Colorado http://hppr.org en Recovering from flooding, Colorado farmers hope for enough water http://hppr.org/post/recovering-flooding-colorado-farmers-hope-enough-water <p>When <a href="http://kunc.org/post/death-toll-likely-rise-colorado-flooding-officials-say">September’s flood waters came down from the Front Range foothills</a>, they destroyed homes and wrecked office parks. The water ruined roads, bridges and highways. The floods destroyed farms and crops, and unleashed tremendous pressure on aging irrigation infrastructure, some of which dated back to the late 1800s. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:00:53 +0000 Luke Runyon 29431 at http://hppr.org Recovering from flooding, Colorado farmers hope for enough water Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry http://hppr.org/post/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Colorado made history when it opened up <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorados-mountain-resorts-gear-recreational-marijuana">licensed marijuana retail shops this year</a>. Aside from just legalizing the purchase of smoke-able marijuana, it also means pot brownies have the potential to be big business. Food products infused with marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC, are available in stores across the state. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 27282 at http://hppr.org Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/thanksgiving-panhandle-and-thanksgiving-kansas-speaking-food-high-plains <p>If you live in the Texas Panhandle you’re more likely to be discussing plans for THANKSgiving rather than ThanksGIVing, as you might it Kansas.&nbsp; There’s commonality in how we speak across the High Plains but also differences.&nbsp; Click through the slide show above to view some food-related differences in pronunciation and usage across the region.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 24642 at http://hppr.org THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains Explaining Colorado's Amendment 66 http://hppr.org/post/explaining-colorados-amendment-66 <p>Next week, Colorado voters go to the polls to vote on a state constitutional amendment to increase income taxes and fundamentally change how money goes to public schools.</p><p>Amendment 66 proposes to change Colorado from a flat-tax state and replace the structure with a progressive or graduated two-tier income tax system. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Adam Vos 23642 at http://hppr.org Explaining Colorado's Amendment 66 Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/where-we-dont-speak-same-language-across-high-plains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We think of the High Plains as a region with a common geography, environment and economy.&nbsp; But there are differences in language and dialect.&nbsp; In some cases Panhandle Texans talk like other Texans and in others case they speak more like western </span>Kansans<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; And in still other cases there are differences once you cross the state line into eastern Colorado. &nbsp;Browse through the dialect maps below to see some of these distinctions. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:43:15 +0000 Quentin Hope 23290 at http://hppr.org Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains The gossip on states http://hppr.org/post/gossip-states <p>Side-by-side Kansas and Colorado were ranked first as having “the worst” and “the most beautiful” scenery in the country, respectively, according to a recent poll by <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/">Business Insider</a>.&nbsp; It is not clear whether eastern Colorado was considered part of Kansas or Colorado by the poll respondents.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 20994 at http://hppr.org The gossip on states Doing More With Less Water http://hppr.org/post/doing-more-less-water <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.</span></p><p>Climate models&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/thirsty-cities-drain-colorado-farmland">and population growth</a>&nbsp;paint a pretty bleak picture for water availability a few decades from now. If farmers want to stay in business, they have to figure out how to do more with less. Enter: super efficient irrigation systems.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 20491 at http://hppr.org Doing More With Less Water High Plains States among Top in Wind Production http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-states-among-top-wind-production <p>Texas remains on top of the nation in total wind energy produced in 2012, while Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado are not far behind, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy.</p><p>Additions to each state's wind generation capacity last year are keeping the four plains states in the top ten of wind energy producers, as indicated by the DOE's <a href="http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/workshops/2013_summit/wiser.pdf"><strong>Wind Technologies Market Report</strong></a>. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19902 at http://hppr.org High Plains States among Top in Wind Production Why is Amarillo in So Many Songs? …and Other Google Autocomplete Assertions http://hppr.org/post/why-amarillo-so-many-songs-and-other-google-autocomplete-assertions <p>You may or may not agree with it, but Google has some interesting things to say about where you live.&nbsp; You just have to know how to ask.</p><p>By manipulating the “autocomplete” function implemented by Google, bloggers and journalists alike recently discovered they can trick the search engine into surreptitiously suggesting what may appear to be biased or over-generalized judgments regarding various geographic locales. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19013 at http://hppr.org Why is Amarillo in So Many Songs? …and Other Google Autocomplete Assertions High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report http://hppr.org/post/high-school-report-card-tx-88-ks-83-co-74-ok-no-report <p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:05:36 +0000 Quentin Hope 9358 at http://hppr.org High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report