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Colorado Edition: Larimer County COVID-19 update; Denver’s World Cup bid

Soccer World Cup 1994 USA
Italy's goalie Luca Marchegiani lies on the grass after Mexico's Marcelino Bernal, left of ball, blasted the ball into the net during the Italy and Mexico Group E World Cup match, Tuesday, June 28, 1994, at Washington's RFK Stadium. The World Cup has not been hosted in a U.S. city since 1994.

Last month, Larimer County implemented a new indoor mask mandate in response to climbing cases of COVID-19 in the area. County public health director Tom Gonzales tells us about the effectiveness of the new mandate thus far.

The 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup is coming to North America, and Denver wants to be a part of it. Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission, tells us about the city’s recent bid to host a handful of World Cup games, and the legacy he hopes to see as a result.

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.