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Archive for December, 2011

Sorghum Food Symposium Kicks off Japan Initiative

  The U.S. Grains Council’s Japan office kicked off a series of major sorghum promotion efforts with a highly successful sorghum food symposium and tasting event. “The symposium was designed to promote a new sorghum branding effort,” explained Florentino Lopez, executive director of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. “Sorghum has commonly been viewed and utilized as a livestock ingredient in Japan among other countries. “This was an opportunity to reintroduce sorghum ... Full Story

On This Day, December 2, 2001

On This Day, December 2, 2001

Enron files for bankruptcy On this day in 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in 1985 as the merger of two gas companies, Houston Natural Gas and Internorth. Under chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay, Enron rose as high as number seven on Fortune magazine's list of the top 500 U.S. companies. In 2000, the ... Full Story

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage Bark Beetle Epidemic

 Requested Report Last Year to Fine-Tune Public Safety, Mitigation Approach Plans Further Actions to Help Clear Colorado’s Dead Forests, Rejuvenate Forest-Management Industry Today, Mark Udall announced the findings from a report he requested from the U.S. Forest Service to study the bark beetle epidemic that has consumed millions of acres of Western forests. The report looks at the conditions that contributed ... Full Story

Jeanette Meyer earns ABR

Jeanette Meyer earns ABR

    Jeanette Meyer, Principal, Meyer and Associates at RE/MAX Alliance has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, the benchmark of excellence for representing buyers of residential property. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Meyer ... Full Story

RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor

RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor Regulations

  RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor Regulations Rocky Mountain Farmers Union posted a comment with the Department of Labor urging that proposed new federal regulations on child labor avoid unintended hardships to family farms and ranches. "We are concerned that the regulations do not clearly exempt family operations that have incorporated," said Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colorado, farmer and President of RMFU. "We support regulations to improve the safety of young ... Full Story

Poaching Alert: Pinewood Lake and Boulder

    DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating two wildlife crimes in northeastern Colorado. In Pinewood Lake, a large bull elk was killed Thanksgiving night or early the next morning. The incident occurred off Larimer County Road 18E, just west of the intersection with James Park Trail. Only the head, hindquarters, and backstraps were removed from the bull and the remainder was left to rot. In Boulder, a 4 x 6 mule deer was found dead on Wednesday, ... Full Story

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

          When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? Some of my Republican friends ask if I’ve gone crazy. I say: Look in the mirror. By David Frum Published Nov 20, 2011 It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant ... Full Story

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

                  Ten More Herman Cain Scandals By Jay Raskin Here's a list of ten Herman Cain scandals that the corporate media is ignoring.  1. Cain did not deliver at Godfather's Pizza. From 1985, the year before  Cain was appointed to run Godfathers to 1995 when he left, adjusted for  inflation, Godfather's sales were down over 40%. See Complete Godfather's Pizza Sales Figure from the Herman Cain ... Full Story

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

  Pepper-Spraying Protesters Is Just the Beginning: Here Are More Hypermilitarized Weapons Your Local Police Force Could Employ By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy. November 22, 2011 | On Friday, November 18, a group of UC Davis students staged a sit-in to protect their Occupy encampment from destruction by a horde of riot police. Seated on the ground, the students ... Full Story

On This Day, December 1, 1884

On This Day, December 1, 1884

Elfego Baca battles Anglo cowboys Elfego Baca, legendary defender of southwestern Hispanos, manages to hold off a gang of 80 cowboys who are determined to kill him. The trouble began the previous day, when Baca arrested Charles McCarthy, a cowboy who fired five shots at him in a Frisco (now Reserve), New Mexico, saloon. For months, a vicious band of Texan cowboys had terrorized the Hispanos of Frisco, brutally castrating one young Mexican man and using another for target practice. ... Full Story

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