Category Archives: Colorado Public Radio

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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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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A New History Colorado Exhibit Spotlights Colorado’s Oldest Continuous Residents, the Utes

A traditional Ute bear dance ceremony. Courtesy of Robert Ortiz, The Southern Ute Drum The Utes are some of Colorado’s oldest residents — by some estimates, the tribe has been here for 13,000 years. Despite that, many Coloradans today may not … Continue reading

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On The 50th Anniversary Of Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire,” A Former Park Ranger Honors The Iconic Book And Confronts Outdated Views

The American southwest has changed a lot since 1968, when the late writer Edward Abbey published “Desert Solitaire: A Season In The Wilderness.” The memoir, set in Arches National Park, has inspired countless people to visit the desert and to take … Continue reading

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Denver Turns 160 This Week. So, How’d The Mile High City Get Its Name?

Before you ask: No, John Denver is not the city’s namesake. Denver does owe its name from another man with the initials J.D., though. James William Denver was a Civil War general, a territorial governor and the eponym for the Mile High City. … Continue reading

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Founding Member Of Ghost Town Club Of Colorado Remembers Sixty Years Of Exploring Hundreds Of #GhostTowns Around The State

Ghost town — that conjures images of abandoned miners’ shacks with door hinges squeaking in mountain breezes, decrepit storefronts lining a deserted road or even just an empty spot on a prairie where all that’s left is dust and memories. … Continue reading

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Colorado Gears Up For Another Flu Season In The Shadow Of 1918 Influenza Pandemic

After a nasty flu season in 2017 and another one brewing this year, doctors are again calling for anyone 6 months or older to get vaccinated. The good news is, Colorado’s tangle with the flu in 2018 is unlikely be worse than it … Continue reading

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