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’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.
The 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival ran August 19th - 21st. This year's festival was sold out and featured the likes of Brandi Carlile, The Civil Wars, Martin Sexton, Bob Weir, Jackson Browne and more. If you missed it, then you need to see these pictures!
Governor John Hickenlooper wants to force oil and gas companies in Colorado to publicly disclose the chemicals in their hydraulic fracturing fluids. The practice known widely as “fracking” has been subject to scrutiny lately as reports of groundwater contamination near gas wells have escalated around the country. The Governor made the surprise announcement of his plans while delivering the opening speech yesterday at a Colorado Oil and Gas Association conference in Denver.
Governor John Hickenlooper says he wants oil and gas companies in Colorado to publicly disclose the chemicals in their hydraulic fracturing, or fracking fluids. Speaking at a conference sponsored by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association in Denver Tuesday, the Governor said he wants the state’s oil and gas regulatory commission to adopt a new rule to that end by the end of the year.