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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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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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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Like many in the area, the military has played a large role in the family of Black Forest resident Donna Hartley. Today, Hartley shares a story that spans several generations, and illustrates how pulling on one thread can lead to people and places deeply affected by the family tree.

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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, Black Forest resident Donna Hartly brings to the airwaves the tale of the traveling baboon.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration […]

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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 waxes philosophical about the nature of honeybees.

(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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