Late summer is county fair season around the country and in Colorado, and the festivities are finally returning to normal this third summer of the pandemic. In the coming weeks, Lincoln and Routt counties, among others, will have their fairs, and it all builds up to the state fair at the end of this month in Pueblo. But in Yuma, the focus is on the farm and future farmers.
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.
Local News Roundup
Every Tuesday, we talk with our colleagues over at the Colorado Sun about the local stories they're following.KUNC's Beau Baker spoke with Colorado Sun Editor Larry Ryckman some stories the Sun is following.
Every Thursday, we talk with our colleagues over at the Colorado Sun about the local stories they're following.KUNC's Samantha Coetzee spoke with David Krause about the anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting and solar power costs.
An international group of wildlife organizations come together to return a yellow-bellied marmot found in Toronto, Canada, back to its home in Aspen.
As the focus on the electron microscope resolved, Richard Reynolds found himself feeling more resigned than surprised. The slide before him was a snowpack sample collected from pristine Colorado high country.
Colorado Edition: 5K’s first nonbinary winner; Lake Powell’s historic low; wheat farmer’s pest problemOn this episode of Colorado Edition, we talk to the first nonbinary winner of FireKracker 5K. We take a trip down the Colorado River as Lake Powell reaches historic lows. We hear about a small bug causing big problems for wheat farmers. Finally, we have a preview of the new season of the Colorado Dream podcast.
For the first time this year, the FireKracker 5K in Fort Collins allowed runners to register as male, female or non-binary. Steph Campbell is the first winner of the non-binary category.
As states consider their response to the federal government's call for 2-4 million acre-feet of water conservation, tribal groups say their voices aren't being heard.
Mountain West News
The Boston-based student was on a trip with the Lander, Wyo.-based National Outdoor Leadership School, or NOLS. The case is the first fatality caused by a lightning strike in Wyoming in more than ten years.
A new report reveals the U.S. cities with the highest rates of home sellers dropping their asking prices, and many of those markets are in the Mountain West.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive wildfire and drought response bill last week mostly along party lines. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. The package comprises more than 40 previously introduced bills. It would authorize $500 million for forest management projects, including prescribed fire, and it would pump another $500 million into the Interior Department's efforts to "reduce the near-term likelihood of Lake Mead and Lake Powell declining critically low water elevations."
A paper out of the University of Utah shows that plume heights are increasing more than 300 feet every year in mountain ranges in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
The FBI in New Mexico recently released a public list of almost 180 missing Indigenous people throughout the state and Navajo Nation. They’re hoping that groundwork could be a model around the Mountain West and the nation to create similar lists.
More Coronavirus News
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- Summer boosters for people under 50 shelved in favor of updated boosters in the fall
- Biden's COVID-19 symptoms are nearly resolved, the White House doctor says
- Sens. Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski have tested positive for COVID-19
- Coronavirus FAQ: I got it on a family vacay! Can my relatives stay (relatively) safe?
From our sister station, The Colorado Sound: A comprehensive guide to resources for Marshall Fire survivors, and what you need to know about volunteering and donating.