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Triniti Krauss of Fruita Excels at Speech
And Debate Tournament in Missouri
INDIANOLA, IA, 02/15/2019: Simpson Col-
lege placed 2nd in a field of 42 colleges and
universities in overall team points at the
Gorlok Gala in St. Louis at Webster Univer-
sity. Thirty students represented Simpson
College from January 24-27.
Triniti received an excellence award in Im-
promptu, made it to the quarterfinals in Ju-
nior Varisty Parlimentary debate and placed
11th in Junior Varsity Parlimentary Speaker
Award. Triniti¡¯s parents are Justin Krauss and
Nicole Macdonald.
Simpson College is located in Indianola,
Iowa, a short drive from Iowa¡¯s capital city
of Des Moines.
DURANGO, 03/04/2019: Lacey Andersen
of Durango, CO, was named to USA Cycling¡¯s
Fall 2018 class of Collegiate Academic All-
Stars. Andersen¡¯s major is Biology.
The Fall 2018 class of students contains
72 athletes from across the nation, all of
whom competed in at least one USA Cycling
National Championship while maintaining a
high academic standard. Many of the riders
in this class of All-Stars not only competed
at one National Championship, but several,
and achieved podium finishes in the process.
In order to be named to the Academic All-
Star class athletes must compete at one of
the USA Cycling National Championships and
have a term GPA of at least 3.5.
FLC is the Southwest¡¯s crossroads of edu-
cation and adventure. Our blend of small
classes, dynamic academic programs, and a
liberal arts perspective leads to transforma-
tive learning experiences that foster entre-
preneurship, leadership, creative problem
solving, and life-long learning.
The Good News
2019 April/May
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
with two state universities.
Licensing, Registration and Permitting
To comply with state regulations for commercial
and research programs, growers must be licensed,
registered or permitted with the state agency over-
seeing the program. Requirements for registration,
licenses and permits might include:
-Criminal background checks.
-Periodic renewals usually every one to three years.
-Registering the location or Global Positioning Sys-
tem (GPS) coordinates of grow sites.
-Record keeping and reporting any sales or distribu-
tions including to whom it was sold or distributed,
including processors.
-Documentation from the state agency or institution
of higher education to prove the grower is partici-
pating in an approved program.
The state agencies overseeing these programs are
typically authorized to conduct inspections, test the
plants and review records. State agencies may re-
voke licenses and impose civil and criminal penalties
against growers who violate regulations.
Seed Certification and Access
Access to viable seed may present a challenge for
research programs and commercial growers.
To implement commercial and research hemp
programs, farmers need access to seeds that are
guaranteed to produce plants that fall under the
legal definition of hemp. These seeds can be difficult
to obtain, however, because hemp is still regulated
under the federal Controlled Substances Act. In
response to this problem, Colorado¡¯s governor sent
a letter to the U.S. secretary of agriculture in 2014
requesting the federal government address hemp
seed regulations.
States are taking independent action to regulate
industrial hemp seeds. Certified seeds are usually
defined as seeds that contain less than 0.3 percent
THC or produce hemp plants that contain less than
0.3 percent THC.
At least four states have also established specific
licenses or certification programs for hemp seed
distributors and producers:
California requires seed breeders to register with
their local county agricultural commissioner.
Indiana allows growers who obtain an agricultural
hemp seed production license to produce seeds.
Licensees may then sell seeds or retain them to
propagate future crops.
Maine allows the commissioner of agriculture,
conservation and forestry to issue licenses to seed
distributors if their seeds are from a certified seed
Oregon requires growers who produce hemp seeds
capable of germination to register with the Oregon
Department of Agriculture if they intend to sell
seeds. Growers who wish to retain seeds do not
need to register as a seed producer.
Hemp Laws (continued from Pg 3)
Funding Available to
offset international
business development
and marketing costs
Denver, March 18, 2019:
The Advanced Industries
(AI) Export Accelera-
tor Grant program is now
accepting applications
from current and aspiring
Colorado exporters in the
Advanced Industries who
are looking to offset inter-
national business develop-
ment and marketing costs.
Grants are available for
up to $15,000 for eligible
costs for small and medi-
um-sized AI businesses in
aerospace, infrastructure
engineering, advanced
manufacturing, energy and natural resources, bio-
science, electronics and technology and information.
Grants can be used to help cover the costs of trade
missions and trade shows, translation services for
a contract or official document, intellectual prop-
erty protection, conducting due diligence or credit
reviews on potential buyers or distributors and
production and design of international marketing
The AI Export Accelerator grant program is admin-
istered by the Global Business Development division
of the Colorado Office of Economic Development
and International Trade (OEDIT).
The application and eligibility requirements are
available at:
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis
until funds are exhausted. This is a competitive
grant process with limited opportunities for funding.
First year grant applicants will be given preference
during the application review process. Projects and/
or activities must be finished by June 1, 2019.
Companies that are considering exporting or those
that are currently exporting are also encouraged to
use the Global Consultant Network as a complement
to the AI Export Accelerator program.
The Global Consultant Network provides a network
of international consultants who connect Colorado
companies to global opportunities.
Colorado companies have access to international
consultants in major markets including Canada,
Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Japan, UAE
and China that provide valuable in-country market
These consultants can assist Colorado companies
** Understand the opportunity for a product or ser-
vice in their international market
** Navigate the local regulatory and business envi-
** Identify potential in-market partners
** Set meetings with potential partners and attend
meetings upon request.
Colorado companies pay $500 for services provided
by the Global Consultant Network and OEDIT covers
the remaining amount of the services. Learn more
about Global Consultant Network at: choosecolora-
About Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs
The Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs were
created in 2013 to promote growth and sustain-
ability in Colorado¡¯s advanced industries by helping
drive innovation, accelerating commercialization,
encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing
access to early stage capital and creating a strong
ecosystem that increases the state¡¯s global competi-
We work to minimize it by helping clients write
comprehensive business plans, conduct financial
forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for
funding, and improve operations. Let us help you
maximize your business potential.
Drive With Care
CDOT begins safety project, upgrading
guardrails on several SW region highways
March, 2019, SW Colorado: The Colorado Depart-
ment of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Cruz
Construction, Inc. of Colorado Springs started a
project in mid March to improve safety along sev-
eral highways in southwest Colorado.
Export Grants
Up To $15,000
Work will include the upgraded of several
sections of guardrail across the region.
The project, scheduled for completion by
the end of April (weather permitting), was
contracted to Cruz for $588,125.
Work includes guardrail removal and re-
placement, as well as erosion control and
shoulder work along various sections of four
state/US highways in Montrose, San Miguel,
La Plata and Archuleta counties.
Work is expected to be accomplished in the
following order:
CO 141, various sections between mile-
posts 18.4 and 89, from Slickrock in San
Miguel County to south of the Montrose/
Mesa county line
US 550, various sections between mile-
posts 3.5 and 3.8, in La Plata County, just
north of the New Mexico state line
CO 172, various sections between 11.8
and 22.5, in La Plata County, between Igna-
cio and the junction with US 160 in Durango
CO 151, various sections between mile-
posts 16.2 and 18.6, in Archuleta County at
TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the duration of
the project, motorists can expect a right lane
closure where work zones exist, from 7a-7p,
Monday through Friday.
In some locations lane shifts with single-
lane, alternating traffic will be necessary.
Motorists are urged to drive with care
through the intersection construction zones
and watch for workers, equipment and pe-
Please avoid distractions as you travel
through the work areas and go ¡°Slow for the
Cone Zone!¡±
Those with questions or comments can con-
tact the project team at:
Project information hotline: 970.317.8636
Project web site:
Other CDOT resources include:
Sign up for CDOT project or travel alerts:
See CDOT¡¯s scheduled lane closures: codot.
Connect with CDOT on Twitter @coloradodot
and Facebook (
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