The fifth annual El Pomar Foundation Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund is off and running through Saturday, December 31st. Providing emergency support for everything from rental assistance for persons with disabilities to utility bill payments for families with children, donors have the power to make a difference with a donation to the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.
If it’s not one beetle attacking Colorado trees it’s another. Most have heard about the mountain pine beetle and its assault on lodge pole pine trees – but another beetle is impacting the state’s spruce trees. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more.
Mountain Pine Beetle is getting a lot of attention. But the Colorado state tree is being attacked. Thousands of stately, mature Colorado spruce trees are being cut down in cities along the Front Range. All because of a beetle less than a quarter of an inch long.
Thanksgiving weekend typically marks the unofficial start to the ski season, according to Colorado ski industry officials. That's because in the days ahead of the holiday, resorts start seeing their bread and butter show up. Think: the out of state, package holiday crowd.