Brian Larson

News Director

I joined KUNC in 1993 as the local host of All Things Considered. Since then I've worked my way through every job there is in the news department finally settling in as News Director in 2008. It's a privilege to work with a talented and dedicated staff covering Colorado news each day. And to think that I had never listened to public radio prior to coming to KUNC.




Tue March 15, 2011

Redistricting May be the Tougher Than Balancing the Budget

Colorado Statesman

Plugging a one billion dollar budget shortfall may seem easy to state lawmakers compared to redrawing the state’s congressional boundaries.

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Mon March 14, 2011

Statewide Redistricting Meetings Wrap Up This Week

Creative Commons

A bi-partisan panel charged with drawing up new congressional boundaries wraps up statewide meetings this week. But the challenge of finishing the work by the end of the legislative session may be a tall order.

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Sun March 13, 2011

Final Boulder Evacuees Go Home, Fire Crews Work on Containment

Paul Aiken The Boulder Camera

Fire crews have 60 percent of a wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder surrounded, but fire managers say the remaining burn area is in steep terrain with no roads. On Saturday officials concentrated their efforts on strengthening and extending containment lines around the blaze in Lefthand Canyon. All residents evacuated by the fire on Friday have been allowed back into their homes as of Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. But the Forest Service has said it was human caused.


Fri March 11, 2011

High Winds Fan Wildfire North of Boulder

Smoke from the Lefthand Canyon fire can be seen from a rooftop near 55th and Arapahoe avenues.

Boulder fire officials have lifted some evacuation orders, including Lake of the Pines neighborhood and North Foothills Ranch. Orders have been lifted for residents living along Lefthand Canyon from U.S. 36 to Geer Canyon. Any residents above Geer Canyon are still being kept out. An Evacuation Center has been created at the Boulder YMCA, 2850 Mapleton Ave. Fire officials are requesting that evacuees check in there even if they plan on staying somewhere else. Updated at 6:18 on 3/11/11


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Fri March 11, 2011
Colorado Inside Out

Governor Gets into Beer Controversy

Raj Chohan

Governor John Hickenlooper is no stranger to the beer business – but the very subject of beer got him into hot water this week. It’s one the topics that our media partners at CPTV12 and Colorado Inside Out are discussing.