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Admission to Statehood: August 1, 1876
Area: 104100 sq.mi, 8th Land 103730 sq. mi., 8th Water 371 sq.mi., 46th
Area Codes: 303 - 719 - 720 - 970
Biographies: Famous Coloradans
Border States: Arizona Kansas Nebraska New Mexico Oklahoma Utah Wyoming
Web Cams: Live Web Cams
Climate: Colorado
Colleges, Universities: Colorado Colleges
Community and Technical Colleges: Colorado Community Colleges
Constitution: 38th State
County Profile: County Map   63 Counties
Courts: Judicial System
Current Events: Colorado News Headlines
Department of: Education   Licensing
Economy:Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay.
Fast Facts: 50states List
Flag:

The flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length. At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States. The diameter of the letter is two-thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-fourths of the width of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is double the length of the inner line thereof. Completely filling the open space inside the letter C is a golden disk, attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined, with tassels, one of gold and one of silver. Flag adopted 1911 
Flower: Bluebonnet   Lupins texensis
Genealogical Resources: Cyndi's List   Historical Societies
Geographic Center: Park, 30 miles northwest of Pike's Peak
Governor: Office of Governor
Highest Point: Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet
Highway Markers: Colorado  Resource Manual
History: Historical   
Largest Cities: Denver   Colorado Springs   Aurora   Lakewood   Fort Collins   Arvada   Pueblo   Westminster   Boulder   Thornton
Library: Colorado   Colorado Libraries

License Plates: Colorado
Lottery: Colorado Lottery
Maps: Map 
Media: Radio   TV
Motto: Nil sine Numine - Nothing without Providence
 
Newspapers: Colorado
Nicknames: Centennial State / Colorful Colorado
Origin of state's name: Taken from the Spanish for the "colorred" and was applied to the Colorado river.
Permanent Residents: Find A Grave
Population: Quick facts   4,301,261;
Public Records: Colorado
Representatives:
Road Side America: Colorado
Soil: Colorado - Seitz
Song: Where the Columbines Grow   
Sports: Colorado Teams
State Parks: Colorado
Symbols: Colorado Archives
Topography: Image   Eastern dry high plains; hilly to mountainous central plateau; western Rocky Mountains of high ranges alternating with broad valleys and deep narrow canyons.
Travel: Colorado Travel
Tree: Blue Spruce
Unclaimed Funds: Colorado
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EARLY WEANING BENEFITS FIRST-CALF COWS
Summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with her second calf, and lactating.
PRODUCT HANDLING IS CRITICAL TO HERD HEALTH SUCCESS
The cow-calf production unit is the basis for the entire beef industry. The production of quality calves requires strict attention to the health of all calves, cows and bulls in the facility.
HYDRAULIC CALF TABLES MAKE LIVESTOCK HANDLING EASIER
Chutes and calf tables have made livestock handling easier—on the animals, and for the people doing the job, whether branding, castrating, dehorning, implanting calves, etc.
IT'S THE PITTS -- RATTLED
Despite having lived in, or near, rattlesnake country my entire life I've never known anyone who actually got bit by one, let alone got bit and lived to tell the tale. Until now, that is.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING BULLS
As the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their homework to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs.
PREWEANING CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADD VALUE TO FEEDERS
The concept of a value added calf (VAC) program is not new today, but in the late 1980's it was thought to have little value in some circles.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- NO WORSTER
LeRoy was ancient. The lines in his face looked deep enough to hide in. His hair, mostly silver now, was still thick; his black eyes continued to sparkle with mischief.
DO HOMEWORK BEFORE HEADING INTO BULL BUYING SEASON
When it comes to genetics, bull selection is the most important decision the cow-calf producer has to make.
BLACK INK -- WEIGHING PREVENTION
Sometimes it only takes a couple of 2-cc subcutaneous shots to head off problems down the line. Sometimes it takes a few tons of steel, careful planning and focused construction.
WEANING IS CRITICAL TIME IN CALF'S LIFE
As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year's worth of work and planning.
FALL CALVING SEASON MAY YIELD HIGHER RETURNS FOR S.E. PRODUCERS
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is everything.
HAVING A VACCINATION PLAN IS IMPORTANT TO HERD HEALTH
To begin, I do not believe it is appropriate to recommend "cookie cutter" vaccination programs. Your vaccine program must be developed with your risks and expectations in mind.
PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS TO KEEP COWS PREGNANT
Getting cows bred is only part of the story. Keeping them bred, especially through the summer months, also takes attention to detail.
START PLANNING FOR HEIFER DEVELOPMENT
Even in this current, somewhat depressed, cattle market, replacement females for the Florida commercial cow herd are an annual expense of approximately $400 million. Development and selection of the best females to join a productive herd is one of the most challenging aspects of a beef operation, and two of the keys for success, not surprisingly, are: 1) start early and 2) have a plan. Weaning time is not far off.
HAVE A PLAN WHEN MAKING CULLING DECISIONS
When culling cows, it is important to have a plan, and this should include pregnancy testing and closely evaluating every cow.


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