According to the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, the overall number of homeless students in K-12 increased 50%, from 12,302 to 18,408 students in the past two years. In the past year, the number of unaccompanied homeless youth (homeless youth without a parent or guardian) in Colorado public schools increased 48% from 896 to 1,325 youth.
What can we do to help?
The Office of Homeless Youth Services has put together a website that can point you in the right direction.
An extensive list of resources for homeless youth across Colorado has been compiled by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
The "Help for Homeless Youth" section on the Colorado Virtual Library's Tools for Tough Times Guide also has a list of non-profits and state agencies that provide services and assistance to homeless youth.
More recent Colorado National Guard records can be obtained through the Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs. See their website for instructions on obtaining records.
According to the press release from the governor's office, specific changes include:
- "Increased engagement of the business and economic development communities to develop a comprehensive statewide industry cluster strategy in the next three months, rather than the next nine months
- Increased focus on local and regional infrastructure development tha aligns with regional economic development priorities
- A structure for engaging industry partners in promoting the Colorado brand through the International Trade and Tourism Ambassador Program."
If you'd like to compare the old with the new, the first version of the Colorado Blueprint can be accessed through our digital repository.
You can read more about one of the Denver viaducts in a 1984 publication from the Colorado Dept. of Highways, The Larimer Viaduct Replacement, which provides an environmental assessment of the project. We also have another Dept. of Highways publication investigating the failure of one of the Larimer Viaduct's ramp pier tables: Preliminary Report of Failure Investigation, Walnut Viaduct-Ramp J. To see some great pictures of the viaducts, visit the Denver Public Library.
These titles from the State Publications Library collection may also be of interest:
Forest Home Fire Safety
Living with fire: protecting communities and restoring forests
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. More than 250 people were killed, over 17,000 structures were destroyed, and more than 2,000 acres burned in the tragedy. The Chicago Historical Society has put together an online exhibit called "The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory" that is worth a visit.
If you're interested in the history of the buildings of the Monument, check out the Colorado Historical Society's publication Dinosaur National Monument: Multiple Property Listing, available from our library. For general information on dinosaurs in Colorado, check out Dinosaur Remains in Colorado and Dinosaurs in our Backyard (CD-Rom), both also available from our library.
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