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  1. How Colorado compares to other states where fitness dominates
    There's a reason so many joggers trot along metro Denver trails, cyclists pedal down city streets and gyms are packed with fitness buffs after work. Colorado came in second place for states where fitness is king in a new Wall Street Journal data analysis. The Wall Street Journal used data from the country's most popular workout-tracking apps, MapMyFitness, to compile its analysis. MapMyFitness, where users can log and track fitness using geo-mapping technology or by manually entering it, currently…
  2. Colorado state representative passes away from respiratory illness
    Colorado state Rep. John Buckner, a former school principal who served this year as chairman of the House Education Committee, died Thursday of a chronic respiratory illness. He was 67. Often a quiet presence around the Capitol during his three years in the Legislature, the Aurora Democrat focused usually on educational issues, sponsoring significant measures such as the 2014 School Finance Act and a bill this year that reduces some testing given to Colorado students, but keeps in place enough assessments…
  3. From 9News: 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend (late skiing, Star Wars and more)
    It might be more than 80 degrees with Sunday – a pretty big deal, given that we've become more used to clouds than the sunshine that we're typically spoiled rotten with in Colorado. And since it's going to be so nice, why not get outside and enjoy it? This weekend, you can enjoy everything from outdoor movies to a beer/outdoor activity festival, to an open-air market, to late May skiing. And if you feel like exploring the great indoors, then you can listen to Star Wars music or take in a roller-derby…
  4. CSU to study female faculty members' salaries
    The pay of female professors at Colorado State University will come under scrutiny after CSU president Tony Frank this week announced plans to study pay equity at the school. The plan, which Frank said will be enacted by this August, follows an earlier analysis of faculty pay at CSU. The Coloradan reports that analysis found systematic pay discrimination, a charge denied by Frank. The new analysis will include: Reaching consensus on what the original salary analysis revealed or did not reveal;…
  5. Hickenlooper appoints new Colorado Court of Appeals judge
    Elizabeth Harris has been appointed to serve as a judge in the Colorado Court of Appeals, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Friday. Harris will take the place of James S. Casebolt, a 21-year judge who in April announced that he would retire July. Harris, who has been practicing in law since 1996, is a sole practitioner who focused on appellate work, civil litigation and criminal defense. Harris established her practice in 2013 after working at Jacobs Chase (now Husch Blackwell) since 2003, where…