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How To Put Your Garden And Lawn To Bed For The Winter.

Is your garden ready for winter? Peak gardening season may be winding down, but there are still ways keep your plants happy — whether they’re outdoors or in. Master gardener Loni Gaudet of Berthoud, answers gardening questions on Colorado Matters

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Measuring The Success of the Colorado State Fair

More than 444,000 people attended this year’s Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, which ended on Labor Day. Fair officials say that’s down slightly—about 7 percent—but the fair was a success by the standards that count. Listen to and read the … Continue reading

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2018 @ColoStateFair In #Pueblo Winding Down Today

Labor Day marks the last day of the Colorado State Fair. Story to follow on KRCC later this week.

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How Major General Maurice Rose Became Known As The ‘Immaculate Killer Of Nazis’ And Redefined WWII Tank Warfare

Most Denverites are familiar with Rose Medical Center, but they probably don’t know the hospital was named after the highest ranking Jewish officer who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Major General Maurice Rose. Denver author Marshall Fogel … Continue reading

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Happy Colorado Day! Here Are The Stories Behind Our State Bird, Folk Dance And Fossil

Some state symbols for Colorado are obvious—the native bighorn sheep as the state animal, or the columbine as the state flower, for example. Others take a bit more background. Take the Centennial State bird (the lark bunting), folk dance (square dancing) … Continue reading

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That Time We Met A Mermaid From Pueblo. No, Really. True Story

Pixy Wright is founder of Pueblo’s Mermaid Lagoon. And, because the tail prevents her from walking, she was carried into the CPR News studios by her husband, Bill Wright. And he is dressed as a pirate. Hart Van Denburg/CPR News A story … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail Of Baseball Cards Will Be At History Colorado For Just Three Days

Next week, an armored truck will transport a small piece of cardboard worth millions of dollars from a secret vault to the History Colorado museum. That slice of cardboard is the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards. It’s from 1952, featuring legendary Yankees center … Continue reading

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Colorado Forensic Anthropologist Helps Solve Murders and Missing Person Mysteries

A couple of years ago, hikers in Chaffee County spotted human bones in a rocky ravine. Investigators recovered the remains and combed the area for clues. Was it a homicide? They weren’t sure. So they sent the remains — and some … Continue reading

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From Raspberry Problems To Battling Beetles, Answers To Your Most Pressing Gardening Questions

Colorado Master Gardener Loni Gaudet of Berthoud gives the dirt on dirt, Japanese Beetles and more on Colorado Matters. Listen to the conversation on cpr.org

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What You’ll Find At Colorado’s Corners – All Four Of Them

Journalist Matt Masich of Denver travelled to the furthest reaches of Colorado – he literally visited every corner of the state. His quest took him from the remote eastern plains to the rugged country of the west. He wrote about … Continue reading

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