Coloradans famously enjoy a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and biking to rafting, rock climbing, and skiing. Despite being healthier than almost every other state, Colorado still has room to improve – especially when it comes to children’s well-being.
Flexing its firefighting air power, the Colorado National Guard and wildland firefighters are conducting aerial fire suppression training exercises at reservoirs across the Front Range. When preparing for the upcoming wildfire season nothing is being left to chance.
So-called “business brokers” match buyers and sellers for all kinds of small enterprises, everything from high-end hair salons to septic tank cleaning. For those in the business of selling businesses, 2014 is expected to be a big year across Colorado and the U.S.
When it comes to the recent boom, it’s, well, baby boomers who are mostly behind the uptick.
Snowpack levels around the state as of March 19, 2014.
Credit National Resources Conservation Service / U.S.D.A
A combination of higher than average snowpack and saturated ground from the September 2013 flood has raised the risk of spring runoff flooding in the Saint Vrain, and Boulder Creek, Big Thompson and the upper Cache La Poudre River drainages.
In another shake-up just as dramatic as his entrance into the Senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner in an interview with The Denver Post changed his position on 'personhood' measures. AP Reporter Nick Riccardi says this change reflects the "clout of Colorado's female voters."
Gardner, once a stronger proponent of "personhood" measures, says he's changed his mind and accepts the argument of critics that such measures not only ban abortion but prohibit some forms of contraception.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line runs through the towns of Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad - part of a longer passenger route stretching from Chicago to L.A. The rails are in need of major repairs and the upgrades are expected to be in the millions.
Part of a multistate effort, a measure is moving through the statehouse to try and find ways to finance the project and save the rail line.
Somewhere between the overpasses for Downing and Logan streets, as Doug Newkirk headed north on Interstate 25 in Denver, the weather swallowed his car — as it would 103 other vehicles along a roughly mile-and-a-half stretch. Newkirk found himself cast into a nightmare of spinning red taillights and utter helplessness, one part of a chain-reaction traffic accident unlike any that police investigators have seen.
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.