The Middle Distance 2.1.13

Donald Anderson has done what most writers and would-be writers wish they had done: kept all the snippets and notes and observations of a lifetime — some funny, some profound, some more developed than others, some mere grace notes — and put them together in what he calls “a [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper announced new initiatives yesterday to try and make Colorado better prepared for wildfires…Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is urging the US Forest Service to accelerate their acquisition of eight new firefighting air tankers ahead of this year’s wildfire season…Three Chinook helicopters have been delivered to Fort Carson for a new combat aviation brigade.

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Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Week begins Monday, February 4th. This year, the series explores “the ways in which humor and the arts create bridges between cultures, belief systems, and yes–even political parties.” Today we bring you a special preview of one of next week’s featured events: a panel discussion among Wiretap host Jonathan [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Lover

On January 31, 2013 By

Hi! My name is Lover, and that’s exactly what I am! I’m a 1-year-old neutered black long-hair, and I already know that I love you. And as soon as you see me, you’ll love me too! I enjoy head scratches, belly rubs, and long bonding sessions in your lap. And if [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper announced new initiatives today to try and make Colorado better prepared for wildfires. State officials say they’re also planning for a drought this summer and a potentially bad fire season. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Monday, February 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm Cross-Currents Film Series presents: The Infidel Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center Film Screening Room Free and open to the public Mahmud is a loving husband, doting father and an admittedly “relaxed” Muslim: a normal guy living an everyday life.  That is until a chance discovery turns his [...]

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Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) spoke on Marketplace Morning Report from American Public Media on immigration reform this morning. Find out here where you can listen to the segment.

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Colorado College English professor and Canadian, Steven Hayward presents a primer of sorts for fed-up Americans who’ve proclaimed, for myriad reasons, that they’ve had it with America and now they’re moving to Canada.

Steven Hayward is a novelist and short story writer born in Toronto, Canada. The eldest of two brothers, he attended [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Doug

On January 30, 2013 By

Hi there! I’m Doug. I’m a 10-year-old black neutered Pomeranian. Several other Pomeranians came in around the same time I did, so now we are all part of HSPPR’s PomPom Squad! I’m an older gent. I am very low-key and enjoy gentle attention. I also just got groomed by HSPPR’s fantastic [...]

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Manitou Springs City Council took the last step tonight to approve the legal opening of the Manitou Incline to hikers, beginning Friday, February 1st.

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Governor John Hickenlooper says a lack of water in Colorado poses a series challenge for the state’s tourism industry. The Governor answered questions from industry representatives as part of the annual tourism day at the state capitol. Bente Birkeland has more.

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A winter storm is bringing some much-needed rain and snow to the Front Range and northern mountains.

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The gun control debate sounded off both inside and outside the state capitol yesterday. Gun control advocates rallied at the capitol, and Democratic state senators struck down the first gun bill of the legislative session. The measure would’ve allowed school employees to carry concealed handguns. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Adam Leech, owner of The Leechpit shop in downtown Colorado Springs and noted nickel whittler, began a journey over a year ago to chronicle his hitchhiking adventure from Colorado Springs to the annual meeting of the Hobo Nickel Society in Tampa, Florida. Leech launched a Kickstarter campaign on January 24th in an effort to [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Mondo

On January 29, 2013 By

Hiya! I’m Mondo, a 5-year-old brown and white tiger cat. I’m a quiet boy; I prefer to listen to your stories than tell you about my day. I’m also very calm and relaxed. I’m the perfect friend to keep your lap warm this winter. Mondo means “wise protector,” and I take [...]

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Flood Preparedness Meeting

On January 28, 2013 By

Colorado Springs’ Emergency Management department will discuss flooding at a resident preparedness meeting tomorrow night.

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A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado is expected to easily pass the state legislature this year, and as Bente Birkeland examines, the tenor of the debate is much different than in previous attempts. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, she talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the new dynamic, and whether [...]

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I recently visited a rehearsal of THEATREWORKS’ production of Red, a Tony award winning play by John Logan, opening this Thursday, January 31st. The play is centered upon the preeminent 20th century painter, Mark Rothko, in the midst of the creation of the Seagram Murals. I spoke with director Joseph Discher and actors Thom Christopher [...]

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Dear Friends,

We’ve been doing research on programs at KRCC; we’ve also been testing a few shows for the past year or so.  We have some exciting changes to announce affecting our weekend line-up.

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Illegal immigrant students in Colorado are one step closer to receiving in-state college tuition. The measure passed the senate education committee yesterday. The issue has long been divisive at the legislature. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The Middle Distance 1.25.13: Songs of Innocence & Experience

The older I get, the more I understand that the personal stories I tell are factually true only in part, and that how I choose to tell them says a lot about who I am on this journey, this solo adventure, this one-shot [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Daisy

On January 25, 2013 By

Hi. I’m Daisy, a 5-year-old spayed calico. I’m a Secret Admirer in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program, which means I might need some nurturing and love to grow, but once I bloom, I will be the most beautiful flower in the garden. I would love to soak up some sun on your windowsill. [...]

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Sea Wolf perform tonight at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs.  We Are Not A Glum Lot and The Donys the Amys open for the performance.  They stopped by KRCC today to chat with Jeff Bieri.  Click the play button to have a listen:

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