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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May 26, 2018 | NPR · A prolific fundraiser who had held the confidence of the Board of Trustees, Nikias faced mounting opposition from faculty who demanded his resignation.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.
 

May 25, 2018 | NPR · President Trump’s pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It’s an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.
 

May 25, 2018 | FA · We listen back to excerpts from Roth’s interviews about The Plot Against America and Everyman. Roth died Tuesday at age 85. He spoke with Terry Gross seven times over the years.
 

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May 25, 2018 | FA · As the story goes, on Valentine’s Day 1900, several students and their teacher slipped away from a holiday picnic and never returned. Amazon’s new six-part TV miniseries explores the legend.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · This week’s Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The song joins a legacy of tepid songs required to accomplish too much in too little time.
 

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