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Archive for March, 2012

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, ... 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 ... Full Story

All about Eve: the GOP war on women

All about Eve: The Christian roots of the GOP war on women By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite The Senate has defeated the “Blunt amendment,” the controversial bill named for Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have that would allowed even non-religious employers to opt out of health care coverage they disagreed with on “moral grounds.” This defeat is not an end to the GOP’s war on women, however. It is merely a skirmish in what looks to be a protracted struggle for women’s ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Limbaugh apology  In the Washington Post Today, a very insincere apology from Rush Limbaugh to Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh apologized for the insults saying he “did not intend a personal attack on her.” Really. How can calling someone a slut and a prostitute not be intended to be a personal attack? How else can you characterize actions? Limbaugh must thing we are stupid. Only his fans will believe his sincerity and it is likely that he will be playing the victim on his next ... Full Story

Bye Bye American Pie

Bye Bye American Pie

    Bye Bye American Pie: The Challenge of the Productivity Revolution By Robert Reich Here's the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the 4th quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. That's respectable -- although still way too slow to get us back on track given how far we plunged. Here's the bad news. The share of that growth going to American workers is at a record low. That's largely because far fewer Americans are working. Although ... Full Story

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

  The Keystone XL Flim-Flam  Jim Hightower For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it's a personal pocketbook issue. The Florida tea-party Republican (who, of course, blames President Obama for the increase) recently posted a message on Facebook wailing that it's now costing him $70 to fill his Hummer H3. It's hard to feel the pain of a whining, $174,000-a-year congress-critter, but millions of regular ... Full Story

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America Center for Rural Affairs analyzes benefits of Medicaid in rural areas Rural children increasingly reliant on public health insurance LYONS, NE - Medicaid protects long-term care for millions of seniors, helps people with disabilities live independently and provides health coverage that ensures children can see a doctor when they get sick. The Center for Rural Affairs released a new health care report today, entitled – Medicaid and Rural America – that ... Full Story

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