Go to the Governor’s Advocate Office website to see what kinds of complaints they handle, and review their list of referrals for those problems they cannot help you with.
An email link to the Advocate Office is on their site, through which you make your initial contact. Your concern will then be forwarded to designated advocate personnel in the appropriate state agencies.
You may also be interested in the School Accountability Reports. Issued early last week, the reports include information on individual school's academic performance, CSAP scores, teacher qualifications and more.
Children's experience with books plays an important role in readiness skills. Very young children DON'T need to learn to read or be forced to practice with pencils or memorize the alphabet. But from birth through kindergarten, they MUST take part in many activities to prevent later difficulties in reading, writing, and other tasks of formal schooling.
The Children’s Literacy Resources page provides information on who can and how to provide the kind of experience with books and words that will enable the child to succeed. It also provides several links for on-line resources for parents including:
Reading tips for parents and “Free resources on Early Childhood Literacy
Colorado State Publications Library catalog list several other items on literacy including a pamphlet entitled “Getting ready for kindergarten :bReady? Set? Go!” which can be checkedout.
To ensure the safety of children passengers, check out the Colorado Child Passenger Safety website sponsored by CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol. In addition to a link to the text of the law on child restraint systems, it has a summation of the law’s provision. The infant, car seat and safety belt provisions of the law are primary enforcement, meaning the driver can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child in the vehicle.
To help have a happy Thanksgiving, take a few seconds to make sure everyone in the car uses seat belts and that all children use correctly installed child restraint systems or booster seats.
In our library you can find many resources on T-REX, the Southeast Line, and on rail transit's impact on Colorado, including:
- Rail-Oriented Development: Strategies and Tools to Support Passenger Rail
- Colorado Passenger Rail Study
- An Evaluation of Light Rail and Other Transit Proposals for Metropolitan Denver (study from 1983!)
- A Trip Through T-REX Newsletters (A Trip Through T-REX South covers the Southeast Line and surrounding area)
- T-REX Fact Book
The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment web site, http://apcd.state.co.us/ , has a lot of interesting information. You can check current air quality conditions, read the daily advisory report, look at EPA ozone maps, and access wildfire information. The division operates a web-based camera showing a live image of the city so you can check visibility from your desktop. The Air Pollution Control Division has recently released the 2005 Colorado Air Quality Data Report. This report includes data from air monitoring stations across the state, with breakdowns of pollutant concentrations, particulate graphs, and charts of wind patterns for each area. Comparisons with cities across the nation are also included. The report can be found online: http://apcd.state.co.us/documents/2005AnnualDataReport.pdf
If you are interested in researching the change in Colorado air quality over time, the library has issues going back to 1979.
The 1904 election between Democrat Alva Adams and the incumbent, Republican James H. Peabody, was full of corruption on both sides. The Democrats were accused of using "repeaters" in Denver and other places, while Republican mine owners forced mine laborers to vote Republican or lose their jobs. Based on the returns, Alva Adams was elected, but when Peabody found out about the voting fraud, he contested the election. But since Peabody's side had themselves engaged in fraudulent voting, an investigation was set forth. Adams took office but, following three months of deliberation, was replaced by Peabody on March 16, 1905 -- on the condition that Peabody resign within 24 hours. Immediately following his resignation, Republican Lt. Gov. Jesse F. McDonald was sworn in as governor (at that time Lt. Governors were elected separately, instead of being running mates as today.) The result was that Colorado had three governors in one day.
CoSPL has some very interesting archival material on this election, including a 1905 copy of the speech given by Peabody's lawyer, John M. Waldron, on behalf of Peabody. We also have reports of the General Assembly's joint convention to determine the outcome of the contested election, and a 1905 copy of Adams' inaugural address and remarks from Gov. Peabody. A full analysis of the 1904 election can also be found in Marjorie Hornbein's well-researched article "Three Governors in a Day," first printed in Colorado Magazine in 1968 and later reprinted in the Colorado Historical Society's anthology Western Voices (2004). Both versions are available in our library.
Jesse McDonald only served one term as governor. Neither Adams nor Peabody ever served as governor again. Adams, who had already served 1897-99, ran again in 1906 but lost. Peabody never ran again. His house still stands in Denver at 1128 Grant Street.
All the maps are interesting, informative, and colorful. Check them out for a unique and fun experience with some of the lessor known aspects of Colorado.
For a full analysis of the pros and cons of Amendment 43 and Referendum I, see the Colorado Blue Book published by non-partisan staff of the Colorado Legislative Council, and see also the Legislative Council's Issue Brief, Marriage and Same-Sex Unions.
-School Finance in Colorado
-Understanding School Finance and Categorical Program Funding
-Financial Policies and Procedures Handbook: Budgeting, Accounting, Reporting, and Investment for Colorado Public School Districts
Colorado Women’s Cancer Control Initiative, which strives to reduce breast and cervical cancer among low-income women.
Comprehensive Cancer Program, which leads statewide cancer control efforts.
Colorado Central Cancer Registry, which provides statistics and reports.
Reports on cancer, including breast cancer, are found on all three sites, as well as in our collection, and are searchable in our online catalog.
If you want to learn more about the services that CTBL provides please check out their web site.
Also on the ballot, (and unrelated to Amendement 40), voters are asked, as they are annually, to vote on whether particular judges should or should not be retained. The Judicial Performance Commission issues recommendations on whether or not judges should be retained, based on the Commission's evaluation of the judges' performance. According to the Supreme Court's pamphlet entitled "Colorado's Judicial Merit Selection & Retention System," (available in our library), the commission observes the judges and evaluates them based on several points including integrity, knowledge of the law, communication skills, "preparation, attentiveness, and control over judicial proceedings," "docket management and prompt case disposition," "effectiveness in working with participants in the judicial process," and others. To become a judge, a nominee must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado at least 5 years; must be a "qualified elector of the state," and must be under age 72 when their name is submitted for nomination.
more complicated and dangerous than many people realize. Snow avalanches are a geologic hazard for anyone who lives in or travels through the mountains of Colorado. Several publications in our collection contain information on avalanches in the state. Two interesting publications are from RockTalk published by the Colorado Geological Survey. The October 2000 issue discusses avalanche formation and release as well as safety tip and gear, and educational opportunities for the winter sport enthusiast. The July 2004 covers the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), history and statistics of avalanche in Colorado (avalanche fatalities —1860 to 2004. Total known deaths are 643), an in depth discussion of why the snow pack in Colorado is more prone to avalanches than in other areas of the U.S., and a brief look at how avalanche forecasting helps CDOT keep the winter highways safer. Check out these or any of the other 30 items in our collection that discuss avalanches.
One of my favorite historic mountain towns is Georgetown. This is a great destination if you just want to get away for the day and don't want to drive very far. Georgetown is special, too, because it has one of the highest percentatges of historic structures still standing of any town in Colorado. Visiting this little town is truly a step back in time. Here at the State Publications Library we have a variety of resources that tell the story of this scenic mountain mining town:
-The Rise of the Silver Queen: Georgetown, Colorado 1859-1896
-Hotel de Paris and Louis DuPuy in Georgetown
-William A. Hamill: The Gentleman from Clear Creek
-The Georgetown Loop: A Capsule History and Guide
-The Pelican-Dives Feud: A Study in Frustration and Terror
Also check out the guidebook Colorado Museums and Historic Sites for information on Georgetown museums like the Hotel de Paris and the Hamill House, and the Colorado Historical Society has information on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Additionally, check our catalog for resources on other historic mining towns like Leadville, Silverton, and others.
Colorado’s Common Insects and Diseases
Preventive Spraying for Mountain Pine Beetle
Mountain Pine Beetle
Mountain Pine Beetle fact sheet
Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests 2005
Recent news about the aspen forests is disturbing as well. Aspen trees throughout the west are dying off and scientists do not know why. The above issue on the health of forests has information on our aspen forests as well, but watch for the next issue which may have information on this latest development.
A broader look at Colorado’s forests can be found on the Colorado State Forest website. In addition, search our online catalog for information not found online.
While the sites listed below are all available via the Internet, the CoSPL staff can help you find publications in printed format, too, deliverable to you via interlibrary loan or your closest depository library.
Web site URLs may have changed since the printing of this list. If a web address does not connect, go to http://www.colorado.gov/ and search by subject keyword. As with any use of the Internet by minors under the age of 18, educators and parents may want to monitor children's use.
· General Information
· Criminal Justice System
· Driving Information
· Kids' Pages
· Outdoors and Wildlife
· Social and Mental Health Programs
CoSPL's materials concerning Sept. 11 include a number of publications produced by CU-Boulder's Natural Hazards Research Center. These include:
-Emergency Management in the 21st Century
-Community Response in a Terrorist Disaster
-Victim Identification and Management Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers
-The September 11th Attacks on America
-Field Observations of Lower Manhattan in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster
There are others so search our catalog with the search term "September 11" for more.
In addition, we have some resources on Colorado homeland security, including the 2005 document "State of Colorado Homeland Security Strategy."
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has web pages full of information for and about the workers, as well as, the employers of our state. Some of the topics are listed below:
Colorado’s Economy and Job Market –
Economy &Job Market
Job Vacancy Surveys
Current Labor Statistics- data for July 2006
Labor Laws- including youth employment laws
Unemployment Benefits- with link to a claimant handbook
Worker and Job Seeker Benefits- lists workforce center locations
Employer Services- post jobs here
Workers Compensation- compensation rules and how to file electronically
The Colorado State Publications Library has several studies performed by the Army Corps of Engineers of flood plains around the state. Checking out some of these could tell you if you live on a flood plain.
If you think you live on a flood plain or wonder if you need flood insurance, you can go to the Division of Insurance's website and check out the Flood Insurance brochure.
Colorful Colorado map, 1966: No interstates shown on this map
Colorado Facts, 1976
Living in Colorado, 1973
Colorado, the Ultimate Fringe Benefit, 1977
Colorado Adventure Guide, 1979
Colorado Accommodations Guide, 1981: Shows a selection of rentals in Vail for $25 - $40 !
Colorful Colorado Invites You! 1974: Full of pictures, one showing camping on the shore of Maroon Lake, definitely not allowed now.
Going way back (not in my lifetime), a favorite Colorado travel book in our collection is Colorado: a Summer Trip, an account of author Bayard Taylor’s travels through Colorado in 1866.
All of these titles, and others on the topic, are searchable in our on-line catalog and available for loan.
CoSPL has an abundance of resources for students, parents, community members, and public officials concerning school information. Some questions that you might be asking yourself this time of year:
-What will my child be learning this year? At CoSPL (and online) you can find the state's Model Content Standards for K-12 for each subject, and not just reading and math, either - the guides include such diverse subjects as civics, theatre, and dance.
-How good is my child's school? School Accountability Reports provide these very valuable answers. According to the reports' website, "Among many other items, you can learn about a school's academic performance, CSAP results, safety and discipline incidents, student/teacher ratio, teacher qualifications and how taxpayer dollars are spent."
-My child has to take the CSAP this year. Where can I find information? The Unit of Student Assessment webpage has this info.
-What about children with special needs? The Exceptional Student Services webpage can provide this information.
-How can I find out if homeshooling is a good option? Visit CDE's Home Schooling webpage.
-What to take this semester? Or, where to apply? CoSPL collects the catalogs for each state institution of higher education, including public universities, state colleges, and community colleges. We have the catalogs in print, but most of them are also online, so check our web catalog for links.
Educational sites include:
All About Glaciers Glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10 percent of the Earth's land area. Glaciers are large, thickened masses of ice that accumulate from snowfall over long periods of time.
All About Sea Ice Sea ice is simply frozen ocean water. It forms, grows, and melts in the ocean. Many polar mammals and polar communities depend on sea ice for habitat.
Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer Climate is defined as statistical weather information taken at one place for a specified interval. Learn about arctic weather patterns and what determines weather and climate.
All About Snow, Avalanches, and Blizzards Seasonal snow cover, the largest component of the cryosphere, covers up to 33 percent of the Earth's total land surface.
In addition, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a mercury prevention and reduction campaign to inform citizens, businesses and the medical industry about the serious health threat associated with exposures to mercury and to develop strategies to keep mercury out of our environment. One of the driving forces for this initiative is to prevent unacceptable mercury levels in state rivers and lakes.
For further information check out Colorado-Recycles.org or the Colorado State Publications Library which has more than 60 items on recycling.
The animal’s status can be followed on the Threatened and Endangered List. Additional information on lynx can be found on the Kids Discovery Pages, Wildlife in Danger Profile, and Colorado’s Wildlife Company web sites.
The Colorado State Archives has a history of the prison, many digitized records and photos, and even an index of the names and prison numbers of every inmate from 1871 to 1973 on their Penitentiary Records webpage.
The state-level data online system contains Colorado data for over 75 measures of child well-being. This easy-to-use, powerful online database allows you to generate custom reports for a geographic area (Profiles) or to compare geographic areas on a topic (Ranking, Maps, and Line Graphs). Just select "Colorado" in the Profiles by State box. Comparisons by topic and by state are available as well as raw data to download as delimited files.
The Colorado profile has indicators over a five year period in categories such as health, education, poverty, immigrant children, population and family characteristics, etc. From the state profile you can create a custom report and through CLIKS link to detailed county-level data and limited school district-level data.
Our library has the most recent "Kids Count in Colorado" report for 2006. (HCP1.12/2006) Holdings date from 1993 to the present for this report.
“Colorado’s Magnificent POGIs” is divided up into areas of interest including: Fossil and dinosaur activities; Minerals, mine tours, and mining-related activities; General and scenic geology activities; Cave tours; Geology seminars; and Undeveloped POGIs. POGIs range from the newly renovated Colorado Convention Center to Dinosaur National Monument straddling the Colorado/Utah border. Each entry in the guide has an annotation that includes a description, telephone numbers and web addresses.
The State of Colorado website has various resources identity theft, including the legal issues and how to protect yourself:
-Identity theft concerning motor vehicles/drivers license
-Issue Brief: Identity Theft with Social Security Numbers
-Office of the Attorney General, identity theft page
-Colorado Bureau of Investigation: What Should I Do if I Become a Victim of Identity Theft?
Searching "identity theft" in the state homepage will yield other helpful sites as well.
How long it would take to see every historical marker in Colorado? There are more than 220 Colorado Historical Society markers across the state. What once took days, even weeks, can now be done in seconds—at the click of a button! Search the database by location or keyword to view details, including the text, of each marker.
Colorado boasts one of the oldest historical marker programs in the nation. The Daughters of the American Revolution and the state legislature placed Colorado’s first known historical marker in 1907. From the 1920s the Colorado Historical Society took the lead in commemorating our state’s people, events, and issues by creating nearly 180 bronze and wooden markers. In 1995, the Society began placing a new generation of historical markers that present information along with full color photographs, maps and graphs. These markers give due consideration to topics neglected in earlier years—topics ranging from water rights to women’s suffrage.
Xcel's reports and the PUC's staff response reports are found on the on the PUC web page.
Maybe these reports will be joined by reports explaining the July outages.
CDOT web site: Brochures Available for Printing or Viewing
Car Seat and Seat Belt Use by Age Group in Colorado (1990-2002)
Colorado State Patrol Child Passenger Safety information
-T-REX Fact Book (serial) for 2002 and 2003
-A Trip Through T-Rex Central: Colorado Boulevard to I-25/I-225 and the I-225 Corridor
-A Trip Through T-Rex North: Broadway to Colorado Boulevard
-Wall Art on the T-Rex Project
-T-Rex Year in Review (serial) for 2002 - 2005
Although there was nothing the Massachusetts driver could have done to avoid the accident, it is still important to remember to use precautions when driving in construction zones. CDOT has published a guidebook, Work Zone Safety, that deals with these concerns.
A wide variety of trail environments exist in the state such as:
- On the eastern plains is the Bonney Prairie Nature Trail to learn about short-grass prairie.
- In the southern part of the state is Navajo State Park with several trails including around Navajo Lake and the Sambrito Wetlands Area.
- High mountain trails are accessible from Vega State Park near Grand Mesa on the western slope.
- Near Ft. Collins is Lory State Park with 25 miles of trails to explore wildflowers to wildlife.
For legislative calendars, bills, status of bills, and other information, see the Colorado Legislature's hompage. These items are also available from CoSPL.
The National Weather Service also has links to:
Survivor Stories - location when struck (such as on phone inside the home) and medical impacts
Success Stories - for example, changing outdoor sports weather awareness rules
Kids Page - games for children to learn lightning safety
Teacher's Tools - curriculum guides, slide presentations, games, etc.
Photos of Lightning Striking
We have a couple of publications that cover the early years of tuberculosis in the state. _Blazing the Tuberculosis Trail_ (HED6.14/6) tells the stories of the early years of four sanatoria in early Denver. _A medical gentleman : James J. Waring, M.D_ (HED6.2/W23/1993) tells the story of how Waring, who suffered from tuberculosis himself, searched for a cure for the dreaded disease and trained other doctors at CU Health Sciences.
Although tuberculosis isn’t the killer it once was, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment keeps close tabs on the disease in the state. They publish yearly reports Tuberculosis in Colorado as well as a Tuberculosis Manual for health care workers.
Several Colorado organizations have worked together to develop resources to help educate the public, restaurants and bars and other businesses about the smoke-free law. Colorado offers some excellent and effective resources free of charge to all Coloradans who want to quit smoking: Colorado Quiteline and Colorado Quitnet.
How does the law affect:
• Restaurants and Bars
• Other Businesses
• General Public
Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” on each page above to answer such questions as: do businesses need to post a no-smoking sign, does the law apply to ski resorts on private land, or is smoking allowed in common laundry rooms in condominiums? Also, Fact Sheets with additional information in multiple languages are available to download.
State Parks Information and Camping Reservations
Official Map to Colorado Scenery and Adventure, CDOT
Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide, 2000 – great resource for statewide locations for wildlife viewing, including camping, hiking, etc.
Fishing: Colorado Regulations and Property Directory
Fishing Guide, Division of Wildlife, 2006
Exploring Colorado State Parks, 1997 (Interesting information about parks in existence at that time.)
Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology, 2003
Colorado Search and Rescue Fund (Purchase a card to help fund the program that reimburses search teams if you are lost.)
Search our online catalog for additional titles!
Some Fun Facts for the Colorado Interstate System:
- Interstate first signed and showed up on Colorado maps in 1961.
- Highest point on Interstate system is at the Eisenhower Tunnel. – 11,155 feet. Also, it’s the highest vehicular tunnel in the world.
- The last section of interstate highway to open in Colorado was I-76 between Pecos Street and I-25, in September 1993. Completion of this segment marked the completion of the interstate system in Colorado.
Histories of Colorado Interstates including construction highlights and major incidents for Interstates 25, 70, 225, 76, and 270. Historic photos can be ordered from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Search the CoSPL catalog for titles of interest on interstates
Mission Accomplished: Building Colorado Veterans Monument (GSS1.2/M68/2003). Edited by Tim Drago, a key figure in planning for the Colorado Veterans Monument in the late 1980s, this hardcover book with color photos examines the fundraising, construction, and legacy of the Veterans Monument adjacent to the State Capitol. Also included is a roster of the more than 5,000 Colorado war dead up to that time.
Denver's Historic Markers, Memorials, Statues, and Parks
compiled by Agnes Wright Spring (HED6.2/D41/1959). Published by the Colorado Historical Society, this booklet examines Denver monuments from a historic preservation point of view.
Memorials and Art In and Around the Colorado State Capitol (GA4.2/C17/1992). This publication gives a listing and brief description of the many statues, portraits, plaques, stained glass windows, murals, time capsules, and various other monuments and artworks in and near the State Capitol. There are even specially designated memorial trees on the Capitol grounds, and moon rocks on the building's first floor!
Additionally, for more detailed information on the Capitol, see also:
-The Colorado State Capitol: History, Politics, Preservation (HED13.2/C17/2005)
-Visitor's Guide to Colorado's Capitol (GA4.2/C17/2005)
-The Colorado State Capitol: Granite and Gold (GA12.2/C17/1992)
-Art of the House: Paintings in the House of Representatives (GAH1.2/P16/1990)
-Colorado State Capitol Virtual Tour
Information for People Moving to Colorado
Colorado’s Vacation Web Site (where you can order a colorful guide)
Colorado Data Book
Colorado Division of Housing
Local Chambers of Commerce
Living in Colorado
Colorado Economic Chronicle
Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecasts
Working in Colorado
Doing Business in Colorado
Learning and Education in Colorado
Visiting and Activities
Government in Colorado
-Colorado Economic Chronicle
-Focus Colorado, Economic and Revenue Forecast
-Colorado Economic Perspective
Other resources include:
-Colorado Economic Profile (Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 2005)
-Colorado Economic Development Data Book (Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 2005)
-Economic Development Committee: Report to the Colorado General Assembly (Colorado Legislative Council, 2005
These publications (including back issues of the serials) and others on the subject can be borrowed from State Publications.
Print out fact sheets on everything from how to harvest rainwater to xeriscaping techniques. Use of native plants can help save water. Growing vegetables is possible using water conservation methods. Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens have partnered to create a web site to assist gardeners in selecting plants that thrive in our Rocky Mountain region. Specific xeriscape information is available in English and Spanish at PlantTalk.
Examples of some related titles that can be borrowed from CoSPL are:
Native trees for Colorado landscapes by J. Klett, B. Fahey, and R.Cox, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.421/2002
Native shrubs for Colorado landscapes by J. Klett, B. Fahey, and R. Cox, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.422/2002
Native herbaceous perennials for Colorado landscapes by I. Shonle, L.G. Vickerman, and J.E. Klett, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.242/2004
In addition, go to the Division of Housing’s web site for low income housing information, rental assistance, affordable housing data, manufactured housing, and more. There is also an online database for finding affordable housing.
If you would like to know more about the buying/selling process, the Colorado Real Estate Manual is available online. All of the above can also be borrowed in hard copy from our library.
Some ideas for activities are:
- Drive the scenic and historic byways that crisscross the state
- Find a State Park to suit your interests
- Picnic or camp at one of the National Parks
- Check an events calendar
- Find a place to stay and attractions and recreation in that area
- Contact a local chamber of commerce for local events
- Check community web pages for visitor information
- Need more information? Order the Official Vacation Guide to Colorado
The Colorado Legislature has considered a number of bills this session concerning voting and elections, including bills on absentee ballots (HB06-1012), provisional ballots (HB06-1198), proof of U.S. citizenship to vote (HCR06-1009 and SB06-146), conduct of elections (SB06-170), and others.
CoSPL has a variety of resources on voting and elections, including the HAVA [Help America Vote Act] State Plan; and Abstract of Votes Cast (most years going back to 1892). Also see the Colorado Secretary of State's "Election Center" website with info on voter registration, rules, statistics, HAVA, and more.
- Fishing clinics for the entire family are scheduled.
- Buying a license has become easier.
- Fishing regulations and property directory for 2006 is online.
- Check out fishing conditions by regions of the state.
- Where are the fishing "hot spots" in northern, western, & SE Colorado?
- Want to know what's on the end of that line? Check out Species ID.
- What about the current information on whirling disease?
Search CoSPL online catalog to borrow reports on the state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, including a video detailing it's history called the "Incredible Journey of the Greenback Cutthroats" (NR6.2/C97/1996) by Hugh Gardner. Other titles on fishing and aquatic research are available at the library.
-Original 1876 Constitution online
-Colorado, Constitutionalism and Contemporary Methods of State Constitutional Revision
-The Colorado Constitution: Is It Adequate for the Next Century?
The last two titles suggest the debate over the state's constitution. Recently the State Legislature debated a proposal for a Colorado Constitutional Convention to be held to discuss removing outdated parts and transferring some of the laws from the Constitution to the Statutes. Legislators in favor of HCR06-1003 argue that Colorado's Constitution is one of the longest and most frequently amended state constitutions in the U.S. Although the bill has been postponed for now, it raises an interesting issue about our state's laws and government.
In addition, here are some online resources from Colorado state government:
Wildfire Awareness Information, Colorado Division of Emergency Management
Colorado Fire and Drought Information, Office of the Governor
Colorado Wildfires, 2002; Natural Hazards Center, CU Boulder
Drought and Fire Resources, CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service web site
How Healthy are Colorado Children?: Key Findings From the 2004 Colorado Child Health Survey, 2005
Colorado Connections for Healthy Schools: Making the Connection Between Health and Learning: a 2010 State Plan for Coordinated School Health, 2005
Colorado Early Childhood Hearing Screening Guidelines, 2001
Addressing the Crisis of Oral Health Access for Colorado’s Children, 2000
In addition, the following web sites offer more information on the topic:
Colorado Connections for Healthy Schools
Child, Adolescent and School Health
Bears are not the only wildlife species we may encounter and, in the spring, they may have their young ones close by or be young males hunting on their own for the first time. Recently, a young boy was attacked by a young mountain lion on a trail near Boulder. Depending on the location, other species to look for are coyotes, moose, beaver, Canada geese, and deer. Early spring is stressful for wildlife and human contact adds to the stress.
People and wildlife can coexist. The key is to respect the wildness of the wildlife. The rules are simple: leave the animals alone and, especially, do not intentionally, or inadvertently feed them. More links to Internet sites and print publications on the topic are available in the resource list "Wildlife in Colorado: Resources from Colorado State Government Agencies".
-Early in 2006 the Colorado Legislature faced several complaints on ethics that made headlines and ultimately led one Senator to resign. For information on the rules that must be followed by Colorado Legislators, refer to the newly-published 2006 Colorado Legislator's Handbook (GA4.9/553). The Colorado Legislative Council publishes a new edition each year. Past years' handbooks can also be found in CoSPL's collection.
-A new CU financial audit has been published for FY2004-05 and recently added to CoSPL's collection (GA2/100.10/1710/2005). This includes financial info on the entire school; CoSPL's collection also includes the CU Athletic Department audit, which made headlines when it was released in November 2005.
-One of CoSPL's most frequently requested documents via the Prospector system is the Colorado POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Manual for 2005, which is published by the Department of Law. The newly released 2006 edition has recently been added to CoSPL's collection.
Child Abuse: Information for School Employees, 2006
Reference Guide for School Personnel Concerning Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexually Abusive and Offending Behavior, Dec. 2003
Colorado School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual, 2004
Safe Schools: An Overview of Requirements, 2003
School Resource Guide Regarding Sex Offender Registration Information, 2003
In addition, check out CU Boulder's Center For the Study and Prevention of Violence web site, specifically the Safe Communities – Safe Schools Overview, where you will find titles on such topics as bullying, effective programs, statistics, etc, most of which are also available in hardcopy. Searching our online catalog will bring up all of the above, and more.
Check out comparable degrees and enrollment for public colleges and universities by searching the public higher education database. The Division of Private Occupational Schools provides standards and works to foster and improve private occupational schools. They provide a list of approved and regulated post-secondary schools in cosmetology, massage therapy, real estate, and truck driving.
Search the State Publications Library online catalog for additional information such as the College Guide 2005-2006 (HED1/10.36 2005) which helps students plan, apply and pay for college. For guides to non-Colorado colleges and universities check your local library catalog through the Colorado Virtual Library.
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