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  • Shackled inmate seen being slammed into courtroom wall by Denver deputy files lawsuit

    07/31/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 46 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 7 -30 -2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — The attorney for Anthony Waller, the shackled inmate who was seen on surveillance cameras being slammed into a wall by a Denver Sheriff’s deputy during a hearing before a judge in 2012, has filed a lawsuit over the incident. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court names the city and county of Denver, Deputy Brad Lovingier, Capt. Gina McCall and the Denver Sheriff’s Department. A news release sent by attorney Kenneth Padilla on Wednesday says Waller was “shackled in handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chain” when Lovingier “without provocation, grabbed Mr. Waller by his shackles, spun him around and...
  • Douglas County Teachers’ Union Membership Drops 25 Percent ( Colorado )

    07/31/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ali Gordon
    The teachers’ union representing the Douglas County school system has lost one-quarter of its membership since last year, signaling a growing frustration within the ranks that dues are used to finance politics instead of professional development. The significant drop in membership of the Douglas County Federation (DCF) was revealed in a July 21 letter from the board of education to Courtney Smith, union president, and was based on the union’s most recently released tax returns. The letter pointed to the drop in membership as undeniable proof that teachers had chosen the district over the union and the need for major...
  • Colorado state Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    07/31/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.31.2014 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars.
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Watch ^ | 07/24/14 | Samantha Wright
    Despite an eleventh hour interjection from the U.S. Forest Service, the Ouray County Commissioners made history this week, unanimously voting to adopt a new county road map that brings it into the 21st century. The last time an official county road map was prepared in Ouray County was in 1961. Proposed revisions to this 1961 iteration of the map took place over the past five years, first through the work of the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional Public Access Group and later through two years of intensive work by Ouray County IT/GIS Manager Jeff Bockes, who integrated modern computerized mapping techniques (including GoogleEarth)...
  • Judge rules Boulder County lacked legal authority to create subdivision paving district

    07/28/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Times-Call ^ | 07/27/2014 | John Fryar
    Formation of district and imposition of assessments 'invalidated' by ruling . Boulder County commissioners didn't have the legal authority to establish a Local Improvement District created to charge rural residential subdivision property owners the bulk of the costs of rehabilitating those subdivisions' paved county roads, according to a Friday Boulder County District Court ruling. The Board of County Commissioners "exceeded its jurisdiction and abused its discretion in authorizing and forming the Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District and imposing assessments on properties within the District," Senior District Court Judge J. Robert Lowenbach wrote. ... The judge further ordered Boulder County to...
  • US intel official warns against toppling Hamas

    07/27/2014 2:41:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/27/2014 | Lazar Berman
    Speaking at a high-level security conference in Aspen, Colorado, outgoing US Defense Intelligence Agency head Michael Flynn warned against the dangers of toppling Hamas, saying what may replace the Islamist group could be even worse. “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Flynn, a lieutenant general, told the conference Saturday, according to Reuters.He warned that with Hamas out of the picture, the Islamic State, or something like the brutal Islamist group ruling over parts of Syria and Iraq, could take its place.Flynn also said...
  • Colorado woman's quest for jihad baffles neighbors

    07/26/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/26/2014 | JENNY DEAM
    To those who knew her, Shannon Maureen Conley was a bright teenager lost in middle-class suburbia who went searching for love and purpose. She thought she found it half a world away with a Tunisian man 13 years her senior who promised marriage and holy war. The plan went only as far as Denver International Airport, where Conley was arrested in April as she tried to board a plane to support Islamic fighters in Syria. Conley told the FBI she was determined to be "defending Muslims on the Muslim homeland against people who are trying to kill them." If that...
  • Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado

    07/22/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them.
  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    07/25/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | 07.25.2014 | IVAN MORENO
    DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
  • Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

    07/23/2014 10:00:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    EPA will hold public hearings in four locations for the proposed Clean Power Plan the week of July 28, 2014. The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views or arguments concerning the proposed action. EPA is pleased by the tremendous public interest in the proposed Clean Power Plan. Already, we have received nearly 300,000 written comments on the proposal. We have found that there are some additional speaking slots still available in Pittsburgh on August 1st, and are reopening the registration for Pittsburgh ONLY. Register for the Pittsburgh hearing on August 1st. The other hearings in...
  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    07/24/2014 2:30:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 7/23/14
    A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.... Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so the issue could eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court — though both agreed the state ban should be declared unconstitutional.
  • Colorado races extremely close

    07/23/2014 2:45:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 22, 2014
    PPP's new Colorado poll finds the exact same numbers in the races for both Governor and the Senate- Democratic incumbents John Hickenlooper and Mark Udall are clinging to 44/43 leads over their challengers Bob Beauprez and Cory Gardner respectively.
  • Obama Administration Ignores Reporting Law as Prairie Chicken Population Increases

    07/23/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 22, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    A new study shows the lesser prairie chicken population has exploded by 20 percent prompting concern by western lawmakers that the Obama administration acted hastily when it listed the bird as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The aerial survey conducted last month by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies showed the grouse species numbers jumped from 18,747 to 22,415. That study plus the Agriculture Department’s tardiness in reporting conservation efforts to Congress as required by law prompted a letter from lawmakers including Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton demanding the report. “We request that your department provide this...
  • CRASS: Dem Rep. Crisanta Duran Caught Chanting “Death to CO GOP”

    07/22/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    colorado peak politics ^ | 7/221/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    First, Howard Dean wanted to ship all Republicans to the Ukraine or Russia. Now, unions and at least one elected official are calling for the GOP’s death. As The Colorado Statesman reports, state Rep. Crisanta Duran marched with a Latino group and the Service Employees International Union as they chanted “Death to the Colorado GOP.” At a rally on Tuesday in downtown Denver led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, Latino leaders and community groups held a mock funeral procession in which they declared, “Death to the Colorado GOP for killing immigration reform.” Joining the demonstration was state...
  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • One Year of Fracking in CO, Creates More Jobs than Obama’s Entire Economy Has for Millennials

    07/21/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007. What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage. Describing the influx of undocumented...
  • "Overpasses 4 America" amnesty protest, Near Golden, Colorado (C-470/Quincy)

    07/19/2014 3:43:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
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  • Colorado Senate Race Slips Further Away from Udall

    07/19/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 7/19/14 | Rich Baris
    The Colorado Senate race is unrecognizable from the one described in a May, 2013, National Journal article entitled, “Colorado’s Forgotten Senate Race.” PPD’s election projection model has warranted two rating changes since the entrance of Rep. Cory Gardner in February, both of which clearly show this race slipping away from incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall. In February, after Ken Buck made the decision to drop out of the race to make way for Gardner, a far more electable rising star in the GOP, we changed our Colorado Senate race rating from “Likely Democrat” to “Leans Democrat.” Now, after adjusting the...
  • Palin, Cruz, DeMint headline Denver summit (Going on now)

    07/19/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    DENVER — Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint are headlining a gathering of some 2,500 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The summit at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center culminates Sunday with a straw poll to gauge attendees' early choices for a 2016 presidential nominee....
  • Colorado Obamacare Website Repeats ‘Lie of the Year’ Promising Patients Can Keep Healthcare

    07/19/2014 7:09:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 18, 2014 | Brad Richardson
    Much as Democrats would like to distance themselves from Obamacare, somehow the unpopular legislation keeps coming back to haunt them. On the official Colorado state website under healthcare, the discredited Obamacare talking point “If you like your plan, you can keep it” appears not once, but twice. ... As of January, nearly 340,000 Coloradans and more than five million people nationwide had lost their health insurance because of President Barack Obama’s signature law. The claim was popularized by the president in 2009 and rated the “Lie of the Year” by the left-leaning PolitiFact, and the Washington Post gave it one...
  • Colorado Baker Appeals Gay 'Re-Education' Order

    07/18/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    CBN News ^ | 7/18/2014
    A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing a "re-education" order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.The order requires cake artist Jack Phillips to create wedding cakes for gay couples and to re-educate his staff that the state's Anti-Discrimination Act means artists must endorse all views.It also requires him to file quarterly compliance reports for two years.According to Phillips' attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, the reports must include the number of patrons that Phillips declines to serve, along with the reason.The order stems from a 2012 incident in which Phillips refused a...
  • Top Colorado Court Halts Denver Gay Marriages

    07/18/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2014
    Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place. The two-page ruling noted that a judge who earlier this month ruled the ban was unconstitutional put his decision on hold until it was appealed, meaning the definition of marriage approved by Colorado voters in 2006, as between one man and one woman, remains active.
  • The Nuclear Option: Why Do I Have to Buy Healthcare for Potheads?

    07/18/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Politicians here have not even figured out how yet to implement their new law requiring us to pay for everybody else’s health care, and already people are clamoring to legalize drugs that are, at the very least, hazardous to their health. The good people of Colorado and Washington state can now buy and smoke pot without violating state laws. The movement to do so is spreading among other states like a hot tropical virus through a detention facility on the Mexican border. I, for one, have never really cared one way or the other if people choose to smoke pot....
  • Search For Bank Robber Who Jumped In River Resumes Friday ( Colorado )

    07/18/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    11 News ^ | Jul 18, 2014
    A bank robber tried to escape police by jumping into the Arkansas River. He hasn't been seen since. ... A witness who saw the whole scene unfold told 11 News that at first the suspect seemed confident that he had escaped police, going so far as to climbing onto a cement slab in the middle of the river and taunting officers. But when the suspect jumped back into the water, he never resurfaced. A police spokesman says the man may have gotten caught in the undertow.
  • Poll: Beauprez edges Hickenlooper, whose job approval ratings slide

    07/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/16/14 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. John Hickenlooper's job approval ratings plunged in a new poll that shows Republican challenger Bob Beauprez beating the Democratic incumbent by 1 percentage point.
  • Q-poll: Gardner 44, Udall 42 in Colorado Senate race

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2014 | Guy Benson
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • Denver Human Services workers suspended after children placed with sex offender and child abuser

    07/16/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News Local Denver ^ | July 16, 2014 | By John Ferrugia, Sandra Barry
    The CALL7 Investigators have learned from sources familiar with the investigation that two Denver Human Services case workers and two supervisors are on administrative leave after the agency placed four children first with a registered sex offender, and then with a person convicted of child abuse, raising serious questions about whether DHS is conducting proper background checks and following state law. The family members involved told the CALL7 Investigators they discussed their criminal records with case workers prior to placement, yet the children were given to them, anyway. Those family members include Aaron and Andrea. Aaron is the father of...
  • Poll: Democrats Hang On to Slight Leads in Key Senate Races

    07/15/2014 11:02:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Democrats hold single-digit leads in the key Senate contests of Colorado and Michigan, as well as in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to new NBC News/Marist polls of these two states. But with less than four months to go until Election Day, Republicans are narrowly
  • Voters should not make engineering decisions

    07/16/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Denton late Tuesday night became the latest jurisdiction to announce a referendum on a drilling technique, joining Colorado and New York in allowing voters to decide where hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas may take place. This a deeply worrying trend that mixes misinformation with a not-in-my-backyard attitude that too often ignores science, engineering and the nation's need for energy. In many ways, though, the drilling companies and state regulators have themselves to blame for public outrage by failing to quickly and transparently address the concerns of local residents. First, let me say I've spoken to a lot of people...
  • Mesa County Opposes Proposed EPA Water Rules ( Colorado )

    07/15/2014 9:34:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    KREX ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Angel Russell
    Mesa County Commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to oppose the nationwide Clean Water Act, commonly referred to as Waters of the U.S. ... The proposed nationwide rule would expand the jurisdiction of what waters would be regulated by the federal government. This expansion would include dry washes, roadside ditches, and drainage ditches throughout Mesa County. ... the board of commissioners also expressed their concern since they see no apparent public benefit from the proposed rule
  • Colorado Obamacare Exchange Doesn’t Know Who Is Enrolled

    07/14/2014 12:49:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 14, 2014 | by Greg Campbell
    Connect For Health Colorado, the state-run health care exchange set up under Obamacare, will spend some $4 million in the coming year to convince Latinos to enroll through the program, even though exchange managers have no idea whether Latinos are underrepresented among their existing customers. While the health-care exchange collects demographic data, no one has analyzed it, according to the Denver Post. Exchange managers are just assuming that fewer Latinos have signed up because that’s what independent studies have shown. The money will also be used to target young people and other specific demographic groups without knowing who among them...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • Planned Parenthood performed abortion on teen, returned her to sex abuser: shock lawsuit

    07/11/2014 7:17:30 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 11, 2014 - 11:28 am EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, says she discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her 13-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. It was any mother’s nightmare. According to the lawsuit filed on June 20, 2014, Cary’s daughter, R.Z., was only about six years old when her new step-father, Timothy David Smith, began to sexually abuse her. At this age, she was too young to realize that her step-father’s inordinate attention was actually a crime.
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Obama Inches Into Competitive Colorado Senate Race (Obama @ 38%)

    07/11/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    kcnc ^ | July 8, 2014 3:31 PM | Julie Pace
    DENVER (AP) – For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate this fall. Obama’s trip to Colorado to raise money for Sen. Mark Udall underscores the political risks for vulnerable Democrats of being linked with the increasingly unpopular president. Obama will headline a high-dollar fundraiser for Udall in Denver on Wednesday but the event is off-limits to news cameras. Udall’s office also says the senator will not attend an economic speech the president plans to deliver in Denver, ensuring that there will...
  • Colorado: Man hospitalized with pneumonic plague

    07/11/2014 10:04:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory yesterday [8 Jul 2014] identified pneumonic plague in a Colorado resident. Investigation revealed the family dog had recently died unexpectedly. The carcass was recovered and tested at the Colorado State University Veterinarian Diagnostic Laboratory, where tests were positive for plague. ... Even though it doesn't kill people in large numbers like it once did, it is a serious disease ... There are 3 types of plague; all can be potentially deadly, if not treated. The 1st is bubonic, which causes lymph nodes to swell. There is also septicemic, which comes about...
  • Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws

    07/11/2014 8:59:00 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 11 Jul 14 | By: Alan Gathright
    Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws Bloomberg dismisses cities that recalled lawmakersCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Republicans were quick to open fire Thursday after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg portrayed Colorado Springs and Pueblo -- where voters recalled Democratic state senators for backing gun control laws -- as roadless backwaters. Bloomberg, the billionaire who has bankrolled gun-safety campaigns and who gave large sums to the senators who were ultimately recalled, made the comments in a Rolling Stone story that was published online Tuesday. "In Colorado, we got a law passed,"...
  • EDITORIAL: Sage-grouse politics

    07/10/2014 8:32:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The fate of a chicken-size bird carries huge economic and political stakes across the West. The sage grouse, long a threat to the thriving energy sector, is also a threat to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The ground-dwelling bird, which has habitat across Nevada and 10 other states, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species as soon as next year. Such a designation would place burdensome restrictions on the use of tens of millions of acres by ranchers, farmers, and oil and natural gas producers. Environmental organizations that want a halt to ranching and fossil fuel development are...
  • Judge: Gay Couples Can Keep Marrying in Colorado

    07/10/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples despite what the state's attorney general calls "legal chaos" as the issue makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. An hour after the ruling, Denver's clerk said she would join her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder in providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Pueblo County's clerk said he...
  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • Candidate Mike Harlow for Mesa County Sheriff Receives Endorsement by Tea Party (CO)

    07/10/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT · by dware · 7 replies
    KREX News Channel 5 ^ | 07.09.2014 | Angel Russell
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Write-in candidate for Mesa County Sheriff Mike Harlow is being endorsed by the Tea Party. This announcement was made on Wednesday at the Old County Courthouse. Harlow is a Navy Veteran with 17 years of Law Enforcement experience. He describes himself as an unaffiliated conservative candidate. "The sheriff is supposed to be the highest-reigning law enforcement in the county. I’ll make sure that is known and we won't back up to anybody. If I think they don't have business here, then they'll have to lave," said Mike Harlow. Harlow has experience working as a K-9 Police Dog...
  • Judge Rules Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional [16th Judge To Strike Down!]

    07/09/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 9, 2014
    Judge Rules Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional District judge C Scott Crabtree rules 2006 voter approved ban violates state and federal constitutions A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban. District court judge C Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the state and federal constitutions. He immediately put his ruling on hold pending an appeal. Crabtree is the 16th judge to void a state's gay marriage ban since the US supreme court ruled last year that the federal government has to recognize gay marriages in the states.
  • Obama turns down offers of marijuana during visit to Denver

    07/09/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Frances Burns
    DENVER, July 9 (UPI) --President Obama turned down a hit of marijuana during a visit to a Denver bar with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The man who offered the president some weed posted video on Instagram to document his story. The presidential motorcade also passed two people holding up signs offering Obama free marijuana but did not stop. During his evening out, Obama also ate at a pizzeria with several people who had written him letters.
  • CNN: Choomer in chief passes on puff in Denver

    07/09/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ed Payne and Gabe LaMonica
    CNN) -- "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge. It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana. The man posted the exchange on Instagram for the world to see. Obama has admitted to smoking pot as a young man. He was an active member of the "Choom Gang" in high school, which perfected all sorts of techniques for getting high.
  • Udall cancels appearance at fundraiser with Obama

    07/09/2014 6:17:51 AM PDT · by palmer · 23 replies
    Associated Press via Washington Post ^ | July 9 at 9:04 AM | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who was to appear with President Barack Obama in Denver at a Democratic fundraiser Wednesday, says he's too busy with legislative business in Washington to attend. In a statement, Udall said that "due to last-minute votes and legislative activity" he will be unable to make the trip back to Colorado for the event. ...
  • Someone at a Denver Bar Just Asked Obama If He ‘Wanted a Hit of Pot’...

    07/08/2014 9:59:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Someone at a Denver Bar Just Asked Obama If He ‘Wanted a Hit of Pot’ — and That Might Not Have Even Been the Most Bizarre Part of His Evening President Barack Obama was asked by an unknown individual if he wanted a “hit of pot” Tuesday night, while visiting a Denver, Colorado bar. The incident, captured on video, shows the president laughing off the suggestion. “Asked him if he wanted a hit of pot…he laughed!” the Instagram user wrote for the video’s caption. (The off camera comment was, "Do you want a hit, man?" Obama gave a big friendly...
  • CO GOVERNOR, OTHER PROMINENT DEMS, WILL NOT ATTEND OBAMA'S DENVER SPEECH

    07/08/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    President Barack Obama will speak in Denver's Cheesman Park on July 9, and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), and congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff (D-CO), will not be there. All three will be on the ballot this November and all three say "prior commitments" will prevent them from attending the event with Obama. According to The Denver Post, Udall, Hickenlooper, and Romanoff are all three "in the fight of their political careers."
  • Obama getting cold shoulder in Colorado

    07/08/2014 7:49:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    If President Obama is as thin-skinned as his critics say then his ego is in for a bruising in Colorado today. Obama will be campaigning in the Centennial State – one of the key battlegrounds in his bid to hold the Senate for his party – but neither the incumbent senator he is trying to save nor other top-tier Democratic candidates will appear in public with the president.
  • NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’

    07/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species. Now, the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Santa Fe National Forest, is considering erecting a series of 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse’s habitat. The Luceros, members of the San Diego Cattleman’s Association and holders of grazing permits with the federal government, say the fences will lock out their cattle — as well as those of other permit holders — from ever returning to the meadow where the livestock graze for 20 days in the spring and up to 40 days...