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Rejection Rate for Unaffiliated Voters Was Less than Half the Percentage Projected

Rejection Rate for Unaffiliated Voters Was Less than Half the Percentage Projected

  DENVER, July 6, 2018 — Colorado’s unaffiliated voters beat the odds in the June 26 primary election, turning in ballots that had to be rejected at less than half the rate initially predicted.  Voters in 2016 approved Proposition 108, which allowed unaffiliated voters to automatically participate in primary elections by voting for candidates on […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Abnormally hot and dry conditions accelerated crop development and fieldwork across Colorado last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Most areas received no moisture last week, but some isolated storms with damaging hail were observed in northeastern counties. Northeastern county reporters noted most […]

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

    DENVER — Monday, May 21, 2018 — Colorado leaders are taking a fresh new look at the statewide education system. The effort includes a new survey launched today by Lt. Gov. Lynne and the Education Leadership Council (ELC). Comments and ideas collected in The State of Education survey will inform the development of […]

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

      On May 2, 2018, in response to persistent and prolonged drought in portions of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Huerfano, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San […]

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, up 40,000 acres, or 3 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

USS Colorado Sets Sail

USS Colorado Sets Sail

    Groton, CT. The fourth naval vessel to operate under the USS Colorado name, was commissioned as SSN 788 Virginia Class attack submarine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pier 6 at Groton Naval Yard in Connecticut.  The 377 foot submarine is capable of gliding 30 MPH at a depth of 800 feet below […]

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

  Pueblo, March. 14, 2018 – It is no easy task to make predictions for what the fire season will look like in our area compared to previous years. The outlook is determined by examining many variables such as precipitation, snowpack, wind events, relative humidity levels, temperatures, sea surface temperatures, expected weather patterns, fuel dryness […]

Cattle Inventory Report - January 1, 2018

Cattle Inventory Report – January 1, 2018

  The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.85 million head, unchanged from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 809,000 head, were up 4,000 head from […]

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Conservation Organizations and Business Groups Commend Plan Today Governor John Hickenlooper released Colorado’s Electric Vehicle Plan, which outlines a process to electrify the state’s transportation corridors and includes bold goals to further accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and ensure Colorado remains a leader in the EV market. This plan represents the next step for […]

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

  DENVER – Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 – Today, the Census Bureau released their July 2017 population estimates and the State Demography Office provides the following review: The U.S. increased by 2.3 million people between 2016 and 2017 to reach an estimated population of 325,719,178. During the same time Colorado increased by just over 77,049 […]

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

  Water Year 2017 ended up being tied for the third warmest on record and the 30th wettest on record. So far in October and November of the current water year, most of the state has experienced above normal temperatures. The southern half of the state has recorded below normal precipitation at SNOTEL stations, while […]

Crop Production - November 2017 with Colorado Highlights

Crop Production – November 2017 with Colorado Highlights

  Colorado Highlights: Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at a record high 187.96 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year’s 160.29 million bushels and up 3 percent from the previous record production of 182.71 million bushels in 2010, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by […]

Hickenlooper Declares November, "Hire a Veteran First" Month

Hickenlooper Declares November, “Hire a Veteran First” Month

DENVER –  Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month. With Veterans Day falling every year on November 11, the month has long been a time to honor our veterans and ensure they are returning home to opportunity. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its network of veteran employment specialists in […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]