Colorado Parks and Wildlife is researching migratory patterns of bighorn sheep and elk in the San Juan Mountains…and, Forecasters say February snowstorms have helped to increase below average snowpack in Colorado, but levels are still low.

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Mother Nature affects us all, and no matter how much we want the weather to remain consistent, it’s always changing. This month, we take a look at weather, climate, and natural disasters in the region, and at least one way in which we’ve changed that which Mother Nature intended.

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The state House of Representatives has initially passed a bill that would add methane gas captured from coalmines to Colorado’s renewable energy standard…and, high winds that could create blowing dust are expected in southeast Colorado and the San Luis Valley tomorrow.

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Governor John Hickenlooper is backing off plans to privatize the state chartered worker’s compensation agency…A Colorado House committee expected to take on a proposal aimed at trans fats in schools has delayed discussion without explanation…and, a major winter storm is spreading across Colorado, bringing warnings of heavy snow across the state and blizzards on […]

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · A study adds to evidence that it’s a matter of blood and genes. “Hopefully, there will be huge medical implications,” says one researcher.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · A House committee has approved a measure allowing the Service to spend more to protect the president’s many homes, and Trump’s proposed budget would increase the number of agents.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.
 

Arts & Life

May 28, 2017 | NPR · Sarah Gailey’s alternate-history romp takes place in a United States that went ahead with a wild plan to farm hippos for meat. It’s a delightful read that suffers only from being too short.
 

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May 27, 2017 | WBUR · Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering “radical empathy” and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from people who have estranged themselves from their parents.
 

May 27, 2017 | NPR · Singer-songwriter Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band died on Saturday at the age of 69. Music journalist Amanda Petrusich takes a look back at Allman’s legacy with NPR’s Michel Martin.
 

Music

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · As the album turns 50, critic Colin Fleming argues that the cultural impact of Peter Blake’s iconic record sleeve equaled that of the music.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCréole, explains why it’s so important to perform the works of composers of color, which she says were historically “hidden on purpose.”
 

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May 27, 2017 | NPR · One of the most recognizable voices of his generation, Allman was one of the namesakes of a band that pioneered Southern rock — yet his music was always haunted by a sense of mortality and loss.
 

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