Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado, but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year’s dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing the hands of many. And as KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports as part of our series on snow, without a wet winter, ranchers will be forced to make even tougher decisions next year.

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and his staff addressed city layoffs and community development today at his monthly media conference…Federal officials say a 22-acre marijuana farm was discovered by firefighters battling the Waldo Canyon blaze…More Colorado layoffs have been announced by wind turbine maker Vestas…Stage Two of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race started in Montrose this morning.

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In the three weeks since the Bureau of Land Management announced that about 30,000 acres in the North Fork Valley could be leased for oil and gas development, a coalition has formed to keep the industry from moving in. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KVNF in Paonia, Ariana Brocious reports.

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A proposed rule goes before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Comission today that would require all oil and gas companies to post online the makeup of the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Some are lauding it as a way to make the industry more transparent, but environmentalists say it’s riddled with […]

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Not all doctors are convinced that the preferred point of connection for patients to blood-cleaning dialysis machines is always the best.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab’s supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents’ religious and other personal beliefs.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · The main character in Vendela Vida’s new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · A massive new anthology collects the impressive and varied work of the Montreal-based publisher Drawn And Quarterly, whose comics and graphic novels represent a deeply human kind of storytelling.
 

June 30, 2015 | NPR · Naomi Jackson’s first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother’s small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says “it’s not a perfect book, but it’s a lovely one.”
 

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June 30, 2015 | WXPN · Thompson’s impressive body of work has grown again. Hear songs from his new album, Still.
 

June 30, 2015 | NPR · Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · The fun, colorful trio plays music that’s full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.
 

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