Some students are protesting the multi-million dollar facility, which has already broken ground and will help train future meat industry workers.
Jefferson County's Bear Creek High is the only high school in the state that offers experiential education in the form of “Senior Field Studies.”
The economy is booming on the Front Range but there’s a recession sweeping across the rural corners. Cattle ranchers are feeling the pinch too, as beef prices suddenly dropped and are expected to remain low.
- The number of cases is shrinking in western Colorado and Larimer County.Read more
- The number of counties under quarantine has dropped from 16 to 14, says the state veterinarian's office.Read more
- Ten counties have been affected by the virus, with Montrose County leading the state with 19 locations affected.Read more
The vast majority of the operations are horse farms.
Slideshow: Young and old, rural and urban gather at the National Western Stock Show each year in Denver. Numerous breeds of livestock are shown and visitors experience a western tradition. CPR's Anna Hanel visited the show its first weekend as cattle pens started filling up and horses went on sale.