The University of Colorado’s annual economic forecast released Monday offers a mixed-bag looking ahead to 2012. Much of it depends on what part of the state you live in and in what line of work you’re in. Economists expect farming to continue to be the bright spot, while other sectors such as construction and tourism and hospitality may continue to sputter. But as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, overall, the forecast is much brighter than at the height of the recession.
The financially troubled US Postal Service is considering cuts that would slow first-class mail delivery across Colorado—and the country. The change would eliminate the chance of next-day delivery for stamped letters across Colorado.
Preschool children receive coats at Crossroads Ministry’s annual Coat Giveaway held in conjunction with their Thanksgiving Holiday distribution. Crossroads Ministry is one of eight agencies receiving funding from the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.
Credit Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund
Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park has served 459 households, 1,144 individuals and 417 children since 1982. It provides food pantry and emergency services, assistance with rent, utilities, medical, gasoline and other basic human needs.
At a hearing this morning, Colorado regulators will consider a new rule that would force oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals they use when hydraulically fracturing wells. The industry uses these chemicals along with a mix of water and sand to “frack” wells deep beneath the earth. Nearby states like Wyoming and Texas recently put similar “mandatory disclosure” laws on the books and many oil and gas companies have recently come on board with Colorado's proposal. But some say the rule doesn’t go far enough.