6:30am

Tue September 2, 2014
Firefighters

Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling For Recruits

Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Brita Horn is also the Routt County treasurer and a part-time EMT.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

In many parts of Colorado when you dial 9-1-1 to report a fire, the firefighters who arrive to extinguish it are volunteers. These firefighters have other jobs, and serve half of the state’s population. But Colorado has an ever-shrinking pool of volunteers, leaving many communities at risk.

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5:00am

Mon September 1, 2014
Music

On Tour With The Everymen Of The Hard Working Americans

From left to right, Jesse Aycock, Neal Casal and Todd Snider of Hard Working Americans.
Jim Hill KUNC

Hard Working Americans are a super group with a diverse background, consisting of Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal from the Chris Robinson brotherhood, Chad Staehly from Great American Taxi, Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock of Jars of Clay and Garth Brooks.

The band lives up to its name - they've been on the road since they formed.

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6:00am

Sun August 31, 2014
My Farm Roots

My Farm Roots: She's Her Dad's 'Son'

Emily Robbins, 27, at a Kansas City coffee house.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

Emily Robbins is a city girl now.

Well, I’m using that term as a cliché. Robbins, 27, lives in Kansas City and works as an engineer at a large firm. She is part of a profession that is made up of just 14 percent women.

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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

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