CPR and KRCC: Serving Southern Colorado

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Here in Southern Colorado and across our beloved state, Colorado Public Radio and KRCC are especially proud to be the place you turn for conversations, storytelling, daily news and musical journeys that connect us all in these challenging times. 

As thanks for your generous support, we’ve prepared this special community page showing you the local impact of your partnership with us. Please know how grateful we are to have you at our side as we continue to write more of the Southern Colorado story in 2022, from all of us at CPR and KRCC.

This feature was created by our membership department at Colorado Public Radio, which is solely responsible for the content. CPR News editors and reporters were not involved in its creation and no editorial judgment should be inferred.  

A news report alleges Colorado Springs placed an undercover officer within activist groups. Here’s what we know (and don’t).

A recent report in the Colorado Springs Independent says the Colorado Springs Police Department allegedly placed an undercover officer inside some social activist organizations in the city and a community hub called the Chinook Center. According to the Indy, the investigation reportedly began within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement protests in the summer of 2020 and continued until July 2021. KRCC's Abigail Beckman sat down with reporter Heidi Beedle to learn more about the report and its implications.

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- Jennifer, Evergreen Member from Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy cadets used to learn military strategy in classrooms. Now they’re using war-gaming flight simulators

"Flight simulators are not new to the academy grounds, though in the past their use was focused on teaching cadets the basic principles of flying aircraft. And the Air Force has been using some form of flight simulators since the 1950s, when computers and other technology made it possible to simulate the real-life cockpits inside airplanes. Today, the Air Force even uses virtual reality to train pilots.

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-Florence, Evergreen Member from Florence
KRCC's Shanna Lewis
Climate and environment reporter Miguel Otárola on the hunt for a good story.
CPR's Megan Verlee interviews Senator John Hickenlooper.
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Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner speaks with Aurora author Patricia Raybon about her mystery novel, "All That is Secret," for Turn the Page with Colorado Matters.
CPR's John Daley
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CPR's Andew Kenney.

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- David, Evergreen Member from Colorado Springs

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As we invest even more resources to build local communities and ground us all in more shared experiences, your additional support of CPR will strengthen our service to Southern Colorado and beyond. Thank you for being part such a special part of our CPR family.

One more story before you go...

Looking Back On 200 Years Of The Santa Fe Trail — One Of The Earliest Paths Into Southeast Colorado

2021 marked the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail as a major commercial route across the Great Plains.

It stretched more than 800 miles between the Missouri River and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bent’s Old Fort near La Junta in Southeastern Colorado was an important stop along the trail. It’s now a National Historic Site.

KRCC’s Shanna Lewis spoke with Park Ranger Jake Koch about the trail’s history.