What do you love about southern Colorado? Call and let us know!

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In this file photo, snow-covered Pikes Peak is visible from northern Douglas County, May 25, 2024.

Southern Colorado is known for its Sand Dunes, Pikes Peak, Highway 50 and more but in many ways, it still feels like the state's hidden gem. Those of us who live here know there's so much life filled between the vast plains and valleys that surround the region.

To honor the geographically diverse and historically important region, as well as the people who call it home, KRCC will be dedicating a day in July to celebrating southern Colorado. Can you guess the date? It's fitting, actually: Friday, July 19. Or as we are calling it, "719 Day."

On this day, and in the days leading up to it, expect to hear stories about and music from southern Colorado on our radio waves. Online, you'll be able to explore the history, culture and communities that make southern Colorado so special.

We'd like your help too. Call (719) 326-3622 and share what you love about southern Colorado. We're ready to hear from you.

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