Colorado Mayor Gets Ejected From Local College Basketball Game

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Mayor Tom Norton of Greeley had a courtside seat at the University of Northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports he walked on the floor to protest a referee's call, and he was ejected.

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Jeffco will propose plan to close schools to save money

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Jeffco Public Schools is proposing school closures as part of a plan to save more than $20 million after the November defeat of the district’s two tax measures.

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Meet the teacher who helped organize the Women’s March on Denver

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Meet the teacher who helped organize the Women’s March on Denver

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Teacher by day, waitress by night: Colorado teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

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The prevalence of teachers with second jobs is one symptom of larger, systemic problems — the steady erosion of teacher pay, Colorado’s perennial school funding crunch and skyrocketing housing costs. But some teachers and observers say it’s also a problem in its own right, sapping teachers’ energy, diverting their focus from the classroom and contributing to decisions to leave the profession.

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Energy explained: Where does it come from and how much do we use?

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Our energy use - in the U.S. and worldwide - has changed in the past 15 years.

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Trumped: Rural Rebellion

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Las Animas County voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. In fact, it had not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. But in 2016, the county voted for Donald Trump.

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What's next for energy research under new administration?

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Presidents do have considerable sway when it comes to directing federal research priorities. George W. Bush directed research money away from renewables for the Freedom Car.

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Chalkbeat: Colorado teacher on how she motivates students

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"Middle school is an interesting age because there can be literally a million reasons why a student has lost engagement."

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Coal country anticipates 2017

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Statements by Donald Trump give hope to communities affected by 8-year decline in coal market.

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Rural areas of Colorado hit hard by opioid epidemic

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Jack Westfall, a family physician and researcher at the University of Colorado works with a network of rural clinics and hospitals in the state and says doctors on the plains are feeling frantic.

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Colorado School District to Allow Teachers to Arm Themselves

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A rural Colorado school district recently decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect its students.

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Artists Vie for Funding on Art Tank, Rocky Mountain PBS Reality TV

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On December 26, Rocky Mountain PBS premiered Art Tank, a Colorado arts-funding reality show in the tradition of Shark Tank.

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Colorado To Kill Some Mountain Lions, Bears To Boost Mule Deer Numbers

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The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a plan to kill some mountain lions and black bears to help boost the state's mule deer population.

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Residents and workers in US coal country hope for change when Donald Trump takes office

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The Clean Power Plan is meant to move the nation away from burning coal, adding to air pollution and greenhouse gases. His supporters hope Trump will overturn the regulation. But then there's the shrinking demand for coal, in a market with cheap natural gas.

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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

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Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these very high concentrations is raising concerns.

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