Today I counted 18 new charter school applications this year. The Charter School Institute received four; Denver Public Schools received four; Greeley received two. Greeley hasn't had a charter application in probably ten years. Similarly, Durango received a charter application this year and I can't remember them having gotten one since the mid-1990's.
From 2000 to 2003 only one or two charter schools were approved in the state each year. That annual number jumped dramatically in 2004 when the Charter School Institute Act was passed and has continued to be robust.