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Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

The Western Slope’s outdoor recreation economy had everything but a bachelor’s degree. Colorado Mesa is changing that.

Bonsai Designs boss Sarah Shrader sparked development of a new outdoor recreation industry studies program to help create the next generation of business leaders.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. House approves largest Colorado wilderness bill in 40 years. But not everyone is happy.

Rep. Diana DeGette’s wilderness package would protect 660,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado, but its future looks bleak in the Senate and White House

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

One in eight people struggle with infertility. Colorado lawmakers want insurance to cover treatment

The bill would require insurance to cover IVF and services to preserve eggs and sperm for patients undergoing lifesaving medical treatment like chemo.

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Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans in Colorado. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate single-use plastics

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado education board orders HOPE Online to close its elementary operations following low performance

The board vote was 5 to 2. It’s the first time under the current accountability system, in place since 2009, that the State Board has ordered a school closed against its wishes.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

DNA testing confirms first wolf pack in Colorado in 70 years

DNA testing of scat samples taken near an elk carcass in Moffat County in January confirmed the samples came from wolves

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Child sex abuse survivors victimized decades ago won’t be able to sue despite Colorado effort to end statute of limitations

House BIll 1296’s sponsors said they didn’t think they could pass a measure if it was retroactive

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Could mental health support be the key to keeping more Colorado preschool teachers in the field?

As Colorado starves for more early childhood educators, some are leaving the classroom because of kids’ behavioral challenges. A new focus on mental health could change that.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Xcel wins $41.5 million rate increase, but Colorado regulators balk at charging for repairs to troubled coal plant

Xcel Energy wanted a $158.3 million increase, but the PUC pushed back to keep rate hike passed on to residential customers to about $1.03 per month.