First Take

KUVO's weekday morning program, First Take with Lando and Chavis, brings you community-focused news and features. 

From breaking news to arts and culture, you can count on hosts Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis to keep you informed. 

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  For decades, Boulderites have talked about the dreaded "100-year flood." What it got in mid-September was beyond what most feared, but National Center for Atmospheric Research meteorologist Bob Henson explains that the actual flood levels were more like an every 50 year event. The rainfall on the other hand was way off the charts.

  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 www.flood2013.weldgov.com.

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.

 

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. 

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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