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1:42pm

Fri April 15, 2011
Politics

Tea Party Groups Rally at Colorado Capitol

Photo by Kirk Siegler

Even though taxes aren’t actually due until Monday, a couple hundred Tea Party activists descended on the state capitol Friday to mark the traditional tax filing day with a renewed call for limited government.

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12:19pm

Fri April 15, 2011
Craft Brewing

Rising Demand a Blessing and a Burden for Colorado Craft Brewers

Avery Brewing facilities in Boulder
Avery Brewing Company

Despite the ongoing economic recession squeezing business in the U. S., the craft beer industry is thriving.  And that’s turning out to be a good-news-bad news situation for several craft breweries in Colorado.

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5:33pm

Thu April 14, 2011
Environment

Colorado Roadless Plan Scrutinized

Colorado has just over four million acres of roadless National Forest lands.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A five year saga over how to manage roadless National Forest lands in Colorado has taken its latest turn, now that state and federal forest officials have unveiled Colorado’s draft roadless rule.  The proposal calls for “upper tier” protections for a half million acres of roadless forests in the state, and less-strong road-building bans on the remaining three and a half million acres.  But KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports the draft rule is not without controversy.

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4:53pm

Thu April 14, 2011
Education

CU Regents Vote to Overhaul Boulder Journalism Program

Regents voted 5-4 to close CU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Grace Hood

Today regents at the University of Colorado voted to revamp the journalism program on the Boulder campus.

Regents voted 5-4 to close CU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It’s a change administrators say is necessary to kick-start a new program for information and communication technology. CU Regent Kyle Hybl cast the tie breaking vote in favor of closing the school.

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4:47pm

Thu April 14, 2011
Garden Report

April Showers Might Bring May Flowers - But They Also Bring Bugs!

Bark Beetle damage to a tree
Bureau of Land Management

Finally we’re getting some moisture for the Front Range.  As everything starts to grow, the weeds and insects are busting out, too.

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