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February 9, 2011

Examining the Notion of Health Insurance Exchanges

State lawmakers will get their first chance this week to shape the federal health care law for Colorado. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up new “health insurance exchanges.” Exchanges are new marketplaces where coverage will be very cheap for people who don’t make much money. That’s what many in health care are hoping, anyway. This week legislative work begins on Colorado’s health insurance exchange. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Business,Colorado,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — andrea @ 5:44 pm

February 4, 2011

Mise en Place: Honey

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.

When I found out that this month’s featured product was honey, I knew there was only one place I could turn. Donna Hartley and her husband John own Black Forest Honey. Donna has spent some time on KRCC weaving sticky sweet tales of honey bee adventures. So I decided to ask her…just where do the bees go in wintertime? Take a listen:

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Here’s more from Donna regarding her bees:

Commentary: Preparing Bees for Winter (from Western Skies)

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The Bear and the Honeybee, and The Honeybee and Colors

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The Swarm

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Donna also shared some of her bee stories for the Citizen Report:

Musings of a Mad Beekeeper
Continued Musings of a Mad Beekeeper

Click below for a recipe for Honey Smoothies from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
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Round-Up: Study says Ft. Carson is best for new brigade; the I-25 Trinidad Project opens up, and more

An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

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January 28, 2011

Judge Rules Against Colorado Online Sales Tax Law

A federal district court has ruled to temporarily block a Colorado law that aims to collect sales taxes from online purchases. The judge says the law is unconstitutional even if the end goal is important and legitimate. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Business,Capitol Coverage,KRCC News,Legal,Taxes — andrea @ 8:06 am

January 27, 2011

Round-Up: Army steps back from PCMS expansion, and more

The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado…Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be repealed…and, Senator Mark Udall has been appointed to the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities.

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January 26, 2011

Round-Up: Reaction to State of the Union, Academy Blvd. plans

The President’s State of the Union yesterday focused heavily on innovation and job creation. Colorado’s freshman Republicans found some things to like in the speech and some things not to like….and, organizers of a study on improving a section of Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs are presenting recommendations tonight.

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January 10, 2011

Round-Up: Plane found, Health officials to hear from mine owner, and more

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains…Colorado health authorities say they’ll hear from a mine owner this week about how it plans to correct water contamination at a mine near Crested Butte…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a gray wolf that strayed from the Yellowstone region into Colorado where it died in 2009 was killed by the poison Compound 1080, or sodium fluoroacetate…and, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper plans to present his goals and principles for the next four years during his inaugural tomorrow and his state of the state speech on Thursday.

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January 7, 2011

Mise en Place: Millet

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.

The gluten-free grain, millet, makes for a savory dish this January. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney visited Golden Prairie Farm in Nunn and spoke with co-owner, Jean Hediger. She then headed over to the Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder where owner and chef Eric Skokan, who’s also a farmer, prepared millet cakes.

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Click below to see the recipe for Millet Cakes from Chef Eric Skokan, and a recipe for Millet Trail Mix from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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December 16, 2010

Round-Up: Flu season underway, and more

The flu season is underway and area health officials expect it to be less severe than last year….and, the U.S. Olympic Committee adds five new board members.

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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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