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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October 29, 2020 | NPR · Democratic lawmakers are demanding more information from the Trump administration about U.S. agents working in Guatemala to round up Honduran migrants and send them to the Guatemala-Honduras border.
 

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October 29, 2020 | NPR · Dr. Ogechika Alozie, the chief medical officer of the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, talks about how the city is handling the surge in COVID-19 cases.
 

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October 29, 2020 | NPR · The network relies on results and race calls from The Associated Press for the presidential race, other federal elections and statewide contests.
 

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October 29, 2020 | FA · Jess Walter’s sweeping new novel, which traces the adventures of two vagabond brothers, is set against the backdrop of the free speech demonstrations that erupted in Spokane, Wash., in 1909 and 1910.
 

October 29, 2020 | FA · Apollo’s Arrow author Nicholas Christakis says we’re likely to be living with pandemic-related social restrictions into 2022 — even if an effective vaccine is developed.
 

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October 29, 2020 | NPR · An excellent new visual novel, about a transgender woman returning to her hometown in Ireland, is out now on the Nintendo Switch.
 

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October 29, 2020 | NPR · When federal agents raided DJ Drama’s studio in 2007 over his Gangsta Grillz empire, he became a martyr for mixtape culture. In many ways, it never recovered.
 

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October 29, 2020 | WXPN-FM · They’ll Never Keep Us Down is the title of a forthcoming EP from Nashville singer-songwriter Kelsey Waldon, on which she covers protest and empowerment songs.
 

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October 29, 2020 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Hear the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in 2006, with four virtuoso bassists: Rubén Rodríguez, Charnett Moffett, the late Andy González, and the mighty Cachao, two years before his death.
 

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