Colorado http://kvnf.org en Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/shades-middle-ages-plague-popped-china-and-colorado The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books.<p>This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China.<p>The Colorado residents <a href="http://www.cpr.org/node/115543">were diagnosed</a> after coming into contact with an infected dog.<p>According to Chinese officials, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague">parts of a city</a> in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 29284 at http://kvnf.org Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado Colorado Ranks In The Middle On Child Well-Being Report http://kvnf.org/post/colorado-ranks-middle-child-well-being-report <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.aecf.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Annie E. Casey Foundation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has released its annual report that assesses child well-being in the United States.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The publication ranked states on overall child welfare in four main categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:47:57 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29261 at http://kvnf.org Colorado Ranks In The Middle On Child Well-Being Report Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm http://kvnf.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm Farms aren't just for food any more. With the <a href="http://www.kunc.org/term/series-local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions.<p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:15:46 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 29077 at http://kvnf.org Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids http://kvnf.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition-rough-and-tumble-kids <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Two cowboys lift a mutton busting participant onto a wooly sheep at the Greeley Stampede." data-attribution="Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kunc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/photo_4.JPG" alt="" /><p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:22:16 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 28982 at http://kvnf.org Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot http://kvnf.org/post/hickenlooper-nixes-special-session-oil-and-gas-battle-moves-ballot Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:25:28 +0000 Bente Birkeland 28950 at http://kvnf.org Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting http://kvnf.org/post/governors-talk-infrastructure-annual-meeting The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 28712 at http://kvnf.org Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Uses A Lot Of Pot, Report Finds http://kvnf.org/post/rocky-mountain-high-colorado-uses-lot-pot-report-finds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six months after the first retail marijuana stores opened in the state people in Colorado are using a lot of pot, according to a recent report.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:46:55 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28701 at http://kvnf.org Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Uses A Lot Of Pot, Report Finds Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop http://kvnf.org/post/obama-stumps-colorado-womens-vote-backdrop In Colorado, where President Obama's approval rating is low and the Senate race is tight, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall largely bowed out of the spotlight of the president's visit Wednesday.<p>But as Obama made the rounds speaking about the economy and raising money for Democratic congressional candidates, he also spoke about the women's issues that could be key to Udall's electoral success.<p>At a morning outdoor rally in Denver's Cheesman Park, Obama emphasized just how much is on the line in the midterms.<p>"So far this year, Republicans have blocked or voted down every serious idea to st Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 28570 at http://kvnf.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls, Colorado's Still Lower http://kvnf.org/post/us-unemployment-rate-falls-colorados-still-lower <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">The U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">September 2008.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:33:31 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28329 at http://kvnf.org Sen. Udall Talks Climate Change, Coal, Fracking & Natural Disasters http://kvnf.org/post/sen-udall-talks-climate-change-coal-fracking-natural-disasters <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">U.S. Sen. Mark&nbsp;Udall&nbsp;(D-Colo.) was campaigning in Montrose at a voter meet-and-greet Tuesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:03:04 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28269 at http://kvnf.org Sen. Udall Talks Climate Change, Coal, Fracking & Natural Disasters