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Monsanto’s Judgement Day is October 14-16.


It’s finally here, the day we Earth-conscience people having been waiting a whole year for – since it was announced last year about this time. MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR ALL MANKIND.

October 2016 The Tribunal and People’s Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October in The Hague, Netherlands. Being marketed as the International Monsanto Tribunal, Monsanto’s judge and jury are the consumer public and advocates for protecting the earth and it’s people from corporate corruption of the worst kind. This international civil society’s initiative is to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People’s Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want and by all rights, deserve.

If you haven’t heard about the March Against Monsanto Movement, you must be living with your head in the sand, because social media has been circulating it for the last 3-4 years. That’s because the regular media won’t touch it with a ten-foot pole. The People Against Monsanto movement has gotten very little, practically no, press coverage because the national media doesn’t want to ruffle the Ag giant’s feathers due to the fact that people have lost their jobs in the past, been threatened, forced into bankruptcy and discredited in every way possible for even trying to get the word out about Monsanto’s unethical, evil, killing ways.

The Organic Consumer’s Association has a good page on their site called ” Six Questions for Monsanto” that the tribunal will address during the Monsanto citizen’s trial in Hague. We are reposting it here for those who are not familiar with what all the hoopla is about and for those who are following this tribunal with baited breath in anticipation of finally getting some global awareness and support to help bring down this giant villain. The tribunal will also be televised by livestream, details to be announced. Follow the tribunals website for more info.

Monsanto may not be the largest company in the world. Or the worst. But the St. Louis, Mo. biotech giant has become the poster child for all that’s wrong with our industrial food and farming system.

With 21,000 employees in 66 countries and $15 billion in revenue, Monsanto is a biotech industry heavyweight. The St. Louis, Mo.-based monopolizer of seeds is the poster child for an industry that is the source of at least one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and is largely responsible for the depletion of soil, water and biodiversity. Not to mention the company’s marginalization—and sometimes terrorization—of millions of small farmers.

Since the early 20th century, Monsanto has marketed highly toxic products that have contaminated the environment and permanently sickened or killed thousands of people around the world. The most toxic of its products include:

PCBs: one of the 12 persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which affect human and animal fertility

2,4,5 T (2,4-D): a component of Agent Orange containing dioxin which was used by the US military during the Vietnam war and continues to be a major cause of birth defects and cancers

Lasso: an herbicide now banned in Europe

Roundup: the most widely used herbicide in the world, cause of one of the biggest health and environmental tragedies in modern history. This highly toxic weed killer, sprayed on GMO crops including soybeans, corn and rapeseed for animal feed or for the production of biofuels, was recently classified as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

In a rare exception, Monsanto was recently ordered to pay $46.5 million to compensate victims of its PCB poisoning. Sometimes the companysettles out of court, to avoid having to admit to any “wrongdoing.”

But for the most part, thanks to the multinational’s powerful influence over U.S. politicians, Monsanto has been able to poison with impunity.

It’s time for the citizens of the world to fight back. On October 15-16, in The Hague, Netherlands—the International City of Peace and Justice—a panel of distinguished international judges will hear testimony from witnesses, represented by legitimate lawyers, who have been harmed by Monsanto.

In their preparation for the citizens’ tribunal, and during witness testimony, the judges will consider six questions that are relevant not just in relation to Monsanto, but to all companies involved in shaping the future of agriculture. The six questions are:

1. Right to a healthy environment: Did the firm Monsanto violate, by its activities, the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as recognized in international human rights law (Res. 25/21 of the Human Rights Council, of 15 April 2014), taking into account the responsibilities imposed on corporations by the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as endorsed by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011?

2. Right to food: Did the firm Monsanto violate, by its activities, the right to food, as recognized in Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in Articles 24.2(c) and (e) and 27.3 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in Articles 25(f) and 28.1 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, taking into account the responsibilities imposed on corporations by the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as endorsed by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011?

3. Right to health: Did the firm Monsanto violate, by its activities, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, as recognized in Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, or the right of child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, as recognized by Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, taking into account the responsibilities imposed on corporations by the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as endorsed by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 17/4 of 16 June 201

4. Freedom of expression and academic research: Did the firm Monsanto violate the freedom indispensable for scientific research, as guaranteed by Article 15(3) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as the freedoms of thought and expression guaranteed in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, taking into account the responsibilities imposed on corporations by the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as endorsed by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011?

5. Complicity in war crimes: Is the firm Monsanto complicit in the commission of a war crime, as defined in Article 8(2) of the International Criminal Court, by providing materials to the United States Army in the context of operation “Ranch Hand” launched in Viet Nam in 1962?

6. Ecocide: Could the past and present activities of Monsanto constitute a crime of ecocide, understood as causing serious damage or destroying the environment, so as to significantly and durably alter the global commons or ecosystem services upon which certain human groups rely?

The citizens’ tribunal judges will not have the power to adopt binding decisions. But they will issue opinions which will provide victims and their legal counsel the arguments and legal grounds for further lawsuits against Monsanto within their national jurisdictions.

Throughout history, citizens’ tribunals have been an effective tool for highlighting the need to change international law so that victims of transnational companies have a means to legal redress. They are most successful when they are able to attract media attention, and are endorsed and supported by millions of citizens, throughout the world.

If you would like to endorse the International Monsanto Tribunal and follow its progress, sign on here. (Organizations can also sign on, here.)

To submit witness testimony, email claims (at) You can also support the tribunal financially.

More on the International Monsanto Tribunal.

Katherine Paul is associate director of the Organic Consumers Association

Tour De Fat

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.

Join thousands of your friends for a costumed bike parade and nationally touring and locally loved musical acts, peppered with interactive fun like a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?), and the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys and commit to commute by bike. (Interested? Apply to be a Car for Bike Trader now.)

We’ll see you for bikes, beer and bemusement. In the meantime, read the Tour de Fat 10 Commandments.

What: Tour de Fat is more than an event; it’s a rite of passage that includes a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eye-popping entertainment, local food, crazy bike contests and much more. Last year, the Fort Collins Tour de Fat stop had approximately 15,000 attendees and raised more than $52,000 for local nonprofits.

Where: Old Town Fort Collins/New Belgium

When: Parade Registration: 9:00 a.m.; Ride Times: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Entertainment: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: Free; suggested donation of $5 or more

More Information:

Labor Day in Estes Park, Colorado

Labor Day Weekend

September 3 – September 5, 2016

Enjoy the holiday weekend in Estes Park with many different celebrations!

Annual Arts and Crafts Show
From September 3-5, The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show will fill Bond Park and the adjacent downtown area with over 100 booths featuring a variety of hand-crafted goods. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary hosts this free unique shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. Available handmade goods for sale include paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home décor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more.

13th Annual John Denver Tribute Concert
Keeping icon John Denver’s legacy very much alive, Brad Fitch will perform Denver’s classics on Saturday. Doors for the tribute concert will open at 4 p.m. and the music will kick off at 5 p.m. with opening acts and Fitch to follow.

The list of things-to-do doesn’t stop at these three events; explore the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a scenic drive or enjoy the last hoorah of summer at one of the family amusement parks. It’s a weekend that promises plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Find your perfect place to kick-up your hiking boots at the end of the night; make your weekend lodging reservations in Estes Park today!

TASTE OF COLORADO 2016 – Labor Day Weekend

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FRI, SEP. 2 –
MON, SEP. 5, 2016


FRI: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
MON: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM


The complete KBCO Rock Stage lineup includes:

Friday, September 2, 2016

11:45 am: Moors & McCumber

2:15 pm: Wild Blue

5:30 pm: Dearling

7:45 pm: Digital Pocket

Saturday, September 3, 2016

10:45 am: Burn it Blue

1:45 pm: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

5:00 pm: Hypnotic Vibes

8:15 pm: Wash Park

Sunday, September 4, 2016

10:45 am: Viretta

1:30 pm: Wendy Woo Band

4:45 pm: Modern Suspects

8:00 pm: Sisters of Rock

Monday, September 5, 2016

10:45 am: Taylor Scott Band

2:00 pm: CITRA

4:15 pm: Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy

6:15 pm: Last Men On Earth

The 33rd Annual A Taste of Colorado is Sept. 2-5 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with hours 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, visit, Facebook at A Taste of Colorado, @ATasteofCO on Twitter, “ATasteofCO” on Instagram and Snapchat (#ATasteofCO), or call (303) 295-6330. ### About A Taste of Colorado A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission, music, food, shopping, family-fun festival produced by Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The event is the most popular outdoor festival in Colorado, drawing over 500,000 visitors annually to Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park over Labor Day weekend. There is something for everyone, with cuisine from more than 50 restaurants, shopping at 275 different booths – featuring local artisans – in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace, diverse musical acts on six stages, culinary demonstrations, and even interactive activities, rides and games for kids. A Taste of Colorado is an opportunity for people to come together to experience the sounds, tastes, and sights of Colorado’s diverse cultural traditions and Western heritage. For more information, visit, Facebook at A Taste of Colorado, @ATasteofCO on Twitter, “ATasteofCO” on Instagram and Snapchat (#ATasteofCO), or call (303) 295-6330.

Gnarly Barley Brew Fest- August 6, 2016

Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top

Returns to the Larimer County Fair at The Ranch in Loveland on Saturday, Aug. 6. The brew festival runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and includes live music and sampling of a variety of craft beers. A portion of every ticket purchased will go toward Special Olympics Colorado (

Tickets for the VIP area are $60 with applicable fees and include early admission, unlimited sampling, access to the VIP tent with food and specialty beers, a sampling mug, Gnarly Barley t-shirt and pint glass. General admission tickets are $21 in advance with applicable fees or $30 day of the event. Tickets include ten sampling tokens and a four ounce sampling mug. A designated driver ticket will be available for purchase for $7 and will include a souvenir water bottle that can be filled at the Rehydration Station. All pre-purchased general admission and designated driver tickets will receive a voucher on the day of the event for a slice of pizza, courtesy of Old Chicago.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at and the Budweiser Events Center Box Office. Groups of eight or more can save on tickets by calling 970.619.4122. For more information about Gnarly Barley, visit

A third shuttle stop has been added to the Gnarly Barley route this year. The Old Chicago locations that are located on Harmony Rd. in Fort Collins, on Hahns Peak Dr. in Loveland, and on 29th St. in Greeley will be the Official Shuttle Stops of Gnarly Barley providing to and from the brew fest by Super Shuttle/Yellow Cab.

The Eighth Annual Gnarly Barley Brew Festival will feature over 100 different beers from the following breweries:

10 Barrel/ Elysian/ Blue Point Kona Brewery
Asher Brewing Left Hand Brewing
Berthoud Brewing Loveland Aleworks
Boulder Beer Co Maxline Brewing
Breckenridge Brewery Odyssey Beerwerks
Big Thompson Brewery Odell Brewing
Brix Taphouse & Brewery Oskar Blues
City Star Brewing Rally King Brewing
Crow Hop Brewing Company Rockyard Brewing
Estes Park Brewery Shock Top
Grimm Brothers Soul Squared Brewing
Goose Island Summit Cider
High Hops Brewery Verboten Brewing
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company Weldwerks Brewing
Kokopelli Beer Company Wiley Roots

Winter Park Chocolate Festival

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Opening Day at the Resort! 10am – 4pm

Village at Winter Park Resort

1 hour west of Denver. I-70 to exit 232 – north on US 40.

Fine Chocolates sold & sampled all day • Over 20 Vendors

Special Guests • Demos • Contests • Live Music • Entertainment

Enjoy a beautiful day in the mountains! *


For more info and directions.

One of our favorite vendors will be there. Homestead Ranch will have their goat cheese fudge. YUM!

Event Planning

Tradeshows, fundraisers, farmer’s markets, corporate or business events. We can not only make sure you have all the printed materials and promotional products you need for your big day, but we can also help you plan it if you don’t have the time.

Anderson’s Farm Corn Maze


Get lost in our giant corn maze with  three games to choose from. The corn maze is 30 acres, with over 8 miles of trails. Entrance to the maze is included in a Fall Festival admission ticket.

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    • You will be given a punch card at the ticket booth that will include a photograph and a map of the maze.
    • The maze is divided into four sections; they will be indicated on your punch card. Do one section or complete all four!
    • There are six checkpoints hidden in each of the three larger sections of the maze, totaling 18 checkpoints.
    • Each checkpoint has a map of the maze with a unique hole punch attached to the map.
    • The goal is to find all 18 checkpoints, but it is not required. You may exit from a designated location at any time.
    • Farm Scene Tracks is in the fourth, smaller trail. It is designed for children ages 2-8 years old. This year it can be found in upper left hand corner of the bottom field.