Tue July 8, 2014

It’s Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons Of Water

Aerial view of the new town of Battlement Mesa under construction during the oil shale boom in Garfield County. August 27, 1981.
Elderkin, R.L. Jr. U.S. Geological Survey

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.

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.

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On The Media

Your weekly one-hour guide to how the media sausage is made.


Mon July 7, 2014

After Positive Fort Collins Test, What To Know About Tularemia

Wild rabbits are known carriers of tularemia, which was recently found in a dead one in Fort Collins.
Jimmy Thomas Flickr-Creative Commons

A wild rabbit in Fort Collins recently tested positive for a disease called tularemia, a very infectious disease that can sicken humans as well as animals, the Larimer County Health Department reported.

So how worried should you be?

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Mon July 7, 2014
inTune Station Blog

From Neil Best's Desk: A Weekend Frontier Of Creativity, Storytelling And New Sounds

Beginning this weekend, July 12, artistic change is coming to weekends on KUNC. We are introducing eight engaging shows that offer tremendous creativity. From ground-breaking storytelling hours, to dynamic public affairs offerings, to the Colorado music scene, KUNC’s new weekend schedule will offer an even more vibrant listening experience whenever you choose to tune in.

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Sat July 5, 2014

Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way

States in the Mountain West make up the majority of breweries.
Credit Jeremy Brooks / Flickr - Creative Commons

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.

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Sat July 5, 2014
marc on the blues

More Than A Sideman, Bob Stroger Has Played Bass With Many Blues Greats

Screencap from a YouTube performance of Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin playing at the 19th Lucerne Blues Fesitval, Nov. 2013.
jorjunkel YouTube

Bass player and singer/songwriter Bob Stroger has played with some pretty impressive talent: Eddie King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim, Louisiana Red, Homesick James, Mississippi Heat, Snooky Pryor, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

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Sat July 5, 2014
inTune Station Blog

New Weekend Schedule Coming

Robert Ashworth Flickr - Creative Commons

Starting July 12, KUNC's weekend lineup will change with a new focus on music, creativity, and storytelling. Many favorites are moving back to requested times, while we are pleased to announce that KUNC is debuting several new future favorites.

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Sat July 5, 2014
The Garden Report

Caring For Heat Stressed Plants In Colorado's Climate

Wilted leaves can be a sign of either not enough or too much moisture.
Credit Cameron / Flickr - Creative Commons

The middle of the summer in Northern Colorado is characterized by sweltering heat, with daytime highs in the 90’s. That means many plants will suffer from the hot Colorado sun. While trees come equipped to respond to sweltering temperatures, smaller garden plants are more vulnerable.

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Sat July 5, 2014

Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain

Memorial to 14 firefighters who died on Storm King Mountain. Taken June 27, 2014.
U.S. Forest Service photo U.S. Dept of Agriculture


Fri July 4, 2014

'Korengal,' A Retread Whose Subject Matter Still Grips

Second Platoon Soldiers on patrol near table rock.
Outpost Films

The new documentary Korengal shows American soldiers in Afghanistan, yet the footage is less new; it’s made from material not used in an earlier film by the same directors.

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