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    Local Motion: Colorado's First All-Female Wildland Fire Crew

    "Be a student of fire." That's just part of the advice that Colorado's first all-female wildland fire crew received at a training camp in late May. This summer, the women will work on conservation projects and help fight forest fires in the area around Grand Junction. KVNF spoke to several of the crew members, their instructors, and a couple of longtime female firefighters.

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    • Democracy School coming to Paonia in October
    • New minimum wage law allows employees to lobby for higher wages
    • Governor Polis signs new laws aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions
    • DMEA will conduct a helicopter survey of its service lines

    On June 13, 2010 a bright fireball streaked across the sky over Australia. Was this a meteor or an errant piece of space junk burning up in Earth’s atmosphere? Actually, none of the above. It was Japan’s Hayabusa space probe returning to Earth at 25,000 m.p.h., after visiting the asteroid Itokawa.

    • KOTO story recapping the rock fall on Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride
    • KBUT story about volunteer efforts in Lake City as flood danger increases
    • Tri State power provider gets offer to retire most of its coal produced power

    • New law lets cities and towns set their own minimum wage
    • Investigators of destructive 416 Fire last year still don't know what caused it
    • Proposal for a Front Range rail line linking Fort Collins to Trinidad
    • Earthquake shakes Gypsum; third minor earthquake this year in state

    Host Jill Spears, gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, plus special guest Amber Kleinman chat about the cooler-than-normal spring weather and other gardening topics, plus take calls from listeners.

    • Memorial Day bear attack near Aspen leads to search for animal on the loose
    • Plastic particles discovered in rainfall in Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Expert farmer gives tips about high altitude farming

    • Colorado 145 closed over weekend due to massive rock fall
    • CDOT crews continue blasting boulders, 145 to expected to reopen today
    • Memorial Day feature story about Gold Star mom in Colorado Springs
    • European country hopes to drill in oil rich Green River Formation

    Marty Durlin

    Playwright Marty Durlin's new radio play, Uranium: The Musical, was performed live in Paonia in March. It's the story of the uranium boom that took place in mid-50s Moab, and of the characters who were there to witness it, like Charlie Steen the Uranium King, Edward Abbey, and more.

    • Colorado will pay additional 6 million dollars for accurate 2020 census
    • Candidate Hickenlooper will introduce his ideas for gun control today
    • Rundown of Memorial Day weekend closures of popular destinations
    • Lake City, Hinsdale County looking for help from volunteers
    • Colorado becomes first state to cap cost of insulin by law

    • Governor Polis signs equal pay bill into law
    • Snowpack around state at 202 percent of normal
    • Feature story on upcoming fire season in the area

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    Challenges threatening the upcoming 2020 census could risk more than 4 million people to be missing from next year's national head count, according to new projections by the Urban Institute.

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    It's hard to resist an underdog story, and this weekend's tale from Madison Square Garden in New York City is epic. Boxer Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring the heavyweight champion of the world. There he found Andy Ruiz Jr., a relatively unknown Mexican American fighter. Now, it was supposed to be an easy win for Joshua, a huge star in the U.K. looking for his first win in America. Here's how sports channel DAZN called the weigh-in the day before the bout.

    (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

    AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

    It's hard to resist an underdog story, and this weekend's tale from Madison Square Garden in New York City is epic. Boxer Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring the heavyweight champion of the world. There he found Andy Ruiz Jr., a relatively unknown Mexican American fighter. Now, it was supposed to be an easy win for Joshua, a huge star in the U.K. looking for his first win in America. Here's how sports channel DAZN called the weigh-in the day before the bout.

    (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

    AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

    It's hard to resist an underdog story, and this weekend's tale from Madison Square Garden in New York City is epic. Boxer Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring the heavyweight champion of the world. There he found Andy Ruiz Jr., a relatively unknown Mexican American fighter. Now, it was supposed to be an easy win for Joshua, a huge star in the U.K. looking for his first win in America. Here's how sports channel DAZN called the weigh-in the day before the bout.

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    "Sorry for late reply. We've been under nonstop air strikes today, and I've been with emergency patients all day."

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