Colorado College students are back in two buildings today after a chemical incident in a science lab yesterday afternoon caused evacuations and sent 13 people to the hospital. It also shut down Nevada Avenue. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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Nevada Avenue between Cache la Poudre and Uintah in downtown Colorado Springs is closed due to a hazardous material incident at Colorado College. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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With an increased flood risk in areas in and near the Waldo Canyon burn scar, county and city officials in the Pikes Peak region are holding a series of meetings to help keep residents informed of alert systems, mitigation efforts, and how they can prepare for the upcoming flood season. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl recently [...]

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Evening service has returned to some bus routes in Colorado Springs. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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It was standing room only last night as El Paso County residents attended a town-hall style meeting with county officials on pending gun legislation. As KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports, El Paso County officials are coming out strong against more gun regulations.

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A memorial service is scheduled tomorrow for the first African American graduate of the Air Force Academy. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl has more.

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Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate yesterday…Amidst possible gun legislation at the statehouse and in Washington, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton have scheduled a public town hall-style meeting Thursday…A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious national teaching award for science and technology.

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A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious National teaching award for science and technology. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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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.

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Colorado Springs will partner with the city’s utilities to begin retrofitting streetlights with LED technology…and, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications from landowners to establish so-called wild horse eco-sanctuaries.

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Energy leaders wrapped up a three-day conference in Colorado Springs yesterday. The goal was to bring together top people in science, policy, and industry, to talk about the future of energy in the United States and globally. Democratic Senator Mark Udall delivered yesterday’s keynote address. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl was there, and has this report.

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Colorado lawmakers are nearing agreement on the state’s first uniform standards for which deaths get a forensic autopsy…Two groups and a Morrison businessman are challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard…and, the Warrior Games are coming back to Colorado Springs this May.

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About fifty buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state capitol today with messages for lawmakers who are considering cuts to education funding…A proposal by Colorado lawmakers to combine the Colorado Division of Wildlife with Colorado State Parks is up for review…and, a small earthquake registered near Steamboat Springs early Wednesday morning.

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The secretary of the Army has told Colorado’s senators that the military has no plans to expand a training site in southeast Colorado for at least five years…and, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning a four-year long process of developing a new conservation plan for the Alamosa, Monta Vista, and Baca National [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper signed seven bills into law today, the first of his administration…An Army led investigation into a helicopter crash in Colorado’s mountains last summer cites operator error among its causes…The Pueblo City Council plans to issue a letter opposing closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas, according to the Continue Reading

The Census Bureau says El Paso County has officially surpassed Denver as Colorado’s most populous county and that Hispanics of any race now account for one-fifth of the state’s population…and, a team from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs recently returned from Panama as part of an amphibian conservation effort.

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Army officials report suicide rates at Fort Carson continue to drop…and, the campaign to raise money to help repair Colorado’s capitol dome officially kicked off today.

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Colorado lawmakers are asking the Army to extend the public comment period for a plan to station up to 120 helicopters and 2,700 more soldiers at Fort Carson…Members of an anti-tax group that backed three unsuccessful amendments to limit government spending in Colorado didn’t show up to a hearing today to consider whether the group [...]

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Prosecutors trying to preserve a federal law aimed at military impostors say the act won’t discourage legitimate free speech because it targets only deliberate falsehoods…The state health department has announced they’re finally caught up with the backlog of medical marijuana card applications…and, the leader of NORAD is marking the Pearl Harbor anniversary by saying the [...]

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Colorado’s senators are urging the White House and congressional leaders to take action on the federal deficit…Some Colorado businesses are being asked to pay more to fund the state’s unemployment-insurance fund…and, a new Colorado-based animal welfare non-profit has chosen some eastern and southern counties as its first target areas.

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The number of foreclosures in El Paso County rose last month while its southern neighbor also saw a slight increase…and, a recent survey in Trinidad School District #1 shows parents still prefer the telephone as the primary means of communication with school officials.

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Colorado regulators are hearing more on Black Hills Energy’s plan to cut emissions by 2018…and, the search for a new president at Colorado State University-Pueblo is gearing up, as the school brings in an interim president.

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The U.S. Forest Service says beetle-killed trees have been cut down from alongside more than 420 miles of roads and trails in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming this year…and, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is almost finished with its five-year review of fishing regulations.

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