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PHOTO: The Colorado River supplies irrigation water for 61 percent of farmland in Colorado. Here, it runs through De Beque Canyon in the western part of the state. Photo credit: Jonathan Waterman

DENVER - The river that supplies water to much of the West and recreation to outdoor lovers has its own holiday. Today is Colorado River Day, and people are celebrating the river and reminding others of its importance to the region. State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, is one of at least 40 elected ...Read More

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PHOTO: Medical professionals gather at the Colorado Health Symposium, where members of the public are invited to participate online this week. Photo courtesy Colorado Health Foundation
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KEYSTONE, Colo. – It's like a scene from Star Trek - instead of going to the doctor when you're sick, you sit at your computer and discuss your symptoms with a medical provider. For some Colorado communities, it isn't science fiction anymore - it's a reality. Until now, access to specialized ...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is running a campaign to speak out in support of a proposed clarification of EPA water rules under the Clean Water Act. Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

DENVER - Groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation and other "big ag" organizations are protesting proposed federal rules that would redefine which bodies of water are regulated under the Clean Water Act. Among the exceptions to that protest are farmers represented by the Denver-based Rocky M...Read More

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PHOTO: The town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park saw decreased tourism as a result of natural disasters and the 2013 federal government shutdown. Photo by: Brylie Oxley.

DENVER - Great weather and natural beauty appear to be adding up to a banner year for National Parks in Colorado. That's welcome news after a rocky 2013. The federal shutdown and natural disasters like flooding made a dent in the economy. A new report from the National Park Service found the numbe...Read More

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PHOTO: As the flood of children attempting to cross into the United States from Central America continues, one woman offers her story in the hope of increasing understanding about the situation. Photo credit: Toksave / Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – The large migration of Central American children into the U.S. has made headlines, sparked debate and ignited a political firestorm in recent weeks. But one woman hopes her experience can shine some light on why this is happening and what can be done to help. Kenia Calderon made th...Read More

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PHOTO: The Walsenburg Farmers Market is proving effective in encouraging people to explore their downtown community, eat healthy and exercise. Photo credit: Cindy Campbell.
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WALSENBURG, Colo. - Healthy living is often last on the list for people in southern Colorado's Huerfano County, where 1 in 5 residents live below the poverty line. And that's landed the county at the bottom of state rankings for health outcomes for the past five years. Cindy Campbell is charged wi...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Colorado and other states doing a better job of helping children access nutritious food while school is out for the summer, but it also says more can be done. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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DENVER – For thousands of Colorado children, the joy of summer vacation may be overshadowed by the pangs of hunger. Statewide, about 19,000 children received summer meals in 2013, according to a new Summer Nutrition Status Report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Compare that ...Read More

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DENVER - Colorado is becoming the "Wild West" again, at least when it comes to same-sex marriage law. The state's marriage ban is on shaky ground with at least four big decisions chipping away at it in the past week. Clerks in Boulder, Pueblo and Denver Counties are issuing licenses to same-sex cou...Read More

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