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8:06am

Sun January 29, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Colorado and the 2012 Presidential Race

President Barack Obama recently made his third trip to Colorado in the last four months. Colorado is expected to be a key swing state in the general election. As part of our capitol conversation series, KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with fellow state house reporters to talk about Colorado’s role in the 2012 presidential race.

2:27pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Environment

High Country Avalanche Danger Will Continue

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has posted an Avalanche Warning for a large portion of the state’s mountain areas through Saturday afternoon.  While the avalanche warning may expire Saturday, dangerous avalanche conditions are going to persist through the weekend.

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1:19pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Education

Enrollment in Colorado K-12 Schools Grows by 1.3 Percent

Lopez Elementary School fifth-graders get creative with duct tape.
Poudre School District

Student enrollment across Colorado continues to grow according to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Education. Enrollment at the state’s schools increased by 1.3 percent this year—with some of the largest gains in Denver Public Schools, the state’s charter schools and full-time online learning programs.

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12:36pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Community

CSU Trial Gardens Highlight Pretty Perennials

Coneflowers
Christina Rutz Creative Commons

It may be winter, but KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton says now is a good time to start thinking about perennials and other plants that provide a splash of color, and draw butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

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9:38am

Fri January 27, 2012
Politics

Emotion Precedes ASSET Bill Committee Vote

A measure that would give illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools lower tuition rates cleared its first hurdle at the state capitol yesterday. Senate Bill 15 passed the senate education committee on a party line vote.

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