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To Fund Water Plan, Colorado Lawmakers Want To Gamble On Sports Betting

Music is blaring and grills are firing up at a parking lot awash in navy blue and orange outside Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. Todd Endicott of Lafayette stands outside an ambulance turned Broncos fan-mobile. He outfitted this orange and blue rig for tailgates. It’s plastered in life-size stickers of players, and the football team’s logos, vintage and new.

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With 2020 coming up, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting across the country to ensure they have a full staff in time for the nationwide count. 

Nationwide, the bureau is looking to hire 500,000 people. The Grand Junction office is in charge of hiring in the Roaring Fork Valley region.

Colorado conservatives have spent the last six months knocking on doors and manning recall booths around the state as they tried to convince residents to help them remove six Democrats, including Governor Jared Polis, from office.

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A former pro football player, who says he wrestled with his own identity after spending years in the hyper-masculine world of the National Football League, visits Aspen Monday to talk with students and their parents about healthy relationships. Derek McCoy says these conversations can help end dating violence. 

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More than 17 million children are nearly hit every school year after getting off a school bus. Most of those incidents are because a car ignored the arm-stop sign from the bus. That is according to a survey by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.

To help make sure communities nationwide are aware of the rules when driving near a school bus, this week is designated National School Bus Safety Week. 

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Six candidates are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Aspen Media held the third and final forum of the week Thursday night. Much of the conversation focused on teachers and how they are paid, and the district’s culture and climate. 

Morning Newscast: Friday, October 18, 2019


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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill said changes adopted by the administration in March likely would cause further declines in populations of greater sage grouse.

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A Colorado marijuana grower has announced it lost millions of dollars during a wintry storm after half of the plants froze before harvest.

 

Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost about 20,000 plants in hours of subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow during an October storm.

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As a young boy, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas saw improvisation all around him in the architecture of the Mexico City neighborhood where he grew up; people built houses from whatever materials happened to be available. 

 

Cruzvillegas' new interactive exhibit "Hi, How are you, Gonzo?", now open at the Aspen Art Museum, celebrates found objects, creativity and play.  

Music is blaring and grills are firing up at a parking lot awash in navy blue and orange outside Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Todd Endicott of Lafayette stands outside an ambulance turned Broncos fan-mobile. He outfitted this orange and blue rig for tailgates. It’s plastered in life-size stickers of players, and the football team’s logos, vintage and new. 

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A former pro football player, who says he wrestled with his own identity after spending years in the hyper-masculine world of the National Football League, visits Aspen Monday to talk with students and their parents about healthy relationships. Derek McCoy says these conversations can help end dating violence. 

Courtesy Aspen Art Museum

 

As a young boy, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas saw improvisation all around him in the architecture of the Mexico City neighborhood where he grew up; people built houses from whatever materials happened to be available. 

 

Cruzvillegas' new interactive exhibit "Hi, How are you, Gonzo?", now open at the Aspen Art Museum, celebrates found objects, creativity and play.  

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Four local survivors of domestic and sexual abuse take the stage at the Wheeler Thursday to share their stories. 

Shannon Meyer is the executive director of RESPONSE, which advocates for survivors of gender-based violence and hosts the annual event. She says the participants find it empowering to take the stage, and the stories can raise awareness of just how common abuse really is. 

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Colorado conservatives have spent the last six months knocking on doors and manning recall booths around the state as they tried to convince residents to help them remove six Democrats, including Governor Jared Polis, from office.

Bureau of Land Management

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill said changes adopted by the administration in March likely would cause further declines in populations of greater sage grouse.

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A Colorado marijuana grower has announced it lost millions of dollars during a wintry storm after half of the plants froze before harvest.

 

Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost about 20,000 plants in hours of subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow during an October storm.