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 27, 2017 | NPR · Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · In its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking, the State Department has issued highly public criticism of China — a move that could increase tensions between China and the U.S.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is “an incredible player” and would be “like 700 in the world” if she played on the men’s circuit.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink’s origin.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · Karin Tidbeck’s new novel is set in the mysterious city of Amatka, an agricultural colony ruled by a totalitarian government — but this is no standard dystopia. In Amatka, language has strange power.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · Armed with cotton swabs, strong solvents and a lot of training, conservators are entrusted with restoring priceless works of art. At the National Gallery of Art we learn that varnish is enemy No. 1.
 

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June 27, 2017 | WXPN-FM · With a looping station nicknamed “Loop Bryan,” Hayes performed material from his two mixtapes at CMA Fest 2017. Here, he talks about writing songs whose unvarnished specificity makes them relatable.
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · Women, guitar rock and New York dominate our listeners’ musical landscape in this year’s poll for 2017’s best new artists (so far).
 

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · Noise-rock thrives on ugly. It is the parasitic, shape-shifting monster of music, and Couch Slut is here to explosively mutate into a creature from The Thing.
 

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