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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March 6, 2015 | NPR · By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The NSA leaker, living in exile in Russia, made the remark while speaking via video link to an audience in Geneva.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.
 

March 6, 2015 | NPR · The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It’s a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it’s also a tragedy.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The trumpeter and pianist performs his original tunes “Surena” and “Romantico,” as well as Johnny Green’s “Body and Soul.”
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · One of the most exciting new grime producers is from … H-Town? Yep. Listen to the latest sound on London’s streets, courtesy of Houston, Texas.
 

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