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2018 @ColoStateFair In #Pueblo Winding Down Today

Labor Day marks the last day of the Colorado State Fair. Story to follow on KRCC later this week.

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Job Corps Students Support Hayden Pass Firefighters

While crews are out mopping up hot spots and reinforcing the Hayden Pass Fire perimeter in Fremont and Custer counties, there’s a diverse group of young people working behind the scenes to keep the base camp running.

A temporary city popped up when the Hayden Pass Fire base camp moved to Westcliffe last week. Big tan supply tents, eighteen-wheelers carrying kitchen and shower facilities and a slew of smaller blue and silver tents appeared in a dusty field at the Custer County Fairgrounds.

It’s part of the Boxelder Job Corps Center’s assignment to work at the camp. The group has more than a dozen students “trying to make everything comfortable for the firefighters, keep everything clean, maintain the camp, help out the mobile kitchen as much as possible,” says eighteen year-old Deavontay Small Bear of Mission South Dakota.

Job Corps is a joint U. S. Forest Service and Department of Labor no-cost program for underserved 16 – 24 year olds. Continue reading

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The Elusive Grave Of Author Edward Abbey

The grave of  Western writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey is said to be “where no one would find it,” but author Sean Prentiss tried. Prentiss’s Colorado cabin served as his base for this quest. He chronicles the journey and conversations with some of … Continue reading

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A Reprieve for Pueblo’s Corn Maiden Mural

As repairs on the aging Arkansas River levee move ahead, heavy equipment will cut through the image of a corn maiden, along with scores of other paintings that cover the 2.8-mile long levee. Construction workers are taking extra care as … Continue reading

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Arkansas River Levee Work Expected to Resume in February

The Pueblo Conservancy District is moving forward to find a contractor for the next phase of work to repair the Arkansas River Levee. Contractors will need to remove 12 feet of dirt and concrete from the top of the existing … Continue reading

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Early October Storm in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley

Clouds and rain roll over the Sangre de Cristo Mountain in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley just before sunset on an early October evening. This image and others are available as prints – visit Shanna Lewis’ online gallery.

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Photos From the 2015 Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair kicked off Friday, with a full slate of livestock competitions, concerts, rides, food and people watching. More photos at cpr.org

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It’s neither animal nor plant, but it might be living in your backyard

Delicious or pernicious? Mushrooms are popping up all over the Front Range right now. They’re in forests, meadows — and maybe even in your backyard. Have you ever wondered what makes them suddenly appear and then just vanish? Or what … Continue reading

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A Father’s Love Of Son With Autism And Pack Burro Racing Blend In Book By Colorado Author

Autism and the very Colorado sport of pack burro racing come together in a new memoir by Colorado Central columnist, outdoorsman and rancher Hal Walter. “For sure no burro gets up in the morning and thinks, ‘Dang, I think I’ll run … Continue reading

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Rules for Repainting Pueblo Levee Mural Under Discussion

Repair work on the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is destroying the world’s largest mural. The Pueblo Conservancy District board oversees the levee. It’s preparing guidelines to cover design, approval, and maintenance for new artwork. They got mixed comments from … Continue reading

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