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On February 15, 2013 By newsroom
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.Continue Reading →
On January 23, 2013 By Craig Richardson
Theresa Strader, founder of the National Mill Dog Rescue, discusses the moment the organization was born in February, 2007 and its subsequent meteoric growth. Since its inception, NMDR has rescued over 7,000 dogs from puppy mills across the United States.
National Mill Dog Rescue pledged to put an end to the cruelty of […]Continue Reading →
On December 11, 2012 By Noel Black
We’re big fans of collections and the collecting impulse here at The Big Something. Collectors are the front line curators of the future, and yet their personal obsessions far too often remain private. Local photographer Carol Dass, a Big Something collaborator, shared one of her collecting obsessions with us: a selection of her postcards […]Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Western lawmakers are seeking to elevate the plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle…Colorado’s Energy Office has a new mission. It will now promote traditional energy alongside renewable energy such as wind and solar.Continue Reading →
For about a month every spring, a small reservoir in western Colorado becomes the place to be. Each day at Fruitgrowers Reservoir near Hotchkiss, one can expect to see hundreds and sometimes thousands of sandhill cranes coming in for a landing. The cranes do migrate through the San Luis Valley, so this western reservoir […]Continue Reading →
A house ethics committee is gathering evidence on whether Republican Representative Laura Bradford was intoxicated during a suspected drunk driving incident. The committee is also charged with determining if she violated house ethics rules….and, Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would make the western tiger salamander the official state amphibian, a measure drafted […]Continue Reading →
We weren’t quite sure whether “The Terminator Theme” or “Yakety Sax” would best accompany this slide show of images from the Bear Creek Dog Park, so we went with both.
Public menace, or….
Clown College?Continue Reading →
Studying pythons might seem an unlikely way to help people with heart disease. But a python’s remarkable ability to quickly enlarge its heart and other organs during digestion is leading some medical researchers at the University of Colorado toward surprising new therapies. From Boulder, KRCC’s Shelley Schlender reports.
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Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Two years ago was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much […]Continue Reading →
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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After watching the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes last week, we went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to have a closer look at our nearest genetic relatives. It was close to feeding time on a cloudy afternoon after a hot day when the animals were particularly active and we ended up […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
On August 7, 2011 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
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.
You can listen to the full episode, or download here.
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In our most recent installment of Western Skies, we explored the proximity between the perceptions and realities of the West and cowboy culture. We made a visit to the Western Jubilee Recording Company in Colorado Springs on a recent night where famed cowboy poet, Waddie Mitchell recited his poems and Western guitar player, Rich O’Brien […]Continue Reading →
Hi my name is Caydence! I am a 3 year old Siamese cat! Do you want a cat that is full of energy, loves to play, and will entertain you all the time? If you do, that’s me! They call me a “Party Animal” in the Feline-ality program. I can make […]Continue Reading →
Warm days like today provide us with that hastening toward Springtime feeling, though we know we’re not yet safely out of Winter’s cold embrace, our spirits our kindled with a sense of exploration and dreams of adventure. Because we’ve not yet shed the cocoon of cold time lethargy enough to embark on a new adventure […]Continue Reading →