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Less than one month to apply for the Conservation

Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line to Assist Producers Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be January 13, 2012. While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year, NRCS applies a cut-off date for applications to be considered during a particular fiscal year.  Once the cut-off date is ... Full Story

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

                    By Kurt Stone (about the author)   (The following "conversation" is only partly a product of my imagination; all of the italicized lines represent actual quotes from the four men looking out from Mt. Rushmore . . . ) T. Roosevelt: "Psst . . . Mr. Lincoln . . . Are you awake? In the mood for a chat? I've got a horrific case of insomnia and just know that I'm going to be up all night. I've got a lot on ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

On This Day, December 20, 1957

On This Day, December 20, 1957

Elvis Presley is drafted On this day in 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. With a suggestive style--one writer called him "Elvis the Pelvis"--a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a string of gold records including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," Presley had become a national icon, and the world's first bona ... Full Story

Attorney General announces lawsuit to dissolve a

  DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the organization Fired Up For Kids so a successor organization can continue the entity’s mission as a nonprofit organization. According to the complaint, filed in Denver District Court, Fired Up For Kids solicited donations through the sale of calendars to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Burn Unit. Although the organization presented itself as a nonprofit ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

  Mary Jeanette Danz of Berthoud died peacefully on December 15, 2011. Mary was a Christmas child, born on December 25, 1950 to Culver and Olga Danz in Ashland, Wisconsin. For the past 25 years Mary lived in Colorado and worked for Vet Line and for Sunrise Medical Center where she lit up the office with her joyful laughter and smile. 
Mary was known to her friends and family by many names including Marnie, Moonie and MeeMoo. One of her greatest joys was the many nieces and nephews who ... Full Story

Man found to have mistreated cattle

  Park County Resident Found to have “Mistreated and Neglected the Cattle Under his Care”   LAKEWOOD, Colo. – On December 15, 2011, a Park County judge barred Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, from owning, managing, controlling, or otherwise possessing cattle in Park County.  The ruling stems from a joint investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Park County Sheriff’s Office. Vernon E. Wagner of Park County owned a number of cattle and was under contract to care ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  North ... Full Story

Obituary: Kelsey Lee Falasco

Obituary: Kelsey Lee Falasco

  Kelsey Lee Falasco, of Berthoud, died on December 14, 2011. She was born on August 27, 1995 to Danny Falasco and Nikki Wells. Raised by her Father and her Grandparents Ron and Judy Falasco and for the last six years by Dwayne and Barbara Hummel. Sister of Jazmyn Lovenburg, Tommie Bartel, Forrest Hummel, Valley Hummel and Cliff Hummel. Sister-in law of Caitlin Hummel and Aunt to Aspen Hummel. Granddaughter of Ron and Judy Falasco, Joe Wells and Vicki Villanueva. Kelsey leaves behind ... Full Story

Udall Bill to Help Fire District

Udall Bill to Help Fire District, Protect Public Safety Heads to President 2nd Natural Resources Win in the Past 2 Months to Become Law This weekend, Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service passed the Senate after unanimously passing the House early Friday. It now heads to the president's desk, making it another natural resources victory for Colorado to become law in the past couple of months. "This closes a long chapter for ... Full Story

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