First Take

Weld County Flood Update
11:48 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Weld County: Flood Update

  For Weld County, the worst may be past, but there is quite a bit of recovery work ahead. Weld County Sheriff's Department public information officer Steven Reams has the latest as of Friday morning. Flood information is collected at

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The cool art and science of ice
10:47 am
Wed September 18, 2013

The cool art and science of ice

We'll admit we had the idea back during the 90-degree days, but since American beverage tastes favor ice, we thought, why not? Manager of the Denver Reddy Ice operation Sean Corey gave First Take a tour of their operation. 

Although the main "ice season" is Memorial Day through Labor Day, emergencies often raise the demand. Reddy Ice donated literally tons of ice to firefighters, and when the power goes out, as it did during the September floods, ice is on the "gotta have" list.


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News"Jazzed" Benefit for Inner City Health
10:59 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Hazel Miller Headlines "Jazzed" Benefit for Inner City Health Ctr.

At the Inner City Health Center in Denver, specialists in federal and state paperwork are helping patients get signed up in time for the open enrollment period of the state's health exchange (October 1). CEO Kraig Burleson visited First Take to describe their work and what the new national and state health policy means for his clients, which include musicians and service workers, those with two or three part-time jobs, but none offer insurance benefits. 

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5280 Magazine: Top 20 schools
11:03 am
Tue September 10, 2013

5280 Magazine: Top 20 schools

Metro Denver's "Top 20 public high schools" were selected by 5280 Magazine. Jessica Farmwald (and Chris Outcault) put together the wide coverage of issues facing Colorado's education.

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So What
11:06 am
Fri September 6, 2013

So What: The Song, The Show, The Club

"So What" is the Miles Davis classic composition featured this week on KUVO's music education segment "Stories of Standards." It's also the name of the Friday night "acid jazz" program that has aired on KUVO for 16 years (Friday nights, midnight to 3 a.m.). DJ K-Nee visited First Take during the daylight hours to break down the concept of the show, his favorite versions of "So What," and the latest on So What The Club, on the third Saturday of the month at The Beauty Bar on Denver's Capitol Hill.  Connect with DJ K-Nee and the community on Facebook at

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