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Kathryn Scott / Special to The Colorado Sun

Today on Colorado Edition: We'll hear about the latest in the development of the former site of Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins. Plus, how towns and nonprofits are helping mobile home residents across the state. We'll also discuss the disappearance of Jonelle Matthews from Greeley and the renewed interest in the case. And, we'll talk about youth climate action in advance of Friday's strike. 


Today on Colorado Edition: A recent report reveals delays in becoming a U.S. citizen are getting longer. We also learn about a group trying to bring together the residents of a mobile home in Eagle County, take a look at a recent partnership that is bringing the arts into Colorado's prisons, and explore what a potential strike in the healthcare industry could mean for Coloradans.

Esther Honig / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll look at how THC vaping products are regulated in Colorado. We'll also discuss how Aurora is regulating its mobile home parks, and learn about a hybrid online school that is clashing with its district. Finally, we'll look at an agency that is killing wild animals, and answer a listener question about the last grizzly bear in Colorado.

U.S. Forest Service

Six years ago this month, there was a flood across the northern Front Range. In addition to destroying homes, roads and businesses, the floods also took out a popular trail in the Poudre Canyon, a trail called the Young Gulch trail. 

And the trail still hasn't re-opened, which prompted a listener to ask, "why?"

KUNC's Colorado Edition called Reghan Cloudman, a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, to learn more. 

Michael de Yoanna / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: with a large number of states involved in the latest nationwide opioid litigation, we turn to Denver's City Attorney to learn more about how Colorado fits in. We'll also talk to a writer from The Colorado Sun about their statewide reporting collaboration on mobile homes called "Parked: Half the American Dream," and we answer a listener question about the Young Gulch Trail.

Los Alamos National Laboratory / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Today on Colorado Edition: as the emerald ash borer spreads around Colorado, we learn about what the state is doing to stop it. And, 50 years ago, scientists in Colorado tried to drill for natural gas using a nuclear bomb. We look back at that history. We'll also learn about how Fort Collins is dealing with West Nile Virus. And we'll talk with Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of the new short story collection, Sabrina & Corina.

Desert Research Institute

Today on Colorado Edition: as a handful of state Republican cancel their 2020 primaries, we look at Colorado's rules, and how our elections will look this cycle. Plus, a federal lawsuit has put Colorado's Aid in Dying law in the spotlight. We'll also learn about an Opportunity Zone controversy in Boulder, and how prescribed burns could help with wildfires. Finally, we'll visit a 9/11 memorial ceremony at Red Rocks. 

Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

Today on Colorado Edition: a look at efforts to change how recalls work in the state.  Plus, we'll visit a workshop designed to teach teachers how to safely carry weapons at schools. We also discuss how kindergarten assessments work, and how a report documenting kindergarten readiness can be improved. Finally, we'll turn to the future of work. 

U.S. Department of Energy

Today on Colorado Edition: a pair of conversations about air quality in the state. Plus, a look at an active shooter training drill at a charter school in North Denver, and a conversation about urban broadband access concerns. We also learn about a sulfurous cave in Steamboat Springs.

For the last two months, the city of Longmont hasn't had enough fluoride to add to its drinking water.

The temporary suspension is due to a shortage of sodium fluorosilicate. Longmont has added the mineral to its drinking water since 1958, to aid in dental health. Since the last sodium fluoride mine in the country shut down this year, supplies have been restricted along the Front Range.