The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.
With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding,
A little more than a year after Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted his wildfire-ravaged state was still “open for business,” he may have to throw another lifeline to the state’s billion-dollar tourism industry as the world takes in the startling images of dramatic flood rescues and washed-out roads.
Colorado is still the leanest state in the country, but waistlines are also growing in the state.
People in Colorado wouldn’t need a permit to carry a concealed weapon under a bill headed for approval in the Republican-led state House.