Mon September 15, 2014

Colorado Health Centers Get $5 Million To Serve Needy Patients

A sign directs patients in both English and Spanish at Sunrise Community Health Center
Erin O'Toole KUNC

Nearly all of Colorado’s community health centers are receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $4.7 million will help expand primary care services for low-income patients at 16 health centers across the state.

Read more


Mon September 15, 2014


Mon September 15, 2014
Arts District

What's An Art Car? In Short, Creativity Fueled Fun

"Phoenix the Dragon" released puffs of smoke and towered over parade spectators.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Nearly 80 art cars, some rumbling loudly and one flicking flames aloft, cruised through Trinidad Saturday, transforming the quiet community into a sculpture gallery on wheels.

Take a look through the slideshow and you'll see vehicles from as far away as Boston participated in the second annual “ArtoCade," which was launched by resident Rodney Wood on behalf of the city's tourism board.

Read more


Mon September 15, 2014
Arts & Life

5 Ways Colorado Libraries Are Going Beyond Books

As the photographer notes, "a skullless situation at Norlin" library on the campus of the University of Colorado, Sept. 2013.
Gaurav Vaidya Flickr - Creative Commons

Everyone knows what a library is about. Think rows of bookshelves and research computer terminals. People reading in quiet solitude.

But some Colorado libraries are starting to step outside these traditional definitions. Offering something more than just books, magazines and ebooks. In Arapahoe County, you can take Google Glass for a test spin. In Adams County you can print out your latest creation with the library's 3D printer.

Read more


Mon September 15, 2014
Craft Beer

At Hop Harvest, Colorado Craft Brewers Are All About Wet Hopping

Michel Watkins feeds fresh hops into a hop picker that farmer Glen Fuller imported from Europe.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

It's a warm, late-August day on Glen Fuller's Western Colorado farm, and a whiff of something vaguely citrus wisps through the air.

It's the smell of hops. The lush vines climb 18-feet high, drooping with cone-shaped flowers, nearly neon in their greenness. Fuller is in the middle of harvest, cutting vines by the row and feeding them through a machine to remove the aromatic cones. Many of his hops will be used nearly immediately, as Front Range brewers gear up for a seasonal brew called a "wet hopped beer."

Read more