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 48941 at Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Grace Hood 48924 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 44721 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 39662 at 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 39197 at 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 37086 at 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 34243 at From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters The U.S. military and law enforcement agencies have seen <a href="">increased public scrutiny</a> on the domestic use of the robotically piloted planes known as drones. Working on the sidelines of this debate, the U.S. Geological Survey has been trying to find a second life for retired military drones in the areas of environmental and wildlife management. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:15:23 +0000 Grace Hood 34111 at 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 21:03:00 +0000 Grace Hood 32475 at More Teachers 'Flipping' The School Day Upside Down Welcome to the 21st century classroom: a world where students watch lectures at home — and do homework at school. It's called classroom flipping, and it's slowly catching on in schools around the country.<p>When Jessica Miller, a high school sophomore in rural Bennett, Colo., sits down to do her chemistry homework, she pulls out her notebook. Then she turns on an iPad to watch a video podcast. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:49:00 +0000 Grace Hood 24676 at