5:10pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Politics

Positive Forecast Gives Colorado Budget Some Wiggle Room

Ken Lund Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado lawmakers learned Tuesday that the state’s economy is stronger than expected. That means they’ll have more money to spend in the 2015 budget.

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2:50pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Politics

Colorado Republicans Reshuffle In Advance Of Midterm Elections

Owen Hill’s departure largely clears the way for Republican Cory Gardner to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall. Gardner has one remaining GOP challenger, State Sen. Randy Baumgardner.
U.S. House of Representatives

Republican State Senator Owen Hill announced he’s dropping his bid for the office. Hill would have run against Republican Party frontrunner Cory Gardner for the chance to represent the GOP against incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. The move marks one of several reshuffling acts happening now in Colorado Republican races for national office.

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5:00am

Tue March 18, 2014
Marijuana

Fort Collins City Council To Vote On Allowing Retail Pot Shops

A medical marijuana display inside Organic Alternatives in Fort Collins. City Council will vote on whether to allow retail pot shops March 18.
Grace Hood KUNC

In places like Denver and Steamboat Springs, the debate over retail marijuana has long been settled. It’s a different story in Fort Collins. A final decision on whether to allow retail marijuana in city limits is expected soon.

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12:16pm

Sun March 16, 2014
Housing Market

Rent Spikes In Greeley Despite High Vacancy Rate

Average housing rentals in Greeley jumped dramatically at the end of 2013.
Credit J. Stephen Conn / Flickr - Creative Commons

6:00am

Sat March 15, 2014
The Garden Report

With The Onset Of Spring, It's Time to Cut Back Your Plants

Cut back ornamental grasses to make way for the new growing cycle.
Credit Gardening in a Minute/Flickr Creative Commons

With the warmer weather around the corner, spring bulbs like tulips and crocus are getting ready to bloom. Ornamental grasses will require more attention and (gasp!) weeds have already gotten a head start. It’s time to get back to work in the garden.

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2:33pm

Fri March 14, 2014
Colorado Flood

Grants Help Flood Damaged Historic Places Hold On To The Past

Screen cap showing close up of the flood damage at the Baldpate Inn Sept. 2013.
Credit Lois Smith / Baldpate Inn

If you gamble in Blackhawk or Cripple Creek, your taxes helped restore buildings from Colorado’s past – and those damaged in September’s historic floods.

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6:18am

Fri March 14, 2014
Movies

Finally In Wider Release, 'Tim's Vermeer' Is A Tale Of Art And Invention

Tim Jenison discovers a mistake in Vermeer’s original painting of “The Music Lesson.”
Tim Jenison, © 2013 High Delft Pictures LLC Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Playing at film festivals around the globe for months Tim’s Vermeer has developed an appreciative audience. It’s a deserved reputation that may only expand now that it’s finally showing in theaters.

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2:55pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Environment

No Water, No Problem For CU-Boulder's New Solar Toilet

CU-Boulder postdoctoral researcher Tesfayohanes Yakob, left, and research engineer Dana Haushulz are shown here with a novel solar-thermal toilet developed by a team led by CU-Boulder Professor Karl Linden
University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder has created a solar-powered toilet that will soon be unveiled in India. Yes, a solar-powered toilet. While a toilet powered by the sun sounds pretty humorous, there’s a real need for such a thing around the world.

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1:08pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Colorado Flood

Fires And Floods Crimp Northern Colorado Outdoor Recreation

Deep ruts along the Young Gulch Trail in the Roosevelt National Forest; Nov. 19, 2013.
U.S. Forest Service

Colorado’s historic floods, coupled with the 2012 wildfires, were especially punishing for many Northern Colorado recreation areas. Six months after the water receded, officials with the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest are still working to gauge the extent of the damage.

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11:22am

Thu March 13, 2014
Politics

Distracted Driving Bill Falls In House Committee

While texting behind the wheel remains illegal in Colorado, a bill looking to ban taliking on a phone without a hands free device failed in committee at the capitol.
Jim Legans, Jr Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill to ban talking on cell phones while driving failed in the House Transportation Committee Wednesday with two Democrats joining Republicans in defeating the measure.

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