According to STEPP (State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership), tobacco use is reponsible for more than 4,200 deaths yearly in our state and the annual healthcare costs in Colorado exceed $259 per capita.
More than 6,500 Colorado restaurants and 70 bars are 100% smoke-free and the issue of secondhand smoke affects children, pregnant women, restaurant/bar workers, and others. One study revealed that 88% of non-smokers had nicotine in their systems because of contact with secondhand smoke. Programs have been established to discourage smoking among youth such as Youth Tobacco Prevention and Intervention. Information on smoking and pregnancy is also available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Other resources from that department available from our library:
Tobacco use in Colorado : results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System by Rebecca Rosenblatt, HE18/62.12/56, also online
Cigarette smoking : the toll in Colorado, HE18/62.12/38, also online
Examples of famous Denver buildings and their architectural styles:
The Colorado State Capitol - Classical Revival
The Molly Brown House - Queen Anne
The Byers-Evans House - Italianate
The Equitable Building - Renaissance Revival
In addition, check out our library's print collection on this topic by searching our library catalog, using the search terms "energy," "renewable energy," "energy conservation," etc.
Where can you see bald eagles? Many more winter in the state than are permanent residents so now is a good time for viewing. Find a complete list at "25 Great Places to See Eagles in Winter". This list, which includes golden eagles, includes the following locations:
- San Luis Valley
- Along the White and Yampa Rivers
- John Martin Reservoir, Lamar
- Jackson Reservoir, Weld County
- Standley Lake, Westminster
How do you know if you've seen a bald eagle? Look for a dark body with a white head and a white tail in the mature birds. However, the experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in their page of "All About Birds" have everything you wanted to know plus photos and eagle facts.
-Hunting Accident Statistics for 1961-1999, NR6.2/AC2/2004
-Hunter Education Annual Report, NR6/155.1/year (also online)
-Hunting Incident Report, NR6.57/year
-Hunting Guide, NR6.53/year (also online)
-Annual Hunting Accident Report, NR6.22/year
-Advanced Hunter Education and Shooting Sports Responsibility, UCSU20/6.3/555A, published by Colorado State University.
- The Colorado State Capitol: History, Politics, Preservation, 2005
- The Colorado State Capitol, 1992
- Memorials and Art In and Around the Colorado State Capitol, 1992
- Visitor's Guide to Colorado's Capitol, multiple years
The "Customer Support Site for Colorado Taxes" has the answers to 268 common tax questions. If your answer is not listed you can always call 303-238-7378 at the Taxpayer Service Division. This Division web site is full of resources for Colorado taxpayers including Electronic Filing Options, Relief for Colorado Taxpayers Affected by 2005 Hurricanes, Top Ten Tax Forms, and Tax Regulations plus much more.
Similar links for federal tax information can be found on the U.S. Internal Revenue Service site.
-Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction back to territorial days
-"Education in Colorado", a chapter out of James Baker & Leroy Hafen's 1927 History of Colorado, can be accessed through our web site.
-School Districts' Organization: Historical Outline of Colorado School District Formation by Stanley A. Leftwich, 1989
-History of the Colorado Department of Education, 1968
-Brief History of the State Department of Education in Colorado, also available online.
-Education in Colorado, 1860-1954, by Coila M. Pottorf, 1972
-Rural School Buildings in Colorado, by Suzanne Doggett and Holly Wilson, 1999
To view other Issue Briefs on a variety of topics of current interest, go to the Legislative Council homepage and hold the cursor over "Research Publications", then click on Issue Briefs.
CoSPL has the complete set of A, B, and D series Executive Orders for the Lamm, Romer, and Owens Administrations. Select Owens Executive Orders can also be found online.
Historic Speeches and Addresses.
Also in CoSPL's collection are historic publications containing copies of addresses by a number of former governors, including the Inaugural address of Colorado's first state governor, John Routt (1876-1879), as well as speeches and Inaugural addresses of nearly every governor since Colorado became a state.
Task Force and Committee Reports.
CoSPL contains a variety of reports on the activites of committees and task forces established by Colorado's recent governors back to the 1950s. Our most requested is "The Report of Governor Bill Owens' Columbine Review Commission," 2001.
CoSPL's online catalog links to online information published by other state agencies. The website of the Colorado State Archives, which can be accessed through CoSPL's catalog, contains a webpage with short biographies on each Colorado governor, both state and territorial.
TERMS OF COLORADO AND U.S. LEGISLATORS:
The terms and limitations of Colorado legislators: *
(1) Senators shall be elected for the term of four years and representatives for the term of two years.
(2) In order to broaden the opportunities for public service and to assure that the general assembly is representative of Colorado citizens, no senator shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the senate, and no representative shall serve more than four consecutive terms in the house of representatives. This limitation on the number of terms shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1991. Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in the general assembly and who serves at least one-half of a term of office shall be considered to have served a term in that office for purposes of this subsection (2). Terms are considered consecutive unless they are at least four years apart.
Terms of U.S. Representatives and Senators: **
The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states…
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each senator shall have one vote.
* From the Constitution of Colorado, 2005, Art.V, Section 3
* * From the Constitution of the United States, 2005, Art. I, Sections 2 and 3
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