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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August 18, 2017 | NPR · In Netflix’s newest Marvel Universe show, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist patrol the dirty streets of a Hell’s Kitchen that doesn’t exist in today’s New York City.
 

August 18, 2017 | FA · In addition to starring in Hulu’s Difficult People, Eichner roams the streets of NYC, asking open-ended questions about celebrities in Billy on the Street. Originally broadcast Dec. 12, 2016.
 

August 18, 2017 | FA · A hard-working aspiring rapper rises above her dead-end existence with the help of some supportive friends and her own irrepressible talent. Critic Justin Change says Patti Cake$ is irresistible.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist’s take on tunes like “I’m Old Fashioned,” and a duet with host Marian McPartland on “Blue Monk.”
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · On Monday we’ll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.
 

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