Within the past week, two people in Colorado have died in an avalanche, the most recent one just above Silverton. Ethan Greene is the Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. They track avalanche dangers and investigate fatalities. Listen below for an account of the accidents, and what to look out for.
Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:54 pm
One year after the launch of a major overhaul of the GED exam — the first since 2002 — the high school equivalency program has seen a sharp drop in the number of people who took and passed the test, according to local and state educators and the organization that runs it. In addition, at least 16 states have begun offering or plan to offer new, alternative tests.
Combined, these changes represent a dramatic shift in the equivalency landscape dominated by the GED since its inception during World War II.
Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 11:27 am
The FBI is looking for a person of interest in an explosion outside the local chapter of the NAACP in Colorado Springs. KRCC's Andrea Chalfin reports.
The device exploded Tuesday morning outside the building that houses the offices of the civil rights organization and one other business. A gasoline can was placed next to the device, but did not explode. There were no injuries, and minor damage to the building.
There's a new campaign from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Ali Maffey is the Retail Marijuana Education Program Manager, and she says an awareness campaign is needed for Coloradans and visitors.
"Through our legislative mandate, we received funding from the marijuana sales tax dollars," says Maffey, "to educate all of Coloradans and the visitors about what the laws are in Colorado, and what potential health effects to look for.
The Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, maintains a statewide map of bike routes. The agency is looking to upgrade this online map with more local information. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to CDOT spokesman Dan Wilson about the effort. Wilson says the agency wants local governments to help it update the map.
Region 10 is an organization of governments that serves six counties on the Western Slope. It funds services and resources for senior citizens. The organization recently wrapped up a community conversation series where it got feedback from seniors. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Eva Veitch the director of Region 10's Community Living Services about what was learned from the meetings.