Dana Cronin http://krcc.org en Needle Exchange Program Opens in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/needle-exchange-program-opens-pueblo <p>Pueblo’s first needle exchange is set to take place Friday.&nbsp; KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The exchange is geared toward illegal injection drug users in order to help prevent the spread of Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. Access Point Pueblo is a legal syringe access program and is hosting the exchange.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0000 Dana Cronin 22445 at http://krcc.org Needle Exchange Program Opens in Pueblo CO Springs Council Approves Resolution Supporting Regional Stormwater Approach http://krcc.org/post/co-springs-council-approves-resolution-supporting-regional-stormwater-approach <p>Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a resolution Tuesday supporting an intergovernmental approach to storm water issues.&nbsp; KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The resolution passed on a vote of 7-2 with Councilors Don Knight and Helen Collins opposed. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:30:21 +0000 Dana Cronin 22386 at http://krcc.org CO Springs Council Approves Resolution Supporting Regional Stormwater Approach Poll Shows 77% of Coloradoans Support Proposed Browns Canyon Designation http://krcc.org/post/poll-shows-77-coloradoans-support-proposed-browns-canyon-designation <p>A poll released Tuesday shows many Coloradoans&nbsp;support designating Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a national monument. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://conservationco.org/admin/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Browns-Canyon-Final-Report1.pdf" target="_blank">poll</a> released by Conservation Colorado comes on the eve of a scheduled legislative hearing by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Parks.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:11:58 +0000 Dana Cronin 22324 at http://krcc.org Poll Shows 77% of Coloradoans Support Proposed Browns Canyon Designation Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado http://krcc.org/post/rainfall-numbers-help-ease-drought-southern-colorado <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainfall in Southern Colorado has been noticeably high for the past few days. But, as </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports, the rain is actually following a pattern more typical of this region.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past week, parts of El Paso County may have received as much as six inches of rain. Yesterday’s moisture accounted for about half that.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:19:41 +0000 Dana Cronin 22090 at http://krcc.org Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado 'Whistle-Stop' Tour Travels Along the Southwest Chief Route http://krcc.org/post/whistle-stop-tour-travels-along-southwest-chief-route <p>The President and CEO of Amtrak rode the Southwest Chief line in a separate train through Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico on a Whistle-stop tour to talk about the future of the route. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin was in La Junta and has this report.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:33:58 +0000 Dana Cronin 21987 at http://krcc.org 'Whistle-Stop' Tour Travels Along the Southwest Chief Route Strong Rafting Year Expected Despite Fatalities http://krcc.org/post/strong-rafting-year-expected-despite-fatalities <p>This year has seen a spike in Colorado waterway fatalities. But, as KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports, those in the rafting industry continue to predict a good season overall.</p><div><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four deaths have occurred during commercial rafting trips in Colorado this year, including two on the Arkansas River. This comes after several years without incident. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:22:38 +0000 Dana Cronin 21807 at http://krcc.org Strong Rafting Year Expected Despite Fatalities Electric Rates to Go Down for CSUtils Customers http://krcc.org/post/electric-rates-go-down-csutils-customers <p>Electric rates for Colorado Springs Utilities customers are going down starting this Friday.&nbsp;KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:58:57 +0000 Dana Cronin 21646 at http://krcc.org Electric Rates to Go Down for CSUtils Customers Bobby Goodin Safety Fund Established http://krcc.org/post/bobby-goodin-safety-fund-established <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the family of Bobby </span>Goodin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have joined forces in establishing a safety fund after </span>Goodin’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tragic death earlier this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:03:14 +0000 Dana Cronin 21426 at http://krcc.org Bobby Goodin Safety Fund Established Eightmile Fire Contained http://krcc.org/post/eightmile-fire-contained <p></p><p></p><p>The majority of crews battling the Eightmile fire are being released today.&nbsp;KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fire officials say due to cooperative weather, the lightning-caused blaze is now 65% contained, with the remaining perimeter located in inaccessible terrain. One fire crew, two engines, and a helicopter will remain with the fire, which spans over 500 acres. There’s been one heat related injury. Phantom Canyon Road between mile markers 4 and 12 remains closed.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:34:31 +0000 Dana Cronin 21363 at http://krcc.org Eightmile Fire Contained Rabid Bat Found in El Paso County http://krcc.org/post/rabid-bat-found-el-paso-county <p>Health officials are reporting the first rabid bat of the season in El Paso County. As KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports, rabies is also showing up in surrounding areas.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three children discovered the bat in Southwest Colorado Springs, and two were recommended for rabies post exposure treatment.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:53:54 +0000 Dana Cronin 21327 at http://krcc.org Rabid Bat Found in El Paso County Lamborn Ekes Out GOP Primary Win in 5th Congressional District http://krcc.org/post/lamborn-ekes-out-gop-primary-win-5th-congressional-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><br />In Congressional District 5, Tuesday’s primary election was so close that it wasn’t until 10:45 p.m. that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn finally congratulated incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn, who led by 3,762 votes, or slightly more than 5 percentage points, out of about 72,000 votes cast.</p><p>Speaking from his campaign gathering at a Colorado Springs charter school, Rayburn praised his team for their work, acknowledging “we jumped into this thing at the absolute last minute.”</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:32:50 +0000 Dana Cronin & Nat Stein & Samantha Crook & Patrick Lapera 21024 at http://krcc.org Lamborn Ekes Out GOP Primary Win in 5th Congressional District