Eliza Densmore http://krcc.org en Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest http://krcc.org/post/study-examines-effects-climate-change-birds-reptiles-southwest <p>A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the effects of climate change on certain species in the American Southwest. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1050/" target="_blank">study</a> focuses on twelve bird and reptile species in the southwest and how they’re expected to endure changes in breeding ranges and habitats.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:21:03 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17483 at http://krcc.org Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest Colorado Springs Welcomes New Sister City http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-welcomes-new-sister-city <p>Colorado Springs has a new sister city in Greece. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Ancient Olympia on the southwestern coast of Greece is officially the seventh sister city of Colorado Springs.</span></p><p>Olympia is the birthplace of the traditional Olympic Games over 2,700 years ago and is now home to the International Olympic Academy.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17428 at http://krcc.org Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-pd-launches-trial-interactive-crime-fighting-tool <p>The Pueblo Police Department is running a 45-day trial of a new interactive crowd-sourced crime fighting platform. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The platform is called <a href="http://CrimeSuspect.Net" target="_blank">CrimeSuspect.Net</a> and equips citizens with the ability to help law enforcement fight local crime.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:43:49 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17214 at http://krcc.org Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool Bear Creek-Cutthroat Trout Public Comment Period to End http://krcc.org/post/bear-creek-cutthroat-trout-public-comment-period-end <p>The public comment period on a U.S. Forest Service proposal that could close or reroute several trails in the Pikes Peak region is drawing to a close tomorrow.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some trails in Bear Creek Park could be closed to help protect what the U.S. Forest Service calls the last known habitat of Colorado’s endangered native greenback cutthroat trout.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:24:12 +0000 Eliza Densmore 16851 at http://krcc.org Bear Creek-Cutthroat Trout Public Comment Period to End Douglas Creek & Flash Floods: Info Meeting Tonight http://krcc.org/post/douglas-creek-flash-floods-info-meeting-tonight <p>Colorado Springs officials will talk flash floods along Douglas Creek at a public meeting tonight. KRCC's Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The meeting is expected to provide education and updated information about increased flash flood risk due to the Waldo Canyon burn scar, including the city’s planned response to a flash flood.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 16155 at http://krcc.org Douglas Creek & Flash Floods: Info Meeting Tonight Cuts Planned at USAFA http://krcc.org/post/cuts-planned-usafa <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Air Force Academy is planning a series of cuts as part of the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal.&nbsp;</span>KRCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p>The cuts would eliminate three percent of the Academy’s workforce and 10 academic majors at the school.&nbsp;Degrees in biochemistry, environmental engineering, and philosophy are among the proposed cuts.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:17 +0000 Eliza Densmore 15902 at http://krcc.org Cuts Planned at USAFA Restoration and Preservation Grants Awarded http://krcc.org/post/restoration-and-preservation-grants-awarded <p>The State Historical Fund, or SHF, has awarded nearly $9 million total in grants for preservation projects all over the state.&nbsp; KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Fine Arts Center, and the Canon City Carnegie Library are among the southern Colorado structures that recently received funds.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:23:34 +0000 Eliza Densmore 14800 at http://krcc.org Restoration and Preservation Grants Awarded "Making Colorado" Brand Sees 250 Registrants http://krcc.org/post/making-colorado-brand-sees-250-registrants <p>250 companies have registered for Colorado’s new branding program since its launch last year, even as the logo faces a legislative challenge.&nbsp;KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Making Colorado” looks to have a unified logo for products made in the state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The logo is currently under legislative review after mixed reaction.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:32:48 +0000 Eliza Densmore 14722 at http://krcc.org "Making Colorado" Brand Sees 250 Registrants Pueblo Landlord Fined for Code Violations http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-landlord-fined-code-violations <p>A landlord in Pueblo has pleased guilty to code violations in rental properties. KRCC's&nbsp;Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pueblo Police Department’s Code Compliance Unit executed the case.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 14 units held a total of 70 code violations, including problems with plumbing, pests, and fire protection systems.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:57:56 +0000 Eliza Densmore 14528 at http://krcc.org Pueblo Landlord Fined for Code Violations Miners Eligible for Free Black Lung, RESEP Health Screenings http://krcc.org/post/miners-eligible-free-black-lung-resep-health-screenings <p>Active and retired miners are eligible for free health screenings in Pueblo this week through the <a href="http://www.nationaljewish.org/programs/prevention/miners-clinic/" target="_blank">Miners Clinic of Colorado</a>. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:30:12 +0000 Eliza Densmore 13910 at http://krcc.org Miners Eligible for Free Black Lung, RESEP Health Screenings Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/recall-effort-leader-run-clerk-recorder-pueblo <p>The president of the group that led efforts to recall a state senator in Pueblo is running for clerk and recorder. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><div><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:17:58 +0000 Eliza Densmore & AP 13878 at http://krcc.org Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo Trail Maintenance in Garden of the Gods: An Audio Postcard http://krcc.org/post/trail-maintenance-garden-gods-audio-postcard <p>The <a href="http://www.rmfi.org" target="_blank">Rocky Mountain Field Institute</a> held its last trail maintenance event of the year in mid-November at Garden of the Gods.&nbsp; Around 75 volunteers from all parts of the Colorado Springs community showed up to help.&nbsp; KRCC’s Eliza Densmore was there and has this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 12991 at http://krcc.org Trail Maintenance in Garden of the Gods: An Audio Postcard Parks & Wildlife to Consider Banning Drones for Hunting http://krcc.org/post/parks-wildlife-consider-banning-drones-hunting <p></p><p>The use of drones to help hunt wildlife may soon be illegal. &nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The use of unmanned aerial vehicles to help locate and kill game is not regulated,&nbsp;but the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is expected to take up the issue before the practice becomes popular.</p><p>Director of the Colorado Outfitters Association Dick Ray says he sees the possible move as proactive and that drones take away from the true purpose of hunting.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:09:17 +0000 Eliza Densmore 11380 at http://krcc.org Parks & Wildlife to Consider Banning Drones for Hunting Public Lands Open for Holiday Tree Permits http://krcc.org/post/public-lands-open-holiday-tree-permits <p></p><p></p><p>Permits to cut down a holiday tree on public land are up for sale again. &nbsp;As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, some are available now.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5336615" target="_blank">Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service are selling $10 permits </a>with a limit of two per household. Tree-cutting isn’t allowed in wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, or at developed campgrounds,&nbsp;but US Forest Service spokeswoman Barb Timock says the annual practice is aldo beneficial the environment.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:47:57 +0000 Eliza Densmore 11294 at http://krcc.org Public Lands Open for Holiday Tree Permits Pueblo County Maps Flood Damages http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-county-maps-flood-damages <p>Pueblo County has released a new interactive map showing flood damage for the past year.&nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Eliza Densmore 11264 at http://krcc.org Pueblo County Maps Flood Damages Wetland Restoration Projects Awarded Funds http://krcc.org/post/wetland-restoration-projects-awarded-funds <p></p><p></p><p><br />Colorado Parks and Wildlife <a href="http://wildlife.state.co.us/LANDWATER/WETLANDSPROGRAM/PROJECTFUNDING/Pages/WetlandsProjectFunding.aspx" target="_blank">has selected 18 wetland restoration projects</a> around the state to receive a total of $700,000 in grant money. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports on two in southern Colorado.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 10417 at http://krcc.org Wetland Restoration Projects Awarded Funds Public Hearing in Pueblo for I-25 Expansion http://krcc.org/post/public-hearing-pueblo-i-25-expansion <p></p><p>Pueblo residents are invited to a public hearing tonight&nbsp;about some upcoming planned improvements on Interstate 25. &nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.</p><p></p><p>The Colorado Department of Transportation along with the Federal Highway Administration are hosting the meeting which consists of an information session and an opportunity to ask questions and weigh in on the projects.</p><p>Planned improvements include fixing deteriorating roadways, widening the highway between 29<sup>th</sup> and Indiana Avenue, and adding shoulders.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 9489 at http://krcc.org Public Hearing in Pueblo for I-25 Expansion