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Small Business Optimism In The Trump Era; Climate Change And Severe Weather; ‘Red Dirt’ Country Music

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CPR News is tracking stories about Coloradans who will be affected by President Trump's policies. Today we hear from small businesses owners who say the future looks bright. Then, from a hailstorm so bad it shut down a shopping mall to temperatures so high planes were grounded, the West has seen some intense weather lately. How much of that is connected to climate change? And, the sounds of red dirt country music will fill the small town of Limon this weekend. Lincoln County hopes the first Colorado Prairie Music Festival will boost tourism. Plus, six months after Denver began enforcing new rules on short-term rentals, listings on sites like Airbnb and VRBO has dropped dramatically.