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11:43am

Mon December 22, 2014
Community

USA Pro Challenge Returns To Northern Colorado For 2015

Spectators look on as a cyclist finishes in downtown Fort Collins during the 2013 USA Pro Challenge.
Grace Hood KUNC

After leaving Stage 6 up for grabs, USA Pro Challenge organizers announced a winner: Northern Colorado. The general outline for Stage 6 will start in Loveland, go through Windsor and finish in downtown Fort Collins – although the exact route for the August 22 stage has yet to be determined.

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10:21am

Mon December 22, 2014
Music

Stale Yuletide Playlist? Try These Overlooked Christmas Classics

Ask anyone what they think of when you say "Christmas music" and Nat King Cole is sure to come up in conversation.
Piano Piano Flickr - Creative Commons

Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?" Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song?" How about Bing Crosby's "White Christmas?"

Yawn. If you needs something fresh, try these Christmas (soon-to-be) classics on for size.

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5:00am

Mon December 22, 2014
Weather Nerding

If You Want A White Christmas, Go To The Mountains

A map showing historical probability of having a white Christmas across the country.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Will it be a white Christmas? Every year, those yearning for an Irving Berlin-style version of the holiday start staring down the weather report, hanging on to every "slight chance" with hopes that a flurry might turn into a blanket of the fluffy white stuff.

Coloradans can generally find a white Christmas if they want to travel a little bit, said Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist.

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5:00am

Mon December 22, 2014
Agriculture

California's Dairies Look To Greener Pastures On The Plains

Dairy farmer Brian Azevedo plans to sell his dairy in Merced, Calif., and move to South Dakota.
Credit Ezra David Romero for Harvest Public Media

California is branded as the state with happy cows, but increasingly, not necessarily happy dairy owners. For many of them in the nation’s No. 1 dairy state it’s getting tougher to make a living, that’s why some are some selling their cattle and heading to the Midwest.

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7:25am

Sun December 21, 2014
StoryCorps

30 Years Of Friendship, Through Fear And An Uncertain Future

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:58 pm

Doug Neville (left) and Ryan Johnson have been friends for three decades. They met shortly before Neville found out he was HIV-positive.
StoryCorps

StoryCorps' OutLoud initiative records stories from the LGBTQ community.

Doug Neville and Ryan Johnson met in 1986 — shortly before Neville was diagnosed as HIV-positive.

From grade school through college, Neville never really had a lot of friends. "I was frequently bullied," he tells Johnson during a StoryCorps interview in Chicago.

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