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  • What Happens If Coffman Says No (CO Senate race)

    05/21/2015 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016. Coffman will have breakfast Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will surely make the case to convince the four-term lawmaker to try and join him across the rotunda. Asked about recruitment efforts, Coffman quipped, “Pressure, pressure, pressure.” Coffman is taking his time. He told CQ Roll Call a decision...
  • Greeley car dealership owner arrested on suspicion of soliciting for child prostitution

    05/21/2015 10:08:43 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 13 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 21 May 15 | Joe Moylan
    Joe Moylan Greeley car dealership owner arrested on suspicion of soliciting for child prostitution A Greeley car dealership owner was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with an underage girl during a larger investigation into child sex trafficking by the Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force. Fares Al Rashed, 36, who lives in the 1400 block of 60th Avenue and owns Alrashed Auto Sales at 1201 8th Ave., in Greeley, is charged in Weld District Court with one count each of soliciting for child prostitution, pandering of a child, patronizing a child prostitute and contributing to the delinquency...
  • Officer involved shooting near downtown Grand Junction (Colorado)

    05/20/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 05.19.2015 | News Desk
    Grand Junction Police offers found one person deceased at the scene of a multi-car crash that was reported around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday night. They began searching for the suspect who had fled with the weapon. Near 10th st. and Gunnison Ave, a carjacking occurred, following thereafter by an officer-involved shooting. The suspect at the scene later died of his injuries. There are no outstanding suspects and no additional safety concerns at this time. (9:00 PM UPDATE) The Grand Junction Police Department has released the following information about what happened... The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating an...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...
  • Going to Pot?

    05/17/2015 6:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Bill Bennett, a great American and a great Republican was all over television promoting his new book Going to Pot co-written with Robert A. White. This is a topic I have followed for years and previously written about so I thought I would read the book and hope for an interview with Dr. Bennett. I was unable to land the big fish, but did interview his co-writer for an hour discussing the issue of whether the legalization of marijuana should continue. I have previously written that the experiment of legalization should go forward in Colorado and Washington and let us...
  • Exchange board votes to scoop up millions from two higher fees ( Colorado health insurance )

    05/15/2015 12:10:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Health News Colorado ^ | May 15, 2015 | Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
    Despite fury from lawmakers the day before, Colorado’s health exchange board voted on Thursday to collect millions of additional dollars from all Colorado health insurance customers, even those who have nothing to do with the exchange. On top of that “broad market assessment,” the board also voted to more than double the user fees levied on people who buy insurance through Colorado’s exchange. .. The higher broad market fee is projected to allow Connect for Health Colorado to scoop up about about $20 million in 2016. It has been set at $1.25 per member per month on all health insurance...
  • Boulder deputy cleared in fatal shooting of kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs [good shoot]

    05/15/2015 10:50:39 AM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 5/14/15 | Mitchell Byars
    Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett ruled Thursday that the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 39-year-old kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs in April was justified, saying the shooting likely saved the lives of the suspect's two hostages. ...
  • University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offenders’ Social Security Numbers

    05/14/2015 12:00:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 14, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The University of Colorado-Boulder has launched an online system where students can report people who make “hurtful statements” — and it’s so intense that it even asks for offenders’ Social Security numbers. This “Bias Incident Reporting” system is intended to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” according to the school’s website.
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Health exchange considers higher fees as federal grants end

    05/12/2015 3:45:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KRDO-TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | by Chris Loveless
    Denver -- The state's health exchange is looking at more than doubling the fee that insurers pass onto customers who buy policies. The Denver Post reports Connect for Health Colorado staff recommended the increase Monday as $177 million in federal startup grants come to a close and as insurance carriers prepare to submit their rate plans by May 29. If the health exchange board approves the 3.5 percent charge for premiums, the fee for a $4,000 yearly plan would go up by $84. Staff also recommended upping a monthly assessment charge for 1.2 million private insurance policies to bring in...
  • American Eagle Energy Becomes Fourth U.S. Bankruptcy Of The Oil Bust

    05/12/2015 4:46:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/11/2015
    American Eagle Energy became the fourth U.S. energy producer to file for bankruptcy protection in the aftermath of the big drop in crude oil prices. The Colorado-based company that buys and develops oil wells in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday in Denver’s bankruptcy court. American Eagle Energy, which recently missed an interest payment on its debt, listed assets of $222 million and liabilities of $215 million. Shares of American Eagle Energy traded for as much as $7.05 less than a year ago, reflecting the stunningly fast collapse of...
  • Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming (Not a Hoax)

    05/11/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | May 8 2015
    Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming By: The Editors Ten western mountain towns hit hard by climate change are launching a campaign against the coal industry, seeking hundreds of million of dollars in compensation per year to help their communities adapt, the Denver Post reported earlier this week. In February, Outside covered how the nonprofit advocacy group Mountain Pact is rallying ski resort towns around the country to stem the effects of climate change. In a letter being sent this week to federal officials, lawmakers, and the White House, the towns—which include Aspen, Telluride, and...
  • University of Northern Colorado Reinstates Mexican-American Studies After Protests

    05/11/2015 4:56:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Roberto Ontiveros
    The University of Northern Colorado faced a strong and immediate backlash when it decided to suspend its Mexican-American studies program back in March. As the Greenley Tribune reported, the choice to drop the program was, according to administrators, based on low enrollment numbers, as this year only two students were going after a Mexican-American studies degree. As a result of protests from students, alumni and community members, the University of Northern Colorado lifted the suspension on Friday. Nereida Sorrano, a UNC alumnus who graduated with a minor in Mexican-American Studies, spoke about how excited she was to hear of the...
  • Latino-Owned Colorado BBQ Restaurant Criticized for Its Plan to Host 'White Appreciation Day'

    05/10/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    A barbecue restaurant in Colorado is drawing criticism after its Hispanic owners announced they plan to hold "White Appreciation Day" honoring white people with a 10 percent discount. "We have a whole month for Black History Month," Edgar Antillon, one of the two owners of Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, told 9NEWS. "We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." t started as a joke but Antillon and the other owner Miguel Jimenez made it real by announcing they'll host "White Appreciation Day"...
  • Reports: 'White Appreciation' restaurant in Milliken subject of bomb threat

    05/10/2015 4:30:03 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 16 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 10 May 15 | Staff Reports
    Reports: 'White Appreciation' restaurant in Milliken subject of bomb threat The Milliken restaurant that caused a stir last week when it announced it would hold a White Appreciation Day during which white patrons would receive a 10 percent discount, may have gotten more attention than its owners bargained for. The restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ, was evacuated late Friday because of a bomb threat, according to media reports. That night, owner Edgar Antillon posted a reference to the threat on his Facebook page, under a photo of barbecued meet. “Waiting for the all clear. Pulling out the prime rib that people...
  • Colorado Handgun Purchase (Vanity)

    05/09/2015 4:15:10 PM PDT · by keat · 88 replies
    5/9/15 | ^self
    Never thought I'd be "that guy" seeking firearm advice on FR but here goes. Young ms. keat attends college in Colorado while the keat family lives in California. She will be doing some remote wildlife work in CO this summer and decided months ago that she wanted to protection of a handgun, both at school and on this internship. She did her homework, safety/shooting classes, range time with friends, etc... and had picked out a handgun (Springfield XD-S 3.3" 9mm but I'm not here to argue that, she's got small hands and definitely needs a single-stack). Any-hoo, she goes in...
  • Colorado restaurant plans to host “White Appreciation Day”!

    05/08/2015 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/8/2015 | KFOR
    MILLIKEN, Colo. – A restaurant in Colorado is turning some heads after they announced they will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month. The Hispanic owners of the barbecue restaurant says offering a “White Appreciation Day” started as a joke, but now they have added it to their calendar. On June 11, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else at their restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Antillon said. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought...
  • Colorado BBQ joint Rubbin' Buttz plans ‘White Appreciation Day’ promotion for Caucasian customers

    05/08/2015 7:22:37 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/08/2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Talk about white privilege. A Colorado barbecue joint will offer Caucasian customers a 10% discount next month – just for their skin color. The Hispanic owner of Rubbin’ Buttz in Milliken wants his white customers to know that they, too, are appreciated, KUSA-TV reported. We have a whole month for Black History Month," Edgar Antillon told the station. "We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans."
  • Police: Intruder fatally shot after bursting into Boulder home

    05/05/2015 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY CHUCK HICKEY
    A suspected home intruder was shot and killed by a homeowner Monday night after shattering a glass screen door and getting into a fight with the man. Boulder police said there were several disturbances in the neighborhood involving the suspect before the shooting. Witnesses told police the suspect had tried to break into a number of homes, “yelling at residents and banging on their doors and windows as he tried to gain entry into their houses”. A man and a woman were in the home at 98 Pima Court. Police said the couple was watching television when they heard the...
  • Garfield County officials: BLM sage-grouse plans take turn for worse ( Colorado and )

    05/05/2015 9:34:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Garfield County officials said Monday the Bureau of Land Management is considering even-stricter measures to protect greater sage-grouse than previously contemplated, rather than listening to concerns the county and others have raised. As a cooperating agency, the county got an advance look Friday at the revised proposal the agency is now considering. “It is very dramatic in terms of the changes (from a draft BLM proposal) that are being proposed,” Fred Jarman, the county’s community development director, told county commissioners Monday. Jarman and Garfield Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said the proposed measures are the result of directives coming from Washington, D.C....
  • Colorado Senate Halts Bill To Limit Native American Mascots

    05/04/2015 2:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Westword ^ | THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    In March, we told you about a bill that would have created a committee to determine if Native American mascots at schools were offensive and instituted a $25,000 per month fine against those that refused to abandon ones that failed to pass the test. See our previous coverage below. However, the legislation will not become law. Earlier this month, HB 15-1165, sponsored by Representative Joe Salazar, was approved by the state House by a 33-32 vote. Every Democrat save one voted in favor of the measure, while all 32 Republicans responded with nays. This didn't bode well for the proposal's...
  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Colorado woman who stole fetus stabbed victim with lava lamp: prosecutors

    05/01/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/2015
    A Colorado woman who police say admitted cutting the fetus from a pregnant stranger stabbed her victim first with shards of glass from a broken lava lamp before performing a crude Cesarean section, court documents showed on Friday. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy stemming from the attack in March on Michelle Wilkins in the town of Longmont, 30 miles north of Denver. The 26-year-old Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, survived the assault, but her unborn baby girl died. In a brief filed ahead of a preliminary...
  • 11 arrested in Denver protest of Freddie Gray’s death (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 4/30/15
    Denver police say they arrested 11 people during a protest of the death of a black man after being taken into custody by Baltimore police. Police said eight men and three women were arrested in Wednesday night’s protest, mostly for misdemeanors like resisting police and obstructing roadways. However, The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/anpKEO ) reports one protester was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly knocking a police officer off his motorcycle.
  • Colorado company refuses service to 'colored people' in 'Mount Ghetto'

    A Colorado heating and cooling company was caught refusing to do business in a Denver neighborhood because residents there are "colored people" and "they don't pay their bills," according to an undercover investigation by Fox affiliate KDVR.
  • Another Driver Has Window Shattered, Causes Remain A Mystery

    04/29/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    CBS Local Media, CBS Radio Inc. ^ | April 28, 2015 | CBS4, CBS Denver
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Five times now a vehicle’s window has been shattered while traveling in Northern Colorado. The latest happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 25 in Fort Collins. A driver remains hospitalized after a bullet came through her window last week. There are also cases under investigation in Loveland, Mead and Keenesburg. The struggle now is trying to find a common link in the cases...Deputies still have no leads in last week’s shooting, and there’s still a possibility at least some of the broken windows are just a coincidence.
  • Denver-area school won't let child eat cookies in lunchbox, sends note about healthy options

    04/29/2015 12:19:21 PM PDT · by dware · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.29.2015 | AP via Fox News
    AURORA, Colo. – A suburban Denver 4-year-old came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher. Denver news station KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P6770A ) that preschooler Natalee Pearson told her mom Friday that she wasn't allowed to eat the cookies in her lunchbox.
  • Scammers Pretending To Be With TRICARE Contact Local Mom ( Colorado )

    04/29/2015 11:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KKTV - 11 News ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sarah Schwabe
    A Colorado Springs mom is the latest target of a scam going after military families in Southern Colorado. The scammers pretend to be with TRICARE to try to get victims' personal information. 11 News first learned about the scam earlier this year, but we keep hearing from more people in the community who are getting these calls. Penni Schacherer lives in Colorado Springs, and says she was in the middle of homeschooling her son when her phone rang. The caller claimed to be with TRICARE and offered her a special cream that relieves pain. Schacherer tells 11 News she was...
  • School says no to Oreos in in child's lunch

    04/28/2015 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    USA Today | April 28, 2015 | Jessica Oh, KUSA-TV, Denver
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  • Batman Colorado cinema shooter James Holmes 'thought Obama was speaking to him'

    04/28/2015 4:11:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/28/15 | Nick Allen
    James Holmes, the man accused of one of America's worst mass shootings, suffered from schizophrenia and thought President Barack Obama was talking to him through a television, his lawyer said. On July 20 , 2012, Holmes shot dead 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight screening of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes, 27, a former neuroscience PhD student, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. His parents Bob Holmes, 64, a Stanford-educated mathematician, and mother Arlene Holmes, 60, a nurse, sat a...
  • Suit By Aurora’s Victims Families Tossed: Ordered To Pay Ammo Court Costs

    04/27/2015 6:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 4/26/2015 | Tim
    In September, Breitbart News reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips in suing Lucky Gunner and other firearm-related stores for selling ammunition and other supplies to alleged Aurora theater gunman, James Holmes. Holmes allegedly opened fire on movies-goers watching The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. In late March, Senior District Judge Richard Matsch threw out the suit and held that Lucky Gunner and the others “are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.”
  • Bishop Castle gets a new owner

    04/25/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 28 replies
    KOAA5 ^ | Posted: Apr 24, 2015 6:45 PM MDT | Lena Howland
    Bishop Castle, 46 years in the making, which one man dedicated his life to building, has been turned over to a new owner. A frequent visitor of the castle and friend of the creator is now in charge but the family who built the attraction says they were conned into signing over the deed. The creator of the castle, Jim Bishop, has been fighting a rare form of cancer for the past few months and his family now feels like they've been taken advantage of.
  • Colorado businessman blames 'stoned' workers for move to SC

    04/24/2015 1:47:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 117 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 24, 2015
    When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina. Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.
  • Judge in James Holmes Mass Shooting Case Won't Move Trial

    04/23/2015 7:38:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/23
    The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order Thursday that he's confident the 12 jurors and 12 alternates selected this month in the trial of James Holmes are fair and impartial. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Arapahoe County, just south of Denver, where the shooting took place. Holmes has...
  • D.C. Attorney General Reports Photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, Ken Buck to Police

    04/21/2015 1:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 21st | Jason Howerton
    The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., is reportedly investigating a photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) holding an AR-15 rifle in a House office building.
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Time Lapse Video Shows Smoke Billowing From Lincoln Park At 4:20 (marijuana)

    04/21/2015 10:11:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | April 20, 2015 | Staff
    Pro-marijuana advocates on Monday gathered at Denver’s Lincoln Park across from the state Capitol for 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday. CBS4 captured time lapse footage leading up to 4:20 p.m. In the video smoke can be seen rising from the crowd after the designated time. The day is for pro-pot political action and the traditional smoke out. The 4/20 celebrations started over the weekend and continued through Monday, April 20.
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo — a machine gun — at a range in Fort Carson. “It’s a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition,” said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • Other Voices: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group harms gun rights with refusal to compromise

    04/18/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 25 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 14 Apr 15 | CO Springs Gazette
    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is notorious for launching primary challenges against pro-gun conservatives, replacing them with ineffective activists who reject incremental victories and the art of compromise. The organization clings to unattainable aspirations of all-or-nothing victories. It is the group that nearly sabotaged the recall against former Senate President John Morse, architect of three gun laws Democrats enacted in 2013 at...
  • Colorado GOP Invites Snubbed Gay Group to Summit

    04/16/2015 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 17, 2015 03:16 UTC | Associated Press
    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers.
  • Hearst Granddaughter Launches ‘Cosmo Harms Minors’ Campaign...

    04/16/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, of the multi-national media empire Hearst Corporation, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) are launching a campaign that demands Cosmopolitan Magazine be displayed behind blinders or in an opaque wrapper and not sold to minors. Victoria Hearst, who is also the founder and president of Praise Him Ministries in Montrose, Colorado, and Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, will be joined by child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and author Dr. Miriam Grossman on Wednesday, April 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to launch their new campaign titled “Cosmo Harms...
  • Deputies peacefully resolve report of man wearing homemade knight outfit

    04/15/2015 6:47:42 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 04.14.2015 | Nick Rothschild
    MESA COUNTY, Colo. Well Mesa County, it looks like Game of Thrones fever is sweeping through some members of our community. The popular HBO show debuted the first episode from it's fifth season on Sunday night, and roughly 24 hours later sheriff's office deputies were looking at a scene straight out of Westeros.
  • CBS4 Investigation: TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
  • More Coloradans approve of pot than a year ago, poll shows

    04/14/2015 11:01:20 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 38 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Apr 14, 2015 | Molly Armbrister
    Sixty-two percent of Colorado voters approve of legalized recreational marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. A similar poll conducted last April showed that 54 percent of Coloradans approved of legal pot. Quinnipiac polls voters in three states considered to be key in presidential elections: Iowa, Virginia and Colorado. A majority of voters in Virginia also support legalized marijuana, with 54 percent in favor. Iowa was split on the issue, with 47 percent on either side. In all three states, those polled supported medical marijuana by a margin of 10 to 1, Quinnipiac found. "Voters...
  • SA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 7:03:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 53 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4. According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he "gropes" male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA. "He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by...
  • Decade of Silence

    04/13/2015 7:50:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Gay rights groups are promoting a day of silence on campuses around the country on April 17. Across the country, they would like those who merely passively do not endorse their lifestyle to remain silent a good deal longer than 24 hours. “Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools,” the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced on Thursday, April 9, 2015. “Students typically take a vow of silence as a symbolic representation of the...
  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

    04/12/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | AP
    DENVER – Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region — where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet — was released last year.
  • Quinnipiac: ‘It’s Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her’

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Who’s Suddenly Tied With Hillary… Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: “Hillary’s unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?”>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign “ought to frighten every American,” he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin O’Malley, a former Hart campaign staffer. “I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done …...
  • UNC forum leaves unanswered questions after Mexican-American studies major suspended (Northern CO)

    04/11/2015 4:25:35 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 20 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | Tyler Silvy
    A student forum on the suspension of the Mexican-American studies major Friday at the University of Northern Colorado was intended to provide answers. The more than 50 students, faculty and staff members crowded into the Lindou Auditorium at Michener Library wanted only one: Restore the major now. After a forum in which the person responsible for the surprise suspension chose “no comment” as one of her only comments, it seems the answer to that request is still unknown. Donna Bottenberg, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was scheduled to host the forum, along with Department of Hispanic...