LONGMONT– A thousand Canada geese peck at Paul Schlagel’s corn field on a warm early winter morning. They stab at the red, sun-dried cobs in search of a snack on their way south, before Schlagel scatters them with his 5-ton John Deere tractor making a shallow tilling run. The geese don’t care that the stray […]
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Wild horse roundup in northwest Colorado begins as BLM tries to gather 733 mustangs
SAND WASH BASIN — The silvery-gray wild stallion scaled the metal corral as if it were a ladder, then thrust himself over the top rail and back to freedom. The stud was one of 65 mustangs rounded up by helicopter and herded into a holding pen on the first day of the federal Bureau of […]
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GMO food labels are coming. But with most products already using modified ingredients, battle lines have shifted.
While you were eating, some of the biggest controversies over genetically modified foods have largely been settled. At least nine out of 10 kernels of corn grown in Colorado are GMO, as are 98 percent of the sugar beets and much of the alfalfa, canola and other commodity foods. Modified potatoes that can better handle […]