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2:52pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Wilderness

Frozen Cows Present a Conundrum for Forest Service

Infinity pool at Conundrum Hot Springs
Chris Bartle Creative Commons/Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is considering using explosives to dispose of a half-dozen frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin about nine miles from Aspen.

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2:48pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Environment

As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures

A U.S. Forest Service worker stands in front of a closed cave in Missouri. This spring the deadly bad disease, White Nose Syndrome, was detected in Missouri, Delaware and Alabama.
USFWS/Ann Froschauer

The U.S. Forest Service says it’s weighing options when it comes to renewing a closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and four other states. The news comes as one environmental group is calling for even more closures in the West to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast.

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12:49pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Business

Equal Pay Day for Women in Colorado

U.S. Census Bureau

Today is Equal Pay Day in Colorado. April 17th marks the day a woman’s annual earnings catch up to what men earned in 2011. Nationally women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. And in Colorado, that pay gap stretches to 79 cents.

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11:31am

Tue April 17, 2012
Business

Tax Deadline Looms

MoneyBlogNewz-Creative Commons/Flickr

This is the last day procrastinators have to file state and federal income tax returns. Karen Connelly, a spokeswoman for the Internal Revenue Service says only about 20% of Colorado taxpayers have to write a check to the government when filing their taxes. The other 80% receive refunds.

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11:28am

Tue April 17, 2012
KUNC Newsroom Blog

Poll Shows Hickenlooper Popular in Metro Area, Obama Below 50%

KUNC File Photo

New numbers out this morning from a Colorado pollster show that Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper's approval ratings in the Denver metro area remain a "mile high," but support for President Obama is below 50%. 

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