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Salt keeps icy roads safe. It’s also putting North America’s freshwater lakes at risk.

By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post

In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food – we’d acquired a taste for the mineral long before that – but for spreading on roads and sidewalks. Salt became a go-to method to de-ice frozen pavement.

Worries of an Anthem exit add to Western Slope’s health care woes

When patients walk into Dr. Michael Pramenko’s office in Grand Junction these days, they often walk in worried.

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