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Curious Colorado

You have questions, we know how to find the answers.

Curious Colorado is a series where we turn the editorial tables on our listeners by asking what they want to know about the events, stories and topics that affect Colorado.


Previous Curious Colorado Topics

We are still taking your questions and comments on the following Curious Colorado topics. If you have something to share, don't hesitate!

Educating Colorado's Changing Workforce
SB 181: Colorado's Oil and Gas Bill
Art You Love & Art You Loathe
Water in the West

Denver Regional Transportation District

Some of our listeners have asked how thoroughly public transportation in Colorado is being cleaned, and what to do if they notice a sick passenger on their ride.

The answer:

Public transit agencies across the state are stepping up cleaning efforts as the coronavirus continues its spread locally.

James Gathany / CDC

Early Monday we heard about the first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, identified in Larimer County. After two more were announced this afternoon, that brings the total up to 11 cases of the virus in Colorado.

Between new cases, closures, cancellations and quarantines, there's a lot happening, including how leaders and health officials are reacting.

KUNC's Michael de Yoanna joined Colorado Edition with more on the latest.

Rae Solomon / KUNC

Today is Super Tuesday, the day that Coloradans officially get a say in the presidential primary.

And, while we may start getting initial results about turnout and voter preferences at 7 p.m. when the polls close, it may take longer to calculate how many delegates each candidate will receive.


Hop on Interstate 25 in Denver, drive an hour north and you'll find yourself in the middle of one of the country's fastest-growing regions: Northern Colorado. But where exactly does it start? Where does it end?

Earlier this month, we invited six residents from Fort Collins, Greeley, Evans, Loveland and Wellington to KUNC's offices to help answer that question.

Courtesy of Shelly Robinson

The messages covering Haystack Rock's graffiti-stained surface are not for the faint of heart. Take the mustard-yellow words spray-painted on its southwest side:

"F.U. CSU."

Move a few steps to the left and you'll get an entirely different picture: A carefully planned mural for a lost loved one.

National Park Service

We know Colorado has mountain lions, coyotes, rattlesnakes, tarantulas and black bears... but what about grizzly bears? 

A listener submitted the question to our Curious Colorado project asking about just that. "When was the last grizzly bear seen in the state?"

U.S. Forest Service

Six years ago this month, there was a flood across the northern Front Range. In addition to destroying homes, roads and businesses, the floods also took out a popular trail in the Poudre Canyon, a trail called the Young Gulch trail. 

And the trail still hasn't re-opened, which prompted a listener to ask, "why?"

KUNC's Colorado Edition called Reghan Cloudman, a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, to learn more. 

Matt Bloom / KUNC

The Senate passed sweeping oil and gas legislation on Wednesday, confirming several House amendments requested by industry representatives concerned about its economic impacts. The bill now heads to Gov. Polis’ desk, where he’s expected to sign it.

Oil and gas
Matt Bloom / KUNC

The Colorado House passed a major overhaul of oil and gas regulations in a final hearing Friday morning, sending the legislation back to the full Senate one last time to approve amendments.

Lawmakers voted 36-28 to approve Senate Bill 19-181. One House member was absent.

KUNC's Colorado Edition: Five Years Later

Sep 14, 2018
Courtesy of Kerry Grimes

On this week's Colorado Edition, we're doing something a little different. It's been five years since the September 2013 floods that brought devastation to many Colorado communities. We take a look back at what happened, and at how communities are recovering today.