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Sept. 20, 2023: A tribute to Leadville’s Irish miners; Challenges facing Colorado’s teachers

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Tess Kent-Julian, vice president of Irish Network Colorado, tours a newly unveiled memorial to Leadville’s historic Irish mining community. Sept. 16, 2023.

In a cemetery in Leadville, there's now a statue of an Irish miner-- a tribute to the many immigrants who died during the silver rush of the late 1800s. Plus, alumni from Colorado Mesa University help with fire recovery in Maui. Also, the head of the Colorado Education Association on what teachers face in the classroom. Then, looking for methane leaks from space. And honoring a Colorado beer pioneer.