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  • Boulder Progressives to Host Primary Candidate Meet-and-Greet and Audience Q&A

    Boulder Progressives to Host Primary Candidate Meet-and-Greet and Audience Q&A

    Editor’s Note: Press releases are provided to Yellow Scene Magazine. In an effort to keep our community informed, we publish some press releases in whole. Boulder, CO — May 14, 2024 — It’s time for our annual Boulder Progressives candidate forum! This year our event will feature a Meet-and-Greet with candidates from each of the following races: CU Board of Regents, Colorado State Board of Education, Colorado Senate District 18, Colorado House District 10, Colorado House District 49, Boulder County Commissioners, and Boulder County District Attorney. The first hour of our event will feature candidates from up and down the ballot talking

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  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airports noise roundtable grounded over lack of progress, trust

    Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airports noise roundtable grounded over lack of progress, trust

    By Scott Franz, KUNC (Via AP Storyshare) A group trying to address residents’ concerns over noise at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport voted Thursday to stop convening. Five of the eight cities and counties serving on the so-called community noise roundtable hit eject citing a lack of progress and trust in the airport’s owner, Jefferson County. The roundtable was created in 2021 to identify the scope of noise issues around the airport and come up with mitigation measures. But turbulence on the roundtable has been building in recent months. First, there was the revelation in December that former airport director Paul

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  • A rare dose of hope for the Colorado River as new study says future may be wetter

    A rare dose of hope for the Colorado River as new study says future may be wetter

    By Alex Hager – KUNC , (Via AP Storyshare) Good news on the Colorado River is rare. Its reservoirs, the two largest in the country, have shrunk to record lows. The policymakers who will decide its future are stuck at an impasse. Climate change has driven more than two decades of megadrought and strained the water supply for 40 million people across the Southwest. But a new study is delivering a potential dose of optimism for the next 25 years of the Colorado River. The findings, published in the Journal of Climate, forecast a 70% chance the next quarter century

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  • El Nino is winding down. Here’s what the winter season looked like for Colorado’s mountains — and what comes next.

    El Nino is winding down. Here’s what the winter season looked like for Colorado’s mountains — and what comes next.

    By Robert Tann – Summit Daily News, (Via AP Storyshare) The seasonal pattern is transitioning to its opposite heading into the summer, bringing with it a change in the jet stream After months of being under an El Nino pattern, Colorado and the rest of the U.S. will begin to shift to the inverse, known as La Nina.  Both terms refer to the change in surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America — with El Nino signifying seasonally warmer temperatures and La Nina signifying cooler temperatures that impact the jet stream. Generally speaking, El Nino

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  • Front Range gets abysmal air quality rating as lawmakers strike deal with oil and gas industry

    Front Range gets abysmal air quality rating as lawmakers strike deal with oil and gas industry

    By Lucas Brady Woods and Rae Solomon, KUNC (Via AP Storyshare) Several Front Range counties received a failing grade on the American Lung Association’s air quality report card last week, even as state lawmakers back off of regulations for the fossil fuel industry. Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s top two Democratic lawmakers, Senate President Steve Fenberg and House Speaker Julie McCluskie, announced a deal Monday with the oil and gas industry and environmental advocates that would raise money for public transit and increase air quality regulations, if it passes the state legislature by the end of this year’s lawmaking

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  • Students, parents speak out as Poudre School District closures loom

    Students, parents speak out as Poudre School District closures loom

    By Rae Solomon, KUNC (Via AP Storyshare) Lilian Moore is just 10 years old, but she’s already clear on how she feels about shutting down local schools. “You throw this amazing place where many children have thrived – you just throw it into the garbage can,” Lilian said, standing just outside the auditorium at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, where a public listening session about proposed school closures in Larimer County’s Poudre School District was stretching on for hours. “It’s super sad.” Declining enrollment is behind those proposed closures. In March, the district unveiled draft plans to close some

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