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February 9, 2011

Rainbow Falls, Graffiti Art, and “Graffiti Falls”

Rainbow Falls lies along Fountain Creek above Manitou Springs, but because of visits by people with spray paint, many have come to know it by a different name: Graffiti Falls. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska set out to explore efforts to clean up the area, and discovered what some see as art, others see as vandalism.

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This piece aired as part of the February edition of Western Skies. See a slideshow by clicking here.

February 2, 2011

Round-Up: Statehouse takes up in-state tuition for illegal immigrants; Federal officials look into Roundup Ready crops on Refuge land

The state senate will debate a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition…Federal officials have completed a draft environmental assessment of the potential effects of planting Roundup Ready crops on land in the National Wildlife Refuge System, including land in Colorado.

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January 10, 2011

Round-Up: Plane found, Health officials to hear from mine owner, and more

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains…Colorado health authorities say they’ll hear from a mine owner this week about how it plans to correct water contamination at a mine near Crested Butte…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a gray wolf that strayed from the Yellowstone region into Colorado where it died in 2009 was killed by the poison Compound 1080, or sodium fluoroacetate…and, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper plans to present his goals and principles for the next four years during his inaugural tomorrow and his state of the state speech on Thursday.

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December 8, 2010

CSU Researchers Work on Pollution Issues

Ovens, ranges, microwaves…all these are common in Colorado homes. Worldwide, most food gets heated over portable cookstoves that burn wood, dung or straw, often inefficiently, generating smoke that can lead to deadly respiratory disease. The United States has recently signed on to help clean up this pollution. Some leaders in solving the problem are at Colorado State University in the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab. KRCC’s Shelley Schlender has this profile of some of the people and the work they do for cook stoves and other pollution control efforts.

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November 22, 2010

Round-Up: District Court Costs Rise, and more

Costs for filing or answering a lawsuit in district court, or filing for a divorce, have risen in Colorado to help pay for a new judicial building near downtown Denver…An avalanche has killed the director of the Wolf Creek Ski Patrol…Portions of upper Cement Creek that feed into the Animas River in southwestern Colorado are being considered for listing as a Superfund site…and, a Nobel Prize-winning economist plans to study the health care system in Grand Junction and three Midwestern cities.

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November 15, 2010

Round-Up: I-25 is reopen, bark beetles, and land conservation

Interstate 25 Northbound near Larkspur is reopen after a massive traffic accident this morning forced its closure for about four hours today…U.S. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell says forests have had bark beetle epidemics before but never one this large and not one that has spread so fast…and, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ordering federal land managers to consider conservation as the primary focus of some 27 million acres of public lands in the West.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Environment,KRCC News,Round-Up,Uncategorized — andrea @ 5:32 pm

October 20, 2010

Round-Up: Who’s voting early in CO, and more

Colorado elections officials rolled out the first look at who’s voting early this election, and so far more Republicans are voting than Democrats…and, an environmental group says Congresswoman Betsy Markey and other vulnerable Democrats should talk up their vote on the ‘cap and trade’ energy and climate bill.

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October 13, 2010

Round-Up: Oil shale research licenses, lead cleanup on Hardscrabble Mountain, and more

The Bureau of Land Management says it has completed its review of three nominations for oil shale research leases on federal land in Colorado and Utah…The Environmental Protection Agency continues its cleanup of an old lead mine on Hardscrabble Mountain, north of Westcliffe…and, The Colorado National Monument near Fruita is revisiting the Jurassic Period by unveiling the discovery of three major fossilized dinosaur footprints.

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September 14, 2010

Round-Up: Fire near Loveland 20% contained, “Over the River” DEIS comment period ends

Warm, dry weather is fueling the nearly 1,000 acre Resevior Fire burning west of Loveland…and, the last day for public comment on the draft environmental impact statement regarding the proposed “Over the River” art project is today, ending a 15-day extension issued by the Bureau of Land Management.

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September 2, 2010

Wilderness Proposals Divide Community

Members of congress are proposing to designate nearly 1 million acres of land in Colorado as wilderness. Proponents say it’s a no-brainer, and crucial to protect some of the state’s most beautiful mountain landscapes for future generations. But the wilderness plans have divided many in the environmental community. The latest proposal is from U.S. Representative Jared Polis. It would cover areas in Summit and Eagle counties near Vail. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the measure has brought up a much broader discussion about land use, conservation, and recreation.

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