Category Archives: Colorado Matters

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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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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Colorado Author Nick Arvin’s “Mad Boy” Goes On A Strange And Fascinating Journey through the War of 1812

When you think of the War of 1812 , what comes to mind? Perhaps you know it as the time the British burned the White House. You might also remember that the Star Spangled Banner was written during the war. … Continue reading

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Double Amputee Aims To Summit Pikes Peak, Without Prosthetics

Climbing the Manitou Incline’s infamous 2,744 steps is hard. Scaling the 2,000-foot elevation gain using only your arms and backside? That’s even harder. Double amputee Mandy Horvath did just that on April 23. The Colorado Springs woman’s legs were crushed by a train … Continue reading

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