The economic base analysis and job estimates for 2010 have also been updated and released. According to the State Demographers, Colorado saw a slight dip in total jobs, losing 45,411 (-1.6 percent) jobs between 2009 and 2010. The largest contraction occurred in the Denver Metro Area, with Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties accounting for nearly half (20,128) of jobs lost statewide.
There are also interesting thematic maps based on figures from the 2005-2009 American Community survey.
Visit www.colorado.gov/demography for the latest data and information.
If you can't participate in the webinar, our library has many publications that can assist you. Some of the helpful publications on Medicare that we have available in our library include Your Medicare Matters, Protect It!; Medicare Drug Insurance and You: Colorado Options 2012; The Big Picture: Medicare and Related Health Insurance; Managing Your Medicare Bills; and Help for Medicare Beneficiaries with Lower Incomes.
This weekend I visited Roxborough State Park for the first time. My hike along the trail brought views of spectacular rock formations and an interesting variety of flora and fauna. I learned to identify the Lyons, Fountain, and Dakota Formations. My visit sparked an interest in the geology of Colorado, so this morning I found the following items in our State Publications Library collection:
- Geology of the Interstate 70 Road Cut, Jefferson County Colorado (HED4/2.2/P94/7)
- Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology (NR12/20.2/M56)
- Dinosaurs in our Backyard (NR12/20.2/D61/2005)
- Geology of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A (NR7.2/D41/1982)
- Guide to the Petroleum Geology and Laramide Orogeny, Denver Basin and Front Range, Colorado (NR12/20.3/51)
These and many other titles from the Colorado Geological Survey are available upon request.
So you have chickens - now what? If you weren't raised on a farm, you might have no idea where to begin. Our library can help. The following fact sheets from Colorado State University explain in simple beginners' language all about feeding, housing, habits, and other information yo need to know before raising chickens:
- Brooding and Space Requirements for Poultry
- Practical Feeding Methods for Small Poultry Flocks
- Home Mixing of Poultry Feeds
- Raising Poultry the Organic Way: Disease Control and Feeding
- Raising Poultry the Organic Way: Management and Production
- Keeping Layers for the Family Egg Supply
- Constructing a Colony Cage for Layers
- Sanitation and Disease Prevention for Poultry
Since 1919, November 11th has been a day to honor those who have fought for our country in times of war. The date was originally chosen to honor the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany at the end of World War I that went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November (Armistice Day). In June 1954, legislation was passed changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, to honor American veterans of all wars.
If you'd like more information on the history of veteran's day and how it is commemorated, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has put together a nice set of Veteran's Day resources, including a teacher's guide.
On a related note, if you are looking for information on services available to Colorado veterans, visit these state agency websites:
The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs is a central source of information on veterans benefits, rights and issues. Their "Veteran Resource Links" page is a great collection of internet resourcesfor veterans.
The Veterans' Services program at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has a mission "to provide Veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st Century workforce by meeting labor-market demands with qualified Veterans." This is the place to go for information on employment services, education and training, and benefits for veterans.
If you're tracing your family history, the Vital Records Section has put together a helpful Genealogy page. Some historic records will need to be obtained from either the Colorado State Archives or county vital records offices; the Section can help you determine where to locate your family's historic records and certificates.