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Tim Skillern

Boulder County flood damage (credit: CBS)

‘The First Thing Is To Listen': Valuable Lessons Learned From Colorado’s Floods

If state and local governments don’t meet face to face with their citizens and become a sounding board for all their frustrations, they’ve missed a valuable opportunity. That’s one major lesson learned from the flood: Listen to your residents.

09/12/2014

Crews approach submerged cars in Lafayette during 2013's historic floods. (credit: CBS)

‘The Man Was Alive’ – And Other 2013 Flood Stories With Happy Endings

CBS4 this week gathered a handful of recollections from last year’s historic flood that highlight the good-news stories that emerged. Here are a few.

09/10/2014

Ray Rice (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NFL Sends Appropriate Message On ‘Brutal’ Ray Rice Attack, Domestic Violence Groups Say

Groups working to prevent domestic violence welcomed the NFL’s actions against Ray Rice on Monday but said professional sports need to do more to halt violence against women.

09/08/2014

Students from the Boulder Valley School District order lunch at a food truck that rotates among high schools in the district. (credit: Boulder Valley School District)

Not Your Parents’ School Lunch: Districts Innovate With Food Trucks, Smartphone Apps

School meals served now are likely unrecognizable to parents. Although the staples — pizza, hamburgers, chicken nuggets — remain, they’re joined by chorizo quesadillas, harvest sweet potato bakes and Asian crispy chicken bowls, just to name a few.

09/05/2014

Zookeeper Dave Johnson feeds Bert some of his birthday cake. (credit: CBS)

Oldest Living Hippo Marks His 58th ‘Bertday’ At Denver Zoo

“Fifty-eight in hippo years is like a man being 110,” zookeeper and pachyderm expert Dave Johnson said.

08/21/2014

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Several Colorado Towns & Cities Now Have Plastic And Paper Bag Fees

When the Fort Collins City Council approved a plan requiring retailers to charge 5 cents for every disposable bag, it followed several Colorado communities that have enacted similar measures.

08/21/2014

Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: CBS)

Drone Ban Deadline In National Parks Nears

Wednesday is the deadline for all national parks and monuments to prohibit unmanned aircraft, or drones, so the National Park Service can study their use.

08/19/2014

One of the human-sized lab rat cages (credit: CBS)

Human-Sized Rat Cages Target Teen Marijuana Use

An anti-pot campaign in Denver employs nine-foot-tall human-sized rat cages with a simple message: With so much still unknown about pot’s effects on kids’ brains, why be a lab rat?

08/11/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis at a news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper, Polis Fracking Compromise Would Pull Ballot Measures

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis announced Monday a compromise on Colorado’s contentious fracking issue that’s dominated ballot measures, resulted in a lawsuit and spurred voter-approved bans on drilling.

08/04/2014

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Colorado’s 2014 Wildfire Season Mild Compared To Recent Devastation

After the Alkali Fire charred roughly 21,000 acres of brush and grass in northwestern Colorado last month, the state’s so-far timid wildfire season limped meekly through July. Colorado’s wildfire season in 2014 has been very mild by comparison.

08/04/2014

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