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3.7 Earthquake on Colorado-New Mexico Border

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An earthquake occurred just south of the Colorado-New Mexico border early Friday morning.

According to the United State Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 12:53 a.m., and was centered about 27 miles southwest of Trinidad on the Canadian River at a depth of three miles. It registered 3.7 on the Richter Scale.

Only three people have reported feeling the quake, and no damages have been reported.

Small earthquakes are common in the area, including a 3.9 quake that occurred in June.

Food Safety Training for Home Food Sellers

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The Colorado State University extension office in Pueblo is offering low-cost training for people interested in selling home-made foods. The training meets the requirements of the Colorado Cottage Food Act.

Two classes, entitled Cottage Food Safety Training, will be presented by Extension Agent Laura Krause. The first class will be October 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, located at 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo. The class will be repeated November 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

New Fire in Routt County Burns 2,300 Acres

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A new fire in Routt County, located eight miles northeast of Hayden or 13 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs, has burned 2,287 acres since its start Monday.

The Deep Creek Fire was reported at 11:15 a.m. Monday, and is located near the Steer Park Fire that was contained last week. It is unknown if the two fires are related.

Nearly 170 firefighters are working the blaze, which is burning in conifer, aspen and gambel oak trees on a mix of private and Bureau of Land Management property. The fire is encountering dead and downed trees, providing abundant fuel.

Applications Accepted for FFA Grant Program

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For a fifth year, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) is accepting applications from FFA chapters around the state as part of its Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program. 

The deadline to apply is November 15. 

The Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program assists FFA chapters in Colorado on projects that lack funding in their school's budget. 

Colorado Corn Seeks Applications for Farm Stewardship Award

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Many Colorado farmers are implementing some of the latest-and-greatest production methods, aimed at improving efficiency on their farms, protecting our natural resources, and enhancing air and water quality. And the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) want to honor producers taking these efforts to new heights.

Gardner to Hold Grand Junction Town Hall

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Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner will hold a town hall meeting Friday, September 8, in Grand Junction. It will be Senator Gardner's fifth town hall since August.

The event will be held at the Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center on the Colorado Mesa University campus, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited.

Routt County Fire Grows to 1,400 Acres

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The Big Red Fire, discovered in Routt County Friday, experienced major growth over the holiday weekend, reaching over 1,400 acres.

The fire is believed to have been started by lightning August 19 - the last time storms were in the area. The fire is burning in the Routt National Forest north of Big Red Park about five miles south of the Colorado-Wyoming border or 45 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

Wildland fires are typically named after the closest prominent geographic feature or landmark.

A Taste of Fall – Temperatures Around 70 Tuesday

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A cold front has descended across eastern Colorado which will drop Tuesdays high temperatures by 20 or more degrees compared to Monday.

While the northern and southern parts of the eastern plains can expect temperatures in the low to mid-70s, the central plains will be even cooler, with highs in the upper 60s. Across the area, look for cloudy conditions Tuesday morning that will gradually clear later in the day.