"Colorful Colorado" may one day need to be referred to as "Crowded Colorado," given the number of people expected to soon move here.Weld County's population is expected to double to half-a-million – and El Paso County will still be the largest county. It's not just the Front Range; A Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis of data from the state demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau shows seven of the 10 fastest growing counties will be on the Western Slope, including Eagle, Garfield and Routt.The numbers show an estimated 7.8 million people will call Colorado home by 2040. All that growth will take a toll on the state's infrastructure as well as water and other natural resources.
Sugar's Pick for Week of November 30, 2015: Circles Around The Sun / Interludes For The Dead / Rhino: Guitarist Neal Casal composed & recorded the songs during a 2 day jam session and they became the mysterious group that played during the intermissions at the historic Fare Thee Well Concerts during the summer - Give it a listen!
Special Series: Stories From The Karen Refugee Community In Delta, Colo.
Saw Peter is Karen. That’s an ethnic group in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. And for more than 100 Karen refugees in rural Delta, Colo., he’s the go-to person for advice, translation and other essential information. Like the other refugees in this community, life hasn’t been easy for Peter. As a young man, he smuggled his family to Malaysia because the government in Myanmar seized their farm and threatened to kill them.