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2:29am

Mon August 4, 2014
It's All Politics

As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 10:13 am

Just off Interstate Highway 25, Drill Rig 1548 of Encana Natural Gas stands near homes in the town of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado.
milehightraveler iStockPhoto

"Hello. Are you registered to vote in Colorado?"

It's a refrain many in the state have grown to loathe this summer — heard outside their favorite grocery store or shopping mall as signature gatherers race toward an Aug. 4 deadline to put four energy-related measures on the November ballot.

With two of those measures backed by environmentalists, and the other two by industry-supported groups, all of the energy talk is leading to confusion among potential voters.

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2:27am

Wed November 27, 2013
Around the Nation

More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 11:32 am

Y'Jazzmin Christopher, 7, takes up target practice at Archery in the Wild in Longmont, Colo. "She used to be a really shy person, but now she's opening socially," says Alicia Christopher, Y'Jazzmin's mom, about her daughter's archery.
Grace Hood KUNC

The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.

The popularity of The Hunger Games series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Some sporting equipment outfitters say they've seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales since the film series began in 2012.

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4:29pm

Tue November 26, 2013
Energy

Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:45 pm

A vote to ban fracking in Broomfield, a suburb of Denver, headed to a recount this month after the measure failed by just 13 votes. Broomfield was one of four Front Range towns considering limits or bans on the drilling procedure some fear may not be safe.
Kristen Wyatt AP

The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits on the practice.

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2:42am

Thu September 26, 2013
Energy

In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 4:06 am

A crude oil storage tank lies on its side in floodwaters along the South Platte River, in Weld County, Colo., on Sept. 17. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for potential contamination from inundated oil fields.
John Wark AP

The heavy floodwaters in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers, and the state's oil and gas industry is rushing to fix equipment damaged during the storm. It comes at a time when there's growing public concern about the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing in the state.

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9:56am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Salt

Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big?

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:43 am

Grant Family Farms in northern Colorado launched an organic CSA in 2007 and eventually attracted 5,000 members. But it went bankrupt in 2012.
Grace Hood KUNC

The peak of the summer harvest is approaching, which means that if you have a community supported agriculture share, you may be receiving a daunting amount of fresh produce to cook every week.

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