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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May 23, 2017 | NPR · The uptick in support, especially among U.S. Democrats, comes after the turbulent U.S. presidential race where Donald Trump called NATO “obsolete.” He now says it’s “no longer obsolete.”
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Brennan will testify about Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election and Russia’s use of “active measures.” He is also expected to be asked about leaks regarding national security.
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · British actor Sir Roger Moore has died. He began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player, but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.
 

Arts & Life

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · British actor Sir Roger Moore has died. He began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player, but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.
 

May 23, 2017 | NPR · Katherine Heiny’s first novel for adults is a warmhearted and funny — if overly long — portrait of a man who begins to doubt his chaotic, talkative second wife after 12 years of marriage.
 

May 22, 2017 | NPR · For our series, “Backstage Pass,” NPR goes behind the scenes of the hit TV show, The Voice, where we meet the house band and veteran musicians who learn and perform new songs daily.
 

Music

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Downtown Boys makes it clear from the outset of Cost Of Living, the Providence punk band’s debut for Sub Pop: “A wall is a wall / A wall is just a wall / And nothing more at all.”
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Chumped’s Anika Pyle and Dan Frelly are back with a new band that’s more pop than punk and a song named for a 19th-century abolitionist and suffragist.
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
 

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