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PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 


Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - CO: Public Lands/Wilderness

Uncertainty around the Land and Water Conservation Fund has stalled an effort to move a 14-mile section of the Continental Divide Trail off of a dangerous highway near Steamboat Springs. (Wikimedia Commons)

GOLDEN, Colo. — On Sept. 30, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, and some conservationists say the move has amplified voter concerns about the future of public lands heading into November's midterm elections. Amanda Wheelock, communications specialist for the Con

Critics warn the ouster of longtime Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk could have a chilling effect on other NPS staff. (Neal Herbert)

DENVER – Defenders of America's national parks are sounding the alarm after last week's dismissal of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, and they warn more dominoes are likely to fall as Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department roots out staff members who are committed to cons

After World War II, 10th Mountain Division veterans helped found Vail Resorts and other ski areas, kickstarting the industry in Colorado. (Robinseed/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As Coloradans celebrate Memorial Day, 395 veterans in the state have signed a letter to Sen. Cory Gardner, urging him to co-sponsor the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would designate Camp Hale, training camp for the iconic 10th Mount

The program that helped create Gettysburg National Military Park and other iconic historic sites is set to expire Sept. 30. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As Americans observe Memorial Day, more than eight thousand veterans from across the nation have signed a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that helps protect some of the nation's most historic battlefields, monuments and public land

Mountain bikers have joined with veterans, conservation groups, local elected officials and other outdoor recreationists in support of preserving lands in Summit and Eagle counties. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More than 90 Colorado businesses sent a letter Thursday urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to support the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would protect nearly 100,000 acres of the White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle counties.

By the late 1970s, not a single Canada lynx was found in Colorado. Today, after two decades of work, more than 200 live in the state. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report, "Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis." The National Wildlife Federation research says more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't been sighted in decad

Low-snowfall years result in a loss of more 17,000 jobs, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Winter arrived late in Colorado, and resorts have struggled to make and keep enough snow to attract skiers and snowboarders and the money they bring to the state. According to a new report, warmer winters associated with a changing climate are here to stay, unless large-scale effort

Outdoor recreation supports more than 100,000 jobs and contributes more than $10 billion to Colorado's economy annually. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Conservationists, sports enthusiasts, hunters and anglers are gearing up for a battle over the Trump administration's proposed 2019 budget, which cuts the U.S. Department of Interior's funding by 17 percent. Public lands advocates also are concerned that Trump's infrastructure plan wo

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