John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” turns 50 years old in October, an anniversary marking the legacy he left in the state of Colorado and far beyond.
Local News Roundup
We caught up with our colleagues at the Colorado Sun this week to find out what stories are crossing their reporting desks. Sun editor Larry Rickman joined KUNC's Beau Baker to talk through some of the news they're following.
Every Tuesday, we talk with the Colorado Sun to find out what stories are on their radar. This week, KUNC’s Beau Baker spoke with editor Larry Ryckman.
A federal judge says a mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial.
Sonny Almanza faces multiple first-degree murder charges in the Sept. 11 killing of 27-year-old Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff. Vakoff was shot while responding to a family disturbance that spilled into a street outside a housing complex.
A 20-year-old road rage suspect from Greeley has been seriously injured after the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado.
Three people killed after two planes collided near Denver were identified Monday as the investigation into what went wrong continued.
A new report from the Anti-Defamation League revealed nearly two dozen Colorado elected officials, law enforcement officers and military members were named on a leaked Oath Keepers membership list. Jessica Reaves from the ADL discusses the report.
Aurora is home to thousands of immigrant residents from the continent of Africa. As the city strives to become an inclusive home for all, is it truly working? Join host Stephanie Daniel as she explores the Black immigrant experience in Aurora as told through the eyes of one African immigrant — and the city itself.
Mountain West News
In the Mountain West, more than a fifth of homeowners with a mortgage spend at least 35% of their monthly income on housing. Nearly 40% of renters region-wide spend more than a third of their income on rent.
Among survey respondents across the eight states that make up the Mountain West, about 67% support policies that protect trans individuals from discrimination in jobs, housing or in public spaces. That's compared to 64% nationwide.
National Park Service locations report how many people visit, how much tourists spend and how many jobs that creates every year. In 2021, those visitors spent more than $20 billion.
White-nose syndrome is a fungus that develops in the cave-dwellers during winter hibernation. It invades their skin and can be deadly. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, it’s caused estimated population declines of more than 90% in affected colonies.
Sharing the pain of scarcity goes against Western water law – but this Nevada farm community is trying it anyway.
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