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It’s hard to believe that KRCC is 60 years old this year. Just to put that in context, we’re 20 years older than National Public Radio (which turns 40 this year). When cultural institutions have been around as long as KRCC, it can be easy to forget that it hasn’t always been here and […]Continue Reading →
“Lake Avenue, Pueblo” by Myron Wood, May 1973. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, Courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-5942.)
Car and motorcycle parked in front of building with large signs in front. One sign reads “Dave and Rena’s Steak Hut Steaks Chicken Sea Food Rena’s Salad Open 24 Hours Cocktails Dancing”; the […]Continue Reading →
Crews have contained a grass fire that was threatening buildings near Ellicott in El Paso County…Crews are beginning to remove rock from US 50 west of Cotopaxi, and aim to have the highway reopen by the weekend…Army officials say President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $477 million for destroying obsolete chemical weapons stored in […]Continue Reading →
In Colorado Springs, the city clerk says candidates should return corporate contributions (Gazette, KKTV). Area school districts react to proposed cuts in the state budget (Gazette). The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes the city in its annual list of “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” (Gazette).
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Public schools will likely bear the biggest brunt of the cuts if the Governor’s budget is approved by the legislature. Those cuts come at a time when many traditionally under-performing Colorado schools are starting to win praise for turning things around. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.
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Governor John Hickenlooper released a budget plan for next year that met with Republican praise and Democratic concern. Hickenlooper is proposing the deepest cuts in state history for K-12 schools. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
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If you missed the Robert Belfour concert this past September, the Pikes Peak Library District has produced these gorgeous videos shot at the Juke Joint Thunderclap concert we presented last fall for your viewing pleasure.
We know it can be difficult to quantify the exact benefits of being a member of KRCC, but concerts like […]Continue Reading →
Just goes to show, you can be a curmudgeon and still be a full-fledged, genuine member of the KRCC family. If you’ve already become a member, take it upon yourself to coerce your friends and family to join the station, after all, we’re all in this together.
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Two men sit in front of log cabin with board roof. One man is playing the guitar, the other a fiddle.
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Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.
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In Colorado Springs, a ruling prohibiting corporate contributions to campaigns surprises council members (Gazette), while one mayoral candidate files a complaint over corporate contributions other mayoral candidates received […]Continue Reading →
A measure that would make it tougher to change the state constitution cleared a senate committee yesterday. Supporters of the proposal say the constitution is already too complicated and initiatives cost millions of dollars to defeat and defend in court. But as Bente Birkeland reports, Libertarian and Tea Party groups say the measure infringes on […]Continue Reading →
Our intern, Ruby Kimberly, produced this fantastic slide show about the Yates Family and their enormous influence on tattoo culture in Colorado Springs.
Anyone who lives in Colorado Springs has probably noticed the seemingly disproportionate number of tattoo shops scattered throughout the city. So when I heard a statistic that Colorado Springs has […]Continue Reading →
Poking around in old issues of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph from this time of year in the 1960s we found page after page of Valentine’s Day ads for Hibbard’s, May D&F, Fashion Bar and many others that tugged at our heart strings for that imaginary black and white past where things were “simpler” […]Continue Reading →
On February 11, 2011 By Noel Black
The Middle Distance 2.11.11: “A Heart-shaped Box”
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Larry Davidson was a country boy. He wore pressed jeans and a big belt buckle, scuffed cowboy boots, and plaid flannel shirts. We were twelve and in sixth grade at a brand new school on the edge […]Continue Reading →
On February 11, 2011 By Craig Richardson
Small closed room with telephone on table and wildly patterned wallpaper reading “Love” as design.
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