Rural

6:04pm

Sat August 23, 2014
Climate

Stark Data And A Remedy For Denver's Urban Heat

Concrete from streets and buildings create higher heat levels downtown.
Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Wikimedia Commons

It’s common knowledge that city dwellers experience higher temperatures than their neighboring rural counterparts. Climate change exacerbates the situation. For residents in the Denver Metro area, temperatures are rising faster than most cities.

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5:00am

Fri August 22, 2014
Reporter's Notebook

Boom And Bust Along Colorado's Pawnee Pioneer Trails Byway

Colorado has 25 historic and scenic byways, the Pawnee Pioneer Trails are 128 miles found on the eastern plains.
Grace Hood KUNC

Small town, rural life has always fascinated me. I’ve met Coloradans who find the wide, open skies of the plains compelling. There’s something about the feeling you get from just being there, they say.

To get a sense of this region, I decided to drive along the Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway.

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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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10:11am

Thu June 26, 2014
Agriculture

'Tumbleweed Eater' Works to Take a Bite Out of the Invasive Plant

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 10:20 am

A Skid Steer Loader pulls tumbleweed out of a ditch.
Tucker Hampson KRCC

It’s harvest season in El Paso County, but this crop isn’t exactly what one might expect. KRCC's Tucker Hampson reports.

 

A Skid Steer Loader, which looks kind of like a big Bobcat, pulls tumbleweeds out of a ditch. The tumbleweeds are then chopped up by a converted 1995 John Deere Harvester, dubbed the Tumbleweed Eater, and then shot out into neighboring fields.

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8:56am

Fri June 20, 2014
Politics

Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box?

A farm on the rolling plains of Yuma County, June, 2014.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."

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