Hi there. I’m Pepper, a spayed 7-year-old white and black kitty. I’m a milder spice. I can be a little shy when you first get to know me. But I promise I’ll add a little extra flavor to your life! I am not the most adventurous of kitties, but I enjoy [...]

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The Middle Distance 5.31.13: A Revelation

For several years now, out here in the middle distance, I have made regular pilgrimages to Louisville, Kentucky, where at age 50, I entered graduate school. Coming to Kentucky, the state of my birth, was a homecoming of sorts after many years living out west.

The graduate [...]

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Palmer High School Student, Graham Gale, came to us with an idea to combine two of her interests – local history & public media – for a school project. Graham visited the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and found the scrapbook of a young woman who lived in the rather different Colorado Springs of [...]

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Hi there! I’m Buddy, a handsome, neutered black and white kitty. This 5-year-old is very unique-looking! You will love my half-a-mustache smile. I don’t seem to like dogs so much, but I love people, and I will sit in your lap all day for attention. When I’m feeling nervous, I like [...]

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The Middle Distance 5.24.13: At Their Own Hands

As Memorial Day approaches, far too many American families are not thinking about what they’ll cook on the grill, but how they will remember their military dead, particularly the growing number who died at their own hands, of suicide.

I am the mother of [...]

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Hi there! I’m Bear, a 3-year-old a neutered black pit bull and Labrador retriever mix. I am one happy boy! I am very friendly, and I love getting treats for my good behavior. Plus, I appear to be housebroken, though I might need a little help learning the rules at your [...]

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Today’s the very last day to buy your tickets for this weekend’s Meadowgrass Music Festival at the discounted price and, sadly for you, camping sites are all sold out. But day passes for $50 and full festival passes for $85 can still be had HERE.

If you’ve never been, let’s just say La [...]

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Hi, hi! I’m Salem, a 1-year-old neutered black kitty. Don’t worry – the only spell I’ll cast on you is one to make you love me forever! I am very, VERY friendly, and I have lived with young children before. I make a great babysitter, in fact, so long as your [...]

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Colorado College student Sarah Kelsey worked with Jessica Hunter-Larsen, curator of the IDEA space, and a fellow student, Jeffrey Moore, to curate an exhibit of one-time CC Professor Robert Adams’ photographs documenting the West’s changing landscape. Born in New Jersey in 1937, Adams spent part of his childhood in Denver, only returning to Colorado [...]

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Hi, I’m Shelby. I’m a sweet older girl looking for a new home. I’m an 8-year-old a spayed Border collie beagle mix. My owner had to give me up because he couldn’t afford a dog anymore, so now I’m looking for one last home that will give me many happy years [...]

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HSPPR Pet of the Day: Mia

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Hi there! I’m Mia, a 3-year-old spayed long-haired gray tabby. I’m a very sweet girl who loves attention and who will follow you around all day long. I was very fearful and angry when I first came to HSPPR, so they put me in the Blue Collar Barn Cat program. I [...]

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The Middle Distance 5.17.13: The Fitzgerald Swoon

When I was 17, someone made me read The Great Gatsby. I don’t remember the English teacher’s name, but I do remember the reverence and the slight hint of a romantic crush in her voice when she introduced our class to F. Scott Fitzgerald. I became [...]

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Hi there! I’m Goliath, a 6-year-old neutered black Labrador retriever mastiff mix. Picture the personality of a lab in a mastiff body! I am so sweet and friendly, but at 110 pounds, I am one big boy! I guess I just don’t know my own strength sometimes. I am very, very [...]

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Hi, I’m Boston. I’m a 1-year-old neutered black kitty. I’m a sweet boy with fantastic orange eyes. You won’t need any Halloween decorations with me around! I can be very shy in new situations, but I don’t mind being held. I’m a Private Investigator in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program, which means I [...]

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Hi there! I’m Sophie, a 6-year-old spayed white Jack Russell terrier. I came to HSPPR in February. My previous owner said I had been having seizures, so after monitoring me in foster care for a while, HSPPR examined my situation and started me on a life-long medication. I’ve been fine ever [...]

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Hi there. I’m Muffin, a 4-year old spayed tortie. I’m a tasty little treat; you will love the gorgeous colors in my coat, and I promise to give you nothing but sugar! I can be a little shy when you first meet me, but give me some gentle loving, and I’ll [...]

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Hi there, I’m Shay! First things first, don’t be fooled by the gray, I’m younger than I look. Unfortunately they don’t make Loreal hair dye for dogs. I’m a spayed 4-year-old terrier, and I’m a little shy at first. But I love gentle attention and will always sit for a treat. [...]

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The Middle Distance 5.10.13: A Mother’s Day Letter to My Children

Hey, y’all:

I’m writing because Sunday is Mother’s Day, and at this late date, out here in the middle distance, I am still as confounded by the holiday as I was when you were growing up.

Yesterday someone asked me what I [...]

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Hi! I’m Tiger. I’m a 2-year-old neutered brown, umm, tiger, of course. But not to worry. My disposition runs much closer to that of Hobbs or Tony than to any wild tigers. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy attacking wayward feather wands, however! I’m a Sidekick in HSPPR’s Feline-ality program, which [...]

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While joking with the NPR folks is always fun, our own public radio mugs deserve another look. Our special Henson H915 camera reveals our inner Muppet or Sesame Street character for your enjoyment. Maybe they’ll make you laugh…or just make you pitiful. Either way, we hope you’ll keep allowing us to make public [...]

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As we head into the home stretch of the Spring membership drive here at KRCC, it’s time once again to peek behind the curtain of public radio’s Oz and put names with the faces of the Great Impartial Radio Gods of NPR and their celebrity doppelgangers because, well, it’s just fun. Plus it’s a perfect [...]

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Hi there. I’m Meowzer, a beautiful 1 1/2-year-old spayed brown tiger. Even though my name sounds like a Pokeman character, I promise, I am very sweet and would never go into battle. However, I would be delighted if you chose me! I can be a little bit shy at first, and [...]

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HI. I’m Lily. I’m a 1-year-old spayed brown tiger. I am very shy in new situations and might take some time to adapt in your house. But I enjoy gentle headscratches and kitty hugs, and a few treats and toys could help me make up my mind about you as well! [...]

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