Portions of Interstate 70 through Colorado's mountains were shut down Friday because of heavy snow and avalanche control work as a winter storm hit the Rockies.

A stretch of I-70 from the Denver area to the Eisenhower Tunnel was closed, cutting off access to the mountains. Despite all the fresh powder, Loveland Ski Area closed for the day because strong winds.

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On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 8, Steamboat Fireworks will make their second attempt for a record for setting off the world’s largest firework during the annual Steamboat Winter Carnival.

Tim Borden, the group's project manager, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss the endeavor.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we look at how Colorado's Senate delegation voted during President Trump's impeachment trial. Plus, a new bill would ban hair discrimination in our state. We'll also learn about an attempt at breaking a world record for the largest firework, and peek behind the curtain of the Oscars. 


Last November, Coloradans voted to legalize sports betting by passing Proposition DD.

Under the new law, sports betting will begin in May this year, and Coloradans over 21 will have the option of betting on mobile apps or at casinos.

Jackie Hai / KUNC

Americans saw the flaws of a presidential caucus this week after vote totals in Iowa were delayed by technical glitches. The complexity of a caucus is one of the reasons why Colorado is back to conducting a primary.

Morgan Carroll, the chairwoman of Colorado's Democratic Party, thinks the switch will have additional benefits.

Southern Nevada Water Authority

Today on Colorado Edition: We look at what voters can expect from our state's presidential primary. We also check in on sports betting after Coloradans approved Prop DD last November, and find out how it may or may not fund the Colorado Water Plan. Then, we get the latest on Xerox's hostile takeover of HP, a major player in our region. Finally, we speak to a police officer who works for Fort Collins Police Department's mental health response team.

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President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we look at the role Fort Carson may play in the federal coronavirus quarantine. Plus, we’ll learn about the history of black Americans moving west after the Civil War. We’ll also explore  how Gov. Polis's promise of free preschool has changed since his campaign days, and hear about a Colorado photographer's journey to the southern border to get to the heart of political divide.

Stacy Nick / KUNC

For Fort Collins-based photographer Elliot Ross, the camera has always been a way of finding comfort, ever since coming to Colorado from Taiwan.

"When I moved here, I was 4 and incredibly shy," Ross said. "It was a big transition moving from Taipei to a very rural situation. And my grandma gave me a camera. She thought maybe that might help ease some of that anxiety. And it certainly did. It became a fixture of my daily life."

Esther Honig / KUNC

Harmful emissions from the agriculture sector are increasingly scrutinized as the climate changes. Now, energy companies want to help dairy farmers reduce emissions.

Virginia-based Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables Ag of Massachusetts have announced a $200 million partnership to convert methane from cow manure into renewable natural gas.