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Sept. 17 Water Plan meeting gives South Platte Basin a voice PDF Print E-mail
Written by State Rep. Randy Fischer   

“Water is essential to Colorado’s quality of life and economy, but our ability to maintain those values will be challenged by a growing population, increasing demands for water and limited supplies of this precious resource.”

These words appear on the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s website, describing the need for and purpose of the proposed Colorado Water Plan, which is to be drafted by the end of 2014 under an executive order signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2013.

Our goal for the Water Plan is to provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need in the future while seeking to maintain such divergent values as healthy watersheds and environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.

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It's the Pitts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lee Pitts   

Ten things to love about cows

Consumers don’t make the connection between cows and all the great things they provide. Here’s my top 10 list of the things I love most about cows.

No. 1 Hamburgers: Ever since burgers were first introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, Americans have had a hamburger habit. Sixty percent of the beef consumed in this country is in the form of ground beef, and rightfully so. Put a burger between two buns, add some lettuce, tomato, a slice of cheese, and you have the perfect meal!

Ground beef is also a major ingredient of my all-time favorite form of sustenance: Mexican food. No fish tacos for me. If it’s not beef, you can throw it back in the ocean as far as I’m concerned.

No. 2 Milk: Any cow that doesn’t give milk is a big Milk Dud. If there’s a better form of beverage than chocolate milk, it has never passed my lips. Sure, some folks contend milk is for babies, but then they turn right around and put mounds of butter on their baked potato. Gee, I wonder where that came from? PETA people, thinking they’re boycotting cows, eat only oleomargarine, but they’re in for a big surprise when they find out that oleo stock also comes from the udder of a cow.

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Extension Corner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kindra Plumb   

4-H contests at the Colorado State Fair

Did you know there are 10 different contests that 4-H members can compete in during the Colorado State Fair? These contests are in addition to the general project judging and display that happens each year at the state fair. Some of these contests are limited to older 4-H members, but many are open to 4-H members of all ages, and participation is encouraged from 4-H members from across the state of Colorado.

The cake decorating contest is open to 4-H members of all ages. Judging is done according to units, with each unit having different requirements and time limits. For example, unit 1 requires that members frost and decorate a single layer cake in 30 minutes or less. Each cake is to be decorated with edible materials only.

The higher the unit, the higher skill level that the member must demonstrate. Unit 10, which is open to senior 4-H members only, allows 1 1/2 hours for the member to decorate a tiered cake. Members can decorate these cakes using supports and separator plates, flowers, borders and side trim. Pillars are optional. Participants receive ribbons for their awards.

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Holyoke Enterprise September 11, 2014