Colorado

9:20am

Mon March 31, 2014

11:54am

Wed March 26, 2014
Health

Colorado Is No Poster Child For Perfect Health

Colorado may be a mecca for outdoor activity, but the state still has room to improve when it comes to health
Tyler Hitchcock Creative Commons/Flickr

Coloradans famously enjoy a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and biking to rafting, rock climbing, and skiing. Despite being healthier than almost every other state, Colorado still has room to improve – especially when it comes to children’s well-being.

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5:00am

Mon March 24, 2014
Health

Poverty Is A Barrier To Well-Being For Colorado Children

Credit Vicki Watkins / Flickr - Creative Commons

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.

Colorado also has the eighth fastest growing child population in the country.

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6:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
Arts District

Creative District That's Both Arts & Ag Seeks An Official Nod

The Farmer Mural, located at 709 10th street, illustrates the melding of Greeley's agricultural roots and its arts scene.
City of Greeley

When many people think about Greeley, Colo., one brand is burned on their brains: Meat processing, agriculture, and dairies. Yet, there’s also a critical mass of art galleries, live performance venues, and annual events.

Those artistic assets have prompted the city to seek an official creative district designation from the state.

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6:37am

Wed March 19, 2014
Water

Colorado Leads The Way On 'Small Hydro'

Steve Fletcher, manager of the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association, looks out over the South Canal, a small hydro project east of Montrose, Colo.
Sam Fuqua RMCR

For much of the 20th century, hydroelectric technology led to the construction of giant dams across the American West and around the world. Big hydro projects have a big impact on surrounding ecosystems, Colorado is at the center of a growing move toward hydropower on a smaller scale.

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