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We've been away for a few weeks, putting together a brand new show. Rather than as a weekly podcast, Colorado Edition will come to you four days a week, Monday through Thursday.

We will launch first as a podcast-only show beginning Aug. 12. Then starting on Labor Day, Sept. 2, Colorado Edition will be broadcast on KUNC at 6:30 p.m., right after All Things Considered.

American bullfrog
Dyan Bone / Kaibab National Forest

Several northern Colorado communities are banding together to rid the region of American bullfrogs, an invasive species hurting the native population of northern leopard frogs.

The Longmont Times-Call reports Jefferson and Boulder counties, along with Longmont, Boulder and Fort Collins, are working with a Denver-based environmental consultant to come up with a plan to substantially decrease the population of the larger predatory bullfrogs.

Courtesy Dinosaur National Monument

This is the last regular weekly episode of Colorado Edition before we go on hiatus to revamp the show. But don't worry, we won't be gone for long — we launch a shiny, new version of Colorado Edition this September!

In this week's episode, there's a domestic war raging right now across the West — against a plant. But is it really the enemy? Plus, in Fort Collins, a therapy class for Parkinson's patients is replacing the boombox with a band, and we also take a listen to the music that nature provides.

The KUNC newsroom won a slate of awards this year, including a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

KUNC reporter Michael de Yoanna won a national Murrow Award for investigative reporting for his story on a Denver landlord who refused to rent a space to restaurant owners who are Muslims.

Ryan Thompson / KUNC

High-school sweethearts break up, and unexpectedly come back together. A mental breakdown leads to newfound enlightenment and healing. Getting lost on a hunting trip bonds a father and son, and gives their inexperienced guide a new perspective on life and family. A stolen car becomes a home.

Luke Runyon / KUNC

In this week's episode of Colorado Edition, we explore the politics of big water projects in the West and try to look at Colorado's online checkbook. Plus, now that China is refusing a lot of plastics, is recycling still worth it?

Evan Semon / Courtesy of Denver Pride

On this week's Colorado Edition, a look at how the "hate state" was transformed into a leader in equal rights. Plus, a look at what happens to a rural community when the young people move away, a program that teaches athlete-level physical conditioning for musicians, and a review of the new movie The Fall of the American Empire.

Poudre School District

In this week's episode of Colorado Edition, we look at how the fight to contain measles turned personal for one family and the struggle for cannabis companies looking to patent their products. Plus, after the governor's bill-signing bonanza, we see how full-day kindergarten might play out in two northern Colorado communities.

Nate Hegyi / KUER

It's the unofficial start of summer, and crowds are flocking to national parks and public lands in search of the perfect Instagram shot. We also look at a different kind of crowd — of the home-buying variety — vying to purchase a limited supply of real estate in northern Colorado, and explore how climate change is threatening national security at the North Pole.

That and more in this week's episode of Colorado Edition.

Jackie Hai / KUNC

Updated at 1:45 p.m.

Interstate 70 in western Colorado has partially reopened after a rock slide.

Eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-70 were open to vehicles Tuesday afternoon in Glenwood Canyon. CDOT warns that drivers should expect periodic lengthy delays as work to clean up debris and prevent new slides continues.