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Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

CDOT Names Steve Harelson as Chief Engineer

CDOT Names Steve Harelson as Chief Engineer

      Denver – Steve Harelson will serve as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s next chief engineer, effective immediately. Steve has been part of CDOT since 2002, and has served as the West Program Engineer in the Denver metro region since 2013. His breadth of experience ranges from hydraulic engineering, planning and design work […]

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

        Broomfield, Colo. – As the air turns cooler and leaves change color, the Colorado Department of Agriculture offers a wide variety of information and resources to help people across the state experience fun outdoor activities and agriculture this season. “Fall is a great time to experience Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 6, 2019

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 6, 2019

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and windy weather continued last week, allowing fall harvest activities to move forward, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern county reporters noted more producers began harvesting corn for grain, but high moisture content slowed overall progress and most attempts were limited to […]

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

    The State of Colorado began its 2019-2020 study of our drought situation this past Tuesday, October 1st noting that nearly 70% of Colorado is in the lowest level of drought classification, D-0 or ‘abnormally dry’.  This classification registers for 596,000 residents in the state or 12% and covers 42.4% of Colorado.  The only […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather continued last week, allowing producers plenty of days in the field for planting and harvesting activities, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Corn for grain harvest picked up as limited harvest began in more counties. Northeastern county reporters noted winter wheat […]

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

  Summer of 2019 Climate Review  June was a roller coaster month for weather across Colorado, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasona-bly cold and strong weather systems that brought rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumu-lating snowfall was recorded across the high peaks on June 22nd, the first […]

Colorado CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Colorado CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest of spring crops progressed around isolated precipitation last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, frost in some areas ended the growing season, according to a county reporter. Cool-season grasses in the area were still growing where moisture was […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Arkansas River Compact Administration The Arkansas River Compact Administration was created to administer the provisions of the compact which was created with respect to the waters of the Arkansas river. The administration shall cooperate each state charged with the administration of water rights and with federal agencies in the systematic determination and correlation of […]

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

  August has been warmer than average across the majority of the state and each basin, except for the Republican basin, has experienced below average precipitation. The North American monsoon season has been disappointing in Colorado and other parts of the Southwestern U.S. The monsoon season sometimes results in beneficial moisture for south central Colorado […]

National Popular Vote Referendum Makes 2020 Ballot in Colorado

National Popular Vote Referendum Makes 2020 Ballot in Colorado

  The Elections Division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today, August 29, 2019, that the Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum has qualified for the 2020 Colorado General Election ballot. Basically, the bill concerns the adoption of an agreement among the States to elect the President of the United States by […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

      DENVER — Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Serve Colorado is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm MT.  These annual awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals and community and civic leaders for their outstanding […]

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

Participating Rural Counties Eligible for Program Awareness Grants   DENVER – Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) unveiled a new economic development initiative aimed at encouraging economic prosperity throughout rural Colorado. Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program incents new jobs that can be performed from eligible rural areas of the state. The program […]

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

Drought Free Colorado   Water Year 2018 (Oct 2017- Sept 2018) was the warmest and second driest on record for Colorado, with significant loss to crops and livestock, and multiple large wildfires. Since the onset of the drought and throughout 2018, the State’s Drought Task Force, in collaboration with the Agricultural Impact Task Force has […]