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Colorado Author Pam Houston’s Latest Book Is Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country.

Twenty-five years ago author Pam Houston was living in her car. But her first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, became a bestseller – giving voice to women across the nation — and it gave Houston just enough money to make … Continue reading

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A Growing Number Of Coloradans Asked For Medical Aid In Dying Prescriptions Last Year

Emergency room doctor Harry Calvino’s wife Antje was among the 125 Coloradans who got prescriptions for drugs to help them die last year. That’s up some 74 percent from from the previous year, according to a recent state report. Most … Continue reading

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A 100 Years Ago Arthur Carhart Had a Vision For Both Wilderness and Recreation On Public Lands

A hundred years ago the US Forest Service considered putting cabins around a pristine lake in western Colorado. But thanks to a young landscape architect named Arthur Carhart, Trappers Lake stayed undeveloped and the concept of protected wilderness was born. … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Restoration Planned For #Pueblo’s Historic Goodnight Barn

An old stone barn near Pueblo is about to get a million dollar facelift. It’s the last surviving structure of the northern headquarters of the Goodnight Cattle Company. The very real lives of old west cattlemen Charles Goodnight and Oliver … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening Tips From A Colorado Master Gardener

Thinking about your garden? You should be! It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about your garden and landscape. There’s plenty to do to care for your garden now and plan for this summer. CSU Extension … Continue reading

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Boulder Poet Andrea Gibson Writes Through Love And War In ‘Lord Of The Butterflies’

Boulder poet Andrea Gibson weaves together love poetry with entries that explore protests, gun violence, homophobia and even war. The complexities and depths of human emotion form the foundation of Gibson’s latest collection of poetry, “Lord of the Butterflies,”. Gibson, who prefers the … Continue reading

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New Study Explores Southwest Chief’s Economic Impact In Colorado

A new study says Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger rail line puts $49 million a year into Colorado’s economy. Last year Amtrak threatened to stop running the train through southeastern Colorado and use buses to cover that part of the route. … Continue reading

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How Did Colorado Supermarket Chain King Soopers Get It’s Name?

Did you know there was an actual King behind the King Soopers grocery store name?Lloyd King founded the Colorado based supermarket chain in 1947. But where did the rest of the name came from, including that goofy spelling? Journalist Matt … Continue reading

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Legal Pot Changes The Work Of Some Drug Detection Dogs

Widget (left) poses with $460,000 in contraband from a 2015 related bust. Sage poses with bags of heroin seized during a 2018 drug bust. Both are Pueblo Police Department Special Investigations / K9 Detectives. Photo courtesy of PUEBLO POLICE DEPARTMENT … Continue reading

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In 1978 Activists Laid Down In Front Of Buses In Denver, Launching The Disability Rights Movement

Forty years ago people with disabilities took to Denver’s streets to protest. They surrounded RTD buses to draw attention to the lack of wheelchair accessible public transportation. Their rallying cry became “We will ride!” Hava and Andy Rosen of Schuyler, … Continue reading

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