As schools start wrapping up for summer recess, several Colorado districts will begin retrofitting aging diesel school busses to clean up emissions. But a federal funding source that’s traditionally kept this program afloat could be in jeopardy for next year.
The northeastern plains of Colorado are under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning. Heavy, slow-moving storms could drop between 2 to 4 inches rain. The cooler weather is also delaying the flood threat from snowmelt – but not for much longer.
The single-family rental vacancy rate in the metro Denver area has fallen to an all-time low. And while demand for the properties is high, rents aren’t keeping pace with inflation.
The vacancy rate for single-family homes, condos and other small properties across metro Denver fell to 1.4% in the first quarter of the year. That’s compared to 3.1% for the first quarter of 2010. Colorado Division of Housing Spokesman Ryan Mcmaken says in spite of declining vacancies, rents are largely flat across the metro area.