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Suicide Leading Cause of Veteran Deaths

May 31, 2021
Justin Casey


Suicide is the leading cause of service member deaths. On this Memorial Day, KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers speaks to the director of a Rocky Mountain VA center, focused on suicide prevention and research. 

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment handed restrictions and policies over to local authorities Friday. KGNU’s Shannon Young reports.

Dump Trump Car Rally in Denver

Jan 12, 2021
Dave Ashton KGNU

A “Remove Trump Now” car rally and parade took place Sunday at Denver's South High School. As KGNU's Dave Ashton reports, members of the public and elected officials called for Donald Trump to be removed from office.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was tasked with overhauling oil and gas rules after SB-181 was passed in 2019. A central part was giving local communities more authority to regulate the industry. But two Front Range counties have different ideas of what local control means. KGNU's Maeve Conran reports.

Rev. Shawna Foster, minister for the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church in Carbondale, recently traveled to the U.S. Mexico Border to greet the caravan of asylum seekers coming from Central America. Maeve Conran of KGNU spoke with Shawna from Tijuana last week. Shawna and other Roaring Fork Valley locals will speak about traveling to the U.S. Mexico Border in support of the migrant caravan at the Third Street Center on Tuesday, December 18, at 6pm.

Connecting the Drops: Fire and Water

May 25, 2018

Wildfires are a reality for those living in the American West…but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone. With an estimated two-thirds of U.S. municipalities getting their drinking water from a source that originates in a forest, fire and water are now inextricably linked. As part of Connecting the Drops, our state-wide series on water issues, Maeve Conran reports.

Connecting the Drops: Wild and Scenic Rivers

Apr 9, 2018

2018 year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it seems Colorado may be getting close to protecting a second river under the federal designation. KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers visited the remote Deep Creek water system and spoke to stakeholders to find out what makes Deep Creek a good fit and why it’s been 30 years since Colorado has protected a river as Wild and Scenic.

 

Leland Rucker, senior editor of Sensi Magazine spoke to KGNU radio yesterday about a new report published by The Marijuana Policy Group in Denver that found legal cannabis activities generated over $2.3 billion dollars in output in Colorado last year.

Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado, says funding shortages and privatization schemes are the biggest threats national parks face, as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service is celebrated August 25th. Thanks to KGNU Community Radio for sharing this audio with KDNK.