Colorado Edition

You know those ski maps that you'll find at resorts? Artist James Niehues has been designing those for decades. Colorado Edition recently met him in his studio outside of Denver, and spoke with him about what it's like to craft the maps, and what they mean to skiers. 

Courtesy of the Denver Film Festival

On Sunday, as part of the Denver Film Festival, Denver-based band DeVotchKa will perform the music they've composed for the experimental Soviet film, Man With A Movie Camera. It's not the first film the band has scored. Others include Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Stupid Love and Paddington

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We wanted to answer a seemingly simple question: how are corn mazes built?

KUNC's Colorado Edition spoke with a corn maze designer, and a local farmer who has hosted corn mazes each fall at his farm for decades, to find out. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

There are more women entering the field of conservation, but despite growing ranks, these women often face harassment.

That's why the Center for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University is starting a new initiative to work on gender equity.


Since the 2016 presidential election, there has been concern over the security of elections here in the United States. Colorado has been heralded as "the safest state to cast a vote" in The Washington Post, and we were wondering, how did Colorado earn that distinction? And what security measures are in place here going into the 2019 election? 

Erin O'Toole / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We look at Colorado's extreme weather records and how they become official. We also explore a new report on the state of local news across the state, and take a look at some of the issues on ballots all over Colorado.

Dave Williams / Courtesy of 5280 Magazine

Ten years ago, on Oct. 15, 2009, an event happened here in Northern Colorado that held audiences spellbound for hours. At the center of it all — one Fort Collins family and their silver, helium-filled balloon.

We're talking about the now-infamous Balloon Boy hoax. Robert Sanchez, a senior staff writer for 5280 Magazine recently wrote about the family and the stunt. Colorado Edition co-host Henry Zimmerman spoke with Sanchez about his article covering the hoax, the family and the cultural impact 10 years later.

Sgt. Benjamin Crane / Colorado National Guard

Today on Colorado Edition: we examine the ins and outs of two statewide ballot questions. Plus, we learn about a recent settlement for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, dive deep into the story of the balloon boy hoax, and get more details about Colorado's Free Application Day.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

More Coloradans are thinking about climate change as a serious issue, and that's changing how voters are approaching the upcoming 2020 senate race.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

An open house in Fort Collins will take place Wednesday night about the controversial Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP. Depending on who you ask, it’s either a much-needed water lifeline for communities on the fast-growing Front Range, or it’s a project that isn’t needed and will hurt ecosystems along the Poudre River.