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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
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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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IBBA ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017
The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.
DEBTER HEREFORD FARM HOLDS 44TH ANNUAL SALE
Debter Hereford Farm's 44th Annual Production Bull Sale was held, October 22nd, at the farm in Horton, Alabama.
TAKING A LOOK AT 2017 FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS
It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.
IT'S THE PITTS -- CATTLE TRAITING
Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FEWER AND BIGGER
Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.
BLACK INK -- MAKING THE MOST OF IT
“Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars?” An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders meeting this summer.
LATE WEANING HELPS AVOID EFFECTS OF HARSH WINTER
A growing number of stockmen are calving later in the year (April, May or June) rather than early, to be more in tune with nature. They have green grass at calving time and less need for harvested forage when the cow's nutritional needs are peaking during lactation.
NEW VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with the new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This rule is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humans—putting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

HEALTHY SOIL AIDS GRASS AND ANIMAL VIGOR
Dung beetles, earthworms and pollinators are the good guys when it comes to the health of soil and grassland resources.
RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW WHITE CLOVER
Researchers at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a new white clover variety called Renovation to help agricultural producers improve and maintain healthy, productive pastures.
IT'S THE PITTS -- WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS
My shrewd buddy Everett came by for a visit today. I haven't seen him for awhile because he's been hauling stock, driving his John Deere and learning how to operate a backhoe.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOM'S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
Christmas Eve was always celebrated at a little two-room country school called Bethel School House out in the middle of Greggs' pasture.
CALVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN PRODUCTION YEAR
For the cow-calf operation, the main goal is for each breeding female to produce a healthy calve once per year. That said, in the typical cow-calf operation, calving is, without a doubt one of the most important periods of the entire production year.
EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.

WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.


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