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CSU hosts Master Gardener & Plant Sale — May 19 & 20

Colorado State University Denver Extension will host its 13th-annual Master Gardener Plant Sale at Denver’s Harvard Gulch Park, 888 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, on Saturday, May 19 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.), and Sunday, May 20 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). The sale includes tomatoes, flowers, chiles, herbs, and vegetables, grown from seed by CSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers. The Denver Master Gardener CSU Extension Plant Sale is not to be missed if you are interested in gardening. We have everything you need, from flowers to vegetables to perennials, that thrive in our crazyRead More

Ultimate Survival Guide: Bear Encounters… what (NOT) to do

Be ‘Bear Aware’ when camping and hiking in Colorado bear country One of the most frequently asked questions to Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff each spring and summer is ‘What do I do if I encounter a bear while camping or hiking?’ DENVER – Whether you are visiting Colorado for a vacation or a long-time resident of our state, it’s important to learn how to avoid potential issues and discourage human-bear encounters ahead of any outdoor recreation plans. The first thing to remember is that bears are not naturally aggressiveRead More

From the desk of Senator Cory Gardner… police body armor and more

Senators Gardner and Markey Highlight their Asia Strategy SFRC Hearing Highlights ARIA Legislation Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy led a hearing on Tuesday focusing on their legislation, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). Last month, Senator Gardner and Senator Markey along with Senator Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which is designed to serve as a policy framework toRead More

Candidate for governor coming to Strasburg, Limon

Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson will be making a swing across Eastern Colorado, hosting meet and greets with voters throughout the day on Thursday. All events are open to the press. EVENT: Strasburg Meet & Greet WHO: Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson WHAT: Meet & greet with local voters WHEN: Thursday, May 17th 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM WHERE: The Patio 56471 E Colfax Ave Strasburg, CO 80136 EVENT: Limon Meet & Greet WHO: Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson WHAT: Meet & greet with local voters WHEN: Thursday, MayRead More



In celebration of National Endangered Species Day, families are invited to the Downtown Aquarium on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to enjoy a wide variety of interactive activities showcasing Landry’s conservation efforts and teaching the importance of protecting endangered species. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in exciting adventures including a scavenger hunt, tiger enrichment activities, animal appearance, fish feedings, otter sessions and more.  COST:                 Activities inside the exhibit are free to attend with the purchase of an exhibitRead More

Flags lowered in honor of late Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings, from sunrise to sunset, to honor the late Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan. Today Colorado lost a true friend in Mayor Steve Hogan. This was a man who went above and beyond to do right by the city he loved. He led the way to make Aurora the bustling, dynamic city it is today, and Colorado is better for it. He was that rare public servant who put people before party – my God, how weRead More


Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers killed a bear overnight, believed to have been the bear responsible for injuring a young girl in an early Sunday morning attack in East Orchard Mesa. CPW officers will transport the bear’s carcass to the agency’s Wildlife Health Laboratory in Fort Collins for a full necropsy. Wildlife officers placed three traps in the area overnight, actively monitoring them and continuing the investigation, when they observed the bear walking up to a residence approximately a half-mile away from the location of the attack. Officers killed the bear beforeRead More

Jury returns verdict on Child Sex Assault case in Lincoln County

A Lincoln County jury on Friday acquitted Kenneth Cody Weber of six of the seven charges against him. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision on Count 5, which was sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust / pattern. That count is a Class 3 felony. The court declared a mistrial on Count 5. A status conference has been set in the case for May 16 at 9:00 a.m. The Original Story A superintendent for the Karval School District faces seven felony counts of sexRead More

Ag Secretary Perdue Begins “Back to Our Roots” Tour

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue embarks on his fourth “Back to Our Roots” today to hear ideas and concerns from local farmers, ranchers, producers, foresters, agriculture students, business owners, community leaders, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees. The tour will last through Thursday and include stops in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. During different segments of the tour, Secretary Perdue will be joined by Governor Susana Martinez (NM), Governor John Hickenlooper (CO) Governor Pete Ricketts (NE), Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte (NM), Agriculture Commissioner Don BrownRead More

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