Season Of Recall Attempts Ends With No Success For Colorado Conservatives

Colorado conservatives have spent the last six months knocking on doors and manning recall booths around the state as they tried to convince residents to help them remove six Democrats, including Governor Jared Polis, from office.

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Colorado conservatives have spent the last six months knocking on doors and manning recall booths around the state as they tried to convince residents to help them remove six Democrats, including Governor Jared Polis, from office.

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Governors of Western states have signed letters supporting a pair of bills that would compensate more people who were exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing.

Courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened the Highway 402 exit between Johnstown and Loveland on Friday, marking the first milestone in a yearslong effort to upgrade Interstate 25 through Northern Colorado.

Traffic along 402 will cross over the interstate using a new bridge. Cars will also use three new roundabouts to enter and exit I-25.

Denver Film Festival

The 42nd Denver Film Festival runs October 30 through November 10th. The lineup includes 134 feature films and 130 shorts. Here are some especially good movies to catch in this year’s festival.

Courtesy Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum director Christoph Heinrich remembers his first introduction to Claude Monet’s work as a teenager.

“It was a postcard of ‘Water Lilies’ that I had forever in my room,” Heinrich said. “That taught me that a painting is more than just a depiction of something pretty.”

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Today on Colorado Edition: a new report details the health effects of the oil and gas industry. Plus, we'll discuss the latest in construction on Interstate 25. We'll also look back at the history of the town of Dearfield. And, as we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage, we'll talk about the history of the movement in Colorado. 

Oil and gas
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Colorado’s oil and gas regulators say they will start putting some drilling applications through a more rigorous review process after a study found people face short term health risks, such as headaches and dizziness, if they are within 2,000 feet of the wells.

The study released Thursday specifically found the health risks occur when a well is being constructed, with the highest risk coming at a time when a process called “flowback” occurs.

The Latino and Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. But many of their stories are left out of the historical record.

Across the country, a number of academic institutions are trying to change that, one oral history at a time. One of the latest is in Nevada.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho will maintain a 2015 policy aimed at protecting millions of acres in the western United States along with the keystone species Greater Sage Grouse. The move temporarily puts a stop to an attempt by the Trump Administration to amend the policy.

Drew Eggers stood at the edge of one of his stubble fields when he plucked a patch of mint left over from harvest.

“You can smell the spearmint,” he said, offering it up for a sniff.


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