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THe towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, have applied to become the state’s first designated International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) community. If approved, the towns that border each other will join 29 parks and eight other communities all over the world that combat light pollution during the night to maintain the view of the night time […]

Most of the ranches of today can be traced back to the days of homesteading. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, Western migration supported by supplying 160 acres of public property to settlers. In exchange, homesteaders were required to finish five years of constant residency, or pay $1.25 per acre after 6 […]

Hemp Farming Comes to Colorado

January 5th, 2014

Well it may prove to be the ultimate ‘cash crop’ for hard pressed farmers in Colorado, but what are the rules and regulations for budding hemp farmers in the State. I am referring of course to the legalisation of marijuana in the Colorado which took effect this week.  Obviously there are some restrictions and it […]

Hard Times for Farmers

December 16th, 2013

It’s a difficult decision for the owners of ranches in Colorado, should they sell cattle when the time are tough.  There are very specific considerations including the existence of a small flower – the larkspur.   Most of the local cattle have by now developed an immunity to this normally posionous plant.  So a farmer […]

Things are not looking great for corn production in Colorado.  Estimates are starting to come in and it is expected that there will be up to 200,000 less acres planted this year.  The reason is primarily the drought and the financial implications on farmers in Colorado are bound to be severe.  This figure represents more […]

Wine Trade

May 16th, 2012

I think we have talked about it before in this space, but living in Denver we’re at the forefront of the craft beer movement.  Personally, I think there is some damn good wine being made as well.  As a member of a couple of different wine clubs, I haven’t ever seen a Colorado winery be […]

Colorado Wine Industry

April 16th, 2012

Giving wine gifts from vintners located in Colorado was virtually impossible a decade ago, but not so difficult any more. Over time the wine industry has benefitted from a complete and utter modernization of the way it does things.  From farming and agricultural practices to the simple willingness to experiment a bit more, our grandparents […]

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