As schools start wrapping up for summer recess, several Colorado districts will begin retrofitting aging diesel school busses to clean up emissions. But a federal funding source that’s traditionally kept this program afloat could be in jeopardy for next year.
The northeastern plains of Colorado are under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning. Heavy, slow-moving storms could drop between 2 to 4 inches rain. The cooler weather is also delaying the flood threat from snowmelt – but not for much longer.
The single-family rental vacancy rate in the metro Denver area has fallen to an all-time low. And while demand for the properties is high, rents aren’t keeping pace with inflation.
The vacancy rate for single-family homes, condos and other small properties across metro Denver fell to 1.4% in the first quarter of the year. That’s compared to 3.1% for the first quarter of 2010. Colorado Division of Housing Spokesman Ryan Mcmaken says in spite of declining vacancies, rents are largely flat across the metro area.
The 2012 Presidential race unofficially arrived in Colorado last week when Vice President Joe Biden held a fundraising breakfast on behalf of President Obama. Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff talks to KUNC’s Brian Larson about how state Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for next year's race.