1:48pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Business

Colorado Business Remains Optimistic About 2014 Economy

Construction and energy production continue to see job growth in Colorado
Bradley Gordon Creative Commons/Flickr

7:30am

Wed April 2, 2014
Wildfire

Budget May Douse State Aerial Firefighting Fleet

A Type 1 helicopter, known as a snorkel, drops water on the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo., June, 2012.
National Guard Flickr - Creative Commons

Lawmakers on Colorado’s powerful joint budget committee are skeptical about finding money for an aerial firefighting fleet for the upcoming wildfire season. A report from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control recommends spending $33 million on spotter planes, small air tankers, helicopters, and leasing large air tankers for wildfire season.

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6:00am

Tue April 1, 2014
Health

Colorado Children Of Color At A Big Disadvantage

Credit Bradley Gordon / Flickr-Creative Commons

Colorado’s gap in well-being between white and Hispanic children is the seventh largest in the country, according to a new report.

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5:00am

Tue April 1, 2014
Author Interviews

‘Humor Code’ Explores The ‘Y’ In Funny

FDT Design Courtesy of Simon and Schuster

All of us know instinctively when something’s funny. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you laugh at the jokes you do?

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12:03pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Craft Beer

New Belgium, Left Hand Among Notables On 2013 Top 50 Craft Brewery List

Justinwkern Flickr-Creative Commons

Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium continue to have a hold on the craft beer market. The Fort Collins icon sits at number 3 on the top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies based on sales volume. It’s not just the brewers of Fat Tire, five other Colorado beer makers can be found on the Brewers Association’s annual list.

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9:20am

Mon March 31, 2014

6:00am

Mon March 31, 2014
Agriculture

While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

The blue corduroy jackets sported by high schoolers in FFA have been a part of the group's brand since its founding in 1928.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The blue corduroy jacket worn by high school students in FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, is an icon of rural life. To the average city dweller the jacket is a vestige of dwindling, isolated farm culture, as fewer and fewer young people grow up on farms. The numbers tell a different story. In spite of that demographic shift, a record number of kids are donning blue jackets.

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5:00am

Mon March 31, 2014

6:00am

Sun March 30, 2014
Craft Beer

Craft Brewing Thrives In The Heart Of Italy’s Wine Country

Baladin Brewerie, Italy.
Bryan Jansing

Craft beer’s meteoric rise has happened within the last few decades. Across the world in the middle of Italy’s wine country something similar is taking place. It’s possibly the last place you’d think a craft beer movement could start.

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Dave Mistich is the Charleston Reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave can be heard throughout week on West Virginia Public Radio, including during West Virginia Morning and Inside Appalachia. He also anchors local newscasts during Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings and covers the House of Delegates for The Legislature Today.

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