Ashley Jefcoat

Digital Producer and Editor

My career in radio began when I was about 10 and accompanied my father to the local country music station to listen to him record commercials. Inspired, I recorded my own radio shows -- using a CD player, a cassette tape recorder and a lot of free time -- and fancied myself pretty good at the whole thing.

I come to KUNC by way of Jackson, Mississippi, where I worked as the digital media director at Mississippi Public Broadcasting and co-host for a weekly call-in tech show, Everyday Tech. While there, I did a huge variety of things: social media, web development, promotional writing and editing, script writing and production, among others. I also served as the chair for the National Educational Television Association's communications council, an organization for professionals in public media.

I attended the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. In 2009, I received a B.A. in psychology from Millsaps College. I've worked in technology since I was a freshman there -- and have been tinkering with it for longer, thanks to a mother who loves all things tech.

I now live in Greeley with my wife, two cats and a dog. In my free time, I play video games and board games, read way too much and knit.

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Big news on the budget front dominated headlines out of D.C., while Colorado representatives also tackled issues ranging from birth control access to the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency.

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The Clean Power Plan and the Iran nuclear deal dominated the headlines nationally this week. Another issue, whether senators should e-file their campaign finance reports, flew under most radars. Colorado's U.S. senators had reactions to those issues.

Bennet speaks out about Clean Power Plan repeal

Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt announced this week that he would repeal the Clean Power Plan. The plan sought to curb carbon emissions from power plants.

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Colorado River as an essential part of life in the Western U.S. But the future of the river is shrouded in both optimism and pessimism.

KUNC’s Luke Runyon is moving on from his reporting role with Harvest Public Media to spend the next two years covering the Colorado River.

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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia.

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Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation had a busy week this week -- despite that they’re still on recess. One of the most active has been Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who held his first in person town hall meetings in more than a year. It was a week was defined by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., and a national debate over race, especially in light of President Trump’s response.

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Do you have your eclipse glasses? A hotel reservation? An alternate travel plan just in case it’s cloudy in Wyoming -- or wherever you hope to see the eclipse?

If you've missed the memo, don't worry. I'm your guide for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Here's everything you need to know -- and a few things you didn’t know you needed to know and, well, a few random bits of cool.

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Sen. Cory Gardner held three town hall meetings on Aug. 15. He faced criticism for his lack of public appearances and his votes to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in all of them. The events in Colorado Springs, Greeley and Lakewood are the first solo in-person town halls held by the Republican this year.

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This week of recess marked another in which Colorado’s representatives and senators visited with constituents. Town halls, North Korea and health care dominated their time.

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Congress is out for its August recess, yet Colorado’s delegation is staying busy. Here’s KUNC’s roundup of what your senators and representatives have been up to.

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The future of health care and the politics of gender have been front and center in the national headlines this week. Colorado’s congressional delegation -- made up of the representatives and senators elected to office -- have been part of the action. Here’s a round-up of the votes, reactions and statements from your Colorado representatives.

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