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Colorado Edition: Proposition 120; longest-serving Rockies usher; smoky classrooms; history of racism in Loveland

File photo taken in July 2005 of Coors Field in Denver.
Ken Lund
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File photo taken in July 2005 of Coors Field in Denver.

Colorado voters will soon be faced with three questions on the November ballot, one of which was designed to give voters the chance to significantly lower their property taxes, but has run into complications. KUNC’s Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz gives us more insight into Proposition 120.

Even though the Rockies season recently came to a close, some fans still found something to celebrate at Coors Field. KUNC’s Alana Schreiber brings us the story of Mary O’Dell, the longest-serving usher at the stadium.

While COVID-19 is one major concern for students returning to school, Wyoming Public Radio's Maggie Mullen tells how wildfire smoke is also finding its way into the classroom.

Last week, we brought you a story about Loveland’s history of excluding Black people as part of our series on sundown towns. Today, KUNC’s Adam Rayes speaks to families who are still impacted by the town’s racist legacy.

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and edited by Henry Zimmerman (@kombuchacowboy). Our production team includes Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny), Alana Schreiber (@ayyschreib) and Rae Solomon (@raedear1). KUNC news director Brian Larson is our executive producer. Web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai.

The mission of Colorado Edition is to deepen understanding of life in Northern Colorado through authentic conversation and storytelling. It's available as a podcast on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC, Monday through Friday at 2:30 and at 6:30 p.m.
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.

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.