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Nathan Heffel / KUNC

This week, countries around the world met at the United Nations Climate Action Summit to discuss climate change. But it's not only nations that are looking towards solutions, we also are seeing towns and cities here in Colorado taking action. 


Today on Colorado Edition: We explore how two Northern Colorado cities, Boulder and Fort Collins, are grappling with climate change policy. We also take you to Steamboat Springs to explore the state of housing in the mountain community. Plus, we take a look at a series of proposed measures that could affect the future of business in Boulder, and find out what it takes to build a device that launches pumpkins farther than the rest.

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Matt Bloom / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll learn about what's next for school safety in the state. Plus, for the first time in 40 years, the city of Steamboat Springs will ask voters about whether to increase property taxes in order to help pay for emergency services. We'll also discuss teacher strikes in Colorado, and listen to a profile of a neighborhood in Colorado Springs where an officer-involved shooting recently occured. 

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

On Friday, NPR Politics hosted a live taping in Boulder called “The Road to 2020,” and while the team was in town, Colorado Edition sat down to talk with them.

Matt Bloom / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: After years of litigation, a settlement was announced in Denver today that would help protect people experiencing homelessness — we speak with the case's lead council about the outcome. Plus, we learn about the tension surrounding recreational trails in Steamboat Springs in our return to KUNC's ongoing Growing Pains series. We'll also explore a health facility in Boulder that is offering a warmer approach to mental health services, and hear a conversation with the hosts of the NPR Politics Podcast, Asma Khalid and Tamara Keith.

National Park Service

We know Colorado has mountain lions, coyotes, rattlesnakes, tarantulas and black bears... but what about grizzly bears? 

A listener submitted the question to our Curious Colorado project asking about just that. "When was the last grizzly bear seen in the state?"

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.