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What The Great American Outdoors Act Will Mean For Public Lands In Colorado

President Donald Trump has signed the Great American Outdoors Act. The act, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, secures funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and allocates nearly $ 3 billion to help maintain the national parks. Courtney Schultz, director of the Public Lands Policy Group and associate professor of Natural Resource Policy at Colorado State University, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss the legislation’s impact.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about the local impacts from the Great American Outdoors Act. Plus, we’ll hear from a local teacher about schools opening in the fall, talk with Aurora’s new police chief, and learn about the impact of the closure of the U.S.-Canada border on a small town in Montana.

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Following months of community unrest, Aurora’s city council appointed Vanessa Wilson as the city’s new chief of police in a 10-1 vote Monday night. Wilson, who has been serving as the interim police chief and has been on the force for 23 years, will take the position at a time of great upheaval. 

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Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us for not only an important global topic but also one that is especially so in Northwest Colorado.  Sandra Postel, director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project and world expert on fresh water issues and related ecosystems, discusses the current tipping point and how we can best ensure water security.

Rocky Mountain National Park

President Donald Trump has signed the Great American Outdoors Act. The act, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, secures funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and allocates nearly $3 billion to help maintain the national parks. 

Courtney Schultz, director of the Public Lands Policy Group and associate professor of Natural Resource Policy at Colorado State University, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss the legislation’s impact.

Seminars at Steamboat: Adm. Jim Stavridis

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Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us when retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Jim Stavridis describes the leadership tools necessary to work through this crisis, the geopolitics of a new emerging global security environment and how the virus will affect not only the U.S. but also developed and emerging economies around the world. 

National parks in the Mountain West are seeing a surge in visitors. And while tourism can spell good news for struggling local economies, some are worried not only about spikes in COVID-19 cases but also added pressure on the landscape.

New leadership is cutting costs at the U.S. Postal Service in a way that's backing up mail around the country, and many are concerned that could impact mail-in ballots ahead of the election on November 3. In the Mountain West, how your ballot could be affected depends on where you live.


The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau's director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.

With the national death toll from COVID-19 passing the grim 150,000 mark, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds broad support for a single, national strategy to address the pandemic and more aggressive measures to contain it.

Two-thirds of respondents said they believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other countries, and most want the federal government to take extensive action to slow the spread of the coronavirus, favoring a top-down approach to reopening schools and businesses.

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About 50 men are on a basketball court in Fort Morgan’s Riverside Park with about 30 women in a field behind them. As cars and trucks zoom down Highway 76 on a hill above, they’re chanting praises to Allah before prayer. Muslims usually pray shoulder to shoulder, toe to toe but almost everybody, including young children, is keeping their distance and properly wearing masks. 

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