Part one of KUNC's Republican River series showed how dropping river flows and groundwater levels impact farmers and ranchers in northeastern Colorado. Part two examined a portion of the history that got the basin to this point. Part three explores potential farmer-centric solutions and the impact they could have in Colorado and the other two states dependent on the river basin's water.
Communities affected by the fires in Boulder County still need assistance. Find what resources are available today, and ways you can help those impacted.
The King Soopers strike is emblematic of a broader labor movement sweeping the country, and parts of the Mountain West, as workers walk out for better pay and benefits or unionize to harness their collective power.
Two weeks after the Marshall Fire destroyed over 1,000 homes and buildings, the search for one person listed as missing is is still underway. Authorities have not named the woman they are looking for at a site where a home burned on the outskirts of the town of Superior. But relatives have identified her as 91-year-old Nadine Turnbull.
Misidentification, arrest of Black teen leads to new Colorado law changing a police eyewitness procedurePolice often rely on eyewitnesses to identify suspects. But experts say witnessing a crime can be traumatic and the brain is often uncertain on the details. This is especially true when trying to identify suspects with a showup near a crime scene, which usually involves one person versus a group of people in other types of lineups. The misidentification and wrongful arrest of a Black teen led to a grassroots movement in Colorado to change this practice.
Parents sending kids to school should look out for other fast-spreading viruses going around this season.
Gov. Jared Polis' final State of the State address of his first term was more subdued and somber than his previous speeches to lawmakers.
Mountain West News
Inflation is the highest the nation’s seen since the 1980s. It’s worst in the Mountain West. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices increased 8.6% in our region, the highest nationally.
Big cats like lions are susceptible to COVID-19. So are mink and some hoofed animals, like deer. So many zoos are using a vaccine specifically made for animals to try and keep their often-endangered residents healthy.
Housing costs are rising fast in our region as economic development attracts new residents and supply chain problems cause building delays. But a federal program that helps low-income renters is falling short.
In Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, less than 8% of qualifying households had taken advantage of a federal broadband subsidy. But an expansion in eligibility may mean an uptick in uptake.
The Biden administration has moved to crack down on violent domestic extremists over the past year. But it's given the Bundy family – whose militant actions presaged the Capitol insurrection, and who continue to illegally graze cattle on public lands – a pass.
More Coronavirus News
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- Colorado's omicron wave may be subsiding, but COVID-19 cases remain very high
- Booster longevity: Data reveals how long a third shot protects
- Opinion: 5 steps we must take to vaccinate the world's vulnerable—and end the pandemic
- Carhartt blowback shows the tightrope companies face over vaccine mandate decisions
Our new podcast, The Colorado Dream: Career Education, examines how a small metro Denver school district is playing a greater role in training tomorrow's workforce.