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8:30am

Fri August 26, 2011
Garden Report

Chrysanthemums an Easy and Delightful Addition to the Garden

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One of the last hurrahs of the garden is hardy mums.  They bloom in a wide range of colors.  They come in a variety of sizes.  They bloom from the plains to the mountains.  And they’re simple to maintain.

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6:00am

Fri August 26, 2011
Arts

KUNC Entertainment Report

Tonight it is the 25th Annual Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter concert at Loveland’s Hammond Amphitheatre, featuring Liz Barnez and Rebecca Folsom.  As always, the concert is a benefit for the Weld Food Bank and the Food Bank of Larimer County. Merry Makers and Decorators again will be there to share their amazing face painting and balloon creations with all.

Join the Greeley Block Party today at 16th and 8th Avenue for music and fun- bands include  Dinero HWY 287, Turn 4 Patty Fiasco and capping the day off with the great honky tonk of Halden Wofford and the Hi-beams!

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6:00am

Fri August 26, 2011
Business

Centennial Farms Honored at Colorado State Fair

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Friday is “Centennial Farms Day” at the Colorado State Fair. This afternoon Governor John Hickenlooper will recognize 18 families who’ve owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more.

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4:45pm

Thu August 25, 2011
Cycling

Despite Good Turnout, Race Future in Limbo

Photo by Kirk Siegler

As the USA Pro Cycling Challenge prepares to head from Avon to Steamboat Springs Friday, organizers of the inaugural event say they’re pleased with the turnout so far.  Thousands of fans have lined even some of the state’s most remote highways to catch a glimpse of the racers, but the race’s future beyond this year remains unclear.

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1:44pm

Thu August 25, 2011
Education

Lawsuit Challenges Colorado’s Education Funding

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Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor took the stand this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s education funding system. A 2005 lawsuit filed in Denver District Court contends the Colorado legislature’s method of funding violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. A similar lawsuit took years to play out in neighboring Wyoming. Daniel Costello has more on that case and what it might mean for Colorado.

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