Food access is getting a closer look with the help of a new survey from the Pueblo City-County Health Department. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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This Saturday marks the first statewide Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, one of the more regional projects involves fuel mitigation in Black Forest.

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The Ludlow Massacre’s 100th anniversary is next year. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, a new panel will look at how to commemorate it.

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The Pikes Peak Region is focusing on flood preparations for residents of El Paso County and Colorado Springs near the Waldo Canyon burn area. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

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Colorado is launching a statewide branding initiative to help boost tourism. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Current drought conditions in southeastern Colorado are not likely to improve without significant, consistent precipitation. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer. The section takes part of the Canada-Mexico Continental Divide Trail and incorporates it into the Colorado Trail.

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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado could be headed to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week…Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented to City Council…The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer.

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A new report says emergency notification systems failed to reach all residents during the Waldo Canyon Fire. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

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The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, or TLDEF is filing a complaint with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights against Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Colorado student participation in Advanced Placement exams is increasing.
KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports that scores are also on the rise.

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Cyclists in downtown Colorado Springs have two new designated spots to lock their bikes.

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A former correctional facility in southeastern Colorado is among five historic sites chosen as the state’s Most Endangered Places this year.

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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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Chile roasters in Pueblo are invited to participate in an educational forum regarding new statewide food regulations.

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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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Two Southern Colorado groups are representing the Centennial State today’s Presidential Inaugural Parade. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz caught up with them last week and has more.

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Pueblo County emergency officials are running a biennial survey in a continuous effort to improve the readiness of people who live there. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Vestas wind energy company plans to hire more than 100 workers at its Pueblo plant…Pueblo County emergency officials are running a biennial survey in a continuous effort to improve the readiness of people who live there…The Colorado legislature prints millions of pieces of paper each year, costing the state a hefty sum. But that could soon be a thing of the past. This year in an effort to cut down on costs, each of the 100 lawmakers received new iPads.

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services is changing its practice to try and reduce the number of young people in care outside the home, or congregate care. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Colorado Springs is among the top 15 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country according to one newly released demographic projection.

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Fort Carson is hosting nearly 300 soldiers and 30 helicopters from Fort Riley in Kansas for high altitude training. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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Colorado Springs City Council yesterday gave initial approval to regulations concerning oil and gas drilling within city limits…Council also voted in favor of a ban on panhandling in the downtown area…Fort Carson is hosting nearly 300 soldiers and 30 helicopters from Fort Riley in Kansas for high altitude training…Firefighters battling the Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park have ordered more resources to help contain the blaze.

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July 28, 2016 | NPR · Health officials put blood donations in South Florida on pause until it’s known whether four cases of Zika virus were caused by mosquitoes in the U.S., or until blood donations can be screened.
 

AP
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Prosecutors say information received this week means Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010, should not face a new trial. Levy was a 24-year-old intern in D.C. when she was murdered in 2001.
 

July 28, 2016 | NPR · Ash Whitaker has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against his school district. The transgender teen says the Kenosha School District has essentially created a surveillance program to monitor his bathroom usage, with plans to issue green wristbands to help identify transgender students.
 

Arts & Life

Sony Pictures Classics
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Anna Gunn plays a Manhattan investment banker determined to succeed, but powerful men — and slack film-making — let her down.
 

David Newsom/Netflix
July 28, 2016 | NPR · The plot’s overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
 

Roadside Attractions
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Roth’s mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film’s lead role.
 

Music

Starz Digital
July 28, 2016 | FA · In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 28, 2016 | NPR · The D.I.Y. husband-and-wife punk-pop duo has been around for more than a decade, but it’s only just released its first video.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Agalloch taught metal not only how to wander but how to wonder. Guitarist Don Anderson breaks down the 15-minute epic from 2002, which he says “still gives me goosebumps.”
 

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