Rocky Mountain

14 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Becoming allergic to meat turns your life upside down. Known as an allergy to alpha-gal, the condition determines what you can eat, wear, how you relax and also which drugs are safe. Is research finally starting to recover? It's early in the morning at the beginning of the summer, and I'm making my way through […]

14 Dec 18
STL.News

LAS VEGAS— The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020. Water users from […]

14 Dec 18
So you want your Child to Learn to Read

What in the word??? When my friend’s son was about two, he had difficulty with his /r/ sounds. For this reason, he couldn’t say the word fork. I’ll let you imagine the four-letter word he approximated instead. One night, at a large dinner with extended family, a fork fell off the table and onto the […]

13 Dec 18
The Denver Post
State legislators joined business owners and advocates of Colorado’s hemp industry Thursday to mark the passing of the new federal farm bill  that legalizes hemp, a move they called long overdue. The bill, which cleared Congress on Wednesday, is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. The bill shifts hemp, which has negligible amounts of the psychoactive ingredient of its cousin cannabis, from classification as a controlled substance to a crop regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, states and tribes. State Sen. Kerry Donovan, [cq comment=”(cq)”] D-Vail, said during a news conference that the shift will move Colorado from playing defense to ensure that the state and hemp producers don’t run afoul of the law to being proactive and creative. “We can look at how we take an industry that’s just sprouting and expand it to more rural communities,” Donovan said. The federal farm bill approved in 2014 opened the door to the legal growth of hemp, allowing cultivation for research purposes and allowing states to permit “pilot programs.” But hemp remained a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin and ecstasy, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s highest classification. If the farm bill becomes law, the USDA will approve federal standards during the next year. States and tribes can adopt the federal standards or develop their own, as long as they are at least as strong as the federal regulations. Members of the hemp industry and advocacy organizations said Colorado is a leader nationally, accounting for about half the country’s hemp production. Nearly 31,000 acres of hemp are registered with the state, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for folks out there looking for a product,” Nick Levendofsky, [cq comment=”(cq) “]director of external affairs for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, said Wednesday of the hemp provision. Much of the hemp in food and other products now sold in the U.S. is imported from other countries, including China and parts of Europe. The legalization of hemp will give U.S. farmers the opportunity to meet the growing demand for products, said Corey Cox, an attorney with the Vicente Sederberg law firm, which specializes in marijuana and hemp issues. An important area of potential growth is in medicinal products. Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is extracted from hemp seeds and is used in pills, infused lotions and other over-the-counter products. “Removing the DEA from the equation will allow for a lot more commercial activity, experiments with new products and a lot more research,” Cox said. Jesse Claeys, [cq comment=”(cq)”] spokesman for  New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, toasted to that prospect with a bottle of the brewery’s Hemperor HPA, a new style of India Pale Ale. He said the brew was born after the company was approached by farmers who thought the aroma and taste of  the hemp they were growing would make a good, new ale. New Belguim couldn’t use the entire plant, but recreated the flavors in the beer. “Hemp, hemp hooray!” said Claeys, raising a bottle of the beer. “This really is a historic moment for the hemp industry,” said Shawn Hauser, [cq comment=”(cq)”] an attorney with Vicente Sederberg. Colorado already has robust hemp regulations and during the next year, while the USDA develops its standards, the state will be able to shape the best policies to comply with the federal regulations, Hauser said. “I think we, as Coloradans, have a significant head start as we look at how to conform our state process to the new federal law,” said state Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Avon, chairman of the House Rural Affairs Committee. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Hemp has been an agricultural product for several centuries and was one of the first plants to be used for fiber. After passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, hemp was no longer officially recognized as distinct from marijuana, according to the Hemp Industries Association. In Colorado, hemp, a plant in the cannabis family, cannot have more than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol — THC —  the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The standard was specified in the state constitution, but voters in November approved putting it into a statute so it can be changed by lawmakers. That was a good move for Colorado’s hemp industry, Cox said, because it will be easier for the state to change its standard if the federal government makes a change.
13 Dec 18
Serendipity - Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones We live on rocks. Rocks, roots, and shale — that’s what the area is made of. The reason our house is all the way over on the northeast edge of the property is there’s a rock the size of New Jersey in the middle of the property. […]

13 Dec 18
Global News

Backcountry users are being warned of an increased risk of avalanches in numerous B.C. mountain ranges.

13 Dec 18
Gods Love Revealed: Author Sandra Lott

Do You Need a Miracle?  I wrote this as part of a previous blog, but I strongly felt the Lord leading me to post this again.  Someone needs a miracle, whether it is financial, health, family, relational or a wayward child or life and death issues, God has heard your cry.   A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE […]

13 Dec 18
Global News

RCMP officers in central Alberta have laid charges after an alleged assault with a weapon left a 25-year-old woman dead and a 24-year-old man injured.

13 Dec 18
Up Yours Gluten

Birch Benders is known for their easy to make (just add water) waffle and pancake mixes. But recently (about a month ago from the time of writing this) they have come out with a variety of toaster waffles based on the pancake mix flavors. They debuted them in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region initially. […]

13 Dec 18
Irish Tug of War

Last Sunday Rockies hosted the 640kg National Championship at Kingscourt, Co Cavan.  The 640kg is always a close contest, and this was certainly the case with this years competition!!  Mountain View, Rockies, Cuan Rithe, St. Pats, Clonmany B & Stapletons/Ballinastoe all competed on the day.   At the end of the round robin, the top 4 […]

13 Dec 18
Energeticcity.ca

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass. A low-pressure system will spread snow across Northern B.C. overnight Thursday that could bring as much as 15 cm of snow. The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening. See the full warning. 3:22 […]

13 Dec 18
National Post

LAS VEGAS — The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020. Water users […]

13 Dec 18

Charity Rutter – Fly Fish Like A Predator   In 2015, Field & Stream Magazine named Charity Rutter one of the top fly fishing guides in the United States. With her husband Ian, she owns and operates R&R Fly Fishing in Townsend, TN and is renowned throughout the United States. Successful fly fishers do many of […]

13 Dec 18
The Bellamy Portfolio

The crisp air was flowing through the trees, nipping the calves of  the two children waiting for a school bus. Two blonde women in similar sweaters laugh with each other, their joy echoing around them like music in a cathedral.  However, the children were not so joyous.  One, although dressed like a princess, looked more […]

13 Dec 18
MILB Insider

The ball club replacing the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, now San Antonio Missions, used to be a rookie league team known as the Helena Brewers. The team was part of the “triangular move” by Elmore Sports (to see more visit, Insider: Elmore Sports.) The team name for the 2019 season would be the Rocky Mountain […]

13 Dec 18
Phil's Opera World

Opera en trois actes. Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes. This review is of the 1986 studio recording from Erato which is apparently twenty minutes long than other recordings. The 1996 recording trims the interludes down, although oddly some of the vocal sequences (such as the Merlin scene) are actually slightly longer in the 1996 […]