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January 24, 2011

Round-Up: Restoring free breakfasts, New chaplain degree aimed at PTSD, and more

Colorado Democratic lawmakers say they’ll try to reverse a decision cutting off free breakfasts for needy children…Two rodeo events some consider cruel to animals are up for debate in the Colorado legislature…and, a Denver seminary is offering a master’s degree for military chaplains aimed at helping them assist servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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December 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count

In the 1800s, Christmas was a popular time for bird shooting contests. But an early officer of the Audubon Society pushed to change those annual bird kills to an annual bird count. Now, from mid-December through January 5th, tens of thousands of citizen scientists conduct Christmas bird counts nationwide. In order to bring you the experience of the annual event, Shelley Schlender joined a counting team in Boulder last year. She files this report, just in time for some of this year’s counts, which are now coming in.

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Filed under: Animal Rights/Wellfare,KRCC News,Science,Shelley Schlender — andrea @ 5:45 pm

December 15, 2010

Round-Up: Poverty on the rise in CO, and more

New census data shows that the number of neighborhoods with a significant number of people living in poverty has doubled in Colorado over the last decade….Colorado regulators have approved the pending merger between CenturyLink Inc. and Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc….The Army has extended the public comment period for a plan to station helicopter combat aviation brigades…and, an environmental group is praising a federal agency’s decision to designate more land in Colorado as critical habitat for a tiny jumping mouse.

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December 14, 2010

Round-Up: Lawmakers ask for extension on comment period for helicopter brigade; Surveying deer; and more

Colorado lawmakers are asking the Army to extend the public comment period for a plan to station up to 120 helicopters and 2,700 more soldiers at Fort Carson…Members of an anti-tax group that backed three unsuccessful amendments to limit government spending in Colorado didn’t show up to a hearing today to consider whether the group broke state law…and, residents in southeastern Colorado may start seeing some low flying helicopters, as the state’s Division of Wildlife begins their annual deer surveys.

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December 6, 2010

Round-Up: MMJ Regulations, Sage Grouse, and Colorado Springs 14th safest city

Regulations for medical marijuana in Colorado could be the most detailed in the country as a rules committee wrapped up work today on hundreds of pages of policies regarding how shops operate…The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding to help protect sage grouse and sage grouse habitat in 11 Western states, including Colorado…and, Colorado Springs was named one of the top 15 safest cities in the country, coming in at number 14.

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December 3, 2010

Mise en Place: Buffalo

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

This December we visit with an animal that has provided all sorts of goods for a very long time. Nearly wiped out, it’s now growing in popularity as an alternative to beef. It’s the American buffalo. Peter Popp of Black Forest Bison invited me to visit with a herd, and I also went to the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs, a fine dining restaurant known for its game cuisine. There, Chef Ben Hoffer cooked up buffalo filet Diane.

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Click below for the recipe for buffalo filet Diane from Chef Ben Hoffer of the Craftwood Inn, and for a recipe for buffalo and bean chili from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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Round-Up: CO’s senators call for action on the federal deficit, and more

Colorado’s senators are urging the White House and congressional leaders to take action on the federal deficit…Some Colorado businesses are being asked to pay more to fund the state’s unemployment-insurance fund…and, a new Colorado-based animal welfare non-profit has chosen some eastern and southern counties as its first target areas.

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November 16, 2010

The Annual Elk Mating Season

Many people from all over visit Rocky Mountain National Park every year, but perhaps the busiest time for the Northern Colorado area is in the late summer to fall months. People gather in large numbers to witness what’s known as the elk rut. KRCC’s Susan Glairon stopped by the park at the end of the elk mating season and has this report.

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Filed under: Animal Rights/Wellfare,KRCC News,Susan Glairon,Tourism — andrea @ 5:44 pm

October 19, 2010

Round-Up: New veterinary unit at Fort Carson, Specialty Crops programs receive grants

The Army has set up a new veterinary medical unit at Fort Carson to treat U.S. and allied military working dogs…and, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops program has approved funding for seventeen projects, after receiving an award from the U.S.D.A.

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October 11, 2010

Round-Up: NM County may officially oppose USAF plan, and the BLM’s planned horse roundup

An Air Force plan to designate a low-level flight training route across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado may get another New Mexico opponent this week…and, a round up of wild horses is set to begin in northwestern Colorado despite the objections of animal advocacy groups.

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