As Colorado's Population Booms, Are We Ready For The Change?

"Colorful Colorado" may one day need to be referred to as "Crowded Colorado," given the number of people expected to soon move here.Weld County's population is expected to double to half-a-million – and El Paso County will still be the largest county. It's not just the Front Range; A Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis of data from the state demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau shows seven of the 10 fastest growing counties will be on the Western Slope, including Eagle, Garfield and Routt.The numbers show an estimated 7.8 million people will call Colorado home by 2040. All that growth will take a toll on the state's infrastructure as well as water and other natural resources.
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Gardening guru Lance Swigart is taking some time off from the show, so this episode feature the "Lady Worms," gardener Lulu Volckhausen & host Jill Spears.

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Late-season gardening tips from garden gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, hosted by Jill Spears

  • Ariel big game survey about to begin
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  • Road closures begin on BLM land
  • Environmental groups request denial of coal projects
  • Colorado tourism officials give out grant money to bring in visitors
  • Authorities release information about Colorado Springs victims

The alleged gunman in Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood appeared in court for the first time today. KRCC’s Jake Brownell attended the hearing at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, and has this report:



As reporters and cameramen awaited the first advisement hearing of Robert Lewis Dear, a line of squad cars formed across the street, in front of the El Paso County Coroner's office.

Cecile Richards is walking a fine line: She paints the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic as one of many attacks linked to "hateful rhetoric."

She doesn't specifically say that rhetoric motivated the attack Friday in Colorado Springs.

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America spoke with NPR on Monday morning about the attack that left three people dead: a mother of two children, an Iraq war veteran, a police officer.

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  • Region 10 prepares for costs of fiber optic
  • Colorado looking towards population boom in coming years

As Colorado Springs held vigils for those killed during a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic, we are learning more about the alleged gunman and his possible motive.

Police say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people and left nine wounded.

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm. Police gave an honor guard to an officer who died in the attack.

Update at 3 p.m. ET: Few Details Revealed At News Event

Praising the police response and saying they're relieved that more than three people were not killed, local and state officials offered few details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation during a news conference Saturday afternoon.

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  • San Miguel County Sheriff refuses to sign petition
  • States grapple with ramifications of Clean Power Plan

KVNF’s new General Manager, Jon Howard speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his past work experience, the state of community radio and the road ahead for KVNF.   


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KVNF is proud to list for auction Joe Cocker’s 1995 XJ12 Jaguar. This “British Racing Green” beauty lived at Joe’s Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford, Colorado...

Sugar's Pick November 30, 2015

Sugar's Pick for Week of November 30, 2015: Circles Around The Sun / Interludes For The Dead / Rhino: Guitarist Neal Casal composed & recorded the songs during a 2 day jam session and they became the mysterious group that played during the intermissions at the historic Fare Thee Well Concerts during the summer - Give it a listen!
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Special Series: Stories From The Karen Refugee Community In Delta, Colo.

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Refugee From Myanmar Leads The Way For Others In Rural Colorado

Saw Peter is Karen. That’s an ethnic group in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. And for more than 100 Karen refugees in rural Delta, Colo., he’s the go-to person for advice, translation and other essential information. Like the other refugees in this community, life hasn’t been easy for Peter. As a young man, he smuggled his family to Malaysia because the government in Myanmar seized their farm and threatened to kill them.
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Have an elderly vehicle that we could take off your hands? Why deal with the hassle of having it towed and scrapped? We'll handle it all, and the funds earned will be a nonprofit donation to KVNF!