5:00am

Thu October 30, 2014
Environment

State Officials: Trout Restoration Planning 'Ongoing' Since 2013 Floods

A view of state infrastructure destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period, during flood rescue and recovery operations in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 16, 2013.
DVIDSHUB Creative Commons

On the heels of a story published in the Coloradoan linking declining trout populations to road reconstruction after the 2013 floods, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it did not disregard the impact that repairs have on the natural environment, and the trout population.

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5:00am

Thu October 30, 2014
Arts District

History Was Impetus, But It's Future Work That Drives Judy Chicago

One of Judy Chicago's latest works, part of her 'Heads Up' series.
Carrie Saldo, Arts District

Judy Chicago has long trumpeted the significant achievements of her gender. Often regarded as the mother of the feminist art movement, she – at 75 – is far more interested in work she's yet to conceive than her past labors.

"I've had a real battle," Chicago said reflecting on her career. "I've had reviews that are so awful the earth is supposed to open up and you are supposed to get into it, dig yourself underneath the ground, and never appear again."

That she refused to bury herself and continues to create new work inspired Denver's Red Line gallery to take a different approach to celebrating Chicago's career, five-decades in the making.

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2:35pm

Wed October 29, 2014
USA Pro Cycling

Women's Race Added To 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

A women's time trial during the London 2012 Olympics. Officials with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge say the 2015 women's race will attract riders of this caliber to Colorado. Taken on Aug. 1, 2012.
Credit Mark Ireland / Flickr - Creative Commons

For the first time women will have their own race in the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After four races of male only cyclists, officials are confident that the time is right.

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9:16am

Wed October 29, 2014
Internet Access

Why Colorado Towns Have To Vote If They Want Better Broadband

A brochure urges residents of the towns of Wray and Yuma, and Yuma County, to vote to override a Colorado Senate Bill prohibiting their municpalities from providing broadband infrastructure.
Better Internet for Yuma County

In 2005, under pressure from the telecom company Qwest (now CenturyLink), Colorado legislators passed a bill prohibiting towns, cities and counties in the state from getting into the cable and broadband business, or even constructing or operating facilities for such services.

Yet as mainstream Internet providers have failed to provide affordable high-speed service in many parts of the state, many municipalities are itching to do just that. That's why citizens are seeing efforts to override this law, called Senate Bill 05-152 [.pdf], on their November 2014 election ballots in at least seven Colorado towns and counties.

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6:49am

Wed October 29, 2014

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