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Colorful carrots come from Colorado

Every year, more than 2,000 acres of carrots are harvested in Colorado. This vibrant root veggie comes in the familiar orange color, but also look for purple, red, white and yellow... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Colorful Colorado

In February of this year the Fountain Valley News launched its redesign with this majestic bald eagle featured in our top banner. Here it is shown against the backdrop of Fountain... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 

Fire experts offer 5 key tips for safely grilling this summer

With COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

How to find the right lawnmower for you

(Family Features) Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or looking for an upgrade, deciding what lawn mower to purchase deserves careful consideration. Similar to day-to-day life, new technology over the last five years,... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Wildlife awareness: a reminder for drivers

Last week a doe pronghorn was fatally hit in Colorado Springs traffic. A couple witnessed the incident, saw the doe was giving birth and pulled the fawn from the mother. Colorado... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Goat tests positive for rabies; pet, livestock owners warned

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a domestic goat in Yuma County with neurologic clinical signs, including sudden aggression, was euthanized and tested positive for rabies on June 1. This is the second... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Rabies warning: Watch for signs

Several incidents of rabies recently are prompting officials to warn the public about the signs of this dangerous virus. "Rabies is much more common in the summer months," said Dr.... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

It's harvest time!

I know what you’re thinking: Harvest time? In JUNE!!!? That’s it, she’s lost it! WAIT! Stick with me. Most of our initial gardening chores are done by now. Beds have been set... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Is Your Farm A Mosquito Magnet? Ways to protect your people and animals

While COVID-19 remains in the front of everyone’s mind, the coming of mosquito season means that both people and livestock are vulnerable to other serious illnesses if the farm infrastructure is not sound. Mosquitoes can transmit... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Five Tips To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Summer is on its way, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Mountain lion sighted in Little Ranches area

A Fountain resident notified the News Office that a mountain lion was spotted Monday, June 1, during the evening hours, in an open area north of homes on Circle C Road in the Little Ranches neighborhood. People are urged to be... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Wildlife can be harmed when people try to 'help'

By Cheyenne Mountain State Park Staff Each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) receives an increase of calls and office visits from concerned people that report they "rescued" y... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

CPW bans wildlife contests for all furbearers

AURORA – With a vote of 8-3, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved a ban on organized wildlife contests during its virtual meeting May 7. The decision prohibits... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Hunting acreage soars for 2020 with expanded 'public access' program

DENVER – At its virtual meeting on May 7, the Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) Commission unanimously approved the enrollment of 210,000 acres into the Public Access Program for the fall 2020 hunting season, bringing the program... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

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