In Colorado Springs, the city is offering an “Adopt-a-Streetlight” program (Gazette, KOAA). Harrison School District 2 has delayed a vote regarding a new form of governance (Gazette). Ft. Carson increases efforts to prevent drunk driving (KRDO).

KKTV
takes a look at the mythic “buried bombers” in Pueblo. The Chieftain reports on a public meeting regarding the destruction of mustard agent housed at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

In Canon City, a false 911 alarm went out by mistake during a training exercise (KKTV). The Canon City Daily Record reports on concerns over uranium cleanup, and seeks official support of the Uranium Processing and Accountability Act in the state legislature.

The LaJunta Tribune Democrat profiles a new business making rail anchors.

The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at how mountain states are dealing with the recession.

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June 29, 2016 | NPR · The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. “If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us,” one scientist says.
 

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June 29, 2016 | CPR · The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.
 

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June 28, 2016 | NPR · A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
 

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June 28, 2016 | NPR · It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it’s his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.
 

June 28, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
 

June 28, 2016 | FA · Herr’s 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.
 

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June 28, 2016 | NPR · Banning Eyre reviews two albums from artists who are reinventing classic sounds from Puerto Rico: iLe’s iLevitable and Miramar’s Dedication to Sylvia Rexach.
 

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June 28, 2016 | FolkAlley · Hear the rising young Appalachian singer-songwriter perform live from the Adirondack Mountains.
 

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June 28, 2016 | NPR · In performance together, the venerated saxophonist and the ubiquitous pianist perform three tunes that draw from their past while still looking to the future.
 

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