Snow over the weekend may not mean much help for the state’s average snowpack…

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Now that there’s daylight, let’s take a look at the top of America’s Mountain.

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We know what it looks like at ground level. Here’s a peak at the Peak!

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A winter storm is bringing some much-needed rain and snow to the Front Range and northern mountains.

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An avalanche killed a Summit County man outside the town of Marble this past weekend. It’s the second avalanche related death in as many weeks this winter.

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Tackling the issue of low water supplies and increasing demand will be a top priority for lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session. As part of our series on snow, Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a look at some of the proposals being floated around and talks to state leaders about preparing for the worst.

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For many in Southern Colorado, the Arkansas River is the lifeblood of healthy communities. But the region suffered through this year’s extreme and exceptional drought conditions. And as KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports, all along the Arkansas River, people are in some ways, holding their breaths to see what this winter brings.

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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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The ski industry runs on snow, some resorts more than others. Ski towns like Aspen and Vail still get business in spite of poor snow. Last year while many resorts took a huge hit, Aspen did well because of one type of guest: the international visitor. This sought after tourist books longer vacations, spends […]

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Avalanche warnings are out for portions of Colorado’s central and northern mountains. Based in Boulder, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is responsible for avalanche and related-weather forecasting for the backcountry. As part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s series on snow, KGNU’s Jim Pullen recently went along with one of the agency’s snow […]

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The capsule called Columbia hasn’t left the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., since 1976. It’s heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president’s commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces’ efficacy.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here’s a look at particularly rowdy events this week.
 

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February 22, 2017 | FA · Set amid the political swirl of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’ graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won’t want to put it down.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The modern art museum, which opened on Jan. 31, 1977, holds a secure place in the heart of Paris — and in Parisians’ hearts. But it wasn’t always so. Horrified critics compared it to an oil refinery.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · These days, Suzuki’s Branded to Kill is widely seen as a masterpiece; when he made the absurdist thriller in 1967, he was fired.
 

Music

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The king of Scottish folk singers accepts a crown (of sorts) in this video directed by filmmaker Catriona MacInnes.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it’s powered by a balloon. And it sounds a little bit like a toy train. What’s not to love?
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time’s Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.
 

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