11:14am

Fri July 25, 2014
Environment

Study: Powerful Insecticides Found Widespread In Midwest Waters

A new study found a class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in Midwest waterways.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

Powerful chemicals used by many farmers to ward off insects are making their way into Midwest rivers and streams, according to a study by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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8:30am

Fri July 25, 2014
Movies

Formula Weighs The Latest Visit To The 'Planet Of The Apes'

Caesar, as played by Andy Serkis, in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'
Twentieth Century Fox

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the latest incarnation of a movie franchise that’s been going for 46 years. Unfortunately, the situation hasn’t improved – people and apes are still going at it.

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7:36am

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

Personhood's Third Attempt Seeps Into Colorado's Close Senate Race

Opponents of Amendment 67 hold a rally at the state capitol in Denver. The amendment would give unborn babies the same constitutional and legal rights as a person.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Colorado voters will once again decide on an amendment that would give unborn babies the same constitutional and legal rights as a person. The measure is bringing out some familiar faces – it’s also impacting one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country.

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6:03am

Fri July 25, 2014
Energy & Water

Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water

Hydraulic fracturing trucks at a well site in Northern Colorado. The process involves pumping water, along with a mix of sand and proprietary chemicals, into a drilled well to aid in the extraction of the resources.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

Applications to the state to use deep aquifer water for hydraulic fracturing are surging in Colorado. Before 2011 there were no applications for oil and gas use.

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1:52pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Energy

Colorado Court Invalidates Longmont Fracking Ban

A maze of pipes used for hydraulically fracturing wells, on a well pad near the city of Longmont.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

A Boulder district court judge has ruled that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing is invalid.

The city had been sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the state of Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after it passed a measure banning the practice within city limits in November 2012

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Wilson Sayre was born and bred in Raleigh, N.C., home of the only real barbecue in the country (we're talking East here). She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she studied Philosophy.

Sayre took a year off school to live in a Zen monastery in Japan and quickly realized that a life of public radio would be a bit more forgiving. Upon returning to the States, she helped launch a news program at UNC’s college-radio station, WXYC. Through error and error, she taught herself how to make radio stories.

6:00am

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts District

Culturally Curious? Meet Cross-Cultured

A member holds up their Cross Cultured pass en route to an event at the Denver Art Museum.
Go Play Denver, via Twitter

Like many 20-somethings, Cory Montrevil is reluctant to commit to a long-term relationship. A new program, named Cross-Cultured, links young, short on cash, socially-active people, such as Montrevil, with 10 potential cultural partners and 30 events, all at a steep discount.

All that has him willing to take a chance - on the arts.

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3:35pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Politics

Stumping For Beauprez, Christie Stands Firm On Colorado Pot

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez talks to reporters with Chris Christie. Christie, the head of the Republican Governor's Association is in Colorado campaigning for Beauprez.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

While campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to back down from his comments made earlier in 2014, criticizing Colorado’s quality of life after legalizing recreational marijuana.

“We’ve got to stop in public life worrying about making everybody happy and faking it, like we’re going to agree all the time,” said Christie.

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2:47pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Business

Front Range Cities Top Forbes Biz-Friendly List

The historic courthouse in Greeley, which was named one of Forbes' top cities for business in 2014
J. Stephen Conn Flickr - Creative Commons

We all know Colorado is a great place to live and do business, thanks to a wealth of high-tech companies, a diverse economy, and plenty of highly educated workers. That’s why it’s not too surprising to see five Front Range cities performing well in Forbes’ Best and Worst Places for Business 2014.

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2:36pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Water

East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting

The Colorado River near Glenwood Springs.
Don Graham Flickr-Creative Commons

Water managers are taking the next steps in formulating a statewide water plan, following a meeting where representatives from Colorado's eight water basins met and presented drafts of their individual plans.

There have been longstanding tensions between the state's Western side and the Front Range over water transfers, and those differences came through in some of the presentations.

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