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Artists Ready To Paint On Fresh Concrete Canvas In Pueblo And Regain The World Record for Largest Outdoor Mural

The last section of the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo will be resurfaced this winter. Here, the old surface containing the mural is being taken down, while the new surface is clean. Planning for new art is underway. – Photo … Continue reading

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Alabama’s First Sandhill Crane Hunt In More Than A Century

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Autumn Colorado Gardening Questions, Answered

Early fall means harvesting giant zucchinis, festive pumpkins and all kinds of other produce from your garden. But it also may mean dealing with aphids on your kale, brown spots in your lawn and other scourges threatening your yard’s flora. … Continue reading

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Biking Legend Jonathan Vaughters On Doping And Repairing Cycling’s Damaged Reputation

Colorado’s Jonathan Vaughters, a legend in the cycling world, has a new memoir. It’s called “One Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels.” Vaughters recounts his entry into the sport as an undersized junior racer in Colorado and his rise … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Jennie Dear Asks, “What Does It Feel Like To Die?”

Death is an inevitable part of life. Yet many of us fear it and don’t know much about it.  Durango author and hospice volunteer Jennie Dear wondered what it feels like to die. Her new book “what does it feel … Continue reading

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Clouds Before The Storm

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Peter Roper Retires After Nearly 30 Years At The Pueblo Chieftain

The longtime newspaperman reflects on southern Colorado, from moments in history to the best restaurant in Pueblo. Listen to Roper on Colorado Matters

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Are you battling beetles and bindweed? A CSU Master Gardener answers summer gardening questions

Wondering what to do now that the spring tulips have faded? Are Japanese Beetles bugging you? Or is bindweed bumming you out? Listen to CSU Master Gardener Loni Gaudet answer listener questions on the Colorado Matters podcast.

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Crypto-Jews will gather in Denver next week

Some Hispanic families in Colorado have a secret – their Jewish heritage. These so-called “Crypto-Jews” are descendants of Conversos, Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition 500 years ago. That’s when Judaism became a matter of life … Continue reading

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Combat Veterans Help Each Other Heal Moral Injury With A Journey To Israel

Combat veterans often must see or do things that are against what their consciences tell them is right. Because of this, they may suffer what’s called moral injury — damage to their moral compass — and that may put them … Continue reading

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