Tue May 13, 2014

For Mental Illnesses, Steep Costs Found Behind Bars

Joe Mahoney Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

People with mental illnesses in Colorado are more than five times as likely to be housed in jails or in prisons than in hospital psychiatric beds. Colorado’s sheriffs say county jails are overwhelmed with inmates who need hospitalization or treatment for their mental health problems – not incarceration.

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Tue February 4, 2014

Vestas Reports 2013 Profit, Continues To Hire New Workers

A Vestas wind turbine.

Wrapping up 2013 with positive news, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has posted a $295 million fourth quarter profit. That’s the company’s first profit following a two year turnaround plan executed by company leaders.

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Thu November 7, 2013

Vestas Says Hundreds Will Be Hired At Brighton, Windsor Plants

Vestas nacelle plant in Brighton, CO.
Vestas Wind Systems


Tue November 5, 2013

High Speed Rail Study Shows 150 MPH Possibilities

A French TGV high speed train. Similar trains could run along the front range at 150 MPH.
Patrick Janicek Flickr-Creative Commons

High speed rail along the Front Range has long been a pipe dream in Colorado. It’s a dream taking a baby step forward though as the Colorado Department of Transportation held the first of four public meetings Monday on a continuing study exploring the feasibility and public support for a line from Fort Collins south via Denver International Airport to Pueblo.

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Mon October 28, 2013

U.S. Chemical Weapon Stockpile Still Lingers In Pueblo

The sun rises at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, in this Sept. 2011 file photo showing the evaporator and crystallizer which will recycle up to 85 percent of the water used in the agent neutralization process back through the system.
Hand Out Photo Department of Defense

On the high plains at this city’s eastern edge, fields of concrete bunkers arrayed like a vast cemetery hold most of the remaining stockpile of the nation’s chemical weapons. The earth-covered “igloos” with their reinforced concrete headwalls contain 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery shells.

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