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The Home Front: As Colorado landfills illegally bury radioactive waste, the EPA paves a road with ‘potentially toxic’ mine waste

“Colorado landfills have been illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry that they are not approved to handle, state health officials […]...

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September 22, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Angst hits ‘fever pitch’ as drilling company plans to drill ‘in the heart of the fractivist enclave’

“A slew of residents poured into Lafayette’s City Council chambers on Tuesday night to demand a call to arms against future drilling operations — a […]...

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September 20, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Colorado’s Eagle County has the nation’s 13th largest increase in foreign-born residents

“A lot has changed here since 1980. The population has more than quadrupled in the past 37 years,” reports Vail Daily. “Who makes up that […]...

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September 18, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Hickenlooper says homelessness can be a sign of prosperity in some cities

“Homelessness, Gov. John Hickenlooper reasoned Wednesday morning, is a sign of prosperity,” reports The Coloradoan in Fort Collins. “Not a sign to be celebrated — […]...

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September 14, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

A Colorado town thought it had $21.4M in a TABOR fund. Woops. Turns out it had $2.4 million.

“The city of Loveland’s finance manager, who has led his department for five years, personally apologized to the City Council and the residents of Loveland […]...

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September 13, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Meet Benny the Booze organ, a ‘machine that combines music and cocktails’ in Durango

“The two most popular guests at a party are probably a robot and alcohol. One fascinates people and the other can make people fascinating. Ryan […]...

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September 11, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front

The Home Front: Hickenlooper goes to Washington

“Gov. John Hickenlooper advocated a bipartisan revision to the nation’s health insurance program during a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday,” reports The Gazette in Colorado Springs. […]...

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September 8, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Frederick’s mayor and four town board members ‘survived efforts to recall them from office’

“Frederick’s mayor and four of its town board’s trustees have survived efforts to recall them from office, according to unofficial election results announced by town […]...

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September 7, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front

The Home Front: Colorado’s water law is ‘a complex set of rules and regulations’

“In Colorado, the difference between who can use water and who can’t is as simple as seniority,” reports Vail Daily. “Colorado’s water law is a […]...

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September 5, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Colorado’s Xcel energy company plans to retire a coal plant operation early

“Xcel Energy would cut about 90 jobs in Pueblo under its proposal to retire early about half of the Comanche coal-fired power plant and replace […]...

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August 30, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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