Rosenstein Remains Deputy Attorney General Following White House Meeting — For Now

Updated at 1:32 p.m. ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein remained in his job on Monday afternoon after a visit to the White House that sparked a flurry of reports suggesting he might resign or be fired. A person close to Rosenstein said he was expecting to be fired after the New York Times story on Friday about his early tenure in office. Ultimately, he was not removed but the White House did say after his meeting that Rosenstein would return on Thursday for another meeting then with...

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A new study reveals how much water the U.S. uses in energy production. The answer is a lot – 58 trillion gallons. The data breakdown may be critical information for the Mountain West, where energy industries are big, but water can be scarce.

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On this episode of Air Check we invite Amy Triandiflou, who is helping to organize this year's Porchfest, to join us on the musical roundtable review, and we get an in-studio visit from burgeoning talent Joseph Lamar.

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As a member of the Mountain West News Bureau, 91.5 KRCC is committed to bringing you news on important issues from across the region, ranging from public lands and the environment to wildfires and recreation, culture, and more.

  • The 44th annual Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. this Friday thru Sunday at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs.
  • The Colorado Street Art Company and a group of local muralists will take over the walls of Independent Records on Platte Avenue this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
  • The annual vintage baseball match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds will get started at 1 p.m. this Monday at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
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  • The Peak Radar Minute on 91.5 KRCC is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) may be the most successful, and little-known, conservation program. That obscurity could contribute to it's downfall. 

In an open field in Longmont, Colorado, about a dozen people crouched in the tall grass, moving slowly and deliberately through mud that squelched underfoot. Some carried huge, serrated knives called hori-hori, a Japanese tool made specifically for gutting weeds. Others wielded gardening shears, saws or chemical sprays as their weapons of choice.

Your kid can grow up, even join the Army and go to war, and you'll still do dad things when he comes back. David Toombs would make his son lunch.

"I always made him extra, just in case he got hungry or he wanted a snack or he was running low on money. So I made his lunch like a typical dad," says Toombs.

Toombs worked right next to his son, John, at a steel die shop in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The Colorado River is running low on water. The lifeline that slakes the thirst of 40 million southwestern residents is projected to hit a historic low mark within two years, forcing mandatory cuts to water deliveries in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.   

Facing exceptional drought conditions, cities throughout the watershed this summer have imposed mandatory water restrictions, ranchers have begun selling off cows they’re unable to feed, and the river’s reservoirs are headed toward levels not seen since they filled decades ago.

It's a bright, cloudless day in Gillette, Wyoming as a long train passes by overflowing with coal. Huge, open-pit mines dot the perimeter of a light-blue coal-fired power plant. Inside, a turbine is making the building rumble with its constant hum of producing electricity. It's supplying power to the entire western grid.

Looking Up: Here Comes The Sun...

Aug 27, 2018
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This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout illuminates us on the historic and cultural aspects of that special star nearest to us.

The most obvious celestial object and most influential is the Sun.  Every ancient culture around the world saw the Sun as some form of deity. There are over a hundred difference names of the Sun, as either a god or goddess, in the various cultures of the world.  Consider how many song lyrics speak of the Sun.

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