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The Colorado State Fair begins today in Pueblo. Amid the livestock shows, carnival rides, monster trucks and big name bands, there’s a small outdoor stage that features Colorado entertainers. Anita McCoy of Canon City performs there. She’s tap danced with her students at the Fair for more than 30 years, and on Sunday she’ll […]

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Printed on front “An Inviting Road in the Rockies” and “The Call of the Trail. / The call of the wild is not over the sea / It comes from the west, the Trail is free / My automobile is the castle key / That opens the western world to me. / The sweep of […]

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This month we’re taking you on a trip through Colorado, visiting places and talking to people that help make the Centennial State what it is.

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(“Open-Air Bathing in Midwinter at Glenwood Springs, Colorado” by W.A. Rogers, date unknown.
Creator/Photographer: Rogers, W. A., date unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 257-6253.)

Full-page print from Harper’s Weekly showing men swimming and diving into pool at night with snow falling. Other men in warm […]

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This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered since kicking off the revival of Western Skies in June. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic. Here are some […]

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Songwriter and vocalist Peter Yarrow is perhaps most well-known for being one third of the popular folk music trio, Peter, Paul, & Mary. Born in New York City, Yarrow earned a degree in psychology from Cornell University, and in 1961, he teamed up with Mary Travers and Noel Paul Stookey to become one of the […]

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The ninth annual Jazz in the Sangres Jazz Arts Camp took place last week in Westcliffe. At the camp, six world class musicians from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts spent a week teaching and mentoring thirty young jazz musicians, mostly from Colorado. They completed their classes with free […]

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Elementary school students at he Classical Academy in northern Colorado Springs got a visit yesterday from former astronaut Jim Reilly, as part of the Space Foundation’s outreach to local schools to stress the importance of space-based science and math education. KRCC’s Aaron Retka spoke with Brian DeBates of the Space Foundation and attended […]

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The members of three Colorado Buddhist communities met in Colorado Springs at All Souls Unitarian Church, in the hopes of helping to bring healing to the world. The event coincided with Earth Week, and consisted of a 24-hour chant in the Pali language. KRCC’s Bob Thomason produced this audio postcard of […]

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The historic nature of President Barack Obama’s inauguration inspired many people around the country and the world to hold special inauguration-viewing events. At Colorado State University in Pueblo, about 150 students, faculty and staff gathered for their own festivities on campus. In the lobby of Belmont residence hall, they sat in couches and […]

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Fran Wilde built a glorious world of living bone towers and wing-gliding people in last year’s Updraft. Her new Cloudbound has stunning skyscapes but lacks some of the first book’s emotional heft.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
 

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