As the days get warmer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding citizens to keep pets and farm animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. As KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports, now is the time skunks start to emerge.

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Lesser prairie-chickens have been threatened in Colorado for the past 40 years. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, management of the bird is the subject of a meeting tonight in Lamar.

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The reintroduction of lynx into the San Juan Mountains is shifting its focus to tracking the cats. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor reports.

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As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF in Paonia and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.

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President Barack Obama focused on women’s health at a campaign stop in Denver this afternoon…The Colorado Department of Agriculture says a cow that died in Logan County in northeast Colorado had anthrax, and about 50 other dead cattle at the same ranch may have been exposed…Gov. John Hickenlooper has reportedly called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to talk about Sunday’s shootings at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee that left seven people dead including the gunman.

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The Nile Monitor Lizard that had been missing since Monday in the Woodland West area was found tonight, July 20th, and returned to the owner.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture says West Nile Virus has shown up in two horses, one in Weld County, the other in Fremont County…A new naval attack submarine will bear the name of the centennial state. The last USS Colorado was decommissioned after World War II.

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The Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER, team held a closed briefing with other regional and federal groups today to talk about flooding potentials in the Waldo Canyon burn area…A lizard is on the loose in Teller County, prompting a reverse 911 call.

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When residents in the midst of the Waldo Canyon fire danger zone need to evacuate their homes, they oftentimes have a difficult enough time finding temporary accommodations for themselves, let alone their pets. Organizations such as the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the Red Cross have done much to try […]

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Medicaid participants in Colorado now have the option of having remote health monitoring in their homes…A proposal that would limit prosecutor’s power to charge youth as adults passed in Colorado’s Senate on a 22-13 vote…Bears have always been a problem in Raton, but last season’s high number of incidents has brought it to the […]

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A bill that would increase the penalties for harming or killing and unborn child cleared the Republican controlled statehouse on a party line vote today…and, unseasonably warm weather has drawn some black bears out early in the Colorado Springs area.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is researching migratory patterns of bighorn sheep and elk in the San Juan Mountains…and, Forecasters say February snowstorms have helped to increase below average snowpack in Colorado, but levels are still low.

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The Bureau of Land Management recently awarded a sizable lease to a corporation called Double Heart Lodge for geothermal development in the Gunnison area. If completed, a power plant on the parcel would be a significant source of renewable energy. But the leasing process has been closely scrutinized by some conservation groups. They’re concerned […]

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Rick Santorum appeared to be the favored candidate in southeastern Colorado, as Republicans held their caucuses last night. State GOP officials called the race late last night, in favor of Santorum….The number of high school graduates requiring remedial classes has gone up by 11 percent since the previous year…Business groups in Colorado Springs and […]

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Colorado lawmakers left the Capitol early today to take part in Republican caucuses across the state…Colorado sportsmen are backing proposed federal rules for public disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids used in oil and gas drilling…and, the Federal Bureau of Land Management is revisiting an effort to protect sage grouse in Colorado.

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Colorado Democratic lawmakers revealed their first bill for the upcoming legislative session today…and, the federal government is considering moving bison captured outside Yellowstone National Park to public lands in Colorado, South Dakota and elsewhere in part to prevent an annual slaughter of the animals.

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While Labor Day weekend may signal the unofficial end of summer, there’s sure to be some warm days still ahead. If you’re one of the many who take part in the summer-time treat of feeding the hummingbirds, commentator Donna Hartley of Black Forest Honey suggests you keep an open mind to the […]

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A federal review of Colorado’s Medicaid program found significant delays in determining applicants’ eligibility….and, two bear attacks in the Aspen backcountry over the weekend have wildlife officials warning people to be cautious as the area braces for roadside camping during this week’s bike race.

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The USA Pro Cycle Challenge kicked off today in Colorado Springs with a 5.2 mile individual time trial….and, state wildlife officers have killed the black bear believed to be responsible for attacking two campers in separate incidents near Aspen.

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Uniquely Colorado

On August 8, 2011 By

In our latest installment of Western Skies, we set out across Colorado to explore our backyard with the hope of discovering that which defines the unique identity of our state. If you missed yesterday’s broadcast of Western Skies, or if you haven’t had a chance to view the slide shows that accompany the […]

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This month we’re taking you on a trip through Colorado, visiting places and talking to people that help make the Centennial State what it is.

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Colorado health officials are warning people to check any packages of ground turkey they may have to see if they’re included in a nationwide recall. All of the packages include the code “Est. P-963” in the USDA inspection mark…and, Moose in Colorado are thriving, and are migrating across the Continental Divide.

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Restrictions to caves and abandoned mines on national forests and grasslands in five western states, including Colorado, have been extended for a year…and, millions of acres in Colorado are the subject of debate in Congress. The federal land is off limits for development, but that may be changing soon.

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News

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · After a none-too-restful “working vacation,” President Trump is back in the White House today. He’s planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · Authorities say the driver, who reportedly has a history of mental problems, has been taken into custody. They are not treating the incident as terrorism.
 

Arts & Life

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · In “Beyond the Wall,” beardy bros go on a wight-hunt and struggle to get to know one another. Luckily, in this penultimate episode of Season 7, they find the perfect ice-breaker.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · Sue Grafton’s latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.
 

Music

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create?
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · One of hip-hop’s most revered producers brings his songs to life behind the Tiny Desk, with the help of a four-piece band.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · While watching the total eclipse, folks might want to follow along with some toe-tapping music about the sun, stars and moon. We’ve got the playlist for the wondrous sky event.
 

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