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1:47pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Environment

Colorado Water Utilities Bracing for Prolonged Drought

The drought-plagued San Luis Valley in southern Colorado
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Climatologists at Colorado State University are warning that 98% of the state is under drought conditions. This poses all kinds of concerns for the state’s recreation economy, and for water managers, whose job it is to secure water for five million people in a mostly arid state.

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10:35am

Tue April 3, 2012
Music

A Conversation with Austin-based Singer Songwriter Vanessa Lively

Visual artist and singer/songwriter, and Old Soul, Vanessa Lively has been described as a woman who thrives on jumping into the unknown with both feet.

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5:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Environment

State Climatologist: Warm & Dry Conditions Expected to Continue in April

Grace Hood

March’s hot and dry weather has put 98 percent of the state in varying levels of drought. Some of the worst areas right now are in the Arkansas Basin—central and south Colorado—in addition to the northwestern part of the state. KUNC’s Grace Hood sat down with state climatologist Nolan Doesken to find out how we got here, and where the state might be headed in April.

3:24pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Politics

Medical Marijuana, Plastic Bag Ban Up For Vote In Small Towns

Lyons is one of four small towns holding a vote on medical marijuana Tuesday.
Billy Hathorn CC-Wickipedia

Residents in 137 small towns across Colorado went to the polls yesterday for municipal elections, and the results have been announced.

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3:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Politics

Why the “Long Bill” Might Not Take So Long

State lawmakers are entering the home stretch of the 2012 legislative session. With just over a month to go work begins this week on the state budget. And for the first time in years, there’s actually money in the coffers to work with which means less budget cuts.

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