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31st Annual Colorado Hay Directory Now Available

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The 2017 Colorado Hay Directory, published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is now available.

"This annual publication connects Colorado hay producers with buyers across the state and nation," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "It is a valuable resource for horse and livestock owners."

Applications Accepted for Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program

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For the fifth year, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee is accepting applications from Future Farmers of America (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. 

Eclipse will have Heavy Impact on Colorado Traffic

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Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend

The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view the totality of the solar eclipse on Monday are safe and will all be able to get where they are going.

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway

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CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers

In July, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are joining forces under The Heat Is On campaign to conduct a nearly three-week DUI enforcement beginning Aug. 18 to Sept. 5.

Wind Farm Brings Jobs, Rate Savings to Southern Colorado

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In 2004, Colorado enacted a renewable energy standard (RES), which has informed energy diversification by requiring Colorado utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources. Each investor-owned utility must achieve 30% renewable generation by 2020, and for one utility, a single project recently played a crucial role to keep them on target to meet Colorado's RES.