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  • Marijuana Use Has Increased in Colorado: Study

    12/27/2014 4:02:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    NBC Snooze ^ | DEC. 27, 2014
    Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post reports the study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found about 1 out of 8 Colorado residents older than 12 had used marijuana in the past month. Only Rhode Island topped Colorado in the percentage of residents who reported using pot as often, according to the study. The study averaged state-specific data over two-year periods. It found that, for the 2011-2012 period, 10.4 percent of Colorado residents 12 and...
  • Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    07/26/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 7/26/2014 | Unattributed AP
    <p>DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city’s streets.</p> <p>One organization dealing with the increase is Urban Peak, which provides food, shelter and other services to homeless people aged 15 to 24 in Denver and Colorado Springs.</p>
  • Legal marijuana drawing homeless to Colorado

    12/26/2014 6:48:42 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 12/24/2014 | /Doug Pensinger
    DENVER -- Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible. Easterling is among a growing number of homeless people who have recently come to Colorado seeking its legal marijuana, and who now remain in the state and occupy beds in shelters, according to service providers. While no state agency records how many homeless people were...
  • ( Colorado ) State removes wildlife zones

    12/22/2014 8:49:22 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    KOAA ^ | Dec 21, 2014
    The Colorado Department of Transportation will be eliminating several wildlife traffic zones in 2015, after a study showed that increased penalties did not reduce wildlife crashes. Southwest Regional traffic engineer, Mick McVaugh says by law the department cannot keep speed limit signs that are not supported by research.
  • James Holmes' parents: Theater gunman mentally ill, shouldn't be executed

    12/19/2014 11:08:18 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/19/14 | Jason Sickles
    Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes is not a monster and should be spared a death sentence, his parents plead in their first public comments since one of the worst mass shootings in American history. Robert and Arlene Holmes two-page letter to the Denver Post editorial section was delivered by Lisa Damiani, one of the gunmans court-appointed attorneys. The newspaper published the entire letter on Friday.The parents are breaking their silence as 9,000 summonses are being mailed to prospective jurors. Jury selection is scheduled for January with a trial to begin in late spring or early summer.Holmes, who turned 27...
  • Oklahoma, Nebraska suing Colorado over legalization of marijuana

    12/18/2014 2:20:21 PM PST · by balch3 · 213 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 18, 2014 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY After legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is at the heart of a lawsuit. The Denver Post is reporting that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down Colorados legalization laws. The Colorado attorney generals office says the lawsuit alleges that Colorados Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action, said Colorado Attorney General John...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: Youll need the government to educate your children

    12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Redstate catches an unguarded moment with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a lunch earlier this week where he speaks extemporaneously and gives us a peek into what he believes the proper role of government to be. You might be surprised at just how little responsibility he feels you should take for yourself. Government should do what people individually can’t do, or can’t do well themselves. You know, educating our young people, [emphasis added] making sure our roads are designed and built properly, making sure our communities are safe…that our economic system is robust, but at the same time fair…that every...
  • Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

    12/17/2014 12:32:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali, Cultural Critic, Senior Writer, TheRoot.com
    In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words "I can't breathe" scrawled over it. The righteousness of racial solidarity burning in their eyes as they joined in chanting, "Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" This is not to say that there were not White allies...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea whats causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Dick Cheney says U.S. did not torture terror suspects

    12/14/2014 9:22:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday dismissed a Senate report on harsh interrogation practices used by the Central Intelligence Agency, saying officials "very carefully avoided going past the legal threshold for torture. "Torture is what the al Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11," Cheney said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation." The CIAs interrogation techniques following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have come under fire following a Senate report detailing how agency operatives used waterboarding and rectal feeding to try to obtain...
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that theres been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero nada nothing zilch. What kind of racist news outlets would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why havent the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • Obama admin. sued by Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper over Gunnison sage grouse

    12/13/2014 10:21:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made good Friday on his promise to sue the federal government over its hotly contested move to list the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. The Colorado Attorney Generals office filed a notice of intent to sue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Fish and Wildlife Service director Daniel M. Ashe, arguing that the agencys Nov. 12 decision to list the bird as threatened was flawed and failed to appreciate fully the impact of aggressive state and local conservation efforts. The Service failed to use the best available science in its listing...
  • In Colorado, We Are Entering a Stoned New World

    12/13/2014 8:07:52 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Stephen Green
    We are entering a Stoned New World here, as Colorado entrepreneurs come up with new ways to make money in the new ah atmosphere of tolerance. Its also an interesting test case for longtime proponents of legalization such as myself, to see what happens when perfect theory encounters an imperfect world. Our first stumbling block is that the state-sponsored growers and sellers cartels have kept prices artificially high (no pun intended), so we still have a black market for the green herb. That also means, as weve discussed here before, that tax revenues are not meeting expectations.
  • Gruber model errs in Colorado as Vermont prepares to rely on data

    12/13/2014 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    Jonathan Grubers health care forecasting is failing in Colorado as Vermonts Gov. Peter Shumlin prepares to use the economists math for single-payer health care. As Vermonters anxiously await a Gruber-modeled financing plan for Green Mountain Care, modeling done for Colorados health exchange by Jonathan Gruber Associates has proven wildly erroneous. In 2011, following Colorados decision to set up a state health exchange for Obamacare, the state hired Gruber to forecast enrollment trends from which the state and federal government could estimate costs. According to a presentation delivered to the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Board on Sept. 16, 2011, and provided...
  • Obama administration to allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana

    12/12/2014 4:56:18 PM PST · by BAW · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | German Lopez
    The Obama administration will direct attorneys to not prevent Native American tribes on reservations from growing and selling marijuana even in states where pot is illegal, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Some federal restrictions will still apply. Marijuana can't be sold to minors, grown on public land, fall into the hands of drug cartels, or systemically spread to states where the drug remains illegal. It's unclear how many tribes will take advantage of the opportunity. Many are opposed to marijuana legalization. The federal government will continue enforcing prohibition for those tribes, at their request, even in states where...
  • Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

    11/03/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the agency is looking the other way. The agency refuses to say if it is acting. At the same time, the number of pastors endorsing candidates in what they call Pulpit Freedom Sunday...
  • Common Core Curtailed in Colorado

    12/12/2014 7:08:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, no matter how full-throated the endorsements of Common Core by such worthies as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the parents go marching on. Colorado Springs School District 11 struck a blow against the Common Core by voting to remove the majority of its students from the new, mandatory standardized tests, Chris Neal wrote in School Reform News this month. District 11, which has nearly 30, 000 students, announced it plans to randomly test the minimum number of students needed to meet the federal requirement, allowing the rest to opt...
  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorados 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • A Hero Returns Home: Procession for Capt. DuBois

    12/11/2014 12:36:31 PM PST · by dware · 2 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 12.10.2014 | KJCT8
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Community is invited to line the streets and welcome a hero home, to his final resting place. Captain William DuBois' body will arrive in Grand Junction on Thursday in preparation for funeral services this weekend. According to the Department of Defense, Captain DuBois was killed December 1, 2014 when his F-16 crashed near a coalition base in the Middle East. He was headed to support the U.S mission against Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in Syria. Here's the schedule of events provided Grand Valley Funeral Homes: Dec. 11th, 2014 12:15 PM Flight Arrives to Grand Junction Regional...
  • Boulder County (CO) Clerk Hall: 'I followed the law' in election procedures (Not True)

    12/10/2014 12:11:10 PM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Time-Call ^ | 12/06/2014 12:24:06 AM MST | John Fryar
    Secretary of state alleges violations The Colorado Secretary of State's Office alleges that Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall "violated state law in several ways" during the processing of ballots and the tallying of votes cast in the 2014 general election. Hall declined Friday to give a point-by-point response to those allegations, which included: "She systematically discriminated against Republican election judges, by excluding people nominated by the Republican Party, and even appointing people not registered to vote." "She prevented watchers from having a meaningful opportunity to observe and verify the signature review process, created an artificially cramped area for them to...
  • Little Sisters: Don't Let ObamaCare Stop Our Ministry

    12/10/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: If there really is a "war on women," it's being waged against a group of nuns who seek to honor their call to serve the dying poor without being compelled to provide contraception coverage to those who help them. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Monday in the lawsuit by the Little Sisters of the Poor challenging the ObamaCare abortion-inducing drug mandate that threatens religious liberty. The case of the feisty nuns challenges a bizarre "accommodation" offered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under its proposal, the Little Sisters can fill...
  • GOP secures environmental policy riders on grouse, Clean Water Act in spending bill

    12/10/2014 8:06:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Included in the massive, $1.1 trillion bill unveiled late Tuesday that would fund most of the government through next fall are several policy riders on energy and the environment supported by Republicans, adding fuel to what is already shaping up to be a fight between the GOP and the Obama administration over environmental policies next year. Republicans said the spending bill stops the listing of the sage-grouse as an endangered species a move by the administration after the midterm elections that Democrats and the GOP alike had criticized. The federal move to protect the bird was seen as having...
  • Man acquitted of cop assault in 'Make My Day' case

    12/10/2014 6:51:01 AM PST · by dware · 11 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 12.09.2014 | AP via KJCT8
    CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) A man accused of assaulting a police officer trying to arrest him is free after invoking a Colorado law that allows homeowners to use force to protect themselves. A jury in Cortez, Colorado acquitted 38-year-old Shane French of assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest Monday after 3 hours of deliberations.
  • College prof makes students recite anti-American 'pledge of allegiance' (Disgusting)

    12/08/2014 11:35:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 8, 2014
    If you sign up for Denver college professor Charles Angeletti's American Civilization class, be forewarned that you're going to have to recite his invective-filled 'New Pledge' -- and according to some of his students, also be ready to swallow a big helping of his politics. Angeletti, who teaches at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has students learn an anti-American spoof of the Pledge of Allegiance that denounces the U.S. as a Republican-controlled bastion of injustice, all while spewing his own far-left brand of politics, according to current and former students.
  • Religious Nonprofits Challenge Obamacare ( Little Sisters of the Poor )

    12/08/2014 12:13:09 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Dec 2014
    Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs include a group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma ... The groups are appealing to the 10th Circuit in Denver, the court that ruled last year that for-profit companies can join the exempted religious organizations and not provide the contraceptives. The U.S. Supreme Court later agreed with the 10th Circuit in the case brought by the Hobby Lobby arts-and-crafts chain. The...
  • Lessons in Protesting (*excellent* opinon piece about lessons from Ferguson and more)

    12/07/2014 10:57:22 AM PST · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    The Party of Choice ^ | December 4, 2014 | Andy Peth
    The Ferguson protests will make a huge, positive impactfor the Republican Party. Surprised? Dont be. Whether using peaceful dissent, raised hands by professional athletes, or outright violence, these protestors boost public approval for those they most despise. And who do they despise? Cops? Too limited. White people? Too broad. Look closely at who is protesting. Not all are black, and one black group is conspicuously absentblack Conservatives. The sole commonality among these protesters isnt race, but ideology, for they are all Liberal. And that means they oppose Conservativesor to be politically exact, Republicans. Virtually all these protesters, either in St....
  • NORAD Prepares to Track Santas Flight

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 1, 2014 The North American Aerospace Defense Commands NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/ , launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santas launch on their smart phones and tablets. Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Santa followers just...
  • Michael Brown Demonstrators Cheer As Police Officer Hit By Car

    12/06/2014 9:51:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 3, supporters who marched in Denver for Michael Brown cheered when a car struck four Denver police officers doing crowd control on bicycles.
  • Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says

    12/05/2014 8:07:21 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 05, 2014 | unknown
    Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers - injuring one critically - Wednesday night, the city's police union charged. Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition. But the reaction of young students, reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection Association angry. Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit. Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted,...
  • Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says

    12/05/2014 5:52:05 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 17 replies
    Fox News online ^ | 12/05/14 | aggregate
    Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers - injuring one critically - Wednesday night, the city's police union charged. Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition. But the reaction of young students, reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection Association angry. Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit. Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted,...
  • Oil reserves grow in Colorado, across the U.S.

    12/04/2014 6:11:10 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Cathy Proctor
    Colorado's growth in crude oil reserves ranked third behind North Dakota and Texas in the latest survey of the amount of oil buried in fields across the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Nationally, crude oil reserves oil that can be pumped from the ground under current economic conditions using existing technology grew by 9 percent, or 3.1 billion barrels, in 2013 compared to 2012, the federal agency said. It's the fifth year in a row the U.S. oil reserves have grown, the EIA said, evidence that the proliferation of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing...
  • Report: Colorado schools, cities have $10 billion in hidden pension liability

    12/03/2014 10:29:40 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 3, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Colorados schools and governments have about $10 billion in hidden pension and health-care benefit liability, a sinkhole that could cost many individual taxpayers $10,000 or more to fill, a report from the Chicago-based nonprofit Truth in Accounting found. Sheila A. Weinberg, TIA founder and CEO, said the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association hasnt collected enough from school districts and local governments to cover retirement costs for all the local employees. It is pushed off year after year until these plans dont have enough money to pay for retirees, she said. Theyre either going to have to raise taxes or cut...
  • Canvass confusion continues ( Colorado )

    12/02/2014 12:28:55 PM PST · by george76
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | December 2, 2014 | JEFF TUCKER
    As the dispute between the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder and the Pueblo canvassing board over whether to certify the 2014 election results enters its third week, the Pueblo County commissioners Monday assured the lone Republican who won his election that, if it comes to it, they will appoint him to his office. Meanwhile, a representative for the Colorado Secretary of States office is scheduled to meet with the canvassing board Wednesday morning. And District Attorney Jeff Chostner told the commissioners that his office has begun to monitor the situation to be sure that political gamesmanship isnt interfering with the...
  • Clean Power Plan carbon emission comments due Monday ( Colorado )

    12/01/2014 6:59:15 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | November 30, 2014 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Craig Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The next step is for the federal government to review submitted statements made during the past several months in order to make a final ruling on the plan by June. Originally, the deadline was Oct. 15, but it was extended to Monday after the EPA received nearly 750,000 comments before the first deadline, according to the EPA. Northwest Colorado houses two coal-fired power plants, Craig Station in Moffat County and...
  • Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in Colorado

    11/30/2014 6:03:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 293 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 26, 2014 - 9:48 AM | Cully Stimson
    The data coming out of Colorado is exhibit A on why voters should reject legalization efforts. Even the Democratic governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, said that legalizing marijuana in Colorado was reckless. As I have written at Heritage, pot-positive traffic fatalities have gone up 100 percent since voters legalized pot in Colorado. This is true despite the fact that overall traffic fatalities in Colorado have gone down since 2007. A report by a federal grant-funded agency in Colorado found seven specific negative side effects that pot legalization has caused in Colorado: the majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana;youth...
  • Colorado Mastodon Bones Show Ancient Warmer Earth

    11/29/2014 5:46:24 AM PST · by tellw · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | Dan Elliott/AP
    DENVER A spectacular trove of ancient bones from giant animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and bison along with insects, plants, pollen and other animals offers a glimpse at how animals adapted to climate change. A team of 47 scientists has been studying material unearthed four years ago near Snowmass, a town just outside Aspen, when a bulldozer was enlarging a reservoir. The researchers published their...
  • Gunmaker Magpul finalizes departure from Colorado to protest anti-gun laws

    11/28/2014 9:05:39 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/26/2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Officials at Magpul Industries unveiled Wednesday its new facilities in Texas and Wyoming, making good on a vow to leave Colorado in response to the states sweeping gun control legislation.
  • EV-D68: The Mystery Illness Thats Not Actually A Mystery

    11/25/2014 9:16:57 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/2014 | Brian Joondeph
    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of over 100 non-polio enteroviruses, according to the CDC. For most people infected, it causes flu-like symptoms, mild to severe. It spreads just like the common cold virus, through coughing, sneezing, handshakes, or touching a surface touched by someone with the infection. Over this past summer and fall, the United States, has experienced a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. For most infected persons, its just another cold. But more severe infections can lead to hypoxia, meningitis, eye problems, heart involvement, and rarely paralysis. This sudden surge in EV-D68 cases is perplexing...
  • Women With Concealed Weapons On The Rise In El Paso County [ Colorado]

    11/24/2014 6:12:43 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    11 News ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Katie Killen
    More women in El Paso County are getting their concealed carry permits than ever before. According to the sheriffs office, in 2005, 917 women in El Paso received permits. In 2013, records reveal 8,193 women had permits. Thats a jump of 793 percent. Local NRA instructor Germaine Adams says the surge in numbers doesnt surprise her.
  • Colorado politics could be playbook for GOP response to president's move of immigration

    11/23/2014 12:43:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014
    GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state where 14 percent of voters are Hispanic. His GOP colleague, Rep. Mike Coffman, won re-election in a district where 14 percent of residents were born in foreign countries. Both opposed last year's failed bipartisan effort in the Senate to overhaul the nation's immigration system, a top priority of immigrant-rights groups, especially its centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Both also spoke warmly of the contributions made by immigrants and shifted to the center on...
  • Immigration Revamp Is Combustible, Hickenlooper Says

    11/22/2014 6:55:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    The political fight over President Barack Obamas immigration plan is playing out in Colorado, too, where Gov. John Hickenlooper called it very controversial. The governor said the issue is combustible and suggested citizenship isnt a priority. What I was suggesting was lets maybe wait two or three years before we get into a discussion about the pathway to citizenship. That seems to be the block. But lets go ahead with securing the border, getting an ID system, Hickenlooper said. On Thursday, Obama announced in a presidential address a plan that would allow approximately 5 million illegal immigrants living in the...
  • CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign

    11/22/2014 5:54:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    Prof under investigation for violating amorous relationship policy. The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year about $65,000 in exchange for his resignation. Monton's departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed "a business decision," comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus' philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that's perceived to be unfriendly to women. Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university's amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny...
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • McLachlan concedes state House race ( Colorado )

    11/21/2014 10:03:16 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 20, 2014 | Chase Olivarius-Mcallister
    The race for House District 59 is at last at a definitive close. After almost two weeks of praying, hoping and searching for more ballots, on Thursday, Democrat Mike McLachlan conceded to Republican challenger J. Paul Brown. In a brief interview, McLachlan said he would not seek a recount. Im done, he said. In a telephone interview Thursday afternoon, Brown, who was in Denver for new legislator orientation, said he didnt begrudge McLachlan for taking his time to concede.
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieus (D-LA) clout did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who dont seem to acknowledge Landrieus clout. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Leadvilles only hospital is closing ( Colorado )

    11/18/2014 6:08:22 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    KDVR ^ | November 18, 2014 | David Mitchell & Greg Nieto
    The only hospital in the historic mountain town of Leadville is closing. St. Vincent has been around for 135 years.
  • Republicans File Complaint Alleging Vote-Counting Abuse in Colorado

    11/18/2014 5:56:07 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-18-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republicans and third-party representatives filed a formal complaint Monday with the Colorado Secretary of State demanding the release of all election records after partisan election judges allegedly infringed on the ability of election watchers to monitor vote-counting. Watchers effectiveness has been marginalized, and watchers rights to challenge voters and judges decisions have been infringed, according to the complaint, which was obtained by The Daily Caller. The complaint involves all 2014 races in Colorado, including the U.S. Senate race won by Republican Cory Gardner, but the Senate and gubernatorial races in the state will not be swung at this point by...
  • Snapchat post leads to arrest in Parker road rage case (Parker, CO)

    11/17/2014 11:09:40 PM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | November 17, 2014 | Rob Low
    PARKER, Colo. Social media has helped lead Parker Police to a road rage arrest. Steven Paula, 43, was arrested Friday night on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly attacking 18-year-old Mason Deal leaving him with a black eye and a concussion. It turns out Paula may have has his daughter to blame for his arrest. She recorded the attack on her cell phone and posted the video on Snapchat, police said. Part of me feels bad for her thinking that it was okay to post something like that on social media and think it was funny but at the...
  • Heres why Somali Muslim Refugees are moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Prepare to be shocked

    11/17/2014 7:00:38 PM PST · by george76 · 159 replies
    Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 17, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    They are going there to get subsidized Section 8 housing vouchers to take to another state. Refugee resettlement is a euphemism for importing whole Muslim communities, importing jihad. I have long documented the targeting of gateway cities (smaller cities) overwhelmed with Muslim refugee immigration from countries like Somalia cities like Emporia, Kansas, Nashville, Greeley and Fort Morgan, Colorado, Lewiston, Maine et al. The over-saturation and drain on city resources has driven these immigrants northward to settle in Wyoming, according to these reports. Organizations like Lutheran Family Services profit enormously from the Federal government handling these refugees. The sharia compliant...