This past weekend, thousands turned out for road races around Colorado including the Denver Half Marathon and the Compass Harvest Run in Golden. It’s no surprise that running and other fitness activities are wildly popular in Colorado, where being fit seems to be engrained in the culture. But even here in the thinnest state in the nation, waistlines are widening, especially among children. And as KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports, public health officials are sounding the alarm.
Colorado officials this week raised questions over where post 9/11 homeland security funds have been used in the state. It’s one of the topics our media partners at Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside Out are discussing. Here’s host Raj Chohan.
Battle lines are being drawn between energy interests and conservationists over plans to revise oil and gas leasing rules in western states; something that was more than apparent during an oversight hearing on the matter held Friday by Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn.