News http://krcc.org en 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 HSPPR Pet of the Day: Calypso http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-calypso <p>If you are looking for a charming nymph who can’t wait to stay with you forever, come meet me, Calypso, a 5-year-old spayed tortie.&nbsp;I love getting attention and meeting new people friends, but&nbsp;I might not warm up to other animal friends without a good introduction period.&nbsp;I have a mighty purrbox, and&nbsp;I will sit in your lap for hours. You didn’t have anything else to do, right?&nbsp;I'm a great conversationalist, and&nbsp;I can’t wait to tell you all about myself!</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 22323 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Calypso 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 HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rascal http://krcc.org/post/hsppr-pet-day-rascal <p></p><p>This little Rascal can’t wait to go home with you. Hi, I'm Rascal. I'm a neutered 8-year-old sable beagle pug mix. I am one tail-wagging little fellow. I enjoy making friends and am friendly with everyone I meet! I might be a little older, but this great little guy still has lots of life and love left to give you. And you will fall in love with that adorable little pug face! Come adopt me today! &nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 HSPPR 22250 at http://krcc.org HSPPR Pet of the Day: Rascal 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 Maketa Recall Effort Fails http://krcc.org/post/maketa-recall-effort-fails <p>Embattled El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will not face a recall election in November.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizers of the effort had until 1:00 Saturday to turn in the more than 44,000 signatures needed for the recall. </span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:31:01 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & AP 21860 at http://krcc.org Maketa Recall Effort Fails 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 TV Segment to Highlight Pueblo's Arts, Culture http://krcc.org/post/tv-segment-highlight-pueblos-arts-culture <p>A film crew from a lifestyle program airing on public TV stations is visiting Pueblo. &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> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:23:17 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21804 at http://krcc.org TV Segment to Highlight Pueblo's Arts, Culture Planning for the Future: Water Education for Colorado's Youth http://krcc.org/post/planning-future-water-education-colorados-youth <p><br />When it comes to water, Colorado’s kids can expect to face a challenging future;&nbsp; a growing population and increasing demand may mean difficult trade-offs.&nbsp; That’s one reason educators and policy-makers say it’s critical to teach young people about water management.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:00:06 +0000 Sam Fuqua 21775 at http://krcc.org Planning for the Future: Water Education for Colorado's Youth Stormwater Task Force Seeks Public Input http://krcc.org/post/stormwater-task-force-seeks-public-input <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The committee tasked with addressing </span>stormwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> needs throughout the Pikes Peak region is hosting several community meetings to talk about their new draft plan.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:54:26 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21581 at http://krcc.org Stormwater Task Force Seeks Public Input Hear, Here! heads to Nationals: An Interview with Susan Peiffer and Mallory http://krcc.org/post/hear-here-heads-nationals-interview-susan-peiffer-and-mallory <p></p><p>Local poetry slam team from <a href="http://cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/hear-here/">Hear, Here!</a> will head to the <a href="http://nps2014.poetryslam.com/">national slam competition</a> from August 5th. We spoke with curator Susan Peiffer and Mallary McHenry about slam poetry, the Colorado Springs style and their campaign to raise money to get to nationals.</p><p>Click <a href="https://www.booster.com/hearhere">HERE</a> to buy a limited edition t-shirt that will contribute Hear, Here!'s travel and expenses.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Noel Black 21703 at http://krcc.org Hear, Here! heads to Nationals: An Interview with Susan Peiffer and Mallory The Middle Distance 7.11.14: Jump In http://krcc.org/post/middle-distance-71114-jump <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:58:09 +0000 Jake Brownell 21766 at http://krcc.org The Middle Distance 7.11.14: Jump In Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch Evacuated as Precaution; Conditions Seen as Learning Opportunity http://krcc.org/post/spanish-peaks-scout-ranch-evacuated-precaution-conditions-seen-learning-opportunity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">100 boy scouts were evacuated early Tuesday morning&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch in Southern CO when heavy rains caused a nearby creek to rise.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:38:15 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21624 at http://krcc.org Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch Evacuated as Precaution; Conditions Seen as Learning Opportunity 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