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Democrat Tries To Defy Odds In Colorado Congress Race

A Democrat who’s trying to unseat a Republican congressman in a newly drawn district knows the odds are against him.

08/24/2012

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Melon Growers Rebounding After Outbreak

Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford are celebrating a strong crop and high prices.

08/18/2012

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Eastern Plains Cantaloupes Arrive In Groceries, A Year After Scare

Rocky Ford cantaloupe arrive in Colorado grocery stores Friday, and farmers want consumers to know the melons are safe.

07/13/2012

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Colorado Man Treated For Listeria Dies, Several Still Suffering

Mike Hauser, 68, of Monument died Tuesday. That brings the total number of adult deaths to 34 people across the country. Several Coloradans are still suffering five months after the outbreak began.

02/22/2012

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Colorado Cantaloupe Growers Ask State For Help With Public’s Trust

Colorado cantaloupe growers are pleading with the state to help them restore the public’s trust in the melons.

11/15/2011

Water Lease Test Aims To End ‘Buy And Dry’ Trend

A pilot project in Colorado’s Arkansas Valley seeks to break a “buy and dry” trend in which thirsty cities buy water rights from farmers desperate for cash in times of severe drought.

09/25/2011

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FDA To Visit Jensen Farms To Determine Source Of Listeria

The Food and Drug Administration will be at Jensen Farms later this week to try to determine how the melons got contaminated.

09/21/2011

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Rocky Ford Produce Farmers Feeling Financial Pain

Rocky Ford farmers say cantaloupes aren’t the only crop that suffered a hit from a multistate listeria outbreak that has killed at least four people.

09/20/2011

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Farmers Fear Listeria Has Ruined Selling Season

A multistate Listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado farm has the state’s melon farmers worried that their prime selling season has been ruined.

09/17/2011

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Colorado Couple Files Suit Over Cantaloupe Linked To Outbreak

A couple from Colorado Springs has filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms and Walmart after they were sickened after eating cantaloupe that may be linked to the listeria outbreak.

09/15/2011

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