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.

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10:48am

Sat July 6, 2013
Community

Brew Fest Coming To Erie

Beer on display at Vail's Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in May 2013.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

Brewfests are becoming synonymous with summer in Colorado, with smaller communities not wanting to be left out.

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12:37pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Wildfire

Errant Firework Cause Of Windsor Burn

A view of the blackened burn area from the west side of Windsor Lake on July 5th.
Credit Jackie Fortier / KUNC

Spectators in Windsor were treated to more than just a patriotic Fourth of July display Thurday night when a small brush fire was ignited by a wayward firework.

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10:12am

Sun June 30, 2013
Community

Fewer People On The Road for July 4th Holiday

Colfax Avenue looking west in Denver from 1976.
Credit Bruce McAllister/EPA / Wikimedia

Taking a trip? The number of people traveling this Fourth of July weekend will be down, but only slightly. 

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12:30pm

Sat June 29, 2013
Parks & Rec

The Top 3 Places in Colorado Google Trekker Should Go

You could take a hike - and bring the world with you. But where should you go? Screen cap from Google promotional video.
Credit Google / Youtube

Do you get envious of people who tweet beautiful hiking pics while you’re stuck inside at work? You can have the last laugh with Google’s 15 lens camera.

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11:40am

Sat June 22, 2013
Wildfires

Lime Gulch Fire Near Full Containment [Updated]

The Lime Gulch Fire, a view of the southwest and west Platte River valleys taken June 21
Inciweb

The Lime Gulch Fire burning southwest of Denver, and just south of Conifer, has burned 511 acres and is nearly fully contained.

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