Colorado’s economy is weak and losing momentum according to a revenue forecast released today. State economists say violence in the Middle East, the recession in Europe, and a lack of personal spending are all driving the lackluster growth…

A new conservation plan to help the Rio Grande watershed is getting the backing of state and federal officials. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar say they’ll work with local governments and landowners to protect air and water quality and prevent erosion.

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · As he announced those conditions this morning – and showed a live picture of downtown Columbia under sunny skies — the TV station’s meteorologist Tim Miller got a bit emotional.

October 6, 2015 | NPR · Scientists say you’ll get better range of motion and less post-workout pain when using foam rollers to loosen tight muscles. But the details aren’t all smoothed out.

October 6, 2015 | NPR · Mohamud Saleh made his name by reducing crime in a lawless part of northeast Kenya. After an absence of more than a decade, he’s returned to fight terrorism and argues the very same tactics will work.

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · “Meta” isn’t quite sufficient to describe Rainbow Rowell’s latest, which brings a fictional Harry Potteresque series described in her previous novel Fangirl to warm, messy, beautiful life.

October 6, 2015 | FA · FX’s American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is “the most visually arresting and twisted one yet.”

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October 6, 2015 | FA · Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. “That, to me, is my life’s work,” he says. Solomonov’s new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.


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October 6, 2015 | NPR · Do the struggles at SFX Entertainment reflect the challenges of turning the dance-music experience into big business? Or is it something bigger?

October 6, 2015 | NPR · Now in its fourth decade of music-making, Los Lobos just released its first studio album since 2010. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Gates of Gold is “full of thick, mysterious music.”

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · Laurie Anderson bears witness — videographic, sculptural, and musical — to Guantanamo’s ongoing legacy in Habeas Corpus.

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