9:57am

Fri August 29, 2014
National Parks

Drones Grounded In National Parks, For Now

Screencap from video uploaded by user Ryan Beck showing drone footage shot in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Ryan Beck YouTube.com

It’s now illegal to use drones within national parks in Colorado and across the country. The National Park Service initiated the ban in late June, but park officials had two months to implement the policy.

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6:00am

Fri August 29, 2014
Agriculture

Above Colorado’s Fruited Plains, Local Food Faces Hurdles

Yampa Valley Farms sit about 20 miles outside Steamboat Springs.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier. Despite the demand, making local food work in some places is decidedly more difficult than others. Steamboat Springs is one of those places.

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5:00am

Fri August 29, 2014
Movies

Who You Gonna Call? 30 Years On, The Answer's Still 'Ghostbusters'

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in 'Ghostbusters.'
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Aside from the furniture in her apartment and the costumes and hair worn by actress Sigourney Weaver, Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters hasn’t aged much.

You have to wonder why.

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1:44am

Fri August 29, 2014
StoryCorps

A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 6:00 am

Alton Yates says the trip on the high-speed sled could be painful, and frightening. But he also says, "We were anxious to get strapped into that seat to conduct the next experiment."
Courtesy of Alton Yates

In the mid-1950s, Alton Yates was preparing to graduate from high school. His mother had recently passed away, and his father was struggling to raise seven kids on his own.

"I knew that as soon as I finished high school I was going to have to help with taking care of the family," Yates tells his daughter, Toni, on a visit to StoryCorps in Jacksonville, Fla.

Most of the jobs available to him wouldn't pay well, so he decided to join the Air Force. They were looking for volunteers to help test the effects of space travel on the human body.

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10:30am

Thu August 28, 2014
Colorado

Coloradans Love Their Politically Purple State

Coloradans love their state in part due to its great access to places like Rocky Mountain National Park, shown here.
Frank Kovalchek Flickr-Creative Commons

If you live in Colorado and also think it's a great place to call home, you're not alone.

A new Gallup Poll shows that Centennial state residents rank their home as one of the better states to live in, and most of them don't want to leave.

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