The Biden administration is tapping $33 million from the new infrastructure law to plug and clean up at least 277 high-priority polluting wells on federal public lands in nine states. These wells are in national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges and other public lands, including the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah and Bureau of Land Management lands near Moab.
KUNC's Colorado Edition
We explore a bill recently passed at the Colorado statehouse giving lawmakers 12 weeks of paid parental leave. And we talk with Justin Brooks who, in April, made history as the town of Erie’s first Black mayor.
'What a community theater should be': Loveland's historic Rialto Theater celebrates a century of the performing artsThe historic Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland is marking its centennial with a week of tours, silent film screenings and live music. Colorado Edition went behind the scenes to learn why this theater is such a landmark of the Northern Colorado arts scene.
‘A short time to accomplish so much’: Republican River board contemplates fee changes, inactive well contracts and state fundsIn April, the Republican River Water Conservation District Board put out notice of possible changes to water use fees for irrigating crops. At the board’s quarterly meeting Tuesday, however, members did not decide on whether a fee-structure change process will occur. Board members also voted on how to handle formerly inactive wells coming back on in the basin.
Families who have little ones are in a crisis right now. There’s little to no baby formula at local stores nationwide. Shelves that were once fully stocked are emptied quickly, leaving caregivers struggling to feed their babies and in search of resources and alternatives.
Colorado’s 'groundbreaking' parental leave measure for lawmakers could be key to diversifying statehouses“It's taken far too long for some of these conversations to happen. But they are happening. And institutions are adapting to the changing demographics of those who are serving.”
The Colorado Community College System has selected Dr. Colleen Simpson as the new president of Front Range Community College. She will be the first African American to lead the three-campus college when her tenure starts on Aug. 1. She is also the second Black woman president in the statewide college system. KUNC’s Samantha Coetzee spoke to CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia and Dr. Simpson to talk about the college's next steps.
JetBlue is asking Spirit Airlines to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Denver-based Frontier Airlines.
The Colorado Dream: Career Education, hosted by KUNC's Stephanie Daniel, examines how a small metro Denver school district is playing a greater role in training tomorrow's workforce.
Mountain West News
A new report shows Americans have more equity in their homes than ever, and some of the highest levels of equity-rich property owners are in the Mountain West.
A new report shows that Western states vary widely in how much federal public lands within their borders have been protected from extractive uses over the last decade – with some surprising discrepancies.
The disease killing millions of bats costs U.S. ag hundreds of millions of dollars a year, study showsA recent paper out of Colorado State University suggests the loss of bats due white-nose syndrome costs U.S. agriculture up to $495 million a year.
Gas prices have been on the rise nationwide, the result of several factors, including the effects of the pandemic, supply chain issues and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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