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Kids aren’t getting school lunches as they learn from home. A plan will get money for missed meals to Colorado families.

Only half of Colorado students eligible for pandemic-related food assistance actually got money set aside for them last school year. Now the same program has been extended and Colorado’s education and human services departments are working double-time to reach more kids who missed meals because the coronavirus upset school schedules.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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Northwest Colorado gets a gigabit broadband boost from U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Yampa Valley Electric Association became the first Colorado-based entity to receive a federal ReConnect grant to build better broadband service in rural communities. The rural electric co-op, which currently offers its Luminate Fiber broadband service in Craig and Hayden, received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture program. It will use […]

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Gigabit internet coming to more rural southwestern Colorado communities

Bit by bit, southwestern Colorado is cobbling together fiber-fast broadband service to get its residents up to speed, or at least to 2015 internet standards, when the Federal Communications Commission updated its benchmark to 25 megabits down and 3 Mbps up.  The latest bit came this week as three Colorado counties learned that Utah-based Emery […]

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Colorado ranchers have beef with lab-grown and plant-based “meat” — and they want well-done labeling

Boyd Meyer runs about 4,000-head of American bison on the Colorado-Wyoming border, fully aware of the speed, power and cussed nature of the 1-ton beasts. “They can out-maneuver a horse and I’ve seen them jump a 5-foot fence flat-footed,” Meyer said. “They are not like cattle, if they don’t want to do something, they flat […]

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

By Bart Schaneman, Marijuana Business Daily Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean marijuana cultivators might lose upwards of tens of thousands of dollars if their plants become unmarketable as flower products. As the marijuana and hemp industries increasingly share the same cultivation territory, the […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Water

Colorado’s snow season is starting off strong. These satellite photos tell the story.

Colorado’s snow season is starting off strong, giving the state’s drought-parched agricultural industry high hopes for a quenching runoff come spring.  “Definitely been a good start here,” said Russell Danielson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Overall, the state has seen pretty healthy precipitation, snowpack so far this fall.” Compared with last […]