Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado could be headed to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week. The full house held a lengthy debate on the measure and is scheduled to take a final vote today. As Bente Birkeland reports, the debate once again fell along party lines but this year Democrats have the votes to pass the bill.


Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented to City Council. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.


The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer. The section takes part of the Canada-Mexico Continental Divide Trail and incorporates it into the Colorado Trail. Executive Director of the Colorado Trail Foundation Bill Manning says the new 80-mile route offers users a scenic alternative to the current route.

“The existing users will have a choice when they’re traveling the Colorado Trail and they get as far Southwest as Twin Lakes they’ll get to a particular junction where they’ll make a decision on whether to go right on the Collegiate West or left on what we call the Collegiate East or the route that has been the Colorado Trail for a longer period of time.”

The route doesn’t increase the total distance of the trail, but creates a 160-mile loop in the area. The Colorado Trail runs between Denver and Durango.

 

Comments are closed.

News

AP
June 26, 2016 | NPR · Iraqi forces say they have wrested control of Fallujah from Islamic State militants after nearly 5 weeks of intense fighting. The militant group has controlled the city for the past 2 ½ years.
 

AP
June 26, 2016 | NPR · The flooding has left at least 24 people dead and devastated communities. The historic floods are the worst in a century for some parts of the state. At least 100 homes were destroyed or damaged.
 

June 26, 2016 | NPR · New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday at the age of 87. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life and his nearly 40 years of work for the paper.
 

Arts & Life

June 26, 2016 | NPR · New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday at the age of 87. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life and his nearly 40 years of work for the paper.
 

June 26, 2016 | NPR · Lionel Shriver’s newest novel is a work of speculative fiction: A national debt crisis leads to a systematic civil breakdown, bringing a once-prosperous family
 

Courtesy of the Noordbrabants Museum
June 26, 2016 | NPR · Known by some as “the Devil’s painter,” Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he’s the father of modern art.
 

Music

AFP/Getty Images
June 26, 2016 | NPR · Singer Amjad Sabri — part of one of South Asia’s most famous artistic families — was killed Wednesday in Karachi. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 26, 2016 | NPR · The Brazilian-American singer named her latest album after a song by Caetano Veloso, whose lyrics written while in exile from Brazil struck a chord.
 

June 25, 2016 | NPR · All Things Considered is thinking about British songs that reflect people’s sentiments in the U.K. We picked some; if you can think of better songs to explain Brexit, tweet us @npratc #BrexitMix.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab