Colorado

1:35am

Fri July 18, 2014
StoryCorps

Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:32 am

Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses.
StoryCorps

For the past month, county clerks in Colorado have been challenging a ban on same-sex marriage by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

The Colorado Supreme Court is expected to rule on their actions any day now.

But few know that this is history repeating itself.

Back in 1975, when Clela Rorex was the newly elected county clerk in Boulder, she began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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8:44am

Thu July 17, 2014
Politics

New Ad Campaign Aims To Persuade Pols Conservation Matters

A view from the popular Indian Peaks wilderness area, outside Boulder.
Chad K Flickr-Creative Commons

Western voters have said they care about conservation and protection of public lands.

Now, an advertising campaign by the Denver-based group Center for Western Priorities aims to persuade elected officials – and those up for election – that land and water conservation is an issue that could affect their candidacy.

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5:00am

Thu July 17, 2014
Water Resources

Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan

Colorado's Yampa River.
Colorado Water Trust

For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado.

Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.

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10:30am

Tue July 15, 2014
Music

Back For A Third Turn, Scenes From The Telluride Ride Festival

At times loud, at others rootsy and bluesy, The Ride Festival - now three years old - returned to the beautiful confines of Telluride's box canyon.
Jim Hill KUNC

It's never goes unsaid on stage: Telluride provides one of the best backdrops of any venue anywhere. Every band, whether it's their first trip or not, says it on stage. It happens with such frequency, one cynic in the crowd wondered aloud if there was a stage note telling them to say it.

Now in it's third year, there was a mix of what you could call Ride veterans and Telluride first-timers. All were there to wonder at the scenic beauty and deliver the music to match.

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5:00am

Mon July 14, 2014
Environment

The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty

A tulip poplar leaf with ozone damage.
Danica Lombardozzi National Center for Atmospheric Research

What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.

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