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4:22pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Business

A Milestone Reached For Northern Colorado's Windy Gap Project

Signing of the Windy Gap Firming Project Carriage Contract and Record of Decision. L to r Mike Applegate, President , Northern Water Board of Directors, Mike Ryan, Great Plains Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Bill Brown, Vice-President, Mun
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has signed a record of decision and carriage contract for the Windy Gap Firming Project according to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The project, if constructed, would create the 90,000 acre-foot Chimney Hollow Reservoir southwest of Loveland.

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Fri December 19, 2014

5:30am

Fri December 19, 2014
Agriculture

Labeling Food GMO-Free Is Now A Multi-Billion Dollar Business

In a lab at Food Chain ID in Fairfield, Iowa, technician Tammy Raman works with samples that will be tested to determine if they contain any genetic modifications.
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Demand for products that don’t contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is exploding.  

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just the brands popular in the health food aisle. Even plain Cheerios, that iconic cereal from General Mills, no longer contains GMOs.

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5:00am

Fri December 19, 2014
Movies

Need An Xmas Flick? Here's A Few Holiday Picks From Howie

'Love Actually' is starting to make headway on many lists of favorite holiday films, Howie's list is no exception.
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There's no easy answer when people ask what movies to watch around Christmas. Some want them gooey, some don't. Here's a few suggestions that are simply the best Christmas movies that I know.

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5:00am

Fri December 19, 2014
Transportation

Feds To Review Train Horn Rule, Quiet Zones In 2015

A stretch of tracks on the east side of Greeley, Colorado.
Grace Hood

Colorado residents and businesses near railroad tracks can find train horns loud and disruptive. There's a way for cities to muffle the noise, but the process can be expensive and time-consuming. Now a growing chorus of dissatisfaction may lead to some change.

A spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration has told KUNC that they will review the train horn rule in 2015. The rule encompasses so-called quiet zones, a section of train tracks where engineers decrease the frequency at which they sound their horns.

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