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Colorado Edition: Digging Into The Past

Stacy Nick
Field school student Alyssa Melkus uses a screening box to sort through dirt from the archaeological site at Colorado State University.

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about political extremism in our state. Plus, we’ll visit an archeological dig in the middle of Fort Collins, and get a look ahead at the Rockies season.

Extremism In Colorado

The "boogaloo" is a loosely organized anti-government movement. For some, the word is an internet joke. For others, it signifies a future civil war.

In Colorado, two men with ties to the boogaloo movement have been involved in incidents related to recent protest events. KUNC reporters Leigh Paterson and Adam Rayes joined us with more about extremism in Northern Colorado.

Visiting An Archeological Dig

When picturing an archaeological dig, most people think of ancient Egypt or great ruins. But students from Colorado State University’s archaeology field school are excavating a grassy plot of campus near the busy intersection of College Avenue and Laurel Street. What are they looking for? KUNC’s Stacy Nick has more.

Rockies Step Up To Bat
In a normal year, Major League Baseball would have started way back in March. But, since this is not a normal year, the start of the season has been delayed until this week.

Colorado’s sluggers, The Rockies, are set to play their first game of the season Friday evening against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. KUNC’s All Things Considered Host, Desmond O’Boyle, joined us ahead of that game to talk about what this year’s season will look like.

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.

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. We get production help from Rae Solomon. 

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., with a rebroadcast of the previous evening's show Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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