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10:13pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

El Sistema: Transforming Youth Through Classical Music

Can a violin keep a child from joining a gang? A group in Denver has brought an innovative music program to one of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods to find out.

There’s long been a stereotype of “coming from the wrong side of the tracks” – but students at Garden Place Elementary in North West Denver – don’t have much choice.

The 108 year old school is surrounded by an active rail yard and factories. – but it still stands proud in one of Denver’s most impoverished neighborhoods.

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3:24pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Housing

Colorado Foreclosures Up Slightly

Foreclosure filings in Colorado inched up in February. But state housing officials aren’t sounding the alarm over the uptick just yet.

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8:12pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Business

DIA Still Seeks Direct Flight To Tokyo

KUNC

Airport Manager Kim Day presented the state of Denver International Airport yesterday, saying DIA continues to grow as a central hub for the nation’s air travelers. However, she says the airport is still seeking an elusive non-stop flight to Tokyo.

Nearly 53 million passengers traveled through DIA last year, making it the 10th busiest airport in the world. With Southwest Airlines building a pilot and flight attendant training facility as well as new nonstop service to Reykjavik via Icelandair, DIA had a positive economic impact to Colorado of over 22 billion dollars.

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3:24pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Environment

Udall, Bennet Disappointed by Senate Wind Tax Vote

The US Senate has rejected the latest attempt to extend a popular wind energy production tax credit, even as wind power companies in states such as Colorado are threatening mass-layoffs if the credit goes away as it’s scheduled to at the end of the year.

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2:55pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Education

Health Science Academy in Greeley Set to Expand

High school students in Greeley planning on becoming nurses, doctors and medical technicians will soon have more training opportunities thanks to a new partnership. North Colorado Medical Center and Banner Health have each pledged $150,000 to fund a $300,000 expansion of a healthcare education program at Greeley Central High School.

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