In Colorado Springs, Ft. Carson opens a new facility to aid returning troops and their families (Gazette). Colorado Springs Utilities say water rate hikes will slow (Gazette).

Pueblo residents can now have curbside recycling (KOAA). The Chieftain has a progress report on an effort to allow Aurora to move water out of the Arkansas Valley.

LaJunta High School students will have to take more science classes (Tribune Democrat).In Las Animas County, assessed valuation is expected to decline (Trinidad Times Independent).

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August 29, 2016 | KQED · Serious algae outbreaks have hit more than 20 states this summer. Algae blooms aren’t unusual. But the frequency, size and toxicity now are worse than ever, and changes in climate are partly to blame.
 

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August 29, 2016 | KUOW · Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics reportedly died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Jordan Walker-Pearlman, the nephew of Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83. Wilder is best known for his roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Producers.
 

New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library
August 29, 2016 | KUOW · Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics reportedly died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
 

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August 29, 2016 | WXPN · Hear two lyrically dense songs from the Australian singer-songwriter’s debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win.
 

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August 29, 2016 | KCRW · This two-hour EDM mix from KCRW’s Jason Bentley features tracks by Bibio, Amtrac, Tensnake and more.
 

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August 29, 2016 | WXPN · The Irish singer-songwriter performs music from her new album, At Swim, including a song with lyrics borrowed from the poet Seamus Heaney.
 

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