Colorado State Fair getting under way

PUEBLO | The 140-year-old Colorado State Fair is getting under way.

Beginning Friday, fair participants will get a chance to see Colorado agriculture, arts and crafts, food competitions, music and a rodeo. There will also be a Fiesta Day featuring Colorado’s Hispanic culture.

This year, animals are getting tighter security following a food-tampering issue last year that led to the disqualification of two goats, including one that won grand champion.

Officials say the animals ate tainted feed that had been placed in their pens during the fair. The goats were later disqualified after testing for a banned substance.

  • Yanรฉltลกipรกk

    Being a person having a huge Latin American heritage (from several parts of the region), I’m tired of the stupid “Hispanic” term. We Latin Americans are not from the Kingdom of Hispania. We are not Spanish, we are no longer under the sovereign of Spain, so let’s quit with the “Hispanic” crap. Only people from Spain are Hispanic.

    To give you non-Latin Americans and non-Hispanics an example, it’s like if people began referring to Americans as “British” or “Albionic.” Americans aren’t British, I think that’s been made really clear; so, let’s make the whole “Hispanic” thing clear.
    Thank you, for reading.

    It’s the same with the term “Latino.” Only the French, Spanish, Catalonians, Romanians, Portuguese, Italians, and the like, are nations that originally used the prime romance languages are “Latino.” But, I know that the word is obviously a lot different, today, as it is widely used to refer to Latin Americans, in the U.S.; unfortunately. But, truly, we Latin Americans are neither Latino or Hispanic.

    Again, thank you for reading my romp.