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3:17pm

Tue May 24, 2011
Environment

Federal Funding Uncertain for School Bus Emissions Program

Grace Hood

As schools start wrapping up for summer recess, several Colorado districts will begin retrofitting aging diesel school busses to clean up emissions. But a federal funding source that’s traditionally kept this program afloat could be in jeopardy for next year.

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2:45pm

Tue May 24, 2011
Flooding Threat

Weekend Temperatures Could Increase Mountain Flooding

Creative Commons

The northeastern plains of Colorado are under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning. Heavy, slow-moving storms could drop between 2 to 4 inches rain. The cooler weather is also delaying the flood threat from snowmelt – but not for much longer.

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1:55pm

Tue May 24, 2011
Housing

Single-Family Rental Vacancies at All-Time Low in metro Denver

Creative Commons

The single-family rental vacancy rate in the metro Denver area has fallen to an all-time low. And while demand for the properties is high, rents aren’t keeping pace with inflation.

The vacancy rate for single-family homes, condos and other small properties across metro Denver fell to 1.4% in the first quarter of the year.  That’s compared to 3.1% for the first quarter of 2010.  Colorado Division of Housing Spokesman Ryan Mcmaken says in spite of declining vacancies, rents are largely flat across the metro area.

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6:00am

Tue May 24, 2011
State Politics

Campaign Season Comes to Colorado

Colorado Statesman

The 2012 Presidential race unofficially arrived in Colorado last week when Vice President Joe Biden held a fundraising breakfast on behalf of President Obama. Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff talks to KUNC’s Brian Larson about how state Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for next year's race.

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2:38pm

Mon May 23, 2011
Politics

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Colorado Tax Law

A lawsuit that seeks to overturn Colorado’s strict tax and spending laws was filed Monday in federal court in Denver.

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