Category Archives: Radio

Wildflower season is growing longer in the mountains

University of Maryland ecologist David Inouye says wildflower season in the Colorado mountains is getting longer. While that may be good for viewing, it has broader implications for the birds and the bees that dine on flower nectar and are … Continue reading

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Racing down Pikes Peak on a skateboard

This weekend, Sept. 6-7, elite skateboarders will race down part of the Pikes Peak Highway, reaching the kinds of speeds cars hit on an Interstate. Zak Maytum, 23, of Boulder won the inaugural race last year. A win again this … Continue reading

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Maroon Bells: What lies at the intersection of recreation and wilderness?

On this day, 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act and since then, Congress has assigned the highest protection to some 110 million acres of public lands. Colorado alone has more than 40 wilderness areas, and the … Continue reading

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Transgender people whose voice doesn’t match their appearance turn to new app

There can be a disconnect between how people who are transgender look and sound. Now, they have help altering their voices to match their appearance, something that not only helps them feel more confident, but also keeps them safer. A … Continue reading

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Baker at Colorado State Fair: ‘Pie is the happiest thing I do’

Teeny Lamothe’s love of pies started when she was a child, baking with her mother in their Littleton home. A few years ago she decided to go on a “Pie Tour” to learn everything she could about pie. She apprenticed … Continue reading

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KRCC News Wins National PRNDI Award and I helped

KRCC News has been recognized by Public Radio News Directors, Inc., or PRNDI, for its online content accompanying last year’s series, “Flash Point: Living with Wildfire.” The 1st Place Award comes in the “Best Multimedia Presentation” category among small newsrooms. … Continue reading

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Teaching caregivers how to care for themselves

Many people suffer from long term illnesses or conditions from which they’ll never recover. Experts say those who provide care for those who most need it can see their own health erode, too. Yet these people — caregivers — may … Continue reading

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Colorado camps help kids face challenges of military family life

Some 2.5 million military service members fought in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, often deploying multiple times. Many returned with physical, emotional and mental scars. It’s not just the troops who face the effects of war. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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How marketers turned rugged Colorado into a ‘vacationland’

It wasn’t so long ago that Colorado had a much more unpolished image, a place of dauntingly high peaks and the few rough-and-ready types ready to climb them. Not for recreation, but for fur trapping, mining and expeditions of discovery. … Continue reading

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Pueblo’s Old Bojon Town Celebrates Heritage; Eligible for Historic District Designation

Part of a small neighborhood near the former Colorado Fuel and Iron steel mill in southeast Pueblo could become a national historic district. As a post-World War II working class neighborhood, it’s not the kind of place you’d normally expect … Continue reading

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