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Routt and Rio Blanco Counties Free of V.S.

cdaThe Routt and Rio Blanco County sites that were quarantined due to cases of vesicular stomatitis have been released from quarantine. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veternarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine due to the disease. In Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitis Still A Problem In Colorado

cattleAs of Thursday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 91 locations in 11 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis.   Both Mesa and Delta Counties have effected animals.  Those attending shows and fairs, livestock owners and veterinarians can stay up to date on the latest information by checking this link.

Commissioners Refuse to Sign Ordinance

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, refused to sign off on a nuisance ordinance for the Blue Mountain Community. Blue Mountain is just east of Dinosaur, off of Highway 40. There are less than a dozen homes in the community, and a few of the residents showed up to yesterday’s commissioners meeting to complain Continue reading

Contest Open to Professional and Amateur Photographers

cdaThe 17th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state’s agricultural heritage. For the first time, this year’s contest will only accept digital entries. Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar says the contest “is a great way to Continue reading

Drought Assistance Deadline Extended

irsFarmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales. That announcement was made by the Internal Revenue Service yesterday. Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more Continue reading

City of Craig Considering Allowing Chickens Within City Limits

City-Council-300The Craig City Council is considering allowing chickens to be raised within city limits.  The issue has been raised a number of times over the years.  The Planning and Zoning Commission’s latest recommendation went against the notion, however, some felt Continue reading

69 Locations Under Quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitus

cdaThe Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed 69 locations under quarantine after horses and one cow tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). The quarantines are located in Adams, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Continue reading

Colorado Residents Warned About Increased Bear Activity

black-bearWhile humans are basking in the heat of mid-summer, bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move looking for food, and many are finding their way into towns and Continue reading