Western Slope http://www.kunc.org en It’s Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons Of Water http://www.kunc.org/post/it-s-official-colorado-oil-shale-development-would-use-tons-water <p>Energy development takes water, and in Colorado, water is a precious resource. That is why debate has raged for years over just how much water one type of energy development – oil shale – would use.</p><p>Now, environmentalists say they have forced one company, Chevron, to admit that developing oil shale in Western Colorado would use a whole lot of water.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:27:06 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58706 at http://www.kunc.org It’s Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons Of Water Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination http://www.kunc.org/post/working-out-kinks-rebrand-colorado-agritourism-destination <p>Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 58229 at http://www.kunc.org Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination 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 Rescuers Halt Search For 3 Missing After Sunday's Landslide Near Collbran http://www.kunc.org/post/three-missing-after-massive-landslide-collbran <div>&#160;</div><div><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Officials said energy resources in the area were also threatened by debris and energy companies had to bring in a bulldozer on Monday to try and clear a road for workers to access condensate tanks, which are used in natural gas production in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, in order to drain them." data-attribution="Credit Mesa County Sheriff&#039;s Office" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvnf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/landslide_near_gas.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>&#160;&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kvnf/audio/2014/06/Landslide_Update_052714_LP.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Three people are missing including a county worker and his son after Sunday's massive landslide outside of the town of Collbran.&#160;</span><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:13:11 +0000 Laura Palmisano 57035 at http://www.kunc.org Rescuers Halt Search For 3 Missing After Sunday's Landslide Near Collbran Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities http://www.kunc.org/post/water-board-sets-allotment-northern-colorado-farmers-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northern Colorado farmers and municipalities will see a bump from last fall in how much supplemental water they receive from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which pulls Western Slope water to the Front Range.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:20:41 +0000 Luke Runyon 55381 at http://www.kunc.org Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities