The El Paso County board of commissioners today gave initial approval to an ordinance that would ban recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated parts of the county. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.

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Hi, I’m Roxy. I’m an 8-year-old spayed harrier/pointer/beagle mix! Don’t be fooled by my age! I still have plenty of energy – at least enough to beat you at a race around the block! I am just the happiest dog you will ever meet. You see my tail going a mile [...]

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Each year, the Navigators at Glen Eyrie present a truly unique holiday offering, the madrigal banquet at the former residence of Colorado Springs’ founder, William Jackson Palmer. The banquet was the brainchild of Springs resident Dave McIntosh who has been transforming the castle into a middle-ages holiday wonderland and feasting hall for the [...]

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The vast Niobrara shale formation, which covers much of northeastern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, is now estimated to be a third bigger than first thought. Two of the largest companies drilling the field, Noble Energy and Anadarko, say the area may be capable of producing as much as 3.6 billion barrels of oil over [...]

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As the state wrestles with how to regulate recreational pot use, El Paso County commissioners plan to consider a ban on commercial marijuana when they meet tomorrow.

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Listener-supported KRCC is proud to be part of the Ivywild School Project, new home to Bristol Brewery, the Old School Bakery, gardens, art, and more! We’ve brought you Meadowgrass, the World Music Series and Blues Under the Bridge. The Ivywild event space will give KRCC the venue we [...]

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Gun laws, marijuana reform, and oil and gas regulations will be just a few of the hot button issues that state lawmakers grapple with during the next legislative session. Governor John Hickenlooper and legislative leaders outlined their thoughts in a recent panel at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland has more from the state [...]

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Colorado’s elected officials have issued statements regarding today’s school shooting in Connecticut. Click inside for statements from Governor Hickenlooper, as well as a statement from Colorado’s Congressional Delegation.

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President Barack Obama told ABC news today that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington state for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.

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Join NPR online and on many member stations for the latest developments in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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A lot of people take dietary supplements, everything from a multivitamin to herbs. For this month’s Healthy Conversation, KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin is joined by sports dietician Major Trisha Brooke Stavinoha to talk about how these supplements have the potential to create unintended consequences. We start by talking about what a dietary supplement is.

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The Middle Distance 12/14/12

Last night on a downtown street, someone busted out the front passenger window of my car to dig around inside it. Whoever it was — a passerby who, conveniently, had a brick or a big rock in his hand — found a wallet stuffed with essential identification, [...]

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Hi. I’m Sampson, a 5-year-old neutered white Great Pyrenees. I’m a big fellow — I weight 120 pounds! But don’t worry. I am great with children; I’m the gentlest giant you’ve ever seen with everyone I meet! Not to brag, but I am absolutely gorgeous, and you will love brushing my [...]

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The state audit committee is the latest group to look into whether Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler misused public funds. The bi-partisan committee voted unanimously today to move forward with an initial investigation. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Hyped as the “Worlds Best Beer” by many, Westvleteran Xll will be available for a very short time.

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The Colorado River basin is facing a massive water shortage in the coming years, according to a report released today. The basin will see demands for water grow exponentially in the next 50 years. Aspen Public Radio’s Luke Runyon has more.

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Updated Fire Codes

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Colorado Springs CIty Council has given initial approval to new fire codes.

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We took a little trip to the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater for a behind-the-scenes look at the THEATREWORKS production of You Can’t Take it With You. We spoke with actors Missy Moore and Logan Ernstthal as well as the director of the play, Geoffrey Kent.

You Can’t Take it With You runs through [...]

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Hi, hi! I’m Noelle, a 3-year-old spayed black cat. I’m the perfect kitty for the holiday season! I am very friendly and would rather sit in your lap and cuddle than go exploring anytime. I have beautiful golden eyes and a very soft black coat. And boy is this baby a [...]

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Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes. They’re also considering a water-testing requirement that would need to be done before and after drilling takes place. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Meanwhile, Colorado Springs City [...]

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The standoff between City Hall and community acitivists heated up yesterday with a protest and a delayed vote on the extremely divisive issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” within the Colorado Springs city limits. Here’s an audio collage and photo essay from the event.

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Hi, hi! I’m Beemer, a 5-year-old neutered black beagle and terrier mix. I LOVE people. And walks. And dogs. And TREATS! But especially people. I have a lot of energy, so if you need a running partner, this pup is your dog! I get very excited about seeing my doggie friends, [...]

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With the flip of a switch yesterday afternoon, the mayor of Colorado Springs illuminated an intersection and closed the book on a dark chapter of the city’s recent budget history. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin was there for the drumroll and has this report.

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that “blew people away” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 

January 26, 2015 | NPR · From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR’s movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear’s suitcase.
 

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January 26, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.
 

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