Fri May 9, 2014
Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Behemoth Steam Train, Big Boy No. 4014, Returns Home To Cheyenne

Union Pacific's No. 4014 'Big Boy' arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

An imposing piece of railroad history has returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Union Pacific’s No. 4014 ‘Big Boy’ completed the more than 1,000 mile trip from Colton, California to Cheyenne. It will now undergo an extensive renovation to restore it to full steam powered service.

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Fri March 28, 2014

Meat Labels Don't Infringe On Free Speech, Court Rules

New labels on packages of meat tell shoppers where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Those new labels on grocery store meat that says where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered will be sticking around.

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Mon January 27, 2014

You Already Knew Colorado Was Great; A New Poll Agrees

Colorado Ranked Favorably On Many Lists For 2013
Credit J. Stephen Conn/Flickr Creative Commons

Colorado is no stranger to lists, which why it comes as no surprise that the state ranks seventh in the nation as a great place to live. But our rival to the north came in ahead. That's right, Wyoming came in sixth followed by Colorado. 

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Thu January 16, 2014

This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots'

2014 hasn't brought much snow for the western half of the U.S. so far. Only small pockets are showing above average snow pack currently. Northern Colorado is one of them.
Credit PRISM Climate Group / Oregon State University

In the West, some states are enjoying their best snowpack in years. And early too. In others, the new year has only brought more dry weather. That’ll mean significant water problems later in the year.

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Fri September 6, 2013

After Active Fire Season, MAFFS Mission Ends

Robert Couse-Baker Creative-Commons Flickr

After being activated in June for the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, and other western wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service is releasing the U.S. military C-130 MAFFS fleet from service.

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