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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

For more about the bees, here’s a link back to Citizen Report: Musings of a Mad [...]

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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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March 3, 2015 | NPR · People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God’s will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It’s the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.
 

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March 3, 2015 | WPRN · Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly’s origin story.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It’s a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
 

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Offutt’s late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be “extremely famous” for it.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.
 

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March 2, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · “I made a promise to myself,” says the Detroit rapper. “I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it’s by my own choice and my own decisions.”
 

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