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Mountain bikers take a break along a trail in the Maxwell Natural Area just west of the Hughes property in Fort Collins.
Matt Bloom
Mountain bikers take a break along a trail in the Maxwell Natural Area just west of the Hughes property in Fort Collins.

Today on Colorado Edition: Ahead of official word from the state, we explore what could be included in the state’s plan for reopening restaurants. We also hear from a member of the Colorado Symphony about how their work has changed during the pandemic. Plus, we get the latest on census response rates, learn about a virtual sewing circle, and discuss the future of the Colorado River.

A Look At Potential Restaurant Guidelines

This week, the state released draft guidelines for reopening restaurants. Stakeholders have until Friday to submit feedback. We discuss the state’s draft guidelines with Lucas High, a reporter with BizWest.

How Working For A Symphony Has Changed During The Pandemic

In this segment, we hear from listener Nicholas Recuber, who plays for the Colorado Symphony, about how his work has changed since the pandemic began. And we want to hear from you too! Leave us a message at ‪(970) 703-4081. Or send us an email: coloradoedition@kunc.org. We may use your comments in a future show. 

Ground Operations Begin For The U.S. Census

The coronavirus pandemic has also impacted the 2020 census count in Colorado. About 40% of households have yet to respond, and the census bureau is gearing up its ground operations this week. KUNC’s Adam Rayes joined us to explain what that means and why it’s so important to some rural communities.

Helpers: Virtual Sewing Circle

Despite the challenge that COVID-19 has brought to nearly all aspects of life, many people across our state are stepping up to help one another. In KUNC's series, called “The Helpers,” we talk with people who are doing just that, to find out more about what they are doing, and why. 

In today’s segment, we hear from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's Nicole Bartet and Athena Project founder Angela Astle, who have created a weekly, virtual sewing circle.


What’s Ahead For The Colorado River

A recent study shows that climate change is making drought in the southwestern U.S., including Colorado, worse. KUNC’s very own Colorado River Basin reporter, Luke Runyon, joined us to talk through the study and what could be ahead for water in our state.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • “Ghost Byzantine” by Banana Cream
  • "Brass Buttons" by Nursery

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman (@HWZimmerman), and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. Managing editor Brian Larson contributed to this episode.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available on our website, as well as on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Stories written by KUNC newsroom staff.