KUNC's Colorado Edition

Friday mornings

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a weekly look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you.

It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Each episode highlights the stories brought to you by journalists in the KUNC newsroom.

New episodes of are available every Friday morning, online and wherever you get your podcasts:

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This week on KUNC's Colorado Edition, we talk trash. As in, about the trash that's filling up the Larimer County Landfill. We also talk about pianos hitting the streets in Fort Collins and the Winter Games potentially hitting Colorado.

Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

It's that kind of week.

On this week's Colorado Edition, we hit the highs, the lows and a few places in between. 

Matt Bloom

On this week's Colorado Edition, we take a look at some drama in the Colorado River Basin, in the state Capitol and on the dance floor. 

Luke Runyon / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, a look at the little things in life: dust, and why it's really bad for snow, and beetles, and why they're bad news for invasive plants. 

Stacy Nick / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, we visit a hemp expo and a school for luthiers, while the Department of the Interior prepares to visit the West -- permanently.

Luke Runyon / KUNC

On this week's Colorado Edition, a look at the budding pot shop business in Longmont, where four shops are scheduled to open this year. There's fierce competition among dispensaries to grab one of the coveted spots.

William A. Cotton / Colorado State University Photography

This week, more than a third of U.S. homes are now in what they call the wildland urban interface, where they risk being destroyed by wildfires. That concern is increasingly common in Colorado. When fires happen, there's more consensus that they should be designated as natural disasters.

Matt Bloom / KUNC

This week on KUNC's Colorado Edition, native fish populations in many of Colorado’s rivers are declining -- and the city of Fort Collins has taken note. They’re intervening with what they call "fish ladders" that are meant to give life in the Poudre River a step up. 

Luke Runyon / KUNC

This week, amid the backdrop of student walkouts around Colorado and the nation to remember the 17 people killed at their school in Florida, we look beyond the debate over guns. Our reporters travel to schools where a less contentious, but related, conversation is taking place: improving mental health.

Infograph containing the following data regarding Colorado's creative economy: $13.6 billion contributed to Colorado's economy; 100,631 jobs created; and comparing Colorado with jobs created in neighboring states (Colorado is first).
Graphic: Ashley Jefcoat/KUNC / Data: The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account

This week on KUNC's Colorado Edition:

In 2014, Colorado doctors noticed a strange cluster of medical cases -- children whose arms and legs suddenly went weak -- or even became paralyzed. Now, those doctors and researchers are getting closer to finding out what caused the problem so they can be ready next time.