Category Archives: Colorado Matters

Troubled Horses And Broken Humans Help Each Other At Alternative Prison Ranch

Seven years ago professional horse trainer Ginger Gaffney got an unusual call for help. An alternative prison ranch near her northern New Mexico home had horse troubles. Troubles like she’d never seen before. She’s written about it in her new … Continue reading

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The Dry: a community built by black homesteaders in southeastern Colorado

Alice McDonald says The Dry is a joyful place to be, and if you are quiet and observant you’ll see all kinds of wildlife, perhaps a herd of antelope, a snake slithering by, a rabbit hidden in the shade of … Continue reading

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Human hubris is dangerous in avalanche country

When you are heading out into the back country for some winter fun, you may not  think about dying – but maybe you should. Nearly 1,100 people have been killed by avalanches in the United States since 1950 – and … Continue reading

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Thinking about your Colorado garden and lawn this winter? You should be!

Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener Loni Gaudet answers listener questions on Colorado Matters. Listen to this conversation in the second half of the Colorado Matters podcast at cpr.org

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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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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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