Education cuts are on the table once again in this year’s budgeting process. This month, we’re spending time taking a look at those cuts, and at education in general in Colorado.

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Because many people choose to vote by mail in Colorado rather than on Election Day in a traditional polling place, we’re talking elections and politics this month. Early voting begins October 18th, and voters will decide on a host of regional and statewide positions and issues.

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The Department of Interior has announced oil and gas leases for 2010, and the number of auctions being offered to energy companies is up. Some say it’s in response to criticism from oil and gas companies lobbed at the Obama administration over the last few months. Industry says the government isn’t issuing enough leases, which […]

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Bark beetles continue to be a problem in Colorado and the Western US. The bug kills trees by introducing a fungus and eating away at the living portion of the trees. The beetle is native to the region, but years of warmer than average winters have allowed its numbers to soar. That, coupled with the […]

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The Army Black Hawk helicopter crash near Leadville killed four….Plans for a new Colorado History museum and state justice complex are moving forward…Chaffee County Commissioners approve a permit for Nestle Waters…and, more.

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Solar panels are expensive and increasingly in demand, and many communities are learning of their solar array’s value the hard way. In one Colorado town, thousands of dollars in panels recently disappeared from the roof of the Carbondale community rec center. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on […]

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Dams along waterways in Colorado alter the eco-systems and migratory patters of many native, and now endangered fish. But as KDNK’s Conrad Wilson explains for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, because of a robust snow pack this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation sent more water out of their reservoirs down stream in […]

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The Canadian lynx is native to the intermountain West, and thanks to more than a decade long effort by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the cat is back in the state. But as KDNK‘s Conrad Wilson reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, the population is in a precarious place that could ultimately prevent […]

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Police recovered solar panels stolen from the Carbondale Rec Center. The panels, worth 30,000 dollars, were found Monday in the back of a truck outside an apartment complex in Aspen. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KDNK, Conrad Wilson reports.

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Thirty solar panels were stolen off the roof of the Carbondale Rec Center over the Memorial Day Weekend–one of the two “greenest” buildings in the state. City officials estimate the panels are worth $30,000 dollars. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KDNK in Carbondale, Conrad Wilson reports.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is making a concerted effort to increase the amount of recycled asphalt used in new and repaved roads. In 2008, CDOT repaved over 1400 road miles using recycled asphalt, a figure that’s expected to increase this year. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KDNK in Carbondale, […]

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association’s backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA’s. Here’s how the group worked to defeat him.
 

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October 17, 2017 | KHN · Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don’t tell the whole story.
 

Arts & Life

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · Tom Hanks’ well-documented obsession with typewriters is on display in his new story collection, tales linked not just by typewriters but by a benign, humane view of people and their many foibles.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC’s New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, “We could hear the protests during our table read.”
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, “If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They’re not going to die.”
 

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October 16, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Hear songs from the band’s latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · One week after Eminem’s anti-Trump tirade, Chuck D’s supergroup releases visuals for the “Strength In Numbers” anthem, meant to boost support for the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · The timely bilingual song from the nine-piece outfit’s new album Juntos exudes an old-school hip hop sensibility with a fresh feel.
 

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