Category Archives: Colorado Matters

How Colorado Women Answered The Call Of World War II

The attack on Pearl Harbor 79 years ago brought World War II to American soil. In short order, thousands of Colorado women joined the war effort — by enlisting in the military, working in defense plants, and volunteering in all sorts … Continue reading

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‘Honestly There Are Times I Really Wanted To Quit. It’s Been Hard.’ Reflections On Solo Row Across Pacific Ocean

Alone. In a rowboat. In the vast ocean. There are times it’s likely the closest other human beings are in the International Space Station…. That’s how Tez Steinberg, of Boulder, spent his summer. He rowed 2,700 miles from California to … Continue reading

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The ‘Queen Of Denver’ Was A Modernist For Her Time, Intent On Making The City Relevant

Thornton author Shelby Carr’s new book is “The Queen of Denver: Louise Sneed Hill and the Emergence of Modern High Society.” Carr says Hill helped put Denver on the social and cultural map at the turn of the last century. … Continue reading

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‘I’m Good About Finding A Rhythm And Making All The Muscles Work Together’: Joey Chestnut Will Take On The Slopper Challenge At The Colorado State Fair

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Poet Khadijah Queen Dives Into Life’s Crises And Moments Of Wonder In New Collection, ‘Anodyne’

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The Fresh Food Connect App Gets Extra Backyard Garden Bounty To Those Who Need It

It’s the time of year that you start hearing about “the zucchini problem – you know – you grew too many zucchinis and you can’t give any away because everyone else is in the same boat. Florist and backyard gardener … Continue reading

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Colorado Folk Musician Jayme Stone Plugs In For New Album, ‘AWake’

After years of exploring folk music’s roots, Longmont musician and composer Jayme Stone is plugging in. He puts down his banjo and plays a synthesizer on his new album – AWake – and he delves into the grief of losing … Continue reading

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Perseverance Pays Off For San Luis Valley College Graduate

Alejandro Tovar’s mom told him “a pencil weighs less than a shovel.” Tovar worked in the canola, spinach and potato fields during the summers. Hear more of his story on the Colorado Matters podcast

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Ask A Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener About Your Summer Plants

Summer is here and so are the joys, and woes, of gardening. Gardening questions answered on Colorado Matters

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“They Are Already Here” science writer Sarah Scoles talks about “why we see saucers.”

From Ufology To UAPs, Exploring The Phenomenon Of UFOs With Author Sarah Scoles. Listen to the conversation on Colorado Matters.

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