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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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggest education’s effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.
 

February 11, 2016 | NPR · The nation’s crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it’s rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Three months ago, producer Ross Putnam started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, “Fem Script Intros.”
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · We take a look as February 14 approaches at some of the less romantic movies you could add to your schedule.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.
 

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February 11, 2016 | WXPN · The Delta Spirit singer rocks solo in a special episode, recorded live in Austin, Texas.
 

February 11, 2016 | NPR · The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” shows what the band can do in little to no gravity.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Alt.Latino puts aside its hatred of Valentine’s Day to hear New Yorkers’ tales of love lost and found.
 

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