8:10am

Mon September 22, 2014

5:00am

Mon September 22, 2014
Transportation

Fort Collins Get Ready: Yearlong Mulberry Detour Starts Tuesday

The current Mulberry Bridge was built in 1949 and is considered structurally deficient.
Credit City of Fort Collins

An 18-month construction project to replace the Highway 14 bridge over the Poudre River in Fort Collins may cause traffic headaches. The detour will begin Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

Work has already begun to replace the bridge, also known as the Mulberry Bridge in Fort Collins, but the yearlong traffic detour it will require has many motorists worried.

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5:00am

Mon September 22, 2014
Business

Turf Toes, A Startup With CSU Accelerator Support, Wants You To Walk On Grass

Tanner Eley, left, and Braxton Norwood show off their product, Turf Toes.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

Braxton Norwood wants you to enjoy the feeling of grass between your toes – all day long. Norwood, a Colorado State University student and budding entrepreneur, has launched a company called Turf Toes.

The company's name describes its product. They create sandals with bottoms made from artificial turf. If that sounds…scratchy, Norwood, who spent a summer working for an artificial turf company, and is somewhat obsessed with fake grass, offers a spirited pitch.

"It's crazy how much it looks and even feels like actual grass," said the clean-cut senior, whose smile conveys confident enthusiasm. "Most sandals after you wear them for a while, wear out. We like to think of our sandals as wearing in. They get better over time," he said.

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5:00am

Mon September 22, 2014
Tossed Out

Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

About 35 million tons of food was dumped in landfills across the U.S. in 2012, compared to 29 million tons of plastic and 24 million tons of paper.
Credit Pat Aylward / NET News

It’s a hot summer day outside of Lincoln, Nebraska and Jack Chappelle is knee-deep in trash. He’s wading in to rotting vegetables, half-eaten burgers and tater tots. Lots of tater tots.

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3:05pm

Sat September 20, 2014
Arts & Life

Alpenglow Music Festival: Inspired By Nature

Frisco, Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

With fall colors across Summit County providing visual beauty, the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Summit County brought aural beauty to Colorado’s High Country.

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