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Ramblin’ man on Denver radio about Tumbleweeds

Published: March 7, 2014, 10:19 pm, by Garrison Wells

Ramblin’ Man was interviewed Friday morning on KUVO, A Denver jazz station.

The interview was about his story on tumbleweeds running amok in Southern Colorado.

Here’s the lead of that story and a link.

Water-starved Colorado is becoming fertile ground for unexpected – and tough to eradicate – pests. They roll across the eastern plains – some as large as ostriches – prickly flotsam that are as much a piece of Western history as stagecoaches and dust devils.

There is even a song about them. “Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds,” says the song called “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”

But nobody is singing about them much these days, as Colorado’s drought has sparked an explosion of them. Whipped by the wind, they are blocking roads, plugging culverts, practically burying homes and piling up in unanticipated mergers.

Read more at http://gazette.com/colorado-tumbleweed-explosion-creating-hazards-and-headaches-for-many/article/1515265#RLlr9ZkhCmGmyFlW.99

Here’s a link to the interview on KUVO. You may have to copy and paste it.