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4:00am

Thu January 19, 2012
Environment

Denver Court Hears Appeal Over Disputed Utah Leases

KUNC file photo

A federal court in Denver this morning will hear the oil and gas industry’s appeal of a ruling by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that revoked dozens of drilling leases near national parks in Utah and Colorado.  The hearing follows an unsuccessful challenge to the move by many companies and Utah counties.

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1:30pm

Wed January 18, 2012
Fracking

Fracking: El Paso County the Latest to Recieve Attorney General Warning

Consider this your daily dose of fracking, just without the fluids. Pardon the poor taste in puns, but the process, short for "hydraulic fracturing", seems to be in the news just about once an hour these days and today is no exception.

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1:05pm

Wed January 18, 2012
Business

Average Age Of American Auto Hits All TIme High

The avearage age of a US car hit an all time high in 2011.
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The average age of vehicles hit a record high in 2011 of 10.8 years.  The fact that cars and trucks are getting older sounds like bad news for the state’s new auto sales.  However, Tim Jackson, President of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association says dealers are selling more cars even as the age of the average car grows. 

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10:02am

Wed January 18, 2012
Business

Net Goes █████████ In Protest Today

Screencap of how en.wikipedia.org appears today (01/18/2012) during the internet protest of SOPA/PIPA
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People attempting to access Wikipedia across Colorado and the US Wednesday morning were met with a dark screen. What gives? The massive user edited online encyclopedia has blocked US users from creating and reading its entries to protest the controversial SOPA/PIPA anti-piracy bills.

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5:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
Stock Show

Audio Postcard: National Western Stock Show

Neil Thompson, of Stillwater, OK, spiffs up his heifer ahead of a competition.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The single largest cattle show in the United States continues this week in Denver. The National Western Stock Show is now in its 106th year.

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