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What Makes Certain Rural Economies Resilient?

A new report detailing what makes certain rural Colorado economies more resilient than others has been released by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade. The report found that key indicators of economic resiliency were the quality of life, education and health care and industry diversity. Factors that prevent Continue reading

Colorado Drivers 8th Worst In The Country

You may not be as good of a driver as you think you are. According to a new survey   from QuoteWizard, Colorado drivers are 8th worst in the nation.  The car insurance website compared the number of traffic tickets, DUI cases and crashes.  Utah came in worst in the nation overall, followed by California and Virginia.  The best drivers Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment is down to 3.2% in Colorado which is below the national average of 4.6%. This according to a new report from the State. The study shows an additional 17,000 people were hired from October to November of this year. While the number of jobs Continue reading

Coloradans Getting Fatter?

Colorado may be one of the leanest states in the nation, but it’s dropping in the rankings according to the United Health Foundation. The state came in at eighth overall last year, but fell two spots in the 2016 ratings. Colorado did well for overall activity and had a very low rate of diabetes per Continue reading

Wyoming Business Climate Ranked #1

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming’s Business Climate has been ranked number one for the fifth consecutive year, according to a Tax Foundations State Business Tax Climate Index study. The study measures the best business climates in America by reviewing regulations and state taxes that businesses are subjected to. Wyoming’s number one ranking is largely due to the states low sales Continue reading

Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number Continue reading

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

Addiction To Opioids May Increase Pain

opioid-addiction-graphic-v71Opioid addiction is on the rise across Northwest Colorado. A new study shows that addiction to prescription pain killers may actually make you feel worse. New research from C-U shows opioid use in rat’s actually increased their chronic pain. According to Peter Grace, who helped conduct the study, pain Continue reading

Study To Look At PTSD And Pot

ptsd-symptomsThe federal government has signed off on a new Colorado-funded study that will investigate if military veterans suffering from PTSD can benefit from marijuana. This is the first time the Drug Enforcement Administration has given approval to a marijuana study on PTSD, Continue reading

Study To Find Pots Effects On The Unborn

marijuana-leaf-300Researchers at the University of Colorado are planning to study the effects marijuana use has on pregnant women. The Denver Post reported that Doctor Torri Metz, a high-risk obstetrician, will develop a questionnaire for new mothers about their use of marijuana. She says half of the Continue reading

Tourists Visiting CO Hospitals More Due To Marijuana Issues

MARIJUANA-300A new study says more tourists are headed to emergency rooms for marijuana-related issues than in previous years. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found trips to the ER doubled between 2013 and Continue reading

Skiing Contributes 5 Billion To US Econonomy

skiing-on-moneyA new study says skiiers contribute nearly $5 billion to the economy. The study from Colorado Ski Country US and Vail Resorts shows skiing and snowboarding account for roughly 46,000 full-time jobs across the state. Much of the money Continue reading