Abigail Beckman

Abigail grew up in Palmer Lake, Co. She has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Spanish as well as a Master's degree in communications. Previously, she worked for the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kan. and for 89.1 KMUW in Wichita Kan.

Abigail's work has been featured on NPR's "Only A Game," "Weekend Edition Sunday," "Morning Edition," and "All Things Considered." In 2015, she wrote and produced the radio documentary "The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash" and was honored with a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Abigail also earned a national Edward R. Murrow award for a feature titled "Reaching Out: The Ongoing Relationship Between the WPD and the Homeless." 

In addition to her love for public radio, Abigail enjoys hiking, spending time with her husband and two fur-babies, doing yoga and watching reruns of Family Feud.

What happens to Pueblo chile seeds when they go to space? A group of students at Pueblo Community College will soon find out.

Wildfire is a continual threat in the West, but researchers say an invasive species of grass that’s taking hold in states like Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada could make things worse.

President Donald Trump gave the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Thursday. It’s tradition for the commander in chief to address graduates at one of the military service academies each year during the president’s term in office. Thursday marked Trump’s first time speaking at the Academy.

Colorado is one of the most recent states to enact a so-called red flag law, but a majority of counties here say they won't enforce it. Matt Vasilogambros is a reporter for Stateline, a news service funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He's reported on similar laws in place across the country.

Public libraries are a place to find answers—maybe for a research question or a book recommendation. But they’re increasingly places where people seek help locating social services, benefits and housing. And to better meet those needs, libraries across the country are adding social workers to their payroll. As of October, that includes the Pikes Peak Library District.

The Environmental Protection Agency released an action plan Thursday regarding potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals have been detected in drinking water in Security, Widefield, and Fountain, among other locations across the country.

Colorado's juvenile justice system will undergo a comprehensive review over the next six months. The goal is to bolster efforts to help keep youth out of the system as well as improve outcomes for those already in it.