Sat November 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Regardless Of Leadership, The Teardrops Keep On Keeping On

Magic Slim pictured in 2008.
Otávio Nogueira Flickr - Creative Commons

For many years the Teardrops were the backup band for the great Magic Slim (Morris Holt) but now are fronted by the late Slim's son Shawn Holt. No matter, Holt the younger can certainly deliver and the Teardrops have truly delivered since the 1960s.

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Sat November 22, 2014

Larimer, Weld Counties Short On Turkey Donations

Turkey requests are greater than ever in Larimer County.
Credit Cobalt123 / Flickr - Creative Commons

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, the Weld and Larimer County food banks are urging residents of Northern Colorado to consider the less fortunate. The Weld County Food Bank has so far only procured one-third of the turkeys requested by the needy this holiday season, while Larimer County is seeing an unprecedented number of people facing food scarcity.

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Fri November 21, 2014

Agriculture Industry Calls For More Immigration Reform

Specialty crop farms, like orchards, rely heavily on migrant labor to hand pick fruit.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

In the debate over immigration reform, farm and ranch groups have been among those calling for change the loudest, and most frequently. But after President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, the response from the agriculture industry so far has been mixed.

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Fri November 21, 2014
Oil and Gas

Agreement Reached For Colorado's Roan Plateau

Colorado's Roan Plateau
Courtesy of EcoFlight

The Bureau of Land Management, environmentalists, and the energy industry have reached an agreement on a proposal to drill for oil and gas on the Roan Plateau. The new plan cancels 17 out of 19 oil and gas leases that were issued in 2008. Two previous leases at the top of the plateau, and a dozen at the base will remain in place.

"These measures allow us to protect the plateau but harness some of the energy resources," said Governor John Hickenlooper.

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Fri November 21, 2014
Train Noise

For Colorado's Rail Towns Muffling Train Horns Ain't Easy

A BNSF train lumbers southbound on Mason Street in downtown Fort Collins, Colo.
Grace Hood KUNC

Since 2005, the Federal Railroad Administration has required conductors to sound their horns for at least 15 seconds before all public rail crossings. Since then accidents and deaths have decreased 20 percent nationwide.

But with progress comes complaints — lots of them for the city of Fort Collins.

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Fri November 21, 2014

'Theory Of Everything' Is A Noble Affair, Devoid Of Grit

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as Jane and Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything.'
Courtesy Focus Features

Well into James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, a terribly frustrated Jane Hawking gets a visit from her mother, who tells her that she ought to join the church choir. Jane, in the middle of what might be a serious breakdown, looks at her clueless mother and says, "That's the most British thing I've ever heard."

In the same vein of a negative stereotype, the whole movie is terribly British, meaning that it's decorous, polite, and dull.

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Thu November 20, 2014

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

President Obama addressed the nation, Nov. 11, 2014 revealing the specific executive actions he would take to address immigration.
White House YouTube.com

President Obama addressed the nation from the East Room in the White House, outlining his plans for executive action to address immigration. In summary the president's announced actions are:

  • Delay the deportation of undocumented parents of children legally in the country
  • Protect children brought into the country illegally before Jan. 1, 2010
  • Direct officials to concentrate on deporting criminals and individuals who are a national security threat

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