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6:08am

Tue March 3, 2015

5:00am

Tue March 3, 2015
Agriculture

Veterans Return From War And Head To The Farm

Air Force veteran Sara Creech has taken to poultry, raising 900 meat chickens, close to 100 laying hens, ducks, and heritage breed turkeys.
Credit Jon Wendle for Harvest Public Media

Sara Creech has grown dependent on farming. She started out planting an orchard of fruit trees - apples, peaches, cherries and pears. She added berry bushes and rows of vegetables.

And then she bought her first chickens.

“A lot of people call chickens the gateway animal,” she said. “Like once you have a chicken on the farm, then you end up getting sheep on the farm, and then you end up getting horses, and cows, and then it just explodes from there.”

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5:00am

Tue March 3, 2015
American Graduate

One Student's Experience Dropping Out, And Getting Back In

Bishop Albright, pictured on the right, works with Jordan Bresnahan, Social Studies and Language Arts Instructor at Futures Academy.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

When it comes to dropouts, thousands of Colorado High School students are still slipping through the cracks. While numbers are going down, not graduating from high school does place those individuals at a disadvantage later in life.

Statistics alone on a spreadsheet don't adequately answer the "why" question. Why did a particular student leave school? In the case of 18-year-old Bishop Albright it was the birth of his son.

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10:13am

Mon March 2, 2015
Community

SAINT- Personal Transportation For Those Who Can’t Drive

What would you do if you could no longer drive? Most of us will have to answer that question at some point. What will you do? Ride a bus? Call a cab? Beg family and friends for rides? Stay home? Or give up that home and move in with the kids or to an assisted living facility? SAINT offers an alternative.

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6:00am

Mon March 2, 2015
American Graduate

Even With Improvements, Colorado Faces Costs When Kids Don't Graduate

Jonathan Payne

High school dropout rates in Colorado have been falling over the past eight years. According to the most recent dropout statistics released in January by the state Department of Education, the current statewide rate is 2.4 percent. That's tied with a previous low in 2002.

Still, that means 10,546 Colorado students left high school without graduating in 2014.

State education officials are encouraged by the declines, but acknowledge that more work is needed to address the problem.

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