Grace Hood http://krcc.org en GOP Candidates Swap Races http://krcc.org/post/gop-candidates-swap-races <p>Wednesday’s surprising race swap between Representative Cory Gardner and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck may demonstrate a game changer for Colorado’s Republican Party. Colorado State University political science professor Kyle Saunders says the solidly Republican 4th Congressional District is a more natural fit for Ken Buck. He thinks Gardner has a better opportunity to win the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall.<br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:36:47 +0000 Grace Hood & KUNC 15683 at http://krcc.org GOP Candidates Swap Races More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' http://krcc.org/post/more-girls-target-archery-inspired-hunger-games The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.<p>The popularity of <em>The Hunger Games</em> series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:27:00 +0000 Grace Hood 11915 at http://krcc.org More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies http://krcc.org/post/colo-fracking-votes-put-pressure-energy-companies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uti2niW2BRA</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Grace Hood 11907 at http://krcc.org Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/state-steps-so-recovery-work-can-continue-despite-shutdown <p>As a government shutdown furloughs thousands of federal employees in Colorado, the state is reaching into its own pocket to ensure that work can continue on some roads and bridges damaged by flooding. Today, Governor John Hickenlooper said the state would pay the salary costs for 120 National Guard engineers, with some reimbursement coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>&quot;We want to make sure that we don&#39;t lose a single day in trying to get these roads open and getting these communities back together again.&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:39 +0000 Grace Hood & KUNC 9420 at http://krcc.org State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil http://krcc.org/post/wake-colo-floods-scramble-clean-spilled-oil The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/17/223315267/the-high-costs-of-colorados-high-water-by-the-numbers">heavy floodwaters</a> in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers, and the state's oil and gas industry is rushing to fix equipment damaged during the storm. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:42:00 +0000 Grace Hood 9163 at http://krcc.org In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil Rescue Efforts Ramp Up Across Waterlogged Colorado http://krcc.org/post/rescue-efforts-ramp-across-waterlogged-colorado After rain pummeled flooded communities over the weekend, long awaited sunshine poked through the clouds Monday. Towns are just starting to dry out from days of heavy rain and flooding.<p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:13:28 +0000 Grace Hood 8742 at http://krcc.org Rescue Efforts Ramp Up Across Waterlogged Colorado Larimer County Faces Frustrations And Optimism With Flooding http://krcc.org/post/larimer-county-faces-frustrations-and-optimism-flooding Rain ground recovery efforts from days of massive flooding across Colorado to a halt Sunday. Helicopters were prevented from conducting additional search and rescue efforts in Boulder and Larimer counties.<p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:02:47 +0000 Grace Hood 8678 at http://krcc.org Larimer County Faces Frustrations And Optimism With Flooding Partnership Seeks to Protect Watersheds from Fire Risks http://krcc.org/post/partnership-seeks-protect-watersheds-fire-risks <p>The Obama administration launched an initiative Friday aimed at reducing the risk of wildfire to water supplies in the West. As KUNC's Grace Hood reports, Colorado will be one of six states to see pilot projects.</p><p></p><p>Flows of ash and debris into streams after a wildfire can be damaging to the local water supply. Aiming to mitigate this problem, the US Departments of Agriculture and Interior signed a memorandum of understanding Friday. USDA Chief Tom Vilsack:</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:02:38 +0000 Grace Hood & Andrea Chalfin 5919 at http://krcc.org Partnership Seeks to Protect Watersheds from Fire Risks Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big? http://krcc.org/post/community-supported-agriculture-how-big-too-big The peak of the summer harvest is approaching, which means that if you have a community supported agriculture share, you may be receiving a daunting amount of fresh produce to cook every week.<p>In recent years, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/28/149564453/what-is-community-supported-agriculture-the-answer-keeps-changing">CSA model</a> has been attracting thousands of new farmers and consumers. Farmers like CSAs because they get money to cover the costs of production at the beginning of the season. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:56:00 +0000 Grace Hood 5704 at http://krcc.org Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big? Insurance Estimates Near $300 Million for Black Forest Fire http://krcc.org/post/insurance-estimates-near-300-million-black-forest-fire <p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:50:30 +0000 Grace Hood 5703 at http://krcc.org Insurance Estimates Near $300 Million for Black Forest Fire Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes http://krcc.org/post/banjo-billys-bus-tour-history-mystery-and-bad-jokes The rambling, funky ride called Banjo Billy's Bus Tours, in Boulder, Colo., is equal parts history, crime stories and comedy. It's all woven together by John Georgis — better known as Banjo Billy — in a playful, "choose your own adventure" style.<p>"You can either choose a PG tour, or a PG-13 tour, or an R-rated tour," he tells one group of riders. The crowd chooses the R-rated version, but they have to work for it.<p>"If you want the R-rated tour, you gotta say it like a pirate," Banjo says, drawing a bunch of "arrrrghs" from tour-goers. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:32:00 +0000 Grace Hood 5373 at http://krcc.org Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire http://krcc.org/post/year-later-few-residents-have-rebuilt-after-colorado-fire Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The blaze consumed 259 homes in the rural area, but so far only 10 households have finished rebuilding a year later.<p>As Gary and Martha Lemert sort through photographs from the High Park fire, it takes just one before and after shot to convey the complete devastation of their 10-acre property.<p>All they had left after the fire was a green roof that looked like it had been melted on top of gray rubble. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 09:05:00 +0000 Grace Hood 3878 at http://krcc.org A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing http://krcc.org/post/gunmaker-says-colorados-new-laws-will-send-it-packing Colorado responded to the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., by passing new gun control measures last month. That's not sitting well with several gun-related businesses in the Centennial State, where four companies have announced plans to relocate all or some of their operations.<p>Erie-based Magpul Industries is the largest company packing its bags. The 200-employee business makes high-capacity magazines, which the Colorado Legislature voted to ban. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:23:00 +0000 Grace Hood 1778 at http://krcc.org Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters http://krcc.org/post/battle-birds-drones-get-second-life-counting-critters The U.S. military and law enforcement agencies have seen <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2011/12/19/143952216/get-your-drones-here-is-npr-advertising-domestic-drone-use">increased public scrutiny</a> on the domestic use of the robotically piloted planes known as drones. Working on the sidelines of this debate, the U.S. Geological Survey has been trying to find a second life for retired military drones in the areas of environmental and wildlife management. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Grace Hood 1638 at http://krcc.org From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem http://krcc.org/post/legal-pot-sellers-big-tax-problem An obscure tax code provision crafted for drug dealers is giving state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries a headache.<p>In Colorado, federal income tax rates for dispensaries can soar as high as 70 percent because of a tax code section that does not allow businesses to claim certain deductions.<p>The section is known as 280E, and it was originally written for illegal drug traffickers. But today it's a thorn in the side of licensed dispensary owners like Erica Freeman.<p>Freeman is co-owner of Choice Organics in Fort Collins, Colo. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:17:00 +0000 Grace Hood 452 at http://krcc.org For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem