Longmont

5:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Craft Beer

At Hop Harvest, Colorado Craft Brewers Are All About Wet Hopping

Michel Watkins feeds fresh hops into a hop picker that farmer Glen Fuller imported from Europe.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

It's a warm, late-August day on Glen Fuller's Western Colorado farm, and a whiff of something vaguely citrus wisps through the air.

It's the smell of hops. The lush vines climb 18-feet high, drooping with cone-shaped flowers, nearly neon in their greenness. Fuller is in the middle of harvest, cutting vines by the row and feeding them through a machine to remove the aromatic cones. Many of his hops will be used nearly immediately, as Front Range brewers gear up for a seasonal brew called a "wet hopped beer."

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1:19pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Energy

Colorado Regulators Drop Lawsuit Against Longmont Drilling Rules

A drill site in Frederick abuts a residential neighborhood, August 2013. The growth of drilling near Front Range population centers has led cities and counties to pass stricter controls on the activity..
Jim Hill KUNC

5:00am

Thu August 7, 2014
Technology

CenturyLink Gigabit One Of Many Efforts To Boost Colorado Broadband

Jim Hill KUNC

Google Fiber, move over. With CenturyLink's Tuesday announcement that it would bring ultrafast broadband Internet to Denver, businesses and residents in the Mile High City will have the opportunity access the internet at speeds at up to 1 gigabit per second.

But Denver is not the only Colorado city with the option to go superfast online. From the rural to the Front Range, efforts to improve Internet access are spread across the state.

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5:00am

Mon August 4, 2014
Energy

Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees

A drill site in Frederick abuts a residential neighborhood, August 2013. The growth of drilling near Front Range population centers has prompted bans and calls for more local control of drilling.
Jim Hill KUNC

When the city of Longmont's fracking ban was struck down by a Boulder judge, it could have been seen as a setback for those seeking to assert local control over surging oil and gas development along Colorado's populous Front Range.

A longer view of the matter, though, shows that local communities all across the state have exerted control over oil and gas within their boundaries for decades.

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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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