The state’s tourism industry kicks off a three-day annual conference today in Steamboat Springs. Officials say they’ll take a look at better ways to market the state, but as Bente Birkeland reports, they’ll also discuss messaging, especially in the face of uncontrollable events such as wildfires…

AAA says Coloradans are paying less at the gas pump than last week…

Two of the four candidates in the race for the 3rd congressional seat will take part in a debate tonight night in Pueblo…(story post)

Thirty-seven years after he was declared missing during the rescue of an American ship crew that was seized by the Khmer Rouge, a Colorado Marine native to LaJunta has been buried with military honors.

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you’ll get a QR code to scan for “mobile digital experiences.” Cracker Jack fans aren’t amused.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon “shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity.”
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · With an assist from the master of California mellow, the Montreal-based producer embodies that all-purpose millennial watchword: chill.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A range of musicians, including Tom Waits and Sinéad O’Connor, cover gospel-blues performer Johnson on a new tribute album. Critic Milo Miles says the record’s tracks are striking and inventive.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · The electronic musician has been turning traditional song structures inside out for nearly 20 years. On this +1 he explains how he breathes life into an artificial sonic world.
 

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