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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[Updated July 24, 7:55 a.m.] A brush fire near Coyote Ridge Natural Area near Loveland prompted immediate action from the Loveland Fire Authority on Saturday, July 22.

By 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officials estimated the fire at 371 acres and at 95 percent containment. Officials monitored the fire overnight, and will resume suppression efforts Monday morning.

No injuries or damage to structures have been reported. The cause is under investigation. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted, but Coyote Ridge Natural Area remains closed.

President Trump will hold a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron from Paris on Thursday morning. Trump is expected to take questions from reporters, the first time he has since news broke of Donald Trump, Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the election. 

Courtesy of State of Colorado / colorado.gov

Colorado has two elected voices to turn to when it comes to the proposed Republican health care bill: Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner.

Bennet is a Democrat and has made clear his stance on the bill, calling it “fundamentally flawed.”

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KUNC will be carrying special coverage -- including video -- of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 13, starting at 12:30 p.m. MT. 

Shealah Craighead / Official White House Photography

President Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference with visiting President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Friday, June 9, beginning at 12:45 p.m. MT. KUNC will carry special coverage of the conference beginning at that time and will carry it through completion.

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KUNC is carrying special coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing with James Comey, former director of the FBI. Coverage will begin at 8 a.m. MT and continue until the hearing ends at approximately 11 a.m. Additionally, a live video feed is available here. 

Shealah Craighead / Official White House Photography

President Trump is set to announce his decision regarding America's continued membership in the Parris climate accords. KUNC will carry his address live with special coverage from NPR beginning at 1 p.m. MT.

Courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

A late spring weather system dropped snow and rain on Northern Colorado in mid-May, leaving many trail goers and campers without their usual haunts for Memorial Day weekend -- including the iconic North Ridge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

“As far as the snow coverage up there – they’re dealing with 4 to 6 feet of snow, and now we’re dealing with high winds,” says Kyle Patterson, the park’s spokeswoman. “And so it does not look probable that Trail Ridge will be opening this weekend.”

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Anna Cook loves her older brother, but the last year hasn’t been easy on their relationship.

“We didn’t talk for a few weeks,” she says. “I yelled at my brother after finishing a meal at a restaurant because of how upset I was.”

Randy Cook is candid when he describes their differences.

“I was a Trump supporter and the rest of my family was not Trump supporters,” he says.

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President Trump signed an executive order that may affect a large swath of Colorado land. It instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monument lands that are more than 100,000 acres if they were designated in the last 21 years.

Zinke anticipates reviewing up to 40 monuments as part of the order, including the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado.

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