Category Archives: Colorado Public Radio

Wild Bison Return To Colorado’s Great Plains

Ten bison now roam in their new home on the range in southeastern Colorado. Listen and read more at krcc.org

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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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Slag Pile Cleanup At Colorado Smelter Superfund Site In Pueblo May Be Delayed

The Environmental Protection Agency may not have funding next year for a portion of the clean up at the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in south Pueblo. This project targets toxic lead and arsenic left behind when the former smelter closed more than a century … 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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Answers To Your Fall Gardening Questions

Listen to Frontline Farming’s Fatuma Emmad talk about gardening, landscapes and plants on Colorado Matters

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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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How One Of Colorado’s Worst Natural Disasters Reshaped Pueblo

The Arkansas River doesn’t seem threatening as it ripples past Pueblo’s historic district. But in early June of 1921, it was a very different story. That’s when days of heavy rains combined with mountain snowmelt to catastrophic results. Listen to … Continue reading

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Boomtimes And Declines Shape Pueblo, Colorado’s Most Iconic Industry

Steel has been part of the soul of Pueblo almost since the city’s incorporation 150 years ago. From the late 1800s through much of the 20th century, Pueblo was home to Colorado Fuel and Iron, at one point the state’s … Continue reading

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Colorado Elected The Nation’s First Female Lawmakers, One Of Them Was The First Woman To Draft And Pass A Bill

In 1895, one of the hottest debates at the Colorado statehouse was over a very intimate subject: at what age should a woman, or girl, be legally able to consent to sex? Leading the charge to raise Colorado’s age of … Continue reading

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Lost Glory: The Story Of Pueblo’s Once-Great Mineral Palace

An ornate iron arch stretches across the brown sandstone entrance to Pueblo’s Mineral Palace Gardens. Inside the 57 acre park next to I-25, geese swim on the small lake while people stroll past big trees. Besides the name of the … Continue reading

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