6:00am

Sat August 30, 2014
Garden Report

Spring Is The Status Quo, But Fall Planting Is Equally Effective

Most perennials are suited for fall planting.
Credit John / Flickr - Creative Commons

Spring may resemble the time when most gardeners commence planting, but autumn is just as good of a time when it comes to ideal conditions for establishing new plants. Whether to transplant new flora into the soil in fall or spring depends on the characteristics of the plant.

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5:00am

Sat August 30, 2014
Weather Nerding

Rainy Colorado Summer Likely To Turn Into Wet Autumn

The last 90 days of rainfall as a percent of normal shows parts of Northern and Eastern Colorado have been getting more rain than usual.
Credit National Weather Service

2:37pm

Fri August 29, 2014
Tour de Fat

Fort Collins Hosts Tour De Fat, Road Closures In Effect

Road closures and traffic delays are expected near and along the parade route.
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

If you plan on driving rather than cycling in downtown Fort Collins Saturday, you may want to consider an alternate route. New Belgium Brewery’s annual Tour de Fat parade commences Saturday morning and several road closures are in place with traffic delays expected.

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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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