Rural

7:04am

Tue November 19, 2013
Rural Life

As Hollywood Goes Digital, Colo. Hopes To Save Rural Theaters

The Sands Theater in Brush got a $20,000 grant from the state, and will need to come up with an additional $30,000 to convert digitally.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Theater projectors are going where most of the dazzling special effects in summer blockbusters have gone: All digital. In 2014, Hollywood will no longer release movies on traditional film stock. Theaters must convert or be forced to close – including those in rural Colorado.

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12:22pm

Mon October 28, 2013
It's All Politics

Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 10:59 am

Fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the California Capitol and overregulation, supervisors in the far Northern California county of Siskiyou, which includes Yreka, have voted in favor of secession.
Jeff Chiu AP

There's a big race right now to become the 51st state.

Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own.

Citizens in 11 mostly northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 whether to break off and form their own state. Many are unhappy about liberal state legislation they believe reflects the values of the Denver-Boulder corridor, but not their part of the world.

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2:00pm

Mon October 14, 2013
Politics

As Ballots Are Mailed, Weld Commissioners Continue Push For 51st State

Question 1A as it appears on the Weld sample ballot.
Weld County

After Oct. 15, citizens of Weld County will start to see mail-in ballots arrive. Included in the off-year ballot are mayoral, city council and school district races. It will also include ballot question 1A, asking if the county should pursue separating from Colorado to form a new state.

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1:46pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Politics

Weld County Commissioners Stand Firm On 51st State Initiative

Weld County Commissioners
http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/Commissioners/

As 51st state movements gather more attention nationwide, Weld County Commissioners are aiming to give the Colorado movement a ‘platform and a voice.’

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7:19am

Tue September 3, 2013
Safety

Colorado's Emergency Services Facing An Urban-Rural Divide

Denver Health paramedics treat Tony Davis in an ambulance in Denver Aug. 22, 2013. Paramedics in Denver respond to about 100,000 calls per year. Medical responders in isolated and less populated areas may answer a small fraction of that number.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

When you’ve been involved in a serious traffic accident in Colorado, who comes to render aid, how much training and experience they have, and even how long it takes them to arrive will vary drastically, depending on where you are.

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