Rural http://www.kunc.org en 'Tumbleweed Eater' Works to Take a Bite Out of the Invasive Plant http://www.kunc.org/post/tumbleweed-eater-works-take-bite-out-invasive-plant It’s harvest season in El Paso County, but this crop isn’t exactly what one might expect. KRCC's Tucker Hampson reports.<p>&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/krcc/audio/2014/06/062514Tumbleweed_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Skid Steer Loader, which looks kind of like a big Bobcat, pulls tumbleweeds out of a ditch. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:11:54 +0000 Tucker Hampson 58252 at http://www.kunc.org 'Tumbleweed Eater' Works to Take a Bite Out of the Invasive Plant Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? http://www.kunc.org/post/will-war-rural-colorado-play-ballot-box <p>There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58009 at http://www.kunc.org Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband http://www.kunc.org/post/more-tech-farm-rural-colorado-left-waiting-wanting-broadband <p>People living in many parts of rural Colorado still don’t have access to high speed Internet. It’s a problem for schools and businesses, and in eastern Colorado it is making it harder for farmers to take full advantage of the latest technology even as state lawmakers passed legislation to try and even the playing field.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:28:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 57452 at http://www.kunc.org With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-behind-us-farmer-suicide <p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 55647 at http://www.kunc.org What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House http://www.kunc.org/post/unlocking-prairie-secrets-sod-house <p>Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century. To do that, they’re working with a team of archaeologists and historians dissecting a sod house, a house built out of bricks cut from dirt.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jackie Sojico & Harvest Public Media 55493 at http://www.kunc.org Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House