Jackie Fortier

All Things Considered Host

One of my earliest memories is listening to Car Talk and eating a cinnamon roll at the breakfast table. I grew up with my ears full of NPR, but it wasn’t until I reached high school and started paying attention to the media landscape that I realized how unique it is.

I graduated from Windsor High School and earned my bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in English. I decided to pursue a career at NPR and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Master of Arts in journalism. I am very excited to be a part of such a well respected and award winning station.



Fri October 17, 2014

Xcel Opens New Gas Pipeline To Ready For The Shift From Coal

The natural gas pipeline is the largest project completed by the company in 20 years. The line travels through parts of Adams and Weld counties, and through Brighton, Commerce City and Fort Lupton, Colo.
Credit Mark Stutz / Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy just cranked open a new, 34-mile-long natural gas pipeline.

The $110 million underground pipeline crosses under the South Platte River, nine canals and three major roadways as it makes its way from Fort Lupton in Weld County to Xcel’s Cherokee Power plant near Commerce City.

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Thu October 16, 2014

As Vesicular Stomatitis Spreads, What's The Impact On Colorado's Livestock Industry?

Vesicular Stomatitis is a viral disease that primarily affects cattle, horses, and swine and occasionally sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Humans can also become infected with the disease when handling affected animals, but is rare.
Credit Drs. Brent Thompson and Fred Bourgeois / Colorado Department of Agriculture

Over 320 properties have been quarantined in 14 counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains since the start of an outbreak of a virus mainly affecting horses. The outbreak of vesicular stomatitis began in Texas in May 2014, and was reported in Colorado in July of the same year. As the number of animals and the geographic area continues to grow, the economic impact on Colorado is beginning to take shape.

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Fri October 3, 2014

To Expand North I-25, Tolls And Partnerships May Be The Way Forward

Credit Colorado Department of Transportation

Improving the drive on North I-25 may come at a personal cost. Part of a plan for money set aside to relieve congestion would add toll lanes on the interstate.

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Tue September 30, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer

Officials Introduce Ash Borer Parasite To Stem Boulder Infestation

An adult Tetrastichus wasp.
Credit Colorado Deptartment of Agriculture / APHIS

Agriculture officials are introducing stingless, parasitic wasps from Asia in an effort to control another non-native insect – the Emerald Ash Borer.

The tiny wasps (Tetrastichus Planipennisi) are a natural parasite of the invasive beetle, native to Asia,that has decimated the ash tree population across the U.S. EAB was found in the city of Boulder in 2013, the furthest west it has yet been found.

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Wed September 24, 2014

Fort Collins Votes To Appeal Court Decision Against City Fracking Moratorium

A workover rig performs remedial work inside Fort Collins city limits Oct. 2013.
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC