The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a hearing next month on allowing the Army to continue using the Pinon Canyon training site…It’s been nearly two months since the state’s Hunger Free Hotline started, but it’s already seeing a big response…and, Frontier Airlines is canceling flights from the Denver International Airport for the fifth […]

Continue Reading

Officials say one of the main landing gear collapsed on a small commercial plane after arriving at Denver International Airport, but none of the 11 passengers and crew was hurt…and, the runoff election for Colorado Springs’ new strong mayor is today. KRCC’s Tristan Dickison hit the streets to find out if people are voting, […]

Continue Reading

As part of Historic Preservation Month and in conjunction with the local Historic Preservation Alliance, The Big Something will feature one post per week during the month of May about local history through the eyes of some of the members and friends of the Alliance. This week we speak with John Haney, […]

Continue Reading

Voters in Colorado Springs will soon start receiving ballots for April’s city elections…and, Handicapped parking permits in Colorado could come from out-of-state physician recommendations under a bill introduced today.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

The state senate will soon take up a bill that aims to give the public more information about security scanners, including the new full body scanners located at many airports across the country. The measure has support and opposition from members in both parties. Bente Birkeland reports.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Several hundred union members who rallied outside Colorado’s capitol today in support of Wisconsin union members found a rival rally in a group of tea-partiers…The number of fatal accidents on Colorado’s roadways has fallen…and, The Supreme Court has decided to let stand a Bush administration designation of 8.6 million acres in four Western […]

Continue Reading

Crews have contained a grass fire that was threatening buildings near Ellicott in El Paso County…Crews are beginning to remove rock from US 50 west of Cotopaxi, and aim to have the highway reopen by the weekend…Army officials say President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $477 million for destroying obsolete chemical weapons stored in […]

Continue Reading

Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.

[Audio clip: view full […]

Continue Reading

The Colorado Department of Education says 72.4% of the class of 2010 graduated high school on time, which means within four years…A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy…and, the Mountain Metropolitan Transit service has replaced 30 passenger vans.

[Audio clip: view full post to […]

Continue Reading

An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

[…]

Continue Reading

Continue Reading

A new health insurance plan aimed at covering residents with pre-existing conditions in now available in Colorado…Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele has canceled a planned appearance in Aspen..and, ski traffic jams along I-70 are actually not the most congested times on the highway.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Colorado is taking another shot at winning millions of dollars in federal education funding…and, the Colorado Springs Streetcar Task Force is winding down their feasibility study.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

State workers take the last of eight furlough days tomorrow…Two of Colorado’s mountain highways are reopening…and, the high-altitude cousin of the black-tailed prairie dog has been denied federal protection.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Lawmakers are wrapping up for the week, bracing for the final push of this year’s legislative session with several big ticket-items still on the calendar….and, one bill the Colorado House did pass today though is one that could reduce weekend traffic jams on Interstate 70 by creating a “zipper” lane.

[Audio clip: view full post […]

Continue Reading

Drivers could soon be zipping along stretches of I-70 a bit faster. A pair of measures to try and ease congestion on the busy interstate recently cleared the senate transportation committee unanimously. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

A bill to change how the state funds driver’s license offices initially cleared the state senate today. It’s part of a plan to balance the budget and fill a 1.3 billion dollar shortfall. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group…Air Force officials say they were unable to determine who left a cross at a worship space for pagans and other Earth-centered religions at the Air Force Academy, or whether it was malicious…and, a new feasibility study released […]

Continue Reading

The State Senate today passed a bill that would require children stay in booster seats in the back seat of cars until they turn 8 years old…State lawmakers are expressing concern that a new national focus on nuclear energy will allow uranium mines in Colorado to postpone cleanup of radioactive wastes…Las Animas County officials are […]

Continue Reading

Colorado lawmakers are considering increasing oversight of its child welfare system following the deaths of 35 children under its care over the past three years…the University of Colorado regents are considering whether to raise tuition by 9 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for new out-of-state students…the union for mechanics at Frontier Airlines is […]

Continue Reading

The Colorado Senate has unanimously approved a bill to help auto dealers who are dropped by carmakers…The archbishop of Denver is defending a decision by a Catholic school in Colorado not to allow two children to continue as students because their parents are a lesbian couple…and, workers hiked up the side a canyon today to […]

Continue Reading

[slideshow id=36]
The online retailer Amazon is cutting off affiliates that help it sell products in Colorado because of a new tax on online sales…Colorado Department of Transportation officials are on the scene of a rockslide along I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero…and, crews from Ft. Carson and El Paso County fire departments are […]

Continue Reading

Regional airports are set to receive funding from the state to help facilitate maintenance and construction projects…and, a new Four Corners monument is under construction at the site where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Continue Reading

News

AP
August 16, 2017 | NPR · It reversed earlier injunctions that forbade the state from suspending payments to the medical provider over a controversial leaked video of Planned Parenthood staff.
 

Matt Twombly for NPR
August 16, 2017 | NPR · Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.
 

Getty Images/Illustration Works
August 16, 2017 | NPR · Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here’s a reality check: Many social drinkers may “binge” without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.
 

Arts & Life

August 16, 2017 | NPR · TV and movie producers are looking to the shelves for inspiration: a number of popular shows and films this year started as books.
 

August 16, 2017 | NPR · Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today in Memphis, Tenn. Tens of thousands of fans have gone to his Graceland home to commemorate the singer.
 

Getty Images/Blend Images
August 16, 2017 | NPR · The lazy days of August call for getaway reading, so we’ve got three romances that’ll take you from old China to the small-town South, featuring couples who learn love is closer than they think.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 16, 2017 | WXPN-FM · The son of the late Chuck Berry shares memories from his early years, what it was like joining his father on tour and contributing to that final album, Chuck.
 

August 16, 2017 | NPR · Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today in Memphis, Tenn. Tens of thousands of fans have gone to his Graceland home to commemorate the singer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 16, 2017 | NPR · Marina Satti’s song “Mantissa” (“Seer”) has resonated with a generation of young Greeks trying to stay optimistic after the country’s debt crisis and austerity.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab