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5:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
Stock Show

Audio Postcard: National Western Stock Show

Neil Thompson, of Stillwater, OK, spiffs up his heifer ahead of a competition.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The single largest cattle show in the United States continues this week in Denver. The National Western Stock Show is now in its 106th year.

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8:42pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Shows Like American Idol Introduce Young Colorado Men To Barbershop Quartet Singing

Young men are turing to barbershop quartet singing due, in part, to shows like American Idol.
humbert15 Flickr. (CC)

With shows like American Idol bringing a major increase in revenue dollars for TV networks, there’s an old American musical art form which is also seeing an increase in popularity with a younger audience across the country, and right here in Colorado.

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3:25pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Skiing

Storm Brings Welcome Powder to Colorado High Country

A near white out at the Snowmass Ski Area Monday.
Photo by Jeremy Swanson, Colorado Ski Country USA

A powerful winter storm that dumped up to two feet on some Colorado ski areas has skiers and snow boarders smiling, and resort officials breathing a sigh of relief. 

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12:18pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Business

Estes Park Awarded Grant to Help Cut Traffic, Improve Air Quality

Bradley Gordon Creative Commons

The town of Estes Park is getting some help from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help ease traffic congestion for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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10:28am

Tue January 17, 2012
Music

Alabama Shakes Announce Debut Album

Members: Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson
Courtesy of the artist

The buzz has been building and to say that this is a highly anticipated debut is an understatement. Alabama Shakes, whom Paste declared 'the best band of 2011', have announced the release date for their debut album...

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