Trump Calls Syria Cease-Fire 'Permanent,' Lifts Sanctions on Turkey

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET President Trump says he is lifting sanctions on Turkey after the country agreed to what he called a permanent cease-fire in northern Syria, ending Turkey's military offensive that began after the U.S. pulled troops from the area. Trump argued that his decision to remove U.S. forces — criticized by U.S. Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike — helped to bring the deal to fruition. "This was an outcome created by us, the United States, and nobody else, no other nation...

Read More

An Interior Department committee is recommending that the National Park Service privatize campgrounds in national parks and offer services such as WI-FI and food trucks.

Farmers had been growing lettuce in the San Luis Valley for decades, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that the crop started to take off, thanks to advances in farming and vacuumed sealed shipping containers. At the time, locals referred to lettuce as “green gold,” and thousands of heads were shipped to East Coast cities each day.

Governors of Western states have signed letters supporting a pair of bills that would compensate more people who were exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing.

Creative Commons Zero - CC0 / Pixabay

A new report shows youth suicide rates have spiked alarmingly in recent years, especially in the Mountain West.

Looking Up: Knee High To A Queen

Oct 21, 2019
chaouki / Flickr: cassiopeia / wikipedia.org

This week on Looking Up Hal kneels at the throne of Cassiopeia in order to pay homage to the star Ruchbah.

Today I’d like to tell you about an interesting star, high in the Colorado night sky right now, the star Ruchbah. Ruchbah is the 4th brightest star in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia. In Arabic, Ruchbah means “the knee” which makes sense, given that Cassiopeia is supposed to be a queen sitting on her throne.

Music is blaring and grills are firing up at a parking lot awash in navy blue and orange outside Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Todd Endicott of Lafayette stands outside an ambulance turned Broncos fan-mobile. He outfitted this orange and blue rig for tailgates. It’s plastered in life-size stickers of players, and the football team’s logos, vintage and new. 

Ski and snowboard season is already here.

 


Courtesy Colorado Malting Company

In the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a small farm is preparing for the end of summer. Irrigation canals that were full to bursting months ago are slowing with the changing season. This spring, just outside Alamosa, Wayne Cody and his son Josh jumped a ditch to check on their rye's progress.

Each week — and some days, it seems, each hour — brings more clarity to the picture of the Ukraine affair and the political crisis it sparked in Washington over impeachment.

But some of the biggest questions still don't have answers.

Here's a look at where the saga stands, what investigators want to learn and what major decisions still must be reached before the fever breaks.

The Ukraine affair

No one disputes the basic outlines of the Ukraine affair, including President Trump:

  • Continuing through this weekend, Poetry 719 will host a 5-day festival with an amazing line up of poets, singers, rappers, dancers, and performers at over a dozen events, at various venues across the community.
  • At 2 p.m. this Saturday, World Singing Day Colorado Springs will host a free public singalong for people of all ages and backgrounds at Acacia Park in downtown   Colorado Springs. Lyric books will be provided.
  • The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will present two performances of “Brahms 4” at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information about these and other events.
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

Pages

AREA CLOSINGS

91.5 KRCC VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM

Music On Demand

KRCC Music Anytime Anywhere

sponsored by Planet Granite

Be informed & connected

Get 91.5 KRCC's Weekly Newsletter

Stay on top of NPR and local news, culture, events and music.