Front Range

5:00am

Tue August 26, 2014
Water

In Colorado, Conversation About Lawn Water Use Begins

Colorado water experts are discussing how much water should be used for watering new lawns.
Robert Couse-Baker Flickr-Creative Commons

As Colorado plans for a future with more people and less water, some in the world of water are turning to the problem of lawns.

In the 2014 legislative session, state senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) introduced a bill [.pdf] that would limit lawns in new developments if they took water from farms.  Although the bill was changed dramatically before it passed, that proposal opened up a statewide conservation about how water from agriculture and the Western Slope is used – particularly when it is growing Front Range grass.

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Mile High Life

Who’s Colorado Native? Not As Many As You’d Think

This worn native bumper sticker is surely a sign of a longtime Coloradan. Sames goes for the Moe's sticker. Only the Chicago Blackhawks sticker calls their status into question.
John Fischer Creative Commons

As Colorado’s population steadily rises, many are quick to sport their “native” bumper stickers. The older the Subaru and rattier the bumper sticker, the better the bragging rights. It turns out though that Colorado is one of the most diverse when it comes to domestic migration.

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5:00am

Tue August 12, 2014
Ask About Energy

Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes

In the foreground several seperators commonly found at a producing well site. In the background, a drill rig and sound barrier loom at a well site that is in the drilling process.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

Energy development is burgeoning along the Front Range. As more and more Coloradans come into contact with the oil and gas industry there has been some conflict, as well as lots of questions.

For example, just what is the basic drilling process?

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12:34pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Transportation

RTD Seeks Input On Current Fare Structure

RTD's Auraria Station, 2011
RTD Flickr - used with permission

Denver’s Regional Transportation District wants to know what you think about RTD fares. The agency is turning to the public for input as it begins a study of how people use the current fare system in preparation for future Front Range expansions.

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5:00am

Tue July 29, 2014
Environment

Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too

A CairClip, about the size of a 35mm film canister, is a portable ozone sensor that can be early carried -- including on this hike in Boulder.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

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