The Pipeline Fire located on Fishers Peak near Trinidad is 100% contained. The blaze was started by lightening and burned 100 acres. Smoke may still be visible from the interior of the perimeter, but officials say firefighters have suppressed all heat, fire, and smoke that had the potential to escape the perimeter. The Type […]

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The Pipeline Fire on Fisher’s Peak started yesterday and is burning in steep, rocky terrain. Multiple units responded from in and around the Trinidad region, but officials say it’s been difficult to access the fire. The active fire has shown extreme activity on the entire perimeter of the blaze, though no evacuations have been […]

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We covered a lot of ground this past year with Western Skies, and this month we’re spending some time revisiting those stories and conversations.

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Trinidad City Councilman Joe Bonato and Councilwoman Bernadette Baca-Gonzales are the only two candidates who have qualified to run for the recently vacated mayoral position in the town, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…

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Wind power giant Vestas has announced it’s laying off workers at its Pueblo facility…Trinidad Mayor John Rino has resigned effective immediately…Officials say State Highway 67 near Cripple Creek remains closed after a sinkhole opened over a mineshaft under the roadway.

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When people think about earthquakes, Colorado may not exactly be the first place that comes to mind. But in the past couple decades, the Trinidad region has experienced a surprising number of seismic events. Scientists and locals alike are wondering just what is causing them. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer reports.

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Mother Nature affects us all, and no matter how much we want the weather to remain consistent, it’s always changing. This month, we take a look at weather, climate, and natural disasters in the region, and at least one way in which we’ve changed that which Mother Nature intended.

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A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with the alleged murder of a fellow soldier found in her barracks in early January…Students at Trinidad High School staged a protest today as around 200 of them walked out of class for about 45 minutes…and, a Democratic bill that would pump money into universities to market […]

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Ludlow, Part 5

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Ludlow, Part 4

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If you missed either or both of the last two installments of David Mason’s Ludlow, never fear: episode 1 is archived HERE, and episode 2 is archived HERE, and you can stream them at your leisure and convenience. If you haven’t already taken a listen, we encourage you to do […]

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We’re very pleased to announce that, after many months of recording and editing, our collaboration with Colorado College Professor and Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason will come to fruition this Saturday, September 3 at 1 p.m. on KRCC as we air the first installment of Ludlow. An epic verse-novel about the union […]

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Big Something intern Ruby Kimberly put together this look back at Drop City—frequently cited as the first artist/hippy commune—in Trinidad, Colorado. Kimberly writes:

In passing through the region surrounding Trinidad, CO today, one encounters a vast expanse of arid and sparsely populated land where, for a brief moment in the 1960s and 70s, became […]

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A wildfire along the Colorado-New Mexico border has burned about 5000 acres…and, efforts to change federal law and protect groups willing to clean up polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag.

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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.

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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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News

April 22, 2019 | NPR · The agency argued its religious freedoms were violated when Philadelphia ended a foster care contract. A federal appeals court disagreed.
 

Reuters
April 22, 2019 | NPR · Larry Hopkins has a felony record dating back 23 years. Federal officials are not saying why he’s charged now with offenses committed in 2017.
 

AP
April 22, 2019 | NPR · The Galaxy Fold was due to go on sale this Friday, but reviewers discovered bulges, flickering and other problems with its 7.3-inch screen. Samsung says it plans to run further tests.
 

Arts & Life

HBO
April 22, 2019 | NPR · On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.
 

Hulu
April 21, 2019 | NPR · A new TV series from the comedian Ramy Youssef — based on his own experience growing up as an Egyptian American in New Jersey — is trying out some different first-generation narratives.
 

Drawn & Quarterly
April 21, 2019 | NPR · Cartoonist Peter Bagge takes on the life of another independent woman in Credo, his biography of pioneering libertarian Rose Wilder Lane (also known for being the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder).
 

Music

Courtesy of Hadestown, The Musical
April 22, 2019 | NPR · The singer-songwriter turned her 2010 concept album into a folk-opera stage production and earlier this month, the show made its Broadway debut.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 22, 2019 | KCRW-FM · Kölsch is a selector on the decks and in the studio, guaranteed to turn your nights upside down.
 

WXPN
April 22, 2019 | WXPN-FM · When singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus says, “I’ve never been subtle. I don’t think now is the time,” she means it.
 

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