One of the biggest topics right now across the state is oil and gas development, specifically, hydraulic fracturing. Communities, industry, and the state are all working to ensure their interests are protected. But it’s a complicated issue, and often contentious. This month for Western Skies, we’re holding a magnifying glass up to fracking, the rules, regulations, and community concerns. (This month’s image by artist and rig-worker, Streeter Wright.)

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Training Santa

On December 25, 2012 By

While Christmas Eve belongs to Santa Claus and all the good little boys and girls, many who play Santa for the season train throughout the year. KGNU’s Maeve Conran visit a Santa University in Arvada and met one of their graduates in action.

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This month we’re doing things a little differently. KRCC belongs to a network of stations called Rocky Mountain Community Radio, so this month, we’re going to sample some work from a few of these stations, including our own.

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With the economic downturn, many consumers are looking for ways to ease the burden on their weekly household budget. Activities like clipping coupons, buying store labeled brands are all on the rise, as is another shopping activity.. buying groceries at salvage or discount food stores. As part of a series on the economy from Rocky […]

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September 2, 2015 | NPR · Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
 

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September 3, 2015 | WXPN · With Nashville blood coursing through his heart, the singer embodies the spirit of his hometown.
 

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September 3, 2015 | KCRW · The Vancouver singer performs “Leaving Los Angeles,” which pays homage to homesick heartache.
 

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