.  Idaho Falls, Idaho
4.  Bismarck, N.D. 
5.  Houma, La.
6.  Morgantown, W.V.
7.  Logan, Utah
8.  Fargo, N.D.
9.  Casper, Wyo.
10. Billings, Mont.
11. Ames, Iowa
12. Lafayette, La.
13. Midland, Tex.
14. Iowa CIty, Iowa
15. Lincoln, Neb.
16. Portsmouth, N.H.
17. Great Falls, Mont.
18. Charlestown, W.V.
19. Des Moines, Iowa
20. Missoula, Mont.
21. Salt Lake City, Utah
22. Provo, Utah
23. Odessa, Tex.
24. Pocatello, Idaho
25. Sioux City, Iowa