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Protesters hoping to stop New Belgium Brewing’s pending sale to a subsidiary of international beer conglomerate Kirin Holdings made their case to top executives on Saturday, just days before voting on the deal was set to finish. 

 

After demonstrators gathered outside the Fort Collins brewery, chanting and holding handwritten signs reading “KIRIN FUNDS GENOCIDE,” Co-Founder Kim Jordan approached the group and invited them inside to talk. KUNC did not gain entry to the meeting. 

 

Reveal: Think Globally, Report Locally

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This week, Reveal teams up with local journalists around the country to see how stories we first broke on the show are playing out in their communities. Hear the episode on KUNC, Saturday at 3 p.m.

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British filmmaker Michael Apted’s movies range from big Hollywood biopics to small political documentaries. He was an assistant on that film, called Seven Up and he ran with it. Every seven years Apted has filmed those same people in movies called 14 Up, 21 Up, and so on until now those former 7-year-olds are 63 years old – and Michael Apted is 78.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a new director. The Senate on Thursday confirmed Aurelia Skipwith, making her the first African American to lead the agency.

As Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso made clear to fellow lawmakers on Thursday, he believes Skipwith is well qualified.

Stacy Nick

Greeley schools and youth programs received more than $25,000 in electric guitars, drums, keyboards and ukuleles this week.

The instruments were part of a donation from the Newport Festivals Foundation, which runs the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals. The program partnered up with Take Note Colorado, an initiative to give musical instruments and music education to every K-12 student in the state.

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Today on Colorado Edition: what's next for the negotiation over the management of the Colorado River. Plus, what algae blooms mean for humans and animals. We'll also learn about Colorado's Safe Haven Law, and look back at some of our reporters' favorite stories from 2019.

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Nationwide, more and more people are surviving childhood. But researchers found those improvements might not be as big in rural areas. 

A report last year found that child mortality rates had improved. In fact, nationally, it looked like the country had met its 2020 goals. But then researchers took a closer look.

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Colorado State University is part of the international climate talks. About a dozen CSU students are in Madrid, Spain for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, participating in the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25).

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The West’s water security is wrapped up in snow. When it melts, it becomes drinking and irrigation water for millions throughout the region. A high snowpack lets farmers, skiers and water managers breathe a sigh of relief, while a low one can spell long-term trouble.

MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver now offers visitors who are colorblind a way to see the whole picture. Through a partnership with the EnChroma Color Accessibility Program, the museum has four pairs of EnChroma glasses, which allow those with the deficiency to see colors more distinctly.

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