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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News

January 18, 2018 | NPR · Google’s popular art selfie feature isn’t available in Illinois or Texas. NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a professor at George Mason University, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states.
 

January 18, 2018 | NPR · The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?
 

January 18, 2018 | NPR · Donald Trump’s inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of “American carnage.” But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.
 

Arts & Life

January 18, 2018 | NPR · Google’s popular art selfie feature isn’t available in Illinois or Texas. NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a professor at George Mason University, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states.
 

Hachette Book Group
January 18, 2018 | FA · Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.
 

Restless Books
January 18, 2018 | NPR · Ana Simo’s brash and unsettling debut novel straddles the line between pulp noir and slapstick; it’s the story of a struggling writer who decides that murder is the cure for her decade-long block.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
January 18, 2018 | NPR · The Nashville-based country singer-songwriter charms with a set full of sharp-witted songs from her latest release, Live from Los Angeles.
 

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January 18, 2018 | WXPN-FM · Bringing together her Afrikaans, Portuguese and Welsh heritage, all combined into the unique perspective of someone who moved to South Africa as a child.
 

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January 18, 2018 | NPR · A live psychedelic performance recorded live in the economic hub of the country, Johannesburg.
 

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