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3:27pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Environment

Denver Court Considers Oil and Gas Leases Near Utah Parks

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A federal court in Denver Thursday heard oral arguments in an appeal by the oil and gas industry over dozens of disputed leases near national parks and monuments in Utah and Colorado.  Shortly after taking office in 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar revoked many of the leases that were issued in the late hour of the Bush Administration.  It’s the latest clash between the Obama Administration and western oil and gas companies.

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9:34am

Thu January 19, 2012
Politics

Proposed Internet Piracy Law Strikes a Chord at Udall Town Hall

Grace Hood

Senator Mark Udall swung through Northern Colorado yesterday with stops in Greeley, Brighton and Fort Collins. While the focus was on jobs and the economy, it was a proposed Internet piracy law that attracted a lot of discussion at a town hall on the Colorado State University campus.

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6:31am

Thu January 19, 2012
Garden Report

Shrubs and Trees need Extra Water During Dry Winter

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Even though its winter, outdoor trees and shrubs still need to be watered in Colorado’s dry climate. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton has more.

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5:00am

Thu January 19, 2012
Business

Longmont Ponders Next Phase for Former Butterball Plant

Last year’s closure of the Butterball turkey-processing plant in Longmont has city leaders pondering what to do with the plant. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about what might be next.

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5:00am

Thu January 19, 2012
Agriculture

Organic Dairy Industry Soars, Scrambles to Meet High Demand

Across all Natural Grocers stores, which span 10 western states, sales of organic milk have gone up 25 percent.
Grace Hood

Sales of organic milk went up by 15 percent last year compared to 2010. People like the taste and perceived health benefits from cows free of artificial hormones and not fed grains exposed to pesticides. 

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