The University of Colorado’s annual economic forecast released Monday offers a mixed-bag looking ahead to 2012. Much of it depends on what part of the state you live in and in what line of work you’re in. Economists expect farming to continue to be the bright spot, while other sectors such as construction and tourism and hospitality may continue to sputter. But as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, overall, the forecast is much brighter than at the height of the recession.
Tomorrow marks the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, when thousands of football fans will descend on Sports Authority Field to watch the University of Colorado square off with Colorado State University. The rivalry typically comes with it its fair share of melees and alcohol-fueled disturbances, and officials from both schools are ramping up calls for better sportsmanship among students and fans of the schools.