As the days get warmer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding citizens to keep pets and farm animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. As KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports, now is the time skunks start to emerge.

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The reintroduction of lynx into the San Juan Mountains is shifting its focus to tracking the cats. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor reports.

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Drought conditions this year have affected waterfowl habitats in eastern Colorado so that hunters may have trouble finding ducks and geese this fall and winter.

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High staff turnover is partially to blame for the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s failure to account for millions of dollars in expenses. The state released an audit report today examining what led the division to miscalculate the money. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Governor John Hickenlooper has officially set Monday as the start of a legislative special session to address seven topics, including legalizing civil unions and funding Water Conservation Board projects…Colorado Springs Utilities has agreed to meet with a group of downtown business leaders regarding Drake Power Plant…and, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering reducing big game hunting for elk, deer and pronghorn sheep this year.

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Pueblo County sheriff’s officials say a 53-year-old man has died after an accident at Evraz North America’s rod and bar mill in Pueblo…

Warm weather in Colorado has come early this year and so has an abundance of miller moths…

CDOT held a memorial service today for workers killed in highway accidents through the […]

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For about a month every spring, a small reservoir in western Colorado becomes the place to be. Each day at Fruitgrowers Reservoir near Hotchkiss, one can expect to see hundreds and sometimes thousands of sandhill cranes coming in for a landing. The cranes do migrate through the San Luis Valley, so this western reservoir […]

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A team of specialists says firefighters underestimated how much unburned vegetation remained at the site of a prescribed burn blamed for triggering a deadly wildfire last month southwest of Denver…

A closure of all caves and abandoned mines throughout the west is up for review by the U.S. Forest Service…

Colorado is launching a […]

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The U.S. Postal Service is closing four mail processing centers in Colorado as part of a broader plan to consolidate or close facilities around the country, including centers in Colorado Springs, Alamosa, and Salida…Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s sympathetic to the legislature’s plans to give more money to rural lawmakers who have to stay […]

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Colorado lawmakers left the Capitol early today to take part in Republican caucuses across the state…Colorado sportsmen are backing proposed federal rules for public disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids used in oil and gas drilling…and, the Federal Bureau of Land Management is revisiting an effort to protect sage grouse in Colorado.

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A proposal to allow students who are illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition came down to a party-line vote in committee today, with Democrats in favor and Republicans against…Colorado state health officials want to require flu vaccinations for nearly all hospital and nursing-home employees…and, federal officials are considering using wolves to control the number […]

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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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The artist Christo is coming to Colorado with one of his signature high-profile art projects. He’s planning to drape fabric panels over the Arkansas River in South-Central Colorado. The project has just cleared a major hurdle. As Marci Krivonen reports from Aspen Public Radio, the Bureau of Land Management has given its […]

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This month we’re doing things a little differently. KRCC belongs to a network of stations called Rocky Mountain Community Radio, so this month, we’re going to sample some work from a few of these stations, including our own.

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The USA Pro Cycle Challenge kicked off today in Colorado Springs with a 5.2 mile individual time trial….and, state wildlife officers have killed the black bear believed to be responsible for attacking two campers in separate incidents near Aspen.

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · Israeli schools on Thursday carried out a standardized lesson plan for the first time to teach kindergartners the meaning of the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director’s decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
 

Arts & Life

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The winner of the Palme D’Or at 2015’s Cannes Film Festival, director Jacques Audiard’s latest begins with a gratifyingly specific story of one man’s life, but its trajectory works against it.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · Rob Reiner directs from a screenplay co-written by his son Nick who, like the lead character in the film, has experience in rehab.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · Louise Osmond’s documentary captures the spirit of a community group that came together to train and race a horse they named Dream Alliance.
 

Music

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May 5, 2016 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the most influential modern big band, played on Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York. For its 50th anniversary, its successor performs a salute.
 

May 5, 2016 | NPR · NPR Music’s Bob Boilen talks with musician St. Vincent about a song that changed her life, “Jeremy,” by Pearl Jam.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The electronic artist, producer and soulful crooner James Blake will release his long-awaited album, The Colour In Anything at 7 p.m. ET tonight.
 

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