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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December 7, 2019 | NPR · The victim’s brother said in a Facebook post that his sibling was shot multiple times. “He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a whole in our hearts that can never be filled.”
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · The questions surrounding what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about the Ukraine affair reflect the outsized role he has assumed as one of the president’s most influential advisers.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · Kunuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kunuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · Wong’s new memoir is called Dear Girls, so we’ve invited her to answer three questions about deer girls, as in: female deer.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · Ryan LaSala’s new novel imagines a world where people get swept up in dangerous, all-encompassing dreams — and only a damaged, anmesiac kid and his friends have the power to fight them.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · A banana taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 as a piece of art. NPR’s Scott Simon wonders how it makes people think about the passage of time.
 

Music

December 7, 2019 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon asks Hugo Leclercq, also known as Madeon, about his latest album Good Faith. His YouTube mashup of 39 tunes called “Pop Culture” went viral in 2011.
 

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December 7, 2019 | NPR · For nearly 200 years, Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful “Ode to Joy,” has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.
 

December 6, 2019 | NPR · Alan Tripp always wanted to make an album. It only took 102 years to make it happen. Tripp speaks with NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly about his debut album Senior Song Book.
 

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