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5:00am

Mon October 20, 2014
Health

New Advocacy Group Wants To Make Colorado Healthier, Starting At State Capitol

Members of the CU hiking club practicing yoga atop Mt. Oxford
Zach Dischner Creative Commons/Flickr

A new Colorado nonprofit will soon venture into the halls of the state capitol advocating for policy change in health care.

Healthier Colorado officially launched in September, kicking off their efforts with a listening tour of eight Colorado cities.

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10:21am

Sat October 18, 2014
Senate

Outside Spending Underscores Colorado's Close Senate Race

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner is one of the closest nationwide.
Credit Udall / U.S. Senate / Gardner / U.S. House

Whether it’s advertising on television, commercial radio or even YouTube, both sides in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race are ramping up their efforts to get a leg-up in the final weeks before the election. It turns out the candidates are receiving a significant amount of funding from Super PACs outside of the state, underscoring a race that is seen as critical for control of the Senate.

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9:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
marc on the blues

Eddie C. Campbell Epitomizes West Side Chicago Blues

Eddie C. Campbell meets several of my prime criteria for artists to take note of. First, he has played with a Blues who's who including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Reed, Koko Taylor, Little Walter, plus Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars, among many others.

Second, he plays and sings a delightful West Side Chicago style that he helped develop, along with people like Luther Allison and Magic Sam. Plus, and this is what really counts, he is a great songwriter, very good vocalist and smokin' guitarist.

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6:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
Garden Report

Fall Garden Cleaning: A Great Time To Make Compost

A compost tumbler makes it easier to mix the brown and green organic matter.
Credit Time's Up / Flickr - Creative Commons

With the fall garden clean up come piles of yard waste generated from dead-heading, weeding, mowing and moving plants. Tossing all of that organic matter doesn’t make sense, especially when it can be turned into riches for the garden – compost.

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12:24pm

Fri October 17, 2014
Business

Xcel Opens New Gas Pipeline To Ready For The Shift From Coal

The natural gas pipeline is the largest project completed by the company in 20 years. The line travels through parts of Adams and Weld counties, and through Brighton, Commerce City and Fort Lupton, Colo.
Credit Mark Stutz / Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy just cranked open a new, 34-mile-long natural gas pipeline.

The $110 million underground pipeline crosses under the South Platte River, nine canals and three major roadways as it makes its way from Fort Lupton in Weld County to Xcel’s Cherokee Power plant near Commerce City.

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