Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market.
Richard Wobbekind, at the 2011 Business Economic Outlook forecast event
After news earlier this week that Colorado has seen slow but steady job growth, a CU economist says that trend will continue for the rest of the year.
Colorado’s economy is projected to grow at a modest pace through the second half of the year. And, according to University of Colorado Boulder Economist Richard Wobbekind, job growth will continue to be slow - but positive.
A ninety day public comment period on Colorado’s latest proposal for managing roadless National Forest lands ends Thursday. The current plan has sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.
As executive editor of the New Yorker Magazine, Dorothy Wickenden’s day to day life seems far removed from the wild and harsh sage brush country of northwest Colorado. But Wickenden has long had a connection to that remote corner of our state. In 1916, her grandmother and a friend left their privileged eastern lives for the adventure of a lifetime; setting out to teach homesteader children at a one-room school house in the tiny hamlet of Elkhead, Colorado, just northwest of Steamboat Springs. Wickenden has chronicled this in a newly released book, called Nothing Daunted.