KUNC's Colorado Edition

Monday-Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The show explores the big stories of the day, bringing context and insight to issues that matter. And because life in Northern Colorado is a balance of work and play, we explore the lighter side of news, highlighting what makes this state such an incredible place to live.

Colorado Edition airs on KUNC Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and is available as a podcast each afternoon, online and wherever you get your podcasts:

Southern Nevada Water Authority

Today on Colorado Edition: We look at what voters can expect from our state's presidential primary. We also check in on sports betting after Coloradans approved Prop DD last November, and find out how it may or may not fund the Colorado Water Plan. Then, we get the latest on Xerox's hostile takeover of HP, a major player in our region. Finally, we speak to a police officer who works for Fort Collins Police Department's mental health response team.

Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Today on Colorado Edition: we look at the role Fort Carson may play in the federal coronavirus quarantine. Plus, we’ll learn about the history of black Americans moving west after the Civil War. We’ll also explore  how Gov. Polis's promise of free preschool has changed since his campaign days, and hear about a Colorado photographer's journey to the southern border to get to the heart of political divide.


Today on Colorado Edition: We examine the first month under Colorado's new Extreme Risk Protection Order law, also known as ERPO, or the red flag law. We also talk about the lastest campaign finance numbers as they relate to Colorado's senate race. Plus, we learn more about where our state stands when it comes to cybersecurity and what it's planning to do with the millions it received from the Equifax settlement in 2017. Finally, we hear about a real estate business that's helping conservatives move to states that are more red than blue.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll look at the looming battle over health care in our state. Plus, we’ll hear about complaints about the Windsor post office, and look at how the town is working to solve them. We’ll also learn about how Fort Collins is attempting to diversify its boards, and see a play that teaches diversity and inclusivity.

Hed Hi Media / Courtesy of Outdoor Retailer

The annual Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is happening this week in Denver. The show began on Wednesday, and runs through Friday.

The show is geared toward people within the industry rather than consumers. It’s a place for retailers and manufacturers to check out the latest outdoor gear — and it’s also becoming a place to meet and discuss some of the big issues facing the industry. 

courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0

Today on Colorado Edition: We explore the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show and how it's changed over the years. We also learn about how memorabilia from a famous British scientist made its way to Colorado, and we look at public health insurance in one mountain community.

Stephanie Paige Ogburn / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: what the coronavirus means for Colorado. Plus, what happens when a private prison closes. We'll also discuss census data on students in Colorado, and the history of the Colorado National Guard.

Courtesy of Colorado College

Last week Colorado College, a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, announced that it had reached carbon neutrality. They say they are the first institution of higher education in the Rocky Mountain region to do so.

Ian Johnson, Colorado College’s director of sustainability, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss how the college did it, and what work is left to be done.

Stacy Nick / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We speak with one of the lawmakers hoping to repeal Colorado's death penalty. We also get the latest on U.S. Rep. Jason Crow's involvement in the impeachment trial. Plus, we explore Colorado College's carbon neutrality, the latest NEA survey about how people interact with the arts, and a Colorado-based reproductive rights group splitting from the national organization.

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

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll discuss misinformation in the news industry and on social media. Plus, why the Boulder City Council is keeping its severe weather shelter open longer. And, we’ll look back at nuclear testing, and a failed experiment in nuclear fracking.