6:00am

Sat August 23, 2014
Garden Report

How To Diagnose An Ailing Plant

Irregular patterns are an indication of disease rather than environmental factors.
Credit Penn State / Flickr - Creative Commons

When things go wrong with plants there are steps to get to the root of the problem. Systematic sleuthing considers all of the possibilities when identifying the source of the cause behind a sick plant.

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5:00am

Sat August 23, 2014
Transportation

No More Freebies: Fort Collins’ MAX Bus To Start Charging

Grace Hood KUNC

August 23 marks the last day of free rides along the Fort Collins bus rapid transit system. Starting August 25, the city will begin charging riders $1.25 for trips along the Mason Street corridor.

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2:43pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Men In America

In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 6:09 pm

The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby."
Luke Runyon KUNC

Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.

Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.

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8:59am

Fri August 22, 2014
Energy

See The Burn: New Map Shows Flaring In Your State

A well site flares outside of Longmont, Colo., in Weld County, June 2014.
Jim Hill KUNC

Flaring – the practice of burning natural gas, often when it's produced as a byproduct of oil drilling – has come under scrutiny in recent years. In part this is because new oil plays are resulting in a lot of gas being flared off.

A new map released by the group SkyTruth uses U.S. satellite data to show flaring in the United States You can see flaring between March and August 2014, and zoom in and out to see flaring in specific locations.

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5:00am

Fri August 22, 2014
Reporter's Notebook

Boom And Bust Along Colorado's Pawnee Pioneer Trails Byway

Colorado has 25 historic and scenic byways, the Pawnee Pioneer Trails are 128 miles found on the eastern plains.
Grace Hood KUNC

Small town, rural life has always fascinated me. I’ve met Coloradans who find the wide, open skies of the plains compelling. There’s something about the feeling you get from just being there, they say.

To get a sense of this region, I decided to drive along the Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway.

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