5:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
Wildfires

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

7:00am

Fri July 4, 2014
Movies

'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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5:30am

Fri July 4, 2014
Weather Nerding

July Outlook Wet For Colorado, But It's Not Because Of El Niño

The July precipitation outlook shows a chance for greater than average rainfall across Colorado and much of the Rocky Mountains
National Weather Service

Coloradans may be thankful they don't live in hurricane country, as our Independence Day forecast looks mostly sunny.

That dry weather may not last, however. According to projections from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, July – typically the start of monsoon season – is likely to be wetter than average. It's also supposed to be slightly cooler than normal. Five of Denver's warmest July's have occurred in the past decade, with the warmest ever July taking place in 2012.

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5:00am

Fri July 4, 2014
Environment

As RMNP Summer Visitation Peaks, Flood Damage Remains Visible

A washed out section of Old Fall River Road, which has yet to be repaired since September's flooding.
Rocky Mountain National Park

11:59am

Thu July 3, 2014
Environment

Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing

Oilfield waste arrives by truck at a wastewater disposal facility near Platteville, Colo., Jan. 2013. No earthquakes are associated with injection at the site in this photograph.
William Ellsworth USGS

Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma with wastewater injection wells associated with the oil and gas industry, in a new paper published in the journal Science.

Four injection wells with a "high rate" of injection, meaning they accepted a large quantity of barrels of wastewater per month, likely caused 20 percent of earthquakes in that area from 2008-2013, the researchers said.

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6:30am

Thu July 3, 2014
Oil and Gas

Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints

A drilling operation with a nearby subdivision in the background near Mead, Colo., pictured in August 2012.
Jim Hill KUNC

5:00am

Thu July 3, 2014
Arts District

For Loveland Artists, Ancestral Ideas Inspire Contemporary Designs

Molten medal is poured into a sandcast mold at Ildanach Studios in Loveland.
Courtesy Ildanach Studios

With three large pots on the stove, you might think a multicourse meal is forthcoming. But artist Sheron Rowland is stewing bugs.

“Anytime you see sort of a waxy foam on a prickly pear cactus that’s Cochineal,” Rowland said. “It looks like mold or mildew but its Cochineal it’s a red insect.”

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5:00am

Thu July 3, 2014
Agriculture

Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July

Hemp stalks shoot up on research plots in rural Boulder county.
Credit Ben Holmes / Centennial Seeds

An old saying among farmers is that you want your corn to be “knee-high by the Fourth of July.” That adage doesn’t necessarily apply to Colorado’s newest cash crop: industrial hemp. Unsurprisingly, considering the ubiquitous nickname given to hemp’s cousin marijuana, the plant grows like a weed.

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Respected broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is a commentator, occasionally contributing to NPR's midday news and talk show Talk of the Nation where, through conversations with host Neal Conan and callers into the program, Koppel provides analysis, commentary and perspective on the topics and events that shape our world.

His news experience and interests are wide-ranging, spanning topics from national security, values, privacy, health and the media to Iran, Iraq and the Mideast.

7:43am

Wed July 2, 2014
Business

Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast

A drill rig in Northern Colorado
KUNC

Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, its wages are relatively low.

That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.

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