The city of Fort Collins and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway recently signed an agreement that will allow the long-awaited Mason Corridor Project to get underway this summer in Fort Collins. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about the impact of the project.
One horse has been euthanized, and two others sick at this quarantined horse training facility near Fort Lupton.
A deadly horse virus outbreak has caused the cancelations of numerous shows and competitions around the country – including in Colorado. So far, there have been six confirmed cases of the Equine Herpes Virus-1 virus in Colorado horses, and agriculture officials have implemented new travel requirements for horses entering the state.
EHV-1 poses no threat to people, but it’s easily spread among horses and llamas, said State Veterinarian Keith Roehr.
The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense Action is launching an Internet ad campaign against Republican 4th Congressional District Representative Cory Gardner. At issue is Gardner’s neutral stance on tax subsidies for oil and gas companies.
Cary Wickstrom’s farm sits west of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Farmers like Wickstrom saw a 2.9 percent sales tax passed by the state legislature in 2010 on agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Starting July 1, it will be repealed.
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Cary Wickstrom surveys his wheat fields. Even with last week’s soaking rains, he estimates that crop yields will be lower than the past two years.
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Wickstrom also runs a cattle operation, which was affected by the 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural compounds.
For much of our Government and You series, we’ve discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.