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Budget carrier Allegiant says it won’t begin commercial flights out of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport next month as planned.

After a long absence in the region, the company announced this summer it would again start flying passengers from Loveland to Las Vegas and Phoenix. The move was a big boon to the regional airport, which has been trying to keep up with Northern Colorado’s rapid growth and transportation demands.

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The northern Great Plains aren't much to look at. It's the drab, boring part of a cross-country interstate drive between Seattle and Chicago.

No trees in sight. No water. But Sean Gerrity, founder of American Prairie Reserve, has always seen something more out here.

On a recent summer afternoon, he climbs a steep, grassy hill in the plains of northeastern Montana to show me.


Since the 2016 presidential election, there has been concern over the security of elections here in the United States. Colorado has been heralded as "the safest state to cast a vote" in The Washington Post, and we were wondering, how did Colorado earn that distinction? And what security measures are in place here going into the 2019 election? 

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Today on Colorado Edition: We speak with Colorado's Secretary of State about election security. Plus, we take a look the new Monet exhibit in Denver, learn about a much-coveted career watching over mountain resevoirs, and explore one person's pursuit to create the next Yellowstone. 

On The Colorado River's Banks, A Toxic Pile Continues To Shrink

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In a park, nestled in a red rock canyon outside Moab, Utah -- a short drive from a giant pile of uranium tailings -- a crowd gathered for a celebration. Elected officials and community members mingled, and enjoyed refreshments. 

Volunteers placed pieces of yellow cake in small paper bowls.

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.

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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.

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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.”