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"Meatin" Greet

Despite making a play three weeks ago at trying to preserve the shaky future of the National Western Stock Show held in Denver each January, Colorado Governor Jared Polis proclaimed March 20 a MeatOut Day in Colorado urging all citizens to boycott eating meat for the entire day.  Polis’ statement went on to promote the benefits, particularly the green benefits, of the new plant-based, synthetic meat products that have recently come into the market.  The response to Polis’ proclamation was met with immediate and angry push back as the state Ag Industry has now proclaimed their own holiday --- the MeatIn Colorado Day.  This firestorm in Colorado comes at a time when the state’s legislature is looking at a handful of proposals that could negatively affect the state’s agriculture industry even further.

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Kindness Week At Kit Carson Brings Heartfelt Responses

A group of high school students from Kit Carson High School worked together last week and came up with an ingenious idea that not only taught the students at Kit Carson, all ages from the Kinders to the seniors, how important the act of kindness really is, but offered up a day when the youngest generation and the oldest generation of the county came together, if not physically in the same room, then just outside the window.

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Letter To The Editor

Let me preface this by saying I don’t care what you choose to eat. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, that’s cool. What’s not cool is Colorado Governor Jared Polis telling us that we shouldn’t eat meat.

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Colorado Pacific Completes Interchange at NA Junction

Harvey Crouch of Crouch Engineering, the company responsible for rehabilitating and doing additional work on Colorado Pacific’s Towner line, recently announced that Colorado Pacific Railroad has completed the construction of two new sidings near NA Junction, which is just east of Boone, Colorado.

This announcement signals good news for farmers in southeastern Colorado.

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KCHD, Prairie Pines Team up to Weather the Storm

Last week’s winter storm that brought record setting (if not breaking) -25 degree temperatures with a windchill factor of -40 wreaked havoc in parts of Kiowa County. Some got lucky and were spared.  Others dealt with everything from power outages to frozen water pipes to standing water in the interior of buildings.

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