News http://krcc.org en The Middle Distance: Unlike Any Other http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-unlike-any-other-0 <p></p><div class="page" title="Page 1"><div class="section"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 6.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">I get up, as usual, brew one strong cup of coffee, grab a bucket and scissors and walk through the half-lighted dawn, down the alley to the garden where I cut flowers, pick herbs, weed a little and check the progress of the squash and tomatoes. Cool nights and wet days have slowed the development of their fruits. Their leaves and vines reach skyward for the sun they crave. </span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Noel Black 22635 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance: Unlike Any Other HSPPR Pet of the Day: Lucky http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-lucky <p>If you are looking for a good luck charm, HSPPR has the perfect one right here! Hi, I'm Lucky, a 10-year-old neutered schnauzer mix. I came in to HSPPR as a very matted stray. Their fantastic volunteer groomers cleaned me up and made me comfortable again, and now my handsome face and personality can shine! I am friendly with people and other dogs. I seem to be housebroken, though I will need to learn the rules in your house. Come give me the best home ever for my retirement! &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 22686 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Lucky Proposed Rules to Reduce Carbon Emissions the Subject of EPA Hearings in Denver http://krcc.org/post/proposed-rules-reduce-carbon-emissions-subject-epa-hearings-denver <p>Hundreds of people are expected to testify in Denver this week on proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Denver hearing is one of several the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting across the country on the plans.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty-nine year old Stanley </span>Sturgill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is from a small </span>coalmining<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> town in southeastern Kentucky. He flew to Denver for the day just to make his voice heard…</span></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22646 at http://krcc.org Proposed Rules to Reduce Carbon Emissions the Subject of EPA Hearings in Denver HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rocco http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-rocco <p></p><p>Hi, I'm Rocco. I'm a 4-year-old, neutered long-haired brown and white tiger. I came to HSPPR because my family was moving and couldn’t keep me. I got along great with the small dogs in my last home, and I have made fast friends with the other kitties in HSPPR's colony room. I'm not much for playing, but I love sitting in laps and purring up a storm. Come meet me today! Or better yet, just come by our cat colony room, and I will be sure to run right up to you.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 22641 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rocco HSPPR Pet of the Day: Lucas http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-lucas <p></p><p>The nose knows! And in&nbsp;my case, that nose knows quite a bit. I'm a handsome neutered 6-year-old&nbsp;fox terrier/sheepdog mix, and you will fall in love with my deep eyes and long, long, LONG snout. I enjoy having doggie friends to play with (as long as they can match me in doggie energy!), and I love going on walks with my special people. I have&nbsp;a LOT of energy, so I need a family who can take me outside to do all those fun summer activities! Could I be the nose you’re looking for?</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 22589 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Lucas Colorado’s Best Beaches http://krcc.org/post/colorado-s-best-beaches <p></p><p>Summer’s end already looms near. How can that be? But it’s true – some kids go back to school in less than a month.</p><p>Sooo ….</p><p>Have you been to the beach yet?</p><p>Even though Colorado is a landlocked state, plenty of Rocky Mountain lakes and reservoirs offer miles of shoreline for swimming, playing or just relaxing by a sparkling body of water.</p><p>Right here in Colorado Springs, we have Prospect Lake with a roped-off swim beach and lots of sand for building castles. They even supply the buckets. And if you’re unsure of your swim skills, there’s a lifeguard on duty.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Linda DuVal 21741 at http://krcc.org Colorado’s Best Beaches 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 TIGER Grant Announcement Expected this Fall http://krcc.org/post/tiger-grant-announcement-expected-fall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recipients of an annual federal transportation grant are expected to be announced this fall. As </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, officials in Southern Colorado are hoping the grant will help keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line on its current route.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The grant is known as the TIGER grant, and is part of a federal funding program that helps finance large transportation projects nationwide.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Tucker Hampson 22435 at http://krcc.org TIGER Grant Announcement Expected this Fall Mutton Busting: A Rodeo Tradition http://krcc.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition <p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mutton busting has its roots in Colorado, where it was first introduced in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The crowd-pleaser is now a favorite at many rodeos and county fairs across the Midwest and Great Plains.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:56:12 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media & KUNC 22444 at http://krcc.org Mutton Busting: A Rodeo Tradition Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Springs Native and Marketplace Reporter's First Documentary http://krcc.org/post/breaking-cycle-poverty-springs-native-and-marketplace-reporters-first-documentary <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Colorado Springs native, and <em>Marketplace</em> Education Correspondent Amy Scott is in the process of finishing her first documentary called <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/834506127/oyler-a-documentary-film"><em>Oyler</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The Big Something’s Noel Black spoke with her about the story.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/sites/default/iframes/oneschool/av.html">HERE</a> to check out Scott's <em>Marketplace</em> multi-media pieces on Oyler.</p><p>Watch the trailer below:</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:02:29 +0000 Noel Black 22441 at http://krcc.org Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Springs Native and Marketplace Reporter's First Documentary The Middle Distance 7.25.14: A Happy Tune http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-72514-happy-tune <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:24:20 +0000 Jake Brownell 22422 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance 7.25.14: A Happy Tune Volunteer Waldo Canyon Restoration Projects Continue http://krcc.org/post/volunteer-waldo-canyon-restoration-projects-continue <p>Waldo Canyon restoration continues this weekend on Saturday with an effort from Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:18:21 +0000 Tucker Hampson 22406 at http://krcc.org Volunteer Waldo Canyon Restoration Projects Continue Judge Rules Against Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban http://krcc.org/post/judge-rules-against-colorados-gay-marriage-ban <p>A federal judge in Colorado struck down the state’s gay marriage ban Wednesday. The judge put a temporary hold on the decision so the state can appeal it to a higher court. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:41:51 +0000 Bente Birkeland & AP 22387 at http://krcc.org Judge Rules Against Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban 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 Post-Flood Planning in Boulder County http://krcc.org/post/post-flood-planning-boulder-county <p><br />The historic September 2013 flood reshaped waterways across Colorado’s northern Front Range, making major changes to both the manmade and natural environments.&nbsp; Over the past ten months, homeowners, planners and policy makers have grappled with difficult decisions over where and how to rebuild, and when to let Mother Nature take her new course.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Sam Fuqua 22325 at http://krcc.org Post-Flood Planning in Boulder County 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 Colorado Springs' Park Master Plan Open for Comments http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-park-master-plan-open-comments <p>The city of Colorado Springs is accepting public comments on their new Park System Master Plan.&nbsp; KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan looks to address the most important issues for the upcoming decade. The Executive Director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition is participating in the blueprint process, and TOSC Advocacy Director Bill Koerner says one of the issues in the draft is the need for more open space.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:27:35 +0000 Tucker Hampson 22262 at http://krcc.org Colorado Springs' Park Master Plan Open for Comments The North Rim – Across the Great Divide http://krcc.org/post/north-rim-across-great-divide <p>The Grand Canyon has a split personality.</p><p>Your experience at one of America’s most iconic sights may well depend on <em>which</em> Grand Canyon you choose.</p><p>The popular South Rim bustles with activity, with 45 million visitors a year vying for parking spots, rooms at lodges, tables in restaurants and even a place in line at the gift shop check-out.</p><p>There’s a town, Tusayan, just outside the park, with still more lodging and dining options. The South Rim is accessible most of the year.</p><p>Then there’s the North Rim.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Linda DuVal 21736 at http://krcc.org The North Rim – Across the Great Divide Reporter Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado's Courts http://krcc.org/post/reporter-roundtable-same-sex-marriage-colorados-courts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge in Denver said Colorado’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and three county clerks have been issuing marriage licenses in the state. </span>Bente<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Birkeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks to statehouse reporters about the changes and what it means politically.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:27:21 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22158 at http://krcc.org Reporter Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado's Courts The Middle Distance 7.18.14: Our Houses, Ourselves http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-71814-our-houses-ourselves <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">I’ve moved recently and have survived to tell the tale. Here are a few moving tips that might make your transition from old home to new home a little less difficult.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:36:26 +0000 Jake Brownell 22078 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance 7.18.14: Our Houses, Ourselves Opera Theatre of The Rockies Tackles a Broadway Classic http://krcc.org/post/opera-theatre-rockies-tackles-broadway-classic <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:34:44 +0000 Jake Brownell 22112 at http://krcc.org Opera Theatre of The Rockies Tackles a Broadway Classic 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 Mitigation Efforts Helping Ease Impacts of Heavy Rain http://krcc.org/post/mitigation-efforts-helping-ease-impacts-heavy-rain <p>Impacts from rains like Wednesday’s downpour in El Paso County are lessened due to mitigation work that’s taken place. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:59:13 +0000 Tucker Hampson 22110 at http://krcc.org Mitigation Efforts Helping Ease Impacts of Heavy Rain Gov. Pulls the Plug on Special Legislative Session for Oil & Gas Rules http://krcc.org/post/gov-pulls-plug-special-legislative-session-oil-gas-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said there weren’t enough stakeholders on board for a bi-partisan solution.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We continue to believe that the right way to solve complex issues like these is through the legislative process and through transparent rule making.”</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:04 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22070 at http://krcc.org Gov. Pulls the Plug on Special Legislative Session for Oil & Gas Rules CDOT Installs New Flood Monitoring Equipment in Williams Canyon http://krcc.org/post/cdot-installs-new-flood-monitoring-equipment-williams-canyon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Williams Canyon is getting new rain-monitoring equipment from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the US Geological Survey.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on the installations taking place this week.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:01:28 +0000 Tucker Hampson 22039 at http://krcc.org CDOT Installs New Flood Monitoring Equipment in Williams Canyon What Does Hegel Have to Do With The Motorcycle Helmet? http://krcc.org/post/what-does-hegel-have-do-motorcycle-helmet <p></p><p>The <a href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1309315">4<sup>th</sup> International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference</a> will take place beginning tomorrow, July 17 through Saturday. Conference organizer and UCCS Professor Alex Ilysova spoke with The Big Something’s Noel Black about the kinds of films and lectures the average motorcycle enthusiast can expect.</p><p>Click <a href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1309315">HERE</a> for more information and to register.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Noel Black 21705 at http://krcc.org What Does Hegel Have to Do With The Motorcycle Helmet? Pueblo's Old Bojon Town Celebrates Heritage; Eligible for Historic District Designation http://krcc.org/post/pueblos-old-bojon-town-celebrates-heritage-eligible-historic-district-designation <p>Part of a small neighborhood near the former Colorado Fuel and Iron steel mill in southeast Pueblo could become a national historic district. As a post-World War II working class neighborhood, it’s not the kind of place you’d normally expect to get this kind of recognition. It’s long been known as Old Bojon Town after the Eastern European immigrants who came to work at the mill.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Shanna Lewis 22001 at http://krcc.org Pueblo's Old Bojon Town Celebrates Heritage; Eligible for Historic District Designation '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 HSPPR Pet of the Day: Opal http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-opal <p>An understated gem with many layers of hidden beauty, the opal is a favorite jewel of many. And as my name is Opal, I am&nbsp;no exception! A 3-year-old spayed longhair, I have been living on the streets for quite some time, but now I am looking for a gentle, mature new home to take care of me for the rest of my life. I can be very shy at first, and I might spend the first few days communing with the underside of your bed, but if you have the patience and love to give me a chance, I will be the jewel of your life!</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 21940 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Opal South Park City: The Old West Town That Never Was http://krcc.org/post/south-park-city-old-west-town-never-was <p></p><p>Step off the boardwalks onto the dusty streets of South Park City, and you step back in time. Is it too much, then, to ask that a pair of gunslingers appear for a shoot-out?</p><p>Well, probably.</p><p>This isn’t a Western ghost town – though you could fool some folks. It’s a museum in the old mining town of Fairplay.</p><p>And it’s nothing like the adult cartoon series on TV. No snarky little kids, crude language or dark humor. Just history that practically comes alive before you.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Linda DuVal 21085 at http://krcc.org South Park City: The Old West Town That Never Was