Mon March 24, 2014

Poverty Is A Barrier To Well-Being For Colorado Children

Credit Vicki Watkins / Flickr - Creative Commons

In 2012, 224,000 Colorado children lived in poverty. That’s one out of every six in the state, according to the annual Kids Count report.

Colorado also has the eighth fastest growing child population in the country.

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Sun March 23, 2014
Parks & Rec

CDOT Releases Interactive App For Statewide Bike Routes

CDOT's new online Bicycle & Byways map, seen here on an iPhone.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

Spring is just around the corner and that means more Coloradans will be on their bicycles. Whether you plan to ride the mountains or on city streets, the Colorado Department of Transportation just made it easier to pick a route based on where you are headed.

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Sat March 22, 2014

Legal Pot Acceptance Growing In Colorado

Tax revenue from Colorado marijuana is already in the millions.
Credit Brett Levin / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana sales is less than three months old, but public opinion has swayed further in favor of legal pot since Amendment 64 passed. Those views are largely split along party lines.

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Sat March 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Alberta Hunter, A Pioneer Even If She Hadn’t Been An Early Blues Diva

Album art from Alberta Hunter's 1981 release 'The Glory of Alberta Hunter.'
CBS Records

Alberta Hunter sang the Blues having two careers with great success, and in between she was a pioneer of African-American work rights. Either credit should qualify her as someone very special indeed.

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Sat March 22, 2014
The Garden Report

Anxious For The Summer Harvest? For These Veggies You Don't Have To Wait

Broccoli can germinate in colder temperatures.
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Spring is here and many of us can’t wait to start producing tasty vegetables. Here are a few that can be harvested sooner rather than later.

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Fri March 21, 2014

Forest Service Bolsters Tanker Fleet Ahead Of Wildfire Season

A C-130 air tanker drops chemical fire retardant below Pilot Peak at the Rim Fire in California, 2013.
USDA Flickr - Creative Commons

They’ll be more air power available to fight wildfires in 2014 than in recent years. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho says up to 17 “exclusive use” air tankers will be placed strategically across the country, ready to deploy when fires erupt.

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Fri March 21, 2014

'Walking' Is An Emotional Journey Across The Camino

Screencap from the documentary, 'Walking the Camino: Six Ways To Santiago.'

There are many films about major religious events, but not many about the interior feelings of religion or spirituality. The new documentary Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago is looking for that, and it comes pretty close.

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Thu March 20, 2014


Thu March 20, 2014

RTD Breaks Ground On New North Metro Rail Line

RTD officals and local leaders peform a ceremonial "spike-pull" commemorating the groundbreaking for the North Metro Rail Line.


Thu March 20, 2014

Cigarette Restriction Bill Goes Up In Smoke

Smokers in Old Town Fort Collins, in this file photo from May 2007.
Paul L. Dineen Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill to increase the smoking age in Colorado to 21 failed in the house finance committee Wednesday. One Democrat joined with Republicans to defeat the measure.

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