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Colorado Mountain Snow Is Bright Spot During Drought In West

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.

02/18/2015

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$5.6 Million Conservation Easement Preserves Grouse Habitat In Northwest Colorado

An agriculture-preservation group and a northwestern Colorado ranch have agreed on a conservation easement to preserve about 25 square miles of greater sage grouse habitat.

01/14/2015

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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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Billboards Call For Action Against Fort Collins Lab Using Beagles For Research

Unusual billboards are going up around Denver asking that drug testing on beagles be stopped, and they specifically blast one testing lab in Fort Collins.

11/22/2014

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Fort Collins Lab Fined For Rabbit Treatment

An animal research facility in Fort Collins has been fined for its treatment of rabbits.

09/18/2014

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Half Of Colorado Farmers Markets Take Food Stamps

More people shopping at Colorado farmers markets and farmstands can now use food stamps to pay for their produce.

08/09/2014

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Monsoon Helps Ease Drought In Southwest States

A generous monsoon has helped ease drought conditions in Colorado and the Southwest, but parts of the hard-hit southern Plains still have a long way to go.

08/07/2014

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Sally Jewell To Visit Colorado Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado to make an announcement about youth jobs on federal public lands.

05/22/2014

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Greeley Meat-Packer Pledges Steps On Cruelty

Greeley’s JBS USA meat-packing plant has promised to take steps to prevent animal cruelty after a worker struggled to kill an injured cow.

03/26/2014

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Colorado Meat Company Recalls 90,000 Pounds Of Meat

A Windsor meat company has recalled some 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions.

12/10/2013

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