Springtime is a stressful period for farmers â€“ especially in Western Colorado's North Fork Valley. A spring frost can wipe out an entire crop in an instant as was the case for one apricot farmer last week.
For years the organization that trains young winter sports athletes in Aspen has been holding a traditional European event called biathlon. This year questions are being raised about the sport, because it involves shooting guns.
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And I'm Audie Cornish. Scientists throughout the west are investigating a mysterious disappearance. Mule deer are vanishing. In Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, populations are half what they were in the 1970s. From Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports on some possible reasons.