Category Archives: Environment

Plan Aims To Inject Opportunity Into South Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund Site

A plan is underway to bring new life to south Pueblo residential and commercial areas affected by the Colorado Smelter Superfund project. The revitalization, a collaboration with federal, state and local agencies, is based on community input and has been in the works for about five years. … Continue reading

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Head Of EPA Visits Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund Site

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler was in Pueblo Monday to talk about the Colorado Smelter Superfund site SHANNA LEWIS / KRCC Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo on Monday, July 27. Some 1,900 south Pueblo … Continue reading

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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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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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Mission: Wolf In Southern Colorado Helps Wolves And People Too

There’s a wolf sanctuary in southern Colorado that doesn’t just help wolves. It helps humans too. Volunteers come to Mission: Wolf from around the world. A new documentary film Mission Wolf: An Experiment in Living takes a look at the lives … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Pam Houston’s Latest Book Is Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country.

Twenty-five years ago author Pam Houston was living in her car. But her first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, became a bestseller – giving voice to women across the nation — and it gave Houston just enough money to make … Continue reading

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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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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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Tarantulas Are On The Move In Southern Colorado

Something creepy takes place in southern Colorado this time of year. Tarantulas appear en masse scurrying across highways and up walls. Arachnologists Paula Cushing, of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Brent Hendrixson of Millsaps College in Mississippi … 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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