As the USA Pro Cycling Challenge prepares to head from Avon to Steamboat Springs Friday, organizers of the inaugural event say they’re pleased with the turnout so far. Thousands of fans have lined even some of the state’s most remote highways to catch a glimpse of the racers, but the race’s future beyond this year remains unclear.
Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor took the stand this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s education funding system. A 2005 lawsuit filed in Denver District Court contends the Colorado legislature’s method of funding violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. A similar lawsuit took years to play out in neighboring Wyoming. Daniel Costello has more on that case and what it might mean for Colorado.
Thousands of fans are still flocking to get a glimpse of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, as the riders make their way through the northern and central mountains. But traffic delays and other hazards are still a concern for this weekend.
For the first time in several years, the Greeley Stampede will wrap up its books not owing money to creditors. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how the organization turned the corner this year.