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State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Deadline is July 27

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Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their artwork for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. The popular and prestigious part of the annual event showcases original artwork by Colorado residents. 

All artwork chosen for the exhibition will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the entire length of the Fair. Two divisions for artwork submission are being offered: Emerging Artist and Professional.

Southern Plains Baseball 2-2 in Weekend Action

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The Southern Plains baseball team traveled west June 24-25 to the Jim Clanton Memorial tournament held in Garden City, Kansas. The cool weather was optimum for youth baseball. The first opponent for the newly formed Southern Plains team was the Hooker Horneytoads out of Oklahoma. Starting on the mound for SP All Stars was Case Nelson. In a back and forth ballgame as time limit was quickly approaching and Southern Plains was down 7-6, Bryson Hyle reached on base hit then Spencer Uhland was walked.

CDOT Suspending Construction – Heavy Traffic Expected for Holiday Weekend

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reminds drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Fourth of July weekend as the summer travel season kicks in high-gear.

All CDOT construction projects will be suspended statewide from this Friday morning through Wednesday morning, July 5. The only exception is for emergency operations.  Projects will resume their regular schedule on July 5.

Upcoming Colorado Corn District Meetings Set

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Colorado Corn staff and board members encourage corn producers and all others interested to join the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) and the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) for our upcoming district meetings, which will feature updates on the activities of the two organizations, as well as discussions about the next farm bill.

Meals will be provided at the meetings. To get an accurate headcount, RSVP by Monday, June 26, to, or call (970) 351-8201. 

Colorado at Risk for Lightning-Sparked Wildfires

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Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week concludes today, with wildfires being the final topic.

During the past week we have presented lightning information and safety rules. Although wildfires are not an actual weather phenomenon, wildfires are directly related to lightning and other weather elements.

Normally, the wildfire threat in Colorado increases significantly after the middle of June and usually peaks in early July, and remains high through August and early September. Colorado averages about 2500 wildfires each year.