In Huerfano County, the possibility of a fracking boom has been on the minds of residents for a while now. While some have welcomed the oil and gas industry with open arms, others are worried about what this might mean for their communities. For this month’s episode of Western Skies, we told […]

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The end is near for The Big Something’s first ever foray into the physical realm. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20th, is the last possible day to see The Big Something Exhibition–in CC’s Coburn Gallery–before it’s stripped and all its component pieces are returned to their rightful owners. If you haven’t made the trip yet, it’s […]

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At long last, election day is upon us! If you’re reading this Big Something right now, it means that you’ve successfully weathered the torrent of ads, emails, phone calls, viral YouTube videos, and spirited Facebook posts that have come to define American Democracy in the twenty-first century. Congratulations! There’s only one thing left to do… […]

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It has recently come to our attention that a local radio station has been marketing itself in a fashion that resembles the marketing efforts of KRCC. Colorado’s pure rock station, KILO 94.3FM has, for some time now, been using the Colorado license plate theme that so many loyal KRCC listeners and members have long associated […]

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While Pueblo is the industrial hub of Southern Colorado, it’s no secret that the majority of the region is quite rural. One organization based in Pueblo is attempting to bring together these communities to work toward common interests. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin has this profile.

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Uniquely Colorado

On August 8, 2011 By

In our latest installment of Western Skies, we set out across Colorado to explore our backyard with the hope of discovering that which defines the unique identity of our state. If you missed yesterday’s broadcast of Western Skies, or if you haven’t had a chance to view the slide shows that accompany the […]

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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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Round-Up

On October 13, 2009 By

Proposed wilderness protections in the Colorado mountains could threaten the Army’s high altitude helicopter training…Pueblo County sees its second influenza-related death this season, according to the Pueblo Chieftain…The East Otero School District closes for the week, as a proactive approach, according to the La Junta Tribune-Democrat…and, lawmakers take exception to Governor […]

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Democratic leaders and party activists kicked off a two day meeting in Denver to highlight western values and grassroots organizing. The crowd heard from actor Robert Redford, senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and energy mogul T. Boone Pickens. Bente Birkeland has more.

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National Democratic leaders, activists and conservationists are descending on Colorado this week to examine western politics and a political roadmap for the future. Speakers include U.S. senate majority leader Harry Reid and actor Robert Redford among others. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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Telluride Jazz

On June 10, 2008 By

Telluride hosted its 32nd annual Jazz Celebration this past weekend, which also kicked off the town’s summer festival season. Over twenty-five acts played on several stages over the course of four days, including the spectacularly set outdoor stage… with its panoramic views of the high mountain canyon. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer was there and brought back […]

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