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Posts Tagged ‘colorado’

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has received its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2010. Heading into the holiday weekend, health department officials advise people to take precautions against West Nile virus by wearing insect repellent and using other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors. Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, “Although we can’t predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this ... Full Story

Colorado Extends its Reach around the Globe

Lakewood, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural producers continue to expand their products into the global market; over the last year, ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. “Colorado’s first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million.  It’s great to see such a strong start to the year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture, John Stulp.  “Purchasers from around the world recognize that Colorado produces safe, high-quality, abundant ... Full Story

County Commissioners requesting input on new medical

County Commissioners requesting input on new medical marijuana rules

Larimer County Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners will consider a moratorium on accepting land use applications for medical marijuana-related businesses in light of new State of Colorado laws and licensing procedures. The Commissioners want to receive public input before making their decision on a moratorium. The moratorium discussion with take place during the regularly scheduled land use meeting on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3pm in the Hearing Room of the Larimer ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris Houchin

Obituary: Doris Houchin

Doris McKanna Houchin, 90, of Las Vegas, passed away May 14, 2010, at Prestige Assisted Living in Henderson. Doris was born in Berthoud, Colo., Dec. 19, 1919, to the late Linn E. and Rhoda McKanna. Doris was a welder at Rocky Mountain National Arsenal during World War II. She retired from the City of North Las Vegas in 1980, as payroll clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Sunrise Mountain United Methodist Church, in Las Vegas. She was the beloved wife of ... Full Story

Time is Running Out: Don’t Lose Your Brand

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Livestock brands are a vital part of protecting Colorado’s livestock industry; time is running out for brand owners to pay a fee to keep the rights to a brand. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Division of Brand Inspection reminds brand owners, who have not already paid the 2007 brand assessment fees, to submit their assessment and late fees of $325.00 by June 30, 2010, or the brand will be cancelled. There are currently over 36,600 brands on record in ... Full Story

Bovine Tuberculosis Found in Colorado Herd

Bovine Tuberculosis Found in Colorado Herd

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Confirmatory tests show four cows in a Colorado dairy herd have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). The ongoing investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture began in March 2010 when internal lesions were discovered on a Southern Colorado cow at a slaughter facility. Subsequent tracing and testing has led to the discovery of the additional positive cattle. Bovine tuberculosis causes internal ... Full Story

Markey wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for

Markey wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Pro-business record

Markey cites small business background, common-sense approach to lawmaking WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Betsy Markey was honored today by the United States Chamber of Commerce, winning their annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for her support of pro-business and pro-growth legislation in Congress. “I came to Congress not as a politician, but as a small business owner working to solve problems,” said Rep. Markey. “We need fewer career politicians in Washington and more people who have ... Full Story

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Lauds President

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Lauds President Obama’s Wall Street Reform Efforts

Reform Will Address Underlying Causes of Economic Crisis By Increasing Accountability, Strengthen Consumer Financial Protections, and End Taxpayer Bailouts for Wall Street Gamblers DENVER – Today President Obama traveled to New York City to argue for Wall Street reforms that will address the underlying causes of the economic crisis that nearly drove the U. S. economy off a cliff. President Obama has called on Congress to enact strong reforms that increase Wall Street accountability, boost ... Full Story

American Farmland Trust Releases Climate Change

American Farmland Trust Releases Climate Change Legislation Study

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on Agriculture in the Rocky Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico Washington, D.C. —American Farmland Trust (AFT) has released a comprehensive study analyzing existing data and cost-benefit studies to assess the effects of climate change legislation on the agricultural economies of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. AFT sponsored the research to advance understanding of the economic implications for U. S. agriculture as Congress ... Full Story

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