Concrete from streets and buildings create higher heat levels downtown.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."