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Monday Newscast, 4/18/16, 5:32 PM

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Newscast for Monday, April 18, 2016, 5:32 PM:
 


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The threatened lesser prairie chicken has seen population improvements, according to a new report.

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A bill that would force school districts to allow medical marijuana on school grounds is making its way through the state legislature. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland speaks with other statehouse reporters about the issue.

Bernie Sanders will be assured the majority of Colorado's delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton though, still has momentum in the state with the support of super delegates, like Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. The support of party insiders means Clinton will likely have 37 delegates from the state versus Sanders' 41.

Which still makes it an open question for Colorado: If the state is pulling for Bernie Sanders, but the super delegates lean for Clinton, will voters opt to support Clinton if she's the nominee?

Monday Newscast, 4/18/16, 7:04 AM

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National Weather Service

Winter weather returns to Colorado this weekend as much of the state braces for heavy snowfall.

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management is urging people stay home, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the county.  Currently, Highway 24 from Colorado Springs to Limon is closed.  Eastbound Woodman from Marksheffel to Highway 24 in Falcon is also closed, as is Highway 94 from Enoch Road to Punkin Center. (UPDATE 3:40 PM: Hwy 94 from Enoch Rd. to Punkin Center has reopened.)

Colorado Democratic Party

Colorado Democrats are set to gather in Loveland tomorrow to elect their final group of delegates to the National Convention in Philadelphia this summer. Bente Birkeland talked to Colorado Chairman Rick Palacio about the process and divisions within the party...

Friday Newscast, 4/15/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 15, 2016

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Friday Newscast, 4/15/16, 7:04 AM

Apr 15, 2016

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A new study shows that fewer Americans are visiting libraries. But library districts in Colorado Springs and Pueblo aren't quite seeing the same trends as the national numbers show.

Bente Birkeland / RMCR

Colorado schools may soon be forced to allow students to use medical marijuana in a non-smokeable form while on school grounds. It's already allowed under state law, but so far no districts have created policies to enable students to take the medicine, which has left many families frustrated.  

Thursday Newscast, 4/14/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 14, 2016

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Wednesday Newscast, 4/13/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 13, 2016

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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is fully open nearly two months after rockfall caused major damage.  

In mid-February, I-70 closed for nearly a week. Then it reopened to head-to-head traffic followed by single-lane openings in each direction.  

Wednesday Newscast, 4/13/16, 7:04 AM

Apr 13, 2016

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The National Forest Service is deciding on possible moth mitigation near Cheyenne Mountain.  The Tussock Moth feeds on Douglas firs and spruce, and emerges during cyclical outbreaks that last anywhere from 2-4 years. 

Tuesday Newscast, 4/12/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 12, 2016

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Monday Newscast, 4/11/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 11, 2016

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Just three months out from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Republican Party remains very much divided over their candidates for president. Ted Cruz closed Donald Trump's lead Saturday, sweeping all of Colorado's 34 open delegates at the GOP state assembly in Colorado Springs.

Republicans here though are as split as anywhere else in the country over the race.

Jeffrey Beall / Flickr/Creative Commons

Two new sections of the Santa Fe Trail are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The segments are located within the Comanche National Grasslands in Otero County.

The specific sites were chosen because of the clear visibility of the original trail, says Michelle Stevens, a program manager for the Comanche National Grasslands.

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Colorado is debating whether to form an Office of Fantasy Sports to regulate and create rules around pay-for-play fantasy sports leagues. The industry estimates that 800,000 people in Colorado are fantasy sports players, and 150,000 pay in the daily sports leagues.

Monday Newscast, 4/11/16, 7:04 AM

Apr 11, 2016

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Friday Newscast, 4/8/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 8, 2016

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Law enforcement is stepping up efforts this weekend as part of a statewide crackdown on distracted driving.

Friday Newscast, 4/8/16, 7:04 AM

Apr 8, 2016

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Thursday Newscast, 4/7/16, 5:32 PM

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Wednesday Newscast, 4/6/16, 5:32 PM

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