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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘colorado’

Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Winners

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today announced the 2011 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards. These awards, began in 1995, are given each year to honor the environmental efforts of county residents, businesses and organizations.  To date 58 awards have been presented to programs, people and organizations since the program began 17 years ago.  Today five more recipients are added.  Winning programs are innovative and proactive, and show ... Full Story

Colorado Dems and GOP respond to redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Supreme Court’s Approval of New State Legislative Districts Denver – Following the approval of new legislative districts by the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Today’s ruling guarantees Colorado voters competitive districts that pressure legislators to look beyond their political bases. These new districts will favor representatives who are ... Full Story

Colorado Redistricting approved

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado this afternoon approved the redistricting plan. The Court Order states: Upon consideration of the Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of Representatives filed by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on December 5, 2011, together with the statements filed by the proponents and opponents herein, and now being sufficiently advised in the premises, IT IS ORDERED that Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of ... Full Story

Animals through the artist’s eye

Animals through the artist’s eye

    From the Centennial Citizen Animals through the artist’s eye By Sonya Ellingboe The international Society of Animal Artists is in its 51st year and has grown from the original nine members to about 500, who reside in the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia and Japan. The worldwide membership results in a fascinating mix of animal images, both familiar and exotic, rendered in traditional oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, crystal, ... Full Story

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of ... Full Story

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the addition of three new State Natural Areas to the Colorado Natural Areas Program during its monthly meeting on Thursday Dec. 8 in Fort Collins. Since 1977, the Colorado Natural Areas Program has worked with interested landowners and volunteers to conserve the ecosystems, species, geology and fossils that represent resources which are "uniquely Colorado." ... Full Story

Dems on Colorado redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Colorado Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting   Denver – Following the Denver Supreme Court’s ruling to affirm the decision by Denver District Court creating new Congressional districts, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Now that the redistricting process is complete, Colorado voters can be sure that they have the ability to choose representatives who reflect the ... Full Story

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports   LAKEWOOD, Colo. –Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods. “This is great news for Colorado producers,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.  “Governor Hickenlooper has been a big supporter of these efforts and we look forward to developing additional ... 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

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Press Release Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged Secretary Ken Salazar to join him in support of counties and rural communities by reconsidering the Department of Interior’s (DOI) position that Federal Mineral Lease Districts are not autonomous from the counties. Many Colorado counties have in the past received both payment-in-lieu-of-taxes funds (PILT) and federal mineral lease funds.  In 2010 the DOI began subtracting federal mineral lease funds from the PILT ... Full Story

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