A listeria outbreak in cantaloupes last fall that was traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching; consumer demand for melons dropped in half. Now with the spring planting season underway, farmers are looking to […]

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A bill to eliminate state background checks for firearm purchases cleared the Colorado house today.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall is backing an effort to postpone the closure of rural post offices for at least two years.

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A new study highlights a lack of access to mental health care in many parts of Colorado…and, Colorado has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for a federal spaceport designation.

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Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist […]

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If you’ve never been to the county fair, you’re missing out on a living tradition rich in the history and knowledge to which all of us are still tied in some form by the food we eat and the agrarian traditions that make all of our lives possible. Of course it’s far more […]

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One of the most beautiful towns in Southern Colorado is undoutedly San Luis. Though it’s situated at 8,000 feet in high desert, the acequias (traditional water canals, which we’ll feature in our August episode of Western Skies) keep it a lush green in summer, which provides stark contrast to the arid hills above. Those […]

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The Hanna Ranch south of Colorado Springs along Fountain Creek has been an important crossroads for the environmental movement and traditional ranching culture. Kirk Hanna, who grew up on the ranch and also went to college, was one of the first ranchers in Colorado to see the overlap between ranching and sustainability as […]

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If you’ve never been to the county fair, you’re missing out on a living tradition rich in the history and knowledge to which all of us are still tied in some form by the food we eat and the agrarian traditions that make all of our lives possible. Of course it’s far more than just a celebration of the animal husbandry and the skills of country living; the county fair is rides and funnel cakes and shows and … fun!

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.
 

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · Yes, the race is between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. But this contest touches on scandals involving sexual misconduct, President Trump’s influence and Democratic hopes for 2018.
 

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December 12, 2017 | KHN · Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year’s hurricanes.
 

Arts & Life

December 11, 2017 | NPR · The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
 

December 11, 2017 | NPR · It’s the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you’ll hear some “Highly Specific Superlatives.” First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.
 

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December 11, 2017 | FA · Scott Frank packed his Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts, but Godless isn’t exactly a typical Western. For one thing, the town at the center of the story is run by women.
 

Music

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performed an intimate set featuring “Heavenly Father” and a cover of Leon Russell’s “A Song For You.”
 

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December 11, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · 2 Tha Left completes the bumpin’ trifecta of the South Central LA rapper’s year.
 

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