In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn plucks a lemon from the memory tree.

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Portrait of Verna A. Fuller sitting in a chair with a coverlet on her lap. The coverlet was made in memory of Mary C. Goslin, a Manitou Springs pioneer, and was presented by her granddaughter, Verna A. Fuller.

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Colorado College associate professor of comparative literature and German, William Davis, presents a microLecture on how philosophy and literature interact with and are amplified by one another.  Davis uses as an example the Romantic era philosophers and poets endeavoring to make sense of the transitory nature of life.

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Snow-covered Mount Hood in background. Trees at far end of lake. In foreground, man in bowler hat stands fishing from his anchored row-boat. “Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas.” and “Works and Studios – Arlington, N. J. Westwood, N. J. Washington, D. C.” printed on sides of card. “Mt. Hood (11,225 Ft.) [...]

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Possibly the most photographed spot in the entire Garden of the Gods, Balanced Rock’s place as a backdrop in tourist photographs for more than a hundred years gives it a status worthy of “the most photographed barn in America” from Don DeLillo’s satirical novel White Noise: “No one sees the barn. Once you’ve seen the [...]

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Kittens & beats. Done.

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Studio portrait of unidentified woman in fringed short skirt, wearing cowboy hat, bandanna, fringed gloves and pistol in holster and holding lariat.

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A bipartisan bill that would recommend third graders repeat the grade if they can’t read initially cleared the State House of Representatives today. The measure was divisive for Democratic lawmakers, with some arguing it won’t help children succeed academically. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The Colorado Department of Corrections, or the DOC, announced yesterday they will be closing Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City. The Canon City Daily Record reports there will be a town hall meeting tonight to discuss the closure…and, Residents on Colorado’s eastern plains are trying to determine the extent of damage [...]

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The goal of the Governor’s task force on oil and gas drilling is to examine the balance of power between local regulations and state rules. But during its second meeting late last week, some citizens and members of the environmental community raised questions over the process and role of the panel. Bente (BEN tuh) [...]

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Colorado’s latest revenue forecast shows signs of growth and a slight uptick in the economy. The better than expected quarterly forecast means lawmakers will have nearly 150 million additional dollars to work with in next year’s budget. Negotiations on how to spend that money are already underway. Bente Birkeland has more from the state [...]

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In 2008, internationally acclaimed sculptor, Patrick Dougherty, installed a whimsical and earthy sculptural edifice upon the northeast corner of Cache la Poudre St & Cascade Ave on the Colorado College Campus. We knew it wouldn’t last forever but we were a little saddened when we realized that they were gone.

Jessica Hunter Larsen, I.D.E.A. [...]

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Young man wearing suit, tie and hat, “coasting”: sitting on board balanced on cog railroad track, holding long thin stick on either side. Title written on bottom of print.

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A bill that would increase the penalties for harming or killing and unborn child cleared the Republican controlled statehouse on a party line vote today…and, unseasonably warm weather has drawn some black bears out early in the Colorado Springs area.

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Colorado is closing a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population. The state Department of Corrections says it will close Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City…The Yuma County sheriff is surveying damage after a wildfire swept 84 square miles on Colorado’s eastern plains, injuring three firefighters and destroying [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper is weighing in on Peyton Manning’s decision to play for the Denver Broncos. While he says it’s good news, he also says he doesn’t want to lose current quarterback Tim Tebow. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Colorado Springs fire now contained… Concealed carry laws under review… New state food bill signed into law… and more. Click for the full Index.

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State lawmakers have introduced a bill to overhaul and revise the Colorado’s telecommunications law. The measure is scheduled for its first hearing at the capitol today. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland discusses the background and why there’s powerful opposition.

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Last summer on Western Skies we gazed into the hazy and complex myths of The West and mystique surrounding cowboy culture. One of our panelists for the Roundtable Discussion was Anne Hyde, Colorado College’s William J. Hochman Professor of History. Hyde is the author of Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the [...]

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