Colorado Edition

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution aknowledged women's right to vote. Over the next year, until August 2020, states including Colorado will commemorate the women's suffrage movement with community engagement, outreach, dialogue and educational events. 

U.S. Department of Energy

New soil samples from Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge show safe levels of plutonium at the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site. That's after elevated readings were found this summer.