Caves are dark labyrinths with intricate geology. Over a century, you wouldn’t think that much could change. But a new picture book by two Colorado cavers records some surprising findings at the tourist destination Cave of the Winds, outside of Manitou Springs. KUNC’s Grace Hood sat down with author, Richard Rhinehart, who collaborated with photographer Norm Thompson on the project.
As Tropical Storm Emily heads toward Haiti, Colorado State University researchers are maintaining their 2011 forecast for an active hurricane season.
Bill Gray is Professor Emeritus in CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science, and co-authored the annual seasonal forecast along with Philip Klotzbach. Overall, he expects the Atlantic to produce 16 named storms and 9 hurricanes.
“We’re looking forward to having this season to be about 175 percent of the average season between 1950 and 2000,” he said.
In an effort to help prevent Colorado’s three remaining sawmills from shutting down, the US Forest Service is offering to renegotiate timber sale contracts that were inked prior to the recession and the downturn in the housing market.
For more than fifty years, Colorado’s farm land has been drying up. Not from drought, but to meet the thirst of growing cities. Now farmers in one of the most threatened basins are trying a new approach -- one that keeps most of their lands growing crops but also supplies urban needs. Colorado Public Radio’s Megan Verlee has the second of two reports on the movement of water from farms to cities.
The city of Boulder and Xcel Energy have been battling over the possible municipalization of the city’s utility. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood to discuss how the issue is dividing Boulder’s business community.