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Head Of EPA Visits Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund Site

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler was in Pueblo Monday to talk about the Colorado Smelter Superfund site SHANNA LEWIS / KRCC Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo on Monday, July 27. Some 1,900 south Pueblo … Continue reading

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Perseverance Pays Off For San Luis Valley College Graduate

Alejandro Tovar’s mom told him “a pencil weighs less than a shovel.” Tovar worked in the canola, spinach and potato fields during the summers. Hear more of his story on the Colorado Matters podcast

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Ask A Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener About Your Summer Plants

Summer is here and so are the joys, and woes, of gardening. Gardening questions answered on Colorado Matters

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Historic Entrance Restored To Pueblo City Park

City Park on Pueblo’s west side now has a newly restored historic entrance. Photos and story at krcc.org

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How National Forest Recreation Planning Got Its Start In Southern Colorado 100 Years Ago

A century ago the U.S. Forest Service’s first landscape architect argued for protecting wilderness, but that didn’t stop him from also making it easier to drive into the nation’s forests. Arthur Carhart wrote the agency’s first recreation plan and completed … Continue reading

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“They Are Already Here” science writer Sarah Scoles talks about “why we see saucers.”

From Ufology To UAPs, Exploring The Phenomenon Of UFOs With Author Sarah Scoles. Listen to the conversation on Colorado Matters.

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“Billionaire Wilderness” – what’s going on in the mountain west at the “intersection of wealth, philanthropy, and conservation.”

Denver Author Justin Farrell, On His New Book ‘Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy And The Remaking of the American West’ – listen on cpr.org

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“They tried to make do as best they could.” #Walsenburg, Colo. Historian Reflects On The Great Depression And Today’s Pandemic

As part of KRCC’s Shortening the Distance project, producer Shanna Lewis got in touch with historian Carolyn Newman. She’s 88 years old and has lived in the same house in Walsenburg for 60 years. Listen at krcc.org

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Mountaineer Christine Boskoff Lived — And Died — At The “Edge Of The Map”

Colorado Mountaineer Christine Boskoff climbed more of the world’s tallest peaks than any other American woman – a record that still stands. A new book tells her story. Listen to Denver author Johanna Garton talk about her new book “The … Continue reading

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How The Pandemic Is Reshaping Life in Bergamo, Italy, Pueblo’s Sister City

Italy has been a hot spot in the worldwide pandemic. One of the hardest hit cities is Bergamo, which happens to be the sister city to Pueblo, Colorado. Producer Shanna Lewis spoke with a man who lives in Bergamo, to get a … Continue reading

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