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Local Motion: CHIP Funding

In September, Congress let federal funding expire for the the low cost insurance program CHIP, or CHP Plus as it's known in Colorado. Notices were sent out to more than 75,000 Colorado families letting them know that unless Congress acts soon they will lose their insurance at the end of January. Dr. Christopher Stille from Children’s Hospital Colorado, Erin Miller from the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Jeremy Carroll from the River Valley Family Health Center talk about the importance of...

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  • BLM starts yearly road closures in Montrose and Mesa Counties on Dec. 1
  • Population of state expected to nearly double to 10 million by 2050
  • Growing population puts strain on already depleted water supplies
  • Telluride High School closed after shooting, bombing threats

  • Four Colorado cities among first to switch to renewable power for utilities
  • KBUT report on new group at WSU studying paranormal activity
  • Gunnison's western past manifesting in more ghost sightings
  • GOP tax overhaul would raise national deficit by 1.5 trillion dollars

  • Water supply to Denver goes through Grizzly Reservoir outside Aspen
  • Caretakers of water tunnel cut off from world months at a time
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife doing game management plan
  • Input sought for survey of desert bighorn sheep population in West End

  • 1,602 American soldiers remain unaccounted for from Vietnam War
  • Small Defense Dept. agency seeks information on Vietnam POW's
  • Widow in Colorado Springs seeks to fulfill promise to POW husband

  • Crested Butte plans to tax short term and vacation rentals
  • Preliminary hearing in case of dead girls found in Norwood
  • Cause of death may never be known in Norwood case
  • Colorado River users debate collaboration, conflict with water managers

Guest host Amber Kleinman chats with guest gardener  Wind Clearwater.

  • Delta County Commissioners hold public meeting over Bowie load-out
  • Decision regarding land use at Bowie load-out delayed
  • New land trust is a consolidation of two Western Slope land trusts
  • Race for District 58 seat in the state house heating up
  • New director named for Colorado Department of Transportation

  • Capitol Coverage of ongoing sexual harassment at state house
  • More accusers stepping forward at state capitol, feature story
  • Court case in DC will have impact on state, national journalists

  • Two Republicans accused of harassment at State Capitol
  • Total of 4 lawmakers in Denver accused of harassment this week
  • Special program allows big discounts on prescription medicines
  • All Colorado residents eligible for Colorado Drug Card
  • Congress urged to step in before public lands are sold

For the past almost-50 years, I've been sharing an old family Thanksgiving recipe with NPR listeners. Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish comes from my late mother-in-law Marjorie Stamberg, who served it in Allentown, Pa., when I was brought there to be inspected by my future in-laws.


Sugar's Pick December 11, 2017

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