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Steamboat briefs: The Foundry slated to offer ear acupuncture 4 p.m. Thursday 16.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Foundry Treatment Center will hold a free acudetox, or ear acupuncture, event from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the organization’s outpatient clinic, 1915 Alpine Plaza, Unit C4. Possible benefits of acudetox include a general feeling of well being, improved sleep, sense of relaxation and decreased cravings for addictive substances. Plan to spend 30 to 45 minutes receiving acudetox. Contact clinical director Jasmine Aranda at 970-879-7230 or for more information. Library screens documentary about global artist Lily Yeh Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “The Barefoot Artist,” a new documentary film about Lily Yeh, a 70-year-old global artist, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. “The Barefoot Artist” is a visually stunning and deeply emotional film by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub about the long and colorful life of Yeh, a Philadelphia-based artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art projects in some of the world’s ...
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January storms erase part of California's snowpack deficit 28.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The recent storms that have buried the Sierra Nevada in snow have taken a big bite out of the state’s five-year snowpack deficit, according to researchers.

Using satellite data, computer models and snowpack measurements, University of Colorado at Boulder scientists estimated the water content of...

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Steamboat briefs: Call for artists to participate in CVA small works show 28.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., is accepting entries for its upcoming “Room Full of Views” small works show, which will be featured during the gallery’s First Friday Artwalk opening reception March 3. This is a non-juried show, open to all artists, with a maximum of 35 entries accepted in order of sign-up. All work must be original, 2D or 3D work and no larger than 12 inches in any direction. Artwork is due Feb. 18. Visit  for complete details and registration. Free cardiovascular screenings available for women Friday Friday is National Wear Red Day, raising awareness of heart disease in women. Women can drop in for a free cardiovascular and diabetes screening from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Screenings include cholesterol panel, blood pressure test, blood glucose test and BMI. Participants will receive personalized education and heart disease prevention tips based on their results. Free cardiovascular ...
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Tale of two states: N. Dakota has $4 billion saved from oil and gas taxes; Colorado has almost none 28.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado, on the heels of a court case that expanded energy industry tax exemptions, is scrambling again to tap diminished severance tax revenues collected from mining and energy exploration. The tax stash is getting carved up to pay for budgetary emergencies and parochial interests.
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2 Florida students plotted Columbine-style school attack, police say 27.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Authorities say two students who were plotting a Columbine-style attack at a central Florida middle school have been arrested.

Sumter County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that the boys, ages 13 and 14, planned the attack at The Villages Charter Middle School for Friday.

Deputies say...

Nat Geo: Get soaked in the ‘Boat 24.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Downtown Steamboat Springs and the Strawberry Park Hot Springs received a positive mention in the February/March issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine as the ideal place to embark upon a road trip through Colorado’s geothermal hot springs. The article touted the growing number of craft cocktail bars and small-plate dining rooms in Steamboat and suggested stopping at The Laundry before heading for the Mad Creek trail to reach the hot springs (remember the trail is closed in winter, and vacationers are urged to book a shuttle up the slippery slope of County Road 36). From Steamboat, the itinerary routes hot springs travelers down Colorado Highway 131 and west on I-70 to Glenwood Springs, which claims to have the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool. However, Nat Geo recommends Iron Mountain’s 16 pocket-sized pools instead. The next destination is the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort south of Leadville via Colorado Highway 82, Aspen and Independence Pass (in summer only). Mount Princeton ...
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McDonald's U.S. restaurant sales fall after five quarters of gains 23.1.2017 Yahoo: Business

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company McDonald's (MCD) is seen in Los AngelesShares of McDonald's were down 0.5 percent at $121.60 after the world's biggest fast-food chain released its fourth-quarter report on Monday. McDonald's and other U.S. restaurant operators are battling competition from convenience stores, supermarkets and meal kit delivery services such as Blue Apron.

Colorado business filings indicate “optimistic” 2017 19.1.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Colorado Secretary of State recorded 109,526 new business filings last year, and the number of businesses in good standing continued to move higher, according to the Quarterly Business & Economic Indicators released on Thursday.
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Three companies make dramatic comebacks in rough and tumble year for Colorado stocks 31.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
U.S. stock markets got off to a miserable start in 2016, were plagued with disappointing earnings and blindsided in ways that should have sent them spiraling lower still.
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Nearly $20 million approved for companies eyeing big Colorado operations 16.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's Economic Development Commission on Thursday approved nearly $20 million in incentives for seven companies looking to set up or expand their operations along the Front Range.
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New Mexico finds no 'red flags' in nuclear dump inspection 15.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inspectors did not uncover any red flags in their recent review of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository as the facility prepares to reopen after a radiation leak, regulators said ...
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Stocks pull back from record highs as banks and retailers fall 29.11.2016 LA Times: Business

Stocks pulled back slightly Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week. 

Consumer companies and banks took some of the largest losses. Small-company stocks, which have been outperforming the rest of the market for weeks, gave back some of their recent gains. 

The Dow Jones industrial...

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Wall Street and Private Prisons 'Licking Their Lips' Over Trump Presidency 17.11.2016 Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A new report from the research organization In the Public Interest (ITPI) highlights the banks that finance the private prison industry—and with a Trump administration on the horizon, they could be in for a windfall.

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Wyoming study: Fracking likely not behind well water problem 11.11.2016 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A final state report released Thursday on foul-smelling well water in Wyoming contradicts an EPA report from five years ago that ignited a national backlash when it suggested hydraulic fracturing was the cause of the contamination....
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Health officials OK eating fish from Animas River 19.10.2016 Durango Herald
The Colorado health department announced Tuesday it’s OK to eat fish out of the Animas River, evidenced by results from extensive sampling following the Gold King Mine spill.On Aug. 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency-led crew breached an earthen dam at the Gold King Mine, about 10 miles...
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Assisted-Suicide Fight Moves to Colorado 17.10.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The latest front in the battle over doctor-assisted suicide is unfolding in Colorado, where voters will consider a ballot measure next month that would permit physicians to aid terminally ill patients in ...
Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado 19.9.2016 Durango Herald
A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado — from designation as critical habitat.Lynx were re-introduced into Southwest Colorado in the late 1990s and have since...
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In Colorado Springs, more hillside homes are falling apart 19.9.2016 Denver Post: Local
Three houses perched atop a hillside on Columbine Avenue, straddling the landslide zone, were built in 2003 without geological hazard reports required since 1996 under a Colorado Springs ordinance.
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YVEA taps state grant to energy nonprofit to help usher in solar for households with modest incomes 17.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The cobalt September sky and mild temperatures in the high 60s provided the perfect atmosphere for small packs of volunteers in yellow vests and hard hats, who were installing a new solar array on the Steamboat Springs campus of Yampa Valley Electric Association. “Seventy degrees is the optimum ambient temperature for solar generation,” Jeff Bintz said. “Heat is resistance. Cold is better than hot." And even a little reflective snow on solar panels on a winter morning can improve solar panel performance. That’s good news for solar generation in the sometimes extreme climate of Northwest Colorado. Bintz is the construction manager for the nonprofit solar installation firm GRID Alternatives that received a $1.2 million grant from the Colorado Energy Office last year to partner with utilities like YVEA to create affordable access to solar in rural areas of the state. The new array at YVEA is the fourth project resulting from that grant and is expected to serve 35 or more households. But it’s about much more ...
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Operator of for-profit Ashford University, University of the Rockies must refund students $23.5 million 13.9.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The refunds include $5 million to students who had already repaid some of their loans, and $18.5 million to discharge outstanding debt.
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