holiday http://krcc.org en Public Safety Crews on Alert During Independence Day Weekend http://krcc.org/post/public-safety-crews-alert-during-independence-day-weekend <p>Public safety crews in Southern Colorado are gearing up for this Independence Day weekend. As KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports, that includes being on the lookout for illegal fireworks.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent wet weather means Colorado Springs is bringing back its annual fireworks display, but hot and dry weather is in the forecast.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado Springs Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper says that means fire danger is still a reality.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:39:25 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21452 at http://krcc.org Public Safety Crews on Alert During Independence Day Weekend July 4th Weekend Means Heavy Traffic Throughout Colorado http://krcc.org/post/july-4th-weekend-means-heavy-traffic-throughout-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coloradoans</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are preparing to hit the road for the July </span>4<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> holiday weekend.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising gas prices are still 7 cents lower on average than last year, and are expected to have little effect on the number of Colorado residents traveling 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:17:36 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21310 at http://krcc.org July 4th Weekend Means Heavy Traffic Throughout Colorado Christmas Tree Hunting in Pike National Forest: An Audio Postcard http://krcc.org/post/christmas-tree-hunting-pike-national-forest-audio-postcard <p>It’s an annual tradition in the Rocky Mountain Region for folks to search for holiday trees in the National Forests.&nbsp; Permitting has largely closed for the season, but KRCC’s Maggie Spencer recently set out into the Pikes Peak Ranger District with fire prevention officer Dawn Sanchez and found the Gurzi’s of Colorado Springs on the hunt for their tree. She brought back this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Maggie Spencer 12910 at http://krcc.org Christmas Tree Hunting in Pike National Forest: An Audio Postcard 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