Wish We Were Here, Episode 9: Three Degrees of Lorne Greene

On this episode of Wish We Were Here, we bring you three stories from three current or former Colorado springs residents, completely unknown to one another. All three of these stories are tied together by one man: Lorne Greene.
Read More

The Republican field to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is still very much up in the air, but some possible contenders have not ruled out entering the race.

Bennet's seat is one of 10 Democratic seats across the nation the party must defend in 2016. So far Republicans do not have a clear front-runner. Bright prospects including Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have both decided not to run.

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Pebbles

19 hours ago

Hi there! I'm Pebbles, and I am on the lookout for my BamBam! This 2-year-old spayed grey tabby has lived outside and inside before, and I can’t wait to meet my next great partner in crime. I'm currently int he colony room at HSPPR, so I tolerate other cats well. Come adopt me today!

You're So Vain.. er Navi

Oct 12, 2015

  This is “Looking UP! in southern Colorado,” from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. I’m Hal Bidlack, and there are lots of reasons to look up!

Agencies are planning a number of prescribed burns throughout the area, focusing on reducing fuel load and promoting forest health:

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Reuben

Oct 9, 2015

Hi, I'm Reuben, and I mustache you a question. Why haven't you come to adopt me yet? I'm an independent, distinguished sort of fellow who can take care of myself quite well when I'm by myself, but I won't mind attention when you're around to give it to me either. I've quickly become a volunteer and staff favorite due to my charming personality and good looks, and I'm sure we would hit it off just as well. So what are you waiting for? Come adopt this handsome, 2-year-old into your home today!

Winter Water for Migrating Ducks

Oct 8, 2015
Shelley Schlender / RMCR

Colorado's South Platte River basin is a powerhouse for crops and cattle.  Massive reservoirs quench the region's thirst, with farm fields generally first in line.  Wildlife?  It's often last. But a small win-win is giving waterfowl a little more room at the watering hole.  It's a program that creates warm winter ponds for migrating ducks — then gives the water back, in time for summer crops. 

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

Friday is the last day to submit comments on a proposed transportation plan for the Pikes Peak area.

Moving Forward 2040 looks at existing and future needs for improvements to multi-modal transportation, and identifies $6 billion worth of need.  The plan has allocated $3 billion toward projects based on projected federal, state, and local funding.

HSPPR Pet of the Day: Sassy

Oct 8, 2015

Hi there! I’m Sassy, a very sweet, excited 5-month-old Australian cattle dog. If you are looking for a dog who will make you as happy as she is, look no further! My excitement about life is contagious, and you’ll be hiking me up Pikes Peak in no time. Run before work? Check. Walk in the evening? I’m on it! Playing ball in the backyard before bedtime? Yes, please! Remember, I’m just a puppy, so I would benefit from a home with lots of love – but also lots of discipline and training so I can be the best dog I can be.

El Paso County Commissioners have approved $120,000 to settle claims against former Sheriff Terry Maketa and other department employees.

The county approved $85,000 in a case alleging unfair retaliation after claims of sexual harassment. The other settlement pays $35,000 for allegations of civil rights abuses and a hostile work environment. A portion of the funds will come from the Sheriff's Office while attorney fees will be paid by the county's risk management fund.

On this episode of Wish We Were Here, we bring you three stories from three current or former Colorado springs residents, completely unknown to one another. All three of these stories are  tied together by one man: Lorne Greene.


Tales and Investigations from the Shadows of America's Mountain

Get KRCC's Weekly Newsletter

Stay on top of news, culture, events and music