Category Archives: KRCC

Colorado Is Cracking Down On Illegal Ponds In The Arkansas River Basin

The state is evaluating more than 10,000 ponds in the Arkansas River basin to determine if they’re legal. According to the Colorado Division of Water Resources, many were constructed without water rights or permits. Read more at

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Amtrak CEO’s Priorities Could Be Good News For Train Travel In Colorado

Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn recently sent a letter to Congress outlining his priorities for the national passenger rail system, which includes the Southwest Chief that runs through Southern Colorado as well as northern Colorado’s California Zephyr. Read more at

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Historic Cabin Hidden Inside Walls Of Modern Home Is Being Restored In Southern Colorado

A 150-year old cabin discovered encased in the walls of a modern home in Beulah, southwest of Pueblo, is undergoing restoration. The cabin was once the home of Peter and Emily Dotson, who played a role in developing Southern Colorado … Continue reading

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In Southern Colorado, Giving The Old Cuchara Mountain Ski Area A New Life

An old ski lift at Southern Colorado’s Parker-Fitzgerald Cuchara Mountain Park could start running again by summer, making lift-served mountain biking, downhill skiing and more possible. Read more at

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Potential Arkansas River Dam Safety Project In Pueblo Could Create Better Recreation

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Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar Highlights COVID-19 Resilience, Previews Development In State Of The City Address

Building a strong post-pandemic community and economy are critical priorities for Pueblo, according to Mayor Nick Gradisar. Gradisar outlined plans to jumpstart recovery in his second annual State of the City address. Read more at

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Plans Are Underway To Restore Pueblo’s Historic Keating School

Pueblo’s Keating School is now on both the National Register of Historic Places and the state’s register. Plans are in the works to give new life to the nearly century-old brick building that’s been unused since 2009. Read more at

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Testing On Amtrak’s Newest High-Speed Train Nears Completion At Pueblo R&D Track

At a test track 20 miles outside of Pueblo, Amtrak’s latest high-speed Acela train has been topping 166 miles per hour. Staff at the Transportation Technology Center are monitoring and evaluating its performance and safety features, including traction and braking systems. More at

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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

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Pueblo’s Newly Rebuilt Arkansas River Levee Provides Flood Protection And An Opportunity For Recreation: Trail, Shade Structures, Pedestrian Bridges And Other Improvements Are Underway

By next summer Puebloans should have a new walking and bike path on top of the Arkansas River levee. A curving three-quarter-mile concrete trail will meander among shade structures on top of the rebuilt levee overlooking the white water park. Two pedestrian … Continue reading

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