U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., –  The installation commander has issued an evacuation order for all residents in Pine Valley Housing on the Air Force Academy.

Effective immediately, all residents need to depart the installation.

If you have not already made evacuation arrangements, please report to the main gate (Gate 1) of Fort Carson.  Identify [...]

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Waldo Canyon Fire behavior continues to change and be aggressive. A new mandatory evacuation order has been issued for:

Rockrimmon and Woodmen Valley, west and north of Woodmen Road and I-25 and west and north of Rockrimmon Blvd and Vindicator Drive.

Pinon Valley and Pine Cliff, west and north of Garden of the Gods [...]

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Colorado Springs, CO- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has set up a second emergency small animal evacuation shelter at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center located at 3650 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909. This second site is will help accommodate animals of evacuees in the new mandatory evacuation areas.

The Freedom [...]

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Pikes Peak Blues Community’s Revival Jam stopped by KRCC for the Blue Plate Special with Jeff Bieri today to promote their event at Stargazers:
FUNdraiser and Membership Drive

You’re invited to help keep the local blues community alive by becoming a member of the Pikes Peak Blues Community
(PPBC). All the money [...]

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(via http://www.springsgov.com/News.aspx?NewsID=1880)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Colorado Springs and El Paso County Officials would like to thank the community for their very generous donations to firefighters who are working on the Waldo Canyon Fire. The management team and firefighters cannot adequately express the level of gratitude they feel for all the items that [...]

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, June 25, 2012 – Recent fire activity, above normal temperatures, strong winds and very dry fuels have left the city with EXTREME wildland fire danger. Wildland fuel moistures are near the lowest levels since 2002, the year of the Hayman Fire. Fuel moisture levels in the dead fuels, oak brush and pines [...]

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Investigators are seeking the public’s help for possible leads to the exact cause of the Waldo Canyon Fire. U.S. Forest Service Investigators are looking for people who were in the Waldo Canyon area at or around time of ignition and may have seen something that will help the investigators.  If you were [...]

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Due to the Waldo Canyon Fire, the following has been

CLOSED:

Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Garden of the Gods Park
Palmer Park
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Pikes Peak Highway and High Drive
Wilson Ranch Pool
Garden of the Gods Visitor’s Center
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
[...]

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Dear Listeners,

It’s been a stressful couple of days so far for folks in the Pikes Peak region.  KRCC’s News Director, Andrea Chalfin, her intern, Katherine-Claire O’Connor and I have been busy trying keep you informed about the Waldo Canyon Fire through all the channels available to us–on-air, Twitter, Facebook and via our website at [...]

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The U.S. Forest Service is taking actions to continue to maintain adequate air tanker capability by mobilizing four Department of Defense (DoD) C-130s equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in Colorado and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.

 

Two of the MAFFS will be provided by the [...]

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Florence’s The Flumps stopped by KRCC for the afternoon music mix today. They played a preview of their upcoming performance at MeadowGrass. Click play to listen.

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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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KRCC’s Summer 2012 Membership Drive is just around the corner. Your contribution sustains KRCC. Without you and your financial support, KRCC’s civil, intelligent, and in-depth conversations that you rely on would not be possible.

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Last Wednesday, local band Edith Makes a Paperchain performed live during Steve Harris’ Grassroots Revival. Click below to hear the audio!

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Yarn joined Jeff Bieri this afternoon for few songs and a little chat.

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Samuel James stopped by KRCC for an In Studio performance. Have a listen! He’ll perform tomorrow night, April 7th, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm.

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The Haunted Windchimes stopped by KRCC today promoting their newest release Out with the Crow. The played a few songs and chatted with Jeanette. Click the play button to listen!

Don’t forget: KRCC Concerts presents The Haunted Windchimes at the Fine Arts Center, Friday April 6th, 7:30pm. KRCC is SOLD OUT of member discount tickets, [...]

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Here’s a very faint glimmer of hope from the land of education funding. A report out this week from the Center on Education Policy says cuts to school budgets may be slowing in some places. Slowing. Not stopping.

In Colorado, cuts to education spending have gotten so bad the courts are now [...]

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Tune in to Comedy Central tonight (Wed., Jan. 25) when NPR’s Terry Gross goes toe-to-toe with recent candidate for President of South Carolina, Stephen Colbert. Terry will be the featured guest on The Colbert Report, appearing in the second half of the show.

 Stephen most recently sang Sondheim on Fresh Air; now, the tables will be turned, with [...]

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Mike Clark In-Studio

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Mike Clark stopped by KRCC today. Listen to him perform and to his interview with KRCC’s Vicky Gregor.

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Kelley Hunt In-Studio

On November 17, 2011 By

Kelly Hunt stopped by the KRCC studio to give a preview of her performance at the Steamplant in Salida this Sunday, November 20th at 4pm (doors at 3pm).

Listen to KRCC’s Jeanette Hohman’s interview with Kelley Hunt.

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The Independent‘s Cate Terwilliger put together this piece on Sue Scott and Tim RusselL, the character voice actors of Prairie Home Companion.

Don’t miss your chance to see the show this weekend, which we just found out will include local favorites The Haunted Windchimes!

You can also read Cate Terwilliger’s interviews [...]

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