Marci Krivonen http://www.kunc.org en Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters http://www.kunc.org/post/big-water-boosts-flows-whitewater-rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/photo_%2811%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 57505 at http://www.kunc.org Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide http://www.kunc.org/post/geologists-soft-rock-steep-slope-contributors-collbran-mudslide The area where the Collbran mudslide happened has seen similar slides in the past. Geologists say relatively weak rock and steep terrain create a recipe for such natural disasters. Still, Colorado in general is less vulnerable to slides than wetter areas, like the west coast. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kajx/audio/2014/05/MUDSLIDE_GEOLOGISTS_PERSPECTIVE_mk.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Geological Survey began mapping landslides near </span>Collbran<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the 1980’s. Wed, 28 May 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 57089 at http://www.kunc.org Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide Ski Resorts Work To Turn China's Middle Class Into Snow Bunnies http://www.kunc.org/post/colo-ski-resorts-work-draw-business-chinas-middle-class Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Colorado's ski resorts are looking far and wide for potential customers, including emerging markets like China. About 12 percent of visitors to the state's ski areas come from overseas. And with China's middle class growing, Colorado resorts are looking to profit. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:44:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 52573 at http://www.kunc.org Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million http://www.kunc.org/post/red-canyon-firefighting-costs-top-1-million Once again, this summer, the Western United States saw plenty of forest fires. Many of them, like California’s Rim Fire, continue to burn. When the flames are extinguished, the dollar signs emerge. States handle fire suppression costs differently. In Colorado, it depends on what kind of land is burning and how big the blaze is.<p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:24:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 49176 at http://www.kunc.org Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/moose-population-healthier-ever-colorado <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201308/moose_up_close.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlike other Western states, Colorado’s moose population is growing. It’s healthier than ever with an estimated 2300 moose across the state. While other states are grappling with why their herds are shrinking, Colorado is studying the population’s fast growth. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more.</span><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:45:04 +0000 Marci Krivonen 48864 at http://www.kunc.org Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado