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Photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter photos in the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2001 “Colorado it’s AgriCultural” photography contest.

Since it began in 1998, hundreds of photographs have been entered. Some have been used in publication covers, brochures and presentations to promote Colorado agriculture, Commissioner of Agriculture Don Ament stated in a news release.

Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture with an official entry form by December 31, 2001. Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality, and prizes will be awarded in four categories: livestock, people, crops and humor.

For contest information and an entry form, visit the “What’s New” section of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Web site at Or, call (303) 239-4114. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the AgInsights Committee and the Colorado Farmer-Stockman magazine.

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The Slavonia trailhead will temporarily close this week because of logging.

Logging crews need to use helicopters to finish clearing two salvage areas in the blowdown. Because of possible falling debris, the U.S. Forest will close the trailhead Sept. 4 and Sept. 21. Officials confirmed that Seedhouse campground and access into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness in the Three Island Lake trailhead will remain open during this period.