Colorado officials say the owner of a uranium mill near Canon City is terminating its license, putting it on a path to closure…and, communities have little more than a month to apply for what’s being called a Creative District Designation.

Application information for the Creative District Designation can be found here.

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Thousands of Coloradans expecting up to $700 in government rebates for buying energy-saving furnaces or insulation are still waiting for their rebates, some for up to a year…and, the Better Business Bureau is warning people about an email scam that appears to come from them.

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Pueblo City Council is reviewing documents related to City Manager Jerry Pacheco’s alleged misconduct, according to KRDO…Planned post office closures in Colorado and across the nation have been put on hold…Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited a Colorado solar facility today. He said the global market for solar energy remains huge, and it’s […]

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The Sangre de Christo Electric Association has brought in two more crews to help repair downed power lines in Custer and Fremont Counties…Colorado’s Democratic House leader is stepping down from the post to focus on his race against incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton…and, Colorado parks and wildlife commissioners have adopted changes in […]

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Educators consider third grade reading a barometer for success in school and for high school graduation rates. But nearly 30 percent of the state’s third graders are reading below average. Some in the state say those children should be held back a year…Nearly half of audited Colorado employers are not complying with a state […]

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · We solicited sentences from our readers using Oxford Dictionaries‘ new words and were impressed by the responses.
 

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him “99 percent convinced” of the location of the hidden train, which may containing gold, gems and other loot.
 

August 28, 2015 | NPR · Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.
 

Arts & Life

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · Television coverage is in more places than ever, doing more work than ever, involving more people than ever. In that way, it’s a lot like the medium it’s analyzing.
 

August 28, 2015 | NPR · This week’s show has HBO, summer box office, pop songs and summer songs, television we forgot to tell you about, and a lot more. It’s just packed — just like summer.
 

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.
 

Music

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · This is the song Four Tet fans have been waiting for.
 

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August 28, 2015 | NPR · The Nashville indie-pop singer performs her own “Vacherie Girl” and James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend” alongside host Michael Feinstein.
 

August 28, 2015 | NPR · In her debut album, Tiffany Austin puts her own improvisational, jazzy spin on songs by the late composer Hoagy Carmichael. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Austin “a singer to keep an ear on.”
 

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