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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Spring is a time of awakening for many animals that hibernate over the cold months. And while temperatures may be warming in the region, it’s not unusual to receive late snow in the high country. With the temperature flux comes a bit of advice from Donna Hartley, who, with her husband, owns Continue Reading

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent. Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using [...]

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We all need to eat, and in this episode of Western Skies, we attempt to connect you with the people who produce our food. From community supported agriculture to traditional ranching, we’ve talked to people involved with this basic necessity, and bring you their stories.

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As we near the end of the year, it seems only natural that we take time to reflect on 2009, and begin to look forward toward 2010. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten does just that.

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For resident Duane Slocum and his wife, service is simply a part of their lives, and of their faith. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Slocum describes where their calling has taken them. (Encore presentation.)

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Days before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, resident Caroline Vulgamore remembers another anniversary that just passed.

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Today’s “Citizen Report,” brings an encore from resident Joe Uveges, who suggests the idea of “reaching across the isle” is not confined to Capitol Hill.

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It’s time for the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC that brings the voices of citizen journalists to the airwaves. Today we’re replaying the tale of the traveling baboon, from Black Forest resident Donna Hartley.

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Today’s “Citizen Report” is an encore presentation from Jim Robinson, who talks about traffic, and one particular traffic villain.

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The snow that hit Colorado last week and a stroll through nature’s beauty prompted resident Brenda Wilson to write this week’s “Citizen Report” about a cold reality.

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Dawn Corbelli teaches a class called “Family-to-Family,” which aims to provide information on mental illnesses, coping skills, and advocacy for family and friends of those dealing with mental illnesses. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Dawn shares her personal motivation for taking on the classes: her story, and her daughter’s story.

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Cheyenne Mountain High School student Austin Preiss has done some pretty amazing things…and not just for a 15-year-old. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Austin talks about his experiences growing up as an elite tennis table player.

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Resident Jesie Steffes enjoys hitting up her local bookstore from time to time, and for this week’s “Citizen Report,” she shares what one recent trip to her local Barnes and Noble taught her about dating.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and for this week’s “Citizen Report,” resident Lynn Tolson wants to sound the alarm.

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Colorado Springs native Barbara Samuel O’Neal is an award-winning author, dipping her ink into the world of women’s fiction and romance. Today’s “Citizen Report” brings an encore of O’Neal conjuring up a romance of a different sort and remembering a downtown staple long gone but not forgotten.

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For this week’s “Citizen Report,” resident Jan Speights shares a story of finding new meaning in life through death, and of an activity that’s helped her refocus her priorities.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between KRCC and the Colorado Springs Gazette. More citizen journalism is available at CSFreshInk.com.)

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Many throughout the area are celebrating Local Food Week this week. Sponsored by the Peak to Plains Alliance, the aim is to bring together dining, education, and friendly competition in celebration of local food. Cultivate Health’s Michele Mukatis served as the main organizer of the event, and in this week’s “Citizen Report,” she encourages grocery [...]

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The Gazette’s model for citizen journalism has seen some changes in recent weeks, most notably its migration to Fresh Ink, and to the main paper’s A section on Tuesdays. As a result, this week we’re revisiting the first ever “Citizen Report.” It’s a conversation between Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten, Fresh Ink reporter [...]

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Donna Hartley and her husband, John, own Black Forest Honey. They maintain 150 hives, and in today’s “Citizen Report,” Hartley comments on what to do and what not to do when faced with honey bee hives.

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High school reunions are events many are familiar with–they’re times to get together and reminisce about moments in youthful lives that help shape who we are to become. For resident Teila Tankersley, they’re also about a shared past, if only by the classroom walls and locker lined halls.

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In today’s “Citizen Report,” resident Catherine Beckman shares a tale of a full house, some dusty bookshelves, and thoughtful hindsight.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at ColoradoSprings.com.)

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In today’s “Citizen Report,” resident Cheryl Fitzwater reminds us that a building can be much more than just four walls.

The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at ColoradoSprings.com.

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September 2, 2014 | OZY · A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
 

September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon said it was still “assessing the results of the operation.” Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm’s name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it’s a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Check out our favorite dance tracks from the past month, featuring a new anthem from Recondite and some not-so-Basic House from the founder of Opal Tapes.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that’s exactly how Beck’s music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck’s posthumous release, “Get Me Joe Beck.”
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Plant’s 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
 

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