6:45am

Tue September 16, 2014
Energy

What's The Regulatory Threshold For Oil Industry Fatalities?

Smoke from the 1968 explosion at the Consol No. 9 Mine in Farmington, WV.
Centers For Disease Control

As the oil and gas industry has grown to employ over half a million oil and gas workers nationwide, the number of fatalities has grown as well. In 2013, 112 oil and gas workers died on the job; the year before, 142. Nationwide, oil and gas workers are still six times more likely to be killed on the job than the average American.

Texas had the most fatalities overall in 2011 and 2012 – 106 – but, according to a new analysis by Inside Energy, North Dakota had the highest fatal injury rate in the country, 75 deaths per 100,000 workers. That's three times higher than the national rate for oil and gas fatalities.

Which raises a question, how bad does it have to get before regulators and elected officials step in and do something?

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6:27am

Tue September 16, 2014

12:53pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Health

Colorado Health Centers Get $5 Million To Serve Needy Patients

A sign directs patients in both English and Spanish at Sunrise Community Health Center
Erin O'Toole KUNC

Nearly all of Colorado’s community health centers are receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $4.7 million will help expand primary care services for low-income patients at 16 health centers across the state.

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6:30am

Mon September 15, 2014

6:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Arts District

What's An Art Car? In Short, Creativity Fueled Fun

"Phoenix the Dragon" released puffs of smoke and towered over parade spectators.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Nearly 80 art cars, some rumbling loudly and one flicking flames aloft, cruised through Trinidad Saturday, transforming the quiet community into a sculpture gallery on wheels.

Take a look through the slideshow and you'll see vehicles from as far away as Boston participated in the second annual “ArtoCade," which was launched by resident Rodney Wood on behalf of the city's tourism board.

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