Douglas County http://www.kunc.org en Poverty Is A Barrier To Well-Being For Colorado Children http://www.kunc.org/post/poverty-barrier-well-being-colorado-children <p>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.</p><p>Colorado also has the eighth fastest growing child population in the country.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 54841 at http://www.kunc.org Poverty Is A Barrier To Well-Being For Colorado Children Preparing For The Next Disaster: Differing Views On Evacuation Training http://www.kunc.org/post/preparing-next-disaster-differing-views-evacuation-training <p>The enormous task of evacuating residents from natural disasters like wildfires typically falls to county officials and residents. However,&nbsp;that varies from county to county.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:34:28 +0000 Nathan Heffel 29906 at http://www.kunc.org Preparing For The Next Disaster: Differing Views On Evacuation Training Oil Boom Creates Opportunities, Consternation Along Colorado's Front Range http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-boom-creates-opportunities-consternation-along-colorados-front-range <p>Northeastern Colorado is fast becoming the site of one of the country&rsquo;s next big oil booms as new technologies surrounding hydraulic fracturing are allowing companies to get a piece of the Niobrara Shale.&nbsp; Previously deemed too expensive to drill, the Niobrara formation that extends from beneath Denver all the way to western Nebraska is thought to hold more than a billion barrels of oil.&nbsp; The only trouble is much of the land atop it is home to one of the country&rsquo;s fastest growing regions.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 18438 at http://www.kunc.org Oil Boom Creates Opportunities, Consternation Along Colorado's Front Range