Recently Colorado Public Radio in Denver, or CPR, blanketed Colorado Springs with a mail solicitation, requesting that you support the Colorado Springs Annual Drive and their broadcast of NPR programming.

Problem is, Colorado Public Radio doesn’t broadcast their news channel in Colorado Springs, since KRCC is Colorado Springs’ source for NPR and other public [...]

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Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet tried to make peace just days after a bitter primary race. The candidates gathered on the state capitol steps Thursday for what was billed as a unity rally. As Bente Birkeland reports, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee flew in especially for the event.

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Former speaker of the state house Andrew Romanoff is urging his supporters to vote for senator Michael Bennet just two days after a bruising primary. As Bente Birkeland reports – Romanoff and Bennet appeared together with fellow Democrats for a rally to try and bring the party together.

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The chairman of the Democratic National Committee held a rally in Denver Thursday trying to unite the party after a bitter primary race. As Bente Birkeland reports, prominent Democrats lined the state capitol steps, including Andrew Romanoff and senator Michael Bennet.

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McInnis Concedes

On August 11, 2010 By

Former Congressman Scott McInnis officially conceded the Governor’s race late Wednesday morning. As Bente Birkeland reports, McInnis called Evergreen businessman Dan Maes to congratulate him on his victory after a close primary race.

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The Republican race for Governor was a nail biter, with Evergreen businessman Dan Maes claiming victory early this morning. Former congressman Scott McInnis and Maes were locked in a dead heat for most of the night, at times separated by just a few hundred votes. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.

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Colorado’s incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet has fended off a fierce challenge from Andrew Romanoff in yesterday’s primary, while Tea Party favorite Ken Buck has prevailed in the Republican Senate primary. Buck’s victory follows a trend of GOP candidates nationwide running on the anti-establishment ticket. But Bennet keeping his seat is seen as a nod [...]

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Western Skies returns to the KRCC airwaves as a new one-hour monthly program that focuses on one specific topic. This month, we’re looking at the issue of tourism. We have a round-table that discusses the past, present, and future of tourism in the Pikes Peak region. We also revisit rafting issues that cropped [...]

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Craig Richardson produced this video version of our Western Skies radio story about the “world famous” Pikes Peak donuts.

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(“Grace Greenwood”, ca. 1860. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-8837. Portrait of journalist Grace Greenwood (1823-1904). As a correspondent for the New York Times, Ms. Greenwood climbed Pikes Peak to the Army Corps’ Signal Station on November 22, 1873.)

Local arts maven Kathleen Collins reads [...]

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Click below to hear the new Western Skies theme song written and arranged by The Haunted Windchimes:

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Possibly the most photographed spot in the entire Garden of the Gods, Balanced Rock’s place as a backdrop in tourist photographs for more than a hundred years gives it a status worthy of “the most photographed barn in America” from Don DeLillo’s satirical novel White Noise: “No one sees the barn. Once you’ve seen the [...]

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The much beloved news magazine Western Skies returns after several years of dormancy. Produced by KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin and The Big Something‘s Noel Black, the hour-long, monthly show will air beginning this Sunday at 11 a.m. Shows addressing a single topic facing the region and the west will follow on the first Sundays of each month.

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The Colorado Department of Education has released its audit of the Cesar Chavez Schools Network (KKTV, KRDO, Chieftain), and the board reacts (Chieftain). Attorney General John Suthers is encouraging Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas to work out a water dispute (CSBJ).

In Colorado Springs, organizers of [...]

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Colorado’s medical marijuana dispensaries are one step closer to falling under state regulations. The full senate debated regulations yesterday and a final vote is expected this week. The measure has widespread support from members in both parties, but leaves some members feeling uneasy. The house already passed the bill. Bente Birkeland has more from the [...]

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The fate of a controversial teacher tenure bill now rests in the house’s hands. The measure has cleared the senate and gets its first hearing in the house education committee later today. It’s expected to be a long and heated debate, and proponents say passage could come down to the wire in the final week [...]

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The state senate initially passed a bill yesterday that would give colleges and universities more flexibility to increase tuition. The measure has wide bi-partisan support with almost all of the senators on board. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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In Colorado Springs, a proposal to restructure city council has been filed at the city clerk’s office (Gazette). D-2 teachers confront the school board about evaluations (KRDO).

Easements in Pueblo for the SDS Pipeline have run $1 million thus far (Chieftain). Regional third graders show a slip in reading [...]

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Among everything else they’re debating in the final days of the legislative session, Colorado lawmakers are considering banning the use of restraints on pregnant prison inmates. The measure has strong bi-partisan support but debate in the senate touched a nerve when it delved into the topic of abortion. Bente Birkeland has more from the state [...]

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U.S. Forest officials say they may have to shut down some national forests in Colorado and Wyoming…and, Pueblo’s Urban Renewal Authority is expected to begin its search for a new Executive Director tomorrow.

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It’s DAY TWO of the fund drive and we’re rolling out some of our greatest hits. We pride ourselves in bringing you pieces like this investigation into the proper pronunciation of “Buena Vista.” Considering our regional culture from odd and unusual perspectives is our specialty. If you appreciate pieces like this we hope you’ll renew [...]

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We’re very pleased to remind you that The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series will air every Thursday evening at 9 p.m. through April 29 during Dick Fairley’s Jazz Excursion, which plays from 8 to 10 p.m. Briefly, the series is about a loft in New York City’s Flower District where LIFE photographer W. [...]

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Hear ye fans of Low and Dirty Three: This is a haunted shoegaze party for thee!

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