The National Interagency Fire Center recently reported that unusually high temperatures and dry conditions, combined with light winter snowpack, are heightening the risk for extreme wildfires in Western Colorado, particularly as temperatures increase through June. Traditionally, mid-May marks the start of wildfire season on the Western Slope, but this year there was an earlier [...]

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Katie Rudolph at the old Pikes Peak Library District is hosting what we hope will become a regular staple in PPLD-TV land. The idea is to combine the two great tastes that taste great together – history and food. In this pilot episode, Katie whips up some potato doughnuts from a Depression-era [...]

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Squeezing one out is as easy as one may think. You simply squeeze. The question remains, what exactly is being squeezed and out of what? The answer may very well lie somewhere on the second Rabbits album “Squeeze One Out”. An adventure that could impact your life in such a way that [...]

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Older couple stand in kitchen beside stove showing roasting pan with game prepared for Wild Game Dinner. Oven has sign “Monarch”; roasting pan “Savoy”. Calendar on back wall reads November 1947.

 

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Proponents of an initiative that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a Colorado driver’s license say they face a long road to get enough signatures for the ballot this November…Canon City Police Chief Duane McNeill has resigned after an audit alleged the department has management and morale issues…and, Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that burned about 12 square miles in northern Colorado.

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If you’ve already been to Meadowgrass then there’s no need to explain. If you haven’t, here’s a YouTube playlist of the lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend’s Fourth Annual Meadowgrass Festival that should inspire you to get yourself, your friends and your family together with weekend passes and enjoy one of the [...]

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Location identified as 115 East Cache La Poudre Street. Originally Mowry’s Creamery.

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Medical practice in the early days of Colorado Springs wasn’t necessarily what was portrayed on the 1990′s CBS costume drama, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman – historian Richard Marold brings us this historical report:
Pioneering Medicine: A Day in the Life of Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner

Richard Marold is a local historian who [...]

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Portrait of Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner in winter coat and hat standing outdoors.

 

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It’s been an incredible year for Seattle music group The Head and The Heart, who have gone from playing house concerts for local music blogger Heather Browne (Fuel/Friends) a year ago to now opening for The Shins at Red Rocks next week. The band recently returned to Colorado Springs [...]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn peers into the mirror of a fickle celebrity culture.

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Actors and actresses visit young boy in hospital room with others standing in doorway. Robert Mitchum is writing in an autograph book. Note on back reads “Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell and William Talman visit polio ward at St. Francis Hospital – in city for premiere of “One Minute to Zero”.”

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Marbled Endpapers

On May 17, 2012 By

As books begin to vanish into the digital abyss their tangible aspects become all the more charming. Take endpapers, for example: the lovely decorative pages at the beginning and end of a book that both welcome you and bid you a fond adieu at the finish of a great read like a transdimensional portal. [...]

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Interior of Tutt Library showing first floor reading area with mezzanine and windowed ceiling above. “Interior – Tutt Library” written on bottom border.

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Colorado College assistant Spanish professor, Daniel Arroyo-Rodriguez, presents a microLecture on how film and literature have helped recuperate the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War. Arroyo-Rodriguez received his BA in Philology from the University of Seville, in Spain, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Romance Languages [...]

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West Spanish Peak in low-angle sunlight with shadowed foreground. Identified on back as “W. Spanish Peak at La Veta, Colo.”

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The effort to revive a stalled civil unions bill has run out of steam at the Colorado Capitol. The measure died last night in a Republican-controlled House committee. The 5 to 4 party line vote came on the first day of a special legislative session called to deal with civil unions and several other stalled [...]

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Globe Theater aims to take the Bard’s iconic play to every country in the world. They’ll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
 

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