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Audio Postcard and Slideshow from the 2015 Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to check out the annual celebration of the state’s agriculture and more. They’ll have plenty to do from spinning on rides at the … Continue reading

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What’s financially fair for the Colorado State Fair?

Carnival rides are spinning, kids are showing their prize livestock and the bacon wrapped turkey legs are smoking on the grill at the Colorado State Fair. It goes on through Monday in Pueblo. But in Denver, some legislators are worried about its bottom line. … Continue reading

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Photos From the 2015 Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair kicked off Friday, with a full slate of livestock competitions, concerts, rides, food and people watching. More photos at cpr.org

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Water Use Decreases Nationally, Shortages Still Loom in Colorado

Water use across the country has reached its lowest level in nearly 45 years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Yet, western states still face shortages and just a dozen states account for half the nation’s water … Continue reading

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Antique Farm Equipment

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Colorado’s wilting sunflower production

Many of Colorado’s farmers have cut back on planting sunflowers. Last year Colorado’s sunflower production dropped to a fraction of its high in 1999. Unlike many other crops, sunflowers aren’t genetically modified in Colorado and they’ve become less economically viable. … Continue reading

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Pueblo Chile Season’s Smoking Hot

The scent of chile peppers roasting marks the fall harvest on the farmlands east of Pueblo. The Pueblo chile pepper is a huge part of the culture and cuisine in southern Colorado. It’s also the critical ingredient in green chile, … Continue reading

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Cultivating New Farmers & Ranchers

Listen to Cultivating New Farmers & Ranchers a Colorado Matters interview produced by Shanna Lewis

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