Suburban water demands cause concern among state officials over the future of Colorado’s agriculture industry (Denver Post).

Colorado Springs ranked near the worst in unemployment change over the last year (Gazette), but the same company suggests Colorado Springs and Denver are among the quickest for economic recovery (Denver Business Journal). Homeward Pikes Peak’s Project Connect highlights ‘homeless court’ (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Airport sees an emergency landing (KKTV, KXRM, KOAA). Fort Carson soldiers return home (KKTV). An art exhibit at Colorado College highlights the role of the military in the community (Gazette).

Pueblo County Commissioners will hold public hearings on a proposal for nuclear power (KOAA). CSU-Pueblo students react to a proposed tuition increase (KRDO). The Arkansas Basin Roundtable looks at the possibility of reviving old reservoirs (Chieftain).

Ramah looks to get paved roads within the town (Gazette). The Canon City School District faces budget choices (Canon City Daily Record).

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December 22, 2014 | KUNC · At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. “We have kind of a corner on the market” for grass-fed beef, says one sister. “People just kind of believe in it.”
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · Valeria Luiselli, who was born in Mexico City and lives now in Harlem, released two slim, multinational books this year: the essay collection Sidewalks and her time-jumping novel Faces in the Crowd.
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · The actress stars in the new film Into the Woods, in theaters Thursday. On screen she’s a natural. But as a kid, she had a stutter so severe she could hardly say her own name.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · “We think it’s all a bit vulgar, you know, cashing in on Christmas,” Lowe says of the British. He says he took it as a challenge: Quality Street tackles old classics and adds originals to the mix.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Watch the singer and rapper perform “Skeleton Key” and “The Good Fight” with the VocalEssence choir.
 

December 22, 2014 | NPR · Every year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a musical holiday adventure. This year, they take a rocket ride to outer space and are joined by a few special guests.
 

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