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:

Stephanie Daniel / KUNC

Cowboys are synonymous with the West and Colorado's agricultural heritage. And this weekend, an event in our area celebrates that lifestyle through poetry.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: We get the details on the Woodward-Hexcel merger and speak with Wilma J. Webb, who brought Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Colorado. We'll also hear about the future of communities connected to the coal industry, and hear a cowboy poet perform his poetry.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we look at the loss of coal jobs on the Western Slope. Plus, we’ll learn about what is in the state’s report on mysterious drone sightings. We will also discuss a potential nicotine tax to pay for education, learn about the management of public lands, and hear about how the desert tortoise is handling climate change.

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Today on Colorado Edition: A conversation with Gov. Jared Polis about health care, paid family leave and more. Plus, we explore the Colorado legislature's study on paid family leave. We also check in on KUNC's ski safety accountability investigation and hear from the town of Dillon, which is trying to decide whether or not ice castles are in the town's future.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: We'll get the highlights from the governor's annual State of the State address. We'll also look at housing costs in Boulder, learn about an exhibit by veteran photographers, and look at the changing landscape of nature photography. 

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Today on Colorado Edition: We learn about campaign advertising spending and dive deep into the world of business donations to political action committees, or PACs. We'll also talk about the U.S. Men's Whitewater Rafting team and proposed changes to The Ranch complex in Loveland.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll look ahead to the legislative session, which begins on Wednesday. Plus, we'll learn about updates in Colorado's oil and gas industry and hear about a program aimed at helping more people become nurses.

Shane Morris / The Town of Silverthorne

Today on Colorado Edition: There's a law on the books in Colorado that allows someone to be charged with murder, even if they didn't commit the crime. We talk through legislation aimed at changing it. We also speak with Dean Williams, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, about preparing inmates for life after their sentence. We'll also hear about how Nevada factors into the 2020 election and we'll hear from an artist who works in, on and around snow.

Courtesy of the City of Greeley

Today on Colorado Edition: we learn about the selection process behind the appointment of the University of Colorado's new president. Plus, a look at the  new bus service that connects Fort Collins to Greeley. We'll also discuss changes at a mall in Fort Collins, and we'll hear about a young reporter out on the campaign trail. 

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll look at the new laws going into effect here in Colorado now that 2020 has begun. Plus, we'll get some tips on sticking to New Year's resolutions, and we will hear about a woman who overcame addiction through running.