Many of the hundreds of rape kits that Colorado police departments receive are never tested.

Continue Reading

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has recently launched a new online forum that aims to make medical information easily accessible to seniors and adults with disabilities. KRCC’s Elizabeth Schoder reports.

Continue Reading

Voters across the country took part in election night watch parties yesterday, and El Paso County was no exception. KRCC reporters attended the Democratic and Republican gatherings in the county, and this report starts with Kate Dunn, who spent the evening with the El Paso County Republicans.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Colorado will provide this year’s U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree comes from White River National Forest in Northwest Colorado, near the town of Meeker, and it begins its journey today. KRCC’s Kate Dunn reports.

Continue Reading

Friends of Garden of the Gods has donated $20,000 to help keep water flowing freely through the park.

Continue Reading

The National Wildlife Federation recently released the results of their Hunters and Anglers survey. KRCC’s Kate Dunn says the report shows conservation continues to be an important issue for many sportsmen.

Continue Reading

With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots…Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced the formation of what he’s calling the Pension Solutions Team…El Paso County Health officials are reporting the first hospitalized flu patients this season…The National Wildlife Federation recently released the results of their Hunters and Anglers survey…and, more.

Continue Reading

A pending agreement with state officials may make water quality testing a requirement for obtaining drilling permits in El Paso county.

Continue Reading

Colorado’s unemployment rate ticked down two-tenths of a percent last month, to 8 percent…The USA Pro Challenge cycling race brought nearly 100 million dollars into the state.

Continue Reading

The USA Pro Challenge cycling race brought nearly 100 million dollars in to the state.

Continue Reading

The World War II Amache Japanese Internment Camp in southeastern Colorado is the subject of an exhibit at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opening today.

Continue Reading

Even though temperatures reached near freezing across much of the Front Range last night, other parts of the state are seeing fire activity. KRCC’s Elizabeth Schoder reports.

Continue Reading

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting nearly 4,000 cases of West Nile virus in the U.S. as of October 2nd, including more than 160 deaths. In Colorado, a total of 106 cases have been reported this year.

Continue Reading

Drought conditions this year have affected waterfowl habitats in eastern Colorado so that hunters may have trouble finding ducks and geese this fall and winter.

Continue Reading

Two separate interest groups plan to air advertisements before Wednesday’s presidential debate held at the University of Denver.

Continue Reading

Some 2000 supporters met Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign stop at the airport in Pueblo today…One woman is dead and another seriously injured after a disturbance at a state prison in Southeastern Colorado this morning.

Continue Reading

One woman is dead and another seriously injured after a disturbance at a state prison in southeastern Colorado Monday morning.

Continue Reading

This year’s stubborn drought and the changing climate will have serious consequences for Colorado’s multi-billion dollar recreation and farming industries, as well as the state’s forests that have seen severe, unnaturally large wildfires recently…Colorado Springs police are offering a reward for information regarding the start of the Waldo Canyon fire…Chimney Rock to be designated a National Monument.

Continue Reading

A new study suggests that climate change is affecting the number and severity of wildfires in the West, including in Colorado.

Continue Reading

Delays are keeping the I-25 north to US 50 ramp in Pueblo closed longer than anticipated.

Continue Reading

This month we’re bringing a special fall arts show to the airwaves, highlighting all kinds of creativity in the region.

Continue Reading

Two days after firefighters contained a blaze in Park County, another fire two miles west of Lake George has broken out…As firefighters continue to fight the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, other parts of the state are beginning to feel the effects…A portion of South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs will be closed for the next few days.

Continue Reading

The US Senate has passed legislation to speed government contracts to modernize the aging fleet of Forest Service tanker planes that dump suppressants on Western wildfires..A 227-acre wildfire in northern Colorado is fully contained…and, Drivers in downtown Colorado Springs may find traffic detours this weekend.

Continue Reading

News

April 19, 2018 | NPR · Recent tariffs on Canadian newsprint are hurting U.S. newspapers, potentially triggering further job cuts and consolidation. The duties of up to 32 percent come after a complaint from a single U.S. supplier, and are opposed by the domestic paper industry trade group.
 

AFP/Getty Images
April 19, 2018 | NPR · Nils Muiznieks has worked with the Council of Europe for the last six years. He shares his thoughts on the state of human rights, cultural racism, and the threat of war, genocide, and dictatorship.
 

AP
April 19, 2018 | NPR · Authorities said the disgraced cyclist had defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, out of millions. He faced $100 million in possible penalties — but this settlement averts his looming trial.
 

Arts & Life

William Friedkin
April 19, 2018 | NPR · The director of The Exorcist compiles footage of an exorcism he filmed for a magazine article. The bizarre result “seems to have been made by someone who’s never seen a movie before.”
 

Cohen Media Group
April 19, 2018 | NPR · Michel Hazanavicius’ film about the romance (and breakup) of director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky adopts many of that director’s signature flourishes, to lesser effect.
 

NPS
April 19, 2018 | NPR · In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with “the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves.”
 

Music

Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3
April 19, 2018 | NPR · Hip-hop has been everywhere this week, with the genre’s biggest stars teasing surprise album releases — oh, and winning historic Pulitzer Prizes.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 19, 2018 | NPR · Bernie Dalton had a dream to make music, but when he was diagnosed with ALS, he was even more determined. Without the use of his limbs or his voice, Dalton and his friends made one of the most moving entries in this year’s Tiny Desk Contest.
 

Getty Images
April 19, 2018 | NPR · The hip-hop duo of Farid Bang and Kollegah, whose lyrics have been described as anti-semitic, won the Germany equivalent of a Grammy, prompting several to return their own awards in protest.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab