Portrait of W. H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, Charley Bassett, Whatt Earp, D. Mc Lean, Neal Brown. Copies from the Wild West Scrapbook, courtesy of Robert Hewett.

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Colorado will pump millions of dollars into low-income housing and programs to help people in danger of foreclosure as part of a multi-billion dollar settlement with five large mortgage lenders. Companies include JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. State officials made the announcement today. Bente Birkeland has more from the state [...]

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When people think about earthquakes, Colorado may not exactly be the first place that comes to mind. But in the past couple decades, the Trinidad region has experienced a surprising number of seismic events. Scientists and locals alike are wondering just what is causing them. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer reports.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn tries to get herself back to the garden.

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Two men shape dough into bagels on large table with large trays stacked behind and tray filled with shaped bagel dough in foreground. Photo identified on back.

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Colorado voters are one step closer to deciding whether to change the process of how state employees get hired. A house committee has passed two measures to reform Colorado’s personnel system. The bipartisan proposals are among the Governor’s top legislative priorities and took months of negotiations. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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There’s something undeniably interesting about time lapse photography. Perhaps it’s that sense it gives us of being momentarily divorced from the beat of the reality of time – being transported unto a supernatural and omnipotent perch from which you can perceive the passage of a day in a few minutes. We’ve toyed around with the [...]

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Entrance to Knights of Columbus building on Kiowa Street, later used as the Pioneers Museum, showing Spanish-tiled roof, leaded glass window and large clock in front.

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State employees in Colorado are closer to seeing new rules for how they’re paid, hired and fired…Colorado College history professor Anne Hyde wins prestigious ‘Bancroft’ award.

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Trinidaddio Blues Festival canceled… Colorado College professor wins Bancroft Prize… Las Animas police chief fired… And more. Click for the full Index.

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A bipartisan bill that would recommend third graders repeat the grade if they can’t read passed a house committee earlier this week on a vote of 10-3. In an unusual move, Governor John Hickenlooper personally testified in support of the bill, but as Bente Birkeland reports, it still faces strong opposition from some in [...]

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We Were So Poor…

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After my grandmother died last month I had the somewhat daunting task of listening to and editing over 5 hours of interviews my mother conducted with her a decade ago. Along with the many familiar personal and family stories she told, I was also riveted by her many short accounts of life as [...]

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Portrait of Lorene Baker Englert (1915-1983). Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “1937 Graduation. Randolph Macon College, Lynchberg, Virginia.”

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An extension of a federal tax break for wind energy production and other alternative energy sources has failed in the Senate…and, a bill to give college credit for previous work experience initially passed the state senate today.

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Colorado’s unemployment rate continues to slowly decline…and, state senators debated the role of government today and whether or not Colorado should help universities better coordinate college degrees with vacant jobs.

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The USDA is funding a pilot program aimed at supporting veterans interested in farming. The program will be mid to late March in both Nebraska and Kansas, but also reaches out to veterans in other states, including Colorado. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor reports.

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The state of Colorado is considering a bill that would require people applying for public welfare to take a drug test in order to receive their monthly benefits. Similar measures have been proposed by states across the country, even though the practice has often been challenged in the courts. Bente Birkeland takes a look [...]

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Few people outside the arts community remember the Colorado Springs-based artist Archie Musick. Musick arrived via freight train in 1924 and began to study at the Broadmoor Art Academy. He quickly became one of the region’s most inventive painters, blending landscape and surrealist visions with a minimal Japanese style. Shortly after World [...]

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View of adobe house on top of the mesa with two children walking up a dirt road toward it. Cheyenne Mountain is visible in the background.

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