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Archive for March, 2012

Limbaugh, how many listeners

Limbaugh, how many listeners

      A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings Cenk Uygur Host of The Young Turks  How many listeners does Rush Limbaugh have? Well, in the press there are only two numbers you'll ever see -- 20 million or 15 million. Those are large numbers, so that is why Limbaugh is taken seriously and is believed to be influential. I've got news for you -- those numbers are a total fabrication. They're made up out of whole cloth. You want to know where the 20 million number came from? It was ... Full Story

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in dogs. Xylitol ... Full Story

Vesta Fire

Vesta Fire

      Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services crews were called to assist the Wellington Fire Department today on a grass fire in the area of Vesta Lane and County Road 9. The fire was reported at approximately noon today.  Poudre Fire Authority was also called to assist. The grass fire burned approximately 650 acres and is currently about 90% contained. The cause is still under investigation but appears to be human caused. Approximately 63 emergency notifications, ... Full Story

Keystone = higher gas prices

Keystone = higher gas prices

        Keystone Pipeline Means Dearer Gas, Few Jobs  By Jonathan Alter “I’ll get us that oil from Canada,” Mitt Romney said in his victory speech after the Michigan primary. He was referring to Keystone XL, the crude-oil pipeline that has become a top-tier campaign issue for Republicans. Problem is, the tar-sands oil in that pipeline wouldn’t be coming to “us.” It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to ... Full Story

You can’t have it all

You can’t have it all

          FACT CHECK: You can't have it all, sorry By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press – WASHINGTON (AP) — Is there any impulse greater in politics than to promise people the sun and the moon? Each in their own way, the Republican candidates heading into Super Tuesday primaries are telling Americans they can have "it all" — plentiful energy without pain at the pump, jobs without deeper debt, thriving factories like the days of yore, a renaissance at every dusty ... Full Story

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

        Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship (slideshow) By Shelley Widhalm They already were going to the world championship competition, but these three Berthoud High School robotics teams landed another win Saturday to add a fourth team to the mix. In the final round Saturday of the 2012 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship, the alliance disqualified in the first match, toppled their opponents in the second and, thanks to a technicality, took the third. The ... Full Story

Eagles’ playoff berth delayed

Eagles’ playoff berth delayed

Condors Delay Eagles' Playoff Berth With 6-3 Win LOVELAND, Colo. - The Bakersfield Condors doubled up the Colorado Eagles, 6-3, denying them a playoff berth for at least a few more days.  Bryan Pitton stopped 35 of 38 shots in the game, helping Bakersfield to its first win at the Budweiser Events Center and keeping his team's playoff hopes alive in the process. Bakersfield got on the board first when Casey Pierro-Zabotel scored on a wraparound chance 4:20 into the game  Joey Sides countered ... Full Story

FSA Reminds Dairy Producers of MILC Program

FSA Reminds Dairy Producers of MILC Program Requirements (Denver, Colorado), March 5, 2012 – Trudy Kareus, Colorado Farm Service Agency, State Executive Director  reminds dairy producers that they must meet Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program requirements in order to maintain program eligibility in the event that prices drop and trigger a MILC payment. MILC compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level. Eligible dairy producers can apply for program ... Full Story

USDA Announces New Highly Erodible Cropland Initiative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new conservation initiative to protect up to 750,000 acres of the nation’s most highly erodible croplands. Vilsack made the announcement via video to attendees of the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, held Feb. 17-19 in Kansas City, Mo. The new initiative will assist producers with targeting their most highly erodible cropland (land with an erodibility index of 20 or greater) by enabling them to plant ... Full Story

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape

      Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape By Robert Allen Police and a bomb squad were called to Greenlawn Cemetery for three hours today to inspect a suspicious package wrapped in duct tape. "It looked to be a homemade explosive," said Berthoud Police officer Scott Bonner. "It turned out to be one of those geocaches with a bunch of necklaces and trinkets." The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad used a robot to attempt to detonate the foot-long ... Full Story

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