Grace Hood en More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' 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.<p>The popularity of <em>The Hunger Games</em> series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:27:00 +0000 Grace Hood 28593 at More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:29:00 +0000 Grace Hood 28582 at Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies Voters To Weigh In On Fracking In Colorado Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Voters in communities in Ohio and Colorado will decide measures this coming Tuesday that would ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Across the U.S., campaigns questioning the health and safety of fracking for natural gas are heating up. Grace Hood of member station KUNC reports on the effort in Fort Collins, Colorado.<p>GRACE HOOD, BYLINE: Most look forward to having some downtime over the weekend, but not Kelly Giddens.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF KNOCKING)<p>KELLY GIDDENS: Hi. My name's Kelly. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Grace Hood 26591 at Boulder, Colo., Feels Furloughed Government Workers' Pain Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Let's check in now on some people and places affected by the large-scale federal government shutdown. We go first to Boulder, Colorado. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:26:00 +0000 Grace Hood 25288 at Colo. Flooding Challenges Small Business Owners In Lyons Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Amid the partial government shutdown, the Small Business Administration will continue only a few programs, including disaster relief loans. That's good news in Colorado, where nearly a thousand businesses were damaged or destroyed by recent flooding. Many more could see sales go down.<p>Grace Hood of member station KUNC traveled to the small town Lyons to understand the full scope of challenges facing small businesses.<p>GRACE HOOD, BYLINE: Life is far from normal in this town of 2,000. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:29:00 +0000 Grace Hood 24712 at In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil The <a href="">heavy floodwaters</a> 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. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:42:00 +0000 Grace Hood 24171 at In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil Rain Stops In Colorado But Devastation Remains Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The heavy rain has finally stopped in Colorado, but days of flooding have devastated the most populated region of the state, known as the Front Range. As of this morning, we know that eight people have died, though hundreds have not been heard from, some in very remote areas. Officials estimate 1,500 homes have been destroyed, and thousands more damaged. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:36:00 +0000 Grace Hood 23492 at Neigbhors Call For Notice When Fracking Moves In Next Door The practice of hydraulic fracturing is something typically associated with fields and open land. But it's not uncommon in Colorado and other states for a residential neighborhood to become the site of oil and gas activity. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:36:00 +0000 Grace Hood 22578 at Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big? 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.<p>In recent years, the <a href="">CSA model</a> has been attracting thousands of new farmers and consumers. Farmers like CSAs because they get money to cover the costs of production at the beginning of the season. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:56:00 +0000 Grace Hood 18795 at Community Supported Agriculture: How Big Is Too Big? Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes The rambling, funky ride called Banjo Billy's Bus Tours, in Boulder, Colo., is equal parts history, crime stories and comedy. It's all woven together by John Georgis — better known as Banjo Billy — in a playful, "choose your own adventure" style.<p>"You can either choose a PG tour, or a PG-13 tour, or an R-rated tour," he tells one group of riders. The crowd chooses the R-rated version, but they have to work for it.<p>"If you want the R-rated tour, you gotta say it like a pirate," Banjo says, drawing a bunch of "arrrrghs" from tour-goers. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Grace Hood 18272 at Banjo Billy's Bus Tour: History, Mystery And Bad Jokes A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The blaze consumed 259 homes in the rural area, but so far only 10 households have finished rebuilding a year later.<p>As Gary and Martha Lemert sort through photographs from the High Park fire, it takes just one before and after shot to convey the complete devastation of their 10-acre property.<p>All they had left after the fire was a green roof that looked like it had been melted on top of gray rubble. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 09:05:00 +0000 Grace Hood 16003 at A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing Colorado responded to the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., by passing new gun control measures last month. That's not sitting well with several gun-related businesses in the Centennial State, where four companies have announced plans to relocate all or some of their operations.<p>Erie-based Magpul Industries is the largest company packing its bags. The 200-employee business makes high-capacity magazines, which the Colorado Legislature voted to ban. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:23:00 +0000 Grace Hood 12784 at Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem An obscure tax code provision crafted for drug dealers is giving state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries a headache.<p>In Colorado, federal income tax rates for dispensaries can soar as high as 70 percent because of a tax code section that does not allow businesses to claim certain deductions.<p>The section is known as 280E, and it was originally written for illegal drug traffickers. But today it's a thorn in the side of licensed dispensary owners like Erica Freeman.<p>Freeman is co-owner of Choice Organics in Fort Collins, Colo. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:17:00 +0000 Grace Hood 10819 at For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem