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  • Urgent - CO Dist 2 voters! Support Kevin Lundberg v Jared Polis! (Midnight tonight deadline!)

    01/08/2012 7:35:19 PM PST · by NoPrisoners · 19 replies
    Kevin Lundberg for Congress ^ | unknown | Kevin Lundberg Congressional Exploratory Committee
    In a recent Time Magazine article Jared Polis listed Pat Schroeder as his political hero/inspiration. For anyone familiar with the Colorado political scene over the past few decades, that says much about my potential opponent. As for me, I pick Ronald Reagan as a contemporary hero, and George Washington as a historical inspiration. Votesmart.org lists 92 votes that Rep. Polis cast on the House Floor in 2011. 80% of the votes were either no, or did not vote. Among his no votes for 2011, which I would have supported are: H.R. 2 - Repealing the Federal Health Care bill H.R....
  • Lafayette police: Bomb left in paper bag with victims' names on it ( Colorado : Animal Rights ? )

    01/08/2012 9:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Camera ^ | 01/08/2012
    The device that exploded inside a car in Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, sending a husband and wife to the hospital with serious burns, was inside a paper bag with the victims' names written... Lafayette police this morning issued a news release with fresh details of the crime, which remains under investigation. As of 8 a.m. today, no arrests had been made, although ... investigators were looking at a possible suspect. Allyson Stone, 44, and her husband, Christopher Stone, 59, walked out of their home at 337 Lodgewood Point just before 12:56 p.m. Saturday when they saw a package "described as...
  • 4 People Shot In Aurora Business; 1 Dead (1 more bad guy down)

    01/05/2012 11:37:45 PM PST · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | December 30, 2011 | Wayne Harrison
    AURORA, Colo. -- One person was killed and three wounded in a gunfight at a check-cashing-tobacco store in Aurora on Friday afternoon. The gunfire erupted during an apparent robbery of the store, according to police. "Two suspected robbers were shot as well as two employees in the store," said Aurora police spokeswoman Cassidy Carlson. She said two armed men entered the business with the intention of robbery and were spotted by two employees, but it is too early to determine who fired first. A witness told 7NEWS reporter Marc Stewart that a wounded gunman fell to ground near a trash...
  • Teen's Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook

    01/05/2012 10:55:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 102 replies
    7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | January 5, 2012 | Deb Stanley
    DURANGO, Colo. -- A teenager said Durango High School is refusing to publish one of her senior photos in the yearbook. Sydney Spies, 18, told the Durango Herald that administrators told her the senior portrait she submitted would not be printed in the yearbook because her attire in the photo violated dress code. The newspaper said the high school requires that tops "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student." The photo Spies submitted shows her wearing a yellow skirt with a black shawl that exposes her shoulders and midsection. "We'll get the ACLU involved if they...
  • Colorado woman accused of damaging $30 million painting

    01/05/2012 2:31:34 AM PST · by DemforBush · 39 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 1/4/12 | keith coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - A 36-year-old woman was accused of causing $10,000 worth of damage to a painting by the late abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, a work valued at more than $30 million, authorities said on Wednesday...
  • Boulder to close parks overnight over protests

    01/04/2012 10:51:23 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 7 replies
    Colorado News Outlets | 1/4/12
    Several Denver News Channels and the Boulder Daily Camera are reporting that city parks in Boulder will be closed overnight due to the Occupy protestors.Apparently, even uber-Liberal Boulderstan has had enough of the unwashed using the parks as toilet facilities, and the protesters were very savvy in having lookouts so they couldn't be caught in the act...
  • CO Driver Killed By Branch Steered Car To Safety

    01/01/2012 6:04:21 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2012 | AP
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who was killed when a 3-foot tree branch flew through his windshield and impaled him in the chest was able to steer the car to safety before losing consciousness. The wife of 61-year-old James Baker-Jarvis told the Daily Camera (http://goo.gl/WsaHg ) that her husband was able to pull the Subaru Outback over to the roadside, saving her from any injury. Baker-Jarvis died later at a hospital.
  • Public employee union defends Denver cop who was fired for driving drunk at 143 mph

    12/30/2011 7:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    hot air ^ | December 29, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    Denver police officer Derrick Curtis Saunders was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence. Before he was pulled over, he was driving at 143 mph in a 55-mph zone. That’s 88 miles an hour more than the speed limit. His blood-alcohol level was 0.089 percent, slightly higher than the 0.08 legal limit. Appropriately, the Denver Police Department dismissed him. (A judge also sentenced him to five days in jail, fined him $300 and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.) Now, Saunders would like his job back — and the Denver Police Protection Association stands ready to...
  • Planned Parenthood Texts Sex Information to Teenage Kids

    12/29/2011 5:30:01 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/28/11 | Rita Diller |
    Parents, do you know who is texting your kids? Anyone who has seen Planned Parenthood’s disgusting websites for teens and its sex education programs will be devastated to learn that a one-on-one chat between a child and a Planned Parenthood operative is now only a text message away. The perverse, sex-belching abortion giant announced recently its “In Case You’re Curious” texting program specifically targeting Denver area youth. Adding fuel to the fire of the “sexting” craze, Planned Parenthood stands to do more one-on-one damage to adolescents through its sex message texting service than through any form of communication it has...
  • Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people

    12/27/2011 6:15:06 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 21 replies
    Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people Parents, do you know who is texting your kids? Anyone who has seen Planned Parenthood’s disgusting websites for teens and its sex education programs will be devastated to learn that a one-on-one chat between a child and a Planned Parenthood operative is now only a text message away. The perverse, sex-belching abortion giant announced recently its “In Case You’re Curious” texting program specifically targeting Denver area youth. Adding fuel to the fire of the “sexting” craze, Planned Parenthood stands to do more one-on-one damage to adolescents through its sex message texting service...
  • Three Ugly Truths Exposed by the Tebow Assault

    12/27/2011 5:21:08 AM PST · by rhema · 111 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2011 | Timothy Gordon
    The ongoing imbroglio with Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow has made plain three really unflattering facts about the secular-progressive ("sec-prog") movement in this country. Tebow's straightforward and unapologetic Christianity has been received by NFL mensae magnae (contradiction in terms?) as a type of threat. These folks have responded by building upon the previously gathered strength of the anti-Christian movement in this nation. Such a movement, by the way, is far more prevalent than it formerly appeared. First truth: the sec-progs have meatier game in sight than we used to think. That is, when sec-progs start out declaring that they aim...
  • Tim Tebow, role model

    12/25/2011 9:07:32 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/23/11 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley may have said it best: "I am not a role model." Anyone who looks to famous athletes for moral or ethical guidance is almost certain to end up lost and disappointed. There are, over the years, some notable exceptions - athletes whose success in sports was matched in their personal and professional lives with integrity and decency. Among the most recent, NBA star David Robinson comes to mind. But behind every amazing dunk, every game-winning touchdown, every incredible tee shot and every spectacular home run is a fallible human being, just like the rest...
  • 3-Year-Old Shoots 5-Year-Old, Kansas Man Arrested

    12/24/2011 4:43:12 PM PST · by eccentric · 30 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Friday, December 23, 2011 | KAKE News
    A Wichita man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old child. Police say the boy was shot and killed in Lakewood, Colorado by a 3-year-old. Lakewood police say officers were called to an apartment complex Friday morning to investigate a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the 5-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police say a 3-year-old friend whose family was visiting from Kansas accidentally shot the 5-year-old. The circumstances of the shooting have not been released. Officials...
  • Three Denver Muslims lead cheers for Tebow

    12/23/2011 10:36:31 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 23 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — This is the story of three sports-loving Muslim brothers and how they boosted the career of the NFL’s most famous Christian. The Suleimans - Tariq, Ali and Mohammad - are responsible for “the Sign,” the towering electronic billboard that captured national attention when it began running messages in September urging the Denver Broncos to start Tim Tebow as quarterback. It worked. “It just goes to show you,” said Mohammad, “when Muslims and Christians get together, miracles can happen.” Now the talk of professional football and a pop-culture phenomenon for his unorthodox style, onfield heroics and highly visible Christian...
  • Girl Scouts troops disband after chapter says it will allow transgendered 7-year-old

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    Leaders of three troops of Girl Scouts quit their posts and disbanded the troops after the organization’s Colorado chapter said it would allow a transgendered 7-year-old to join. The troop leaders, all affiliated with a Christian school in Louisiana, resigned in protest of the Colorado chapter’s decision to allow participation from any child who identifies as a girl, The Christian Post reported. Controversy erupted when Felisha Archuleta tried to enroll her son, Bobby Montoya, who identifies as a girl, in a Girl Scouts troop in Denver. When a local troop leader refused, saying Bobby wasn’t allowed to join because he...
  • Blame Florida for the GOP's holiday craziness

    12/23/2011 3:37:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Byron York Chief Political Correspondent
    ....The move has had the most effect in Iowa. For example, it's normal to have the last debate a few days before the caucuses. When Iowa was planning to hold the caucuses on Feb.6, a Monday, a debate was planned for the Thursday before, on Feb.2. Now, with the caucuses on Jan. 3, it's just not possible to hold a debate a few days beforehand, unless Republicans wanted to do it on NewYear'sEve. So the last debate of a debate-packed season was Dec.15 -- nearly three weeks before the caucuses. Because of Florida's move, Iowa voters won't get a last...
  • Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs ( teachers unions )

    12/19/2011 2:32:19 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | December 19,2011
    Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions ... Some districts pay all or part of the salaries of full-time union leaders, salaries of teachers on leave to attend union-sponsored training and meetings and hiring substitutes for teachers who were attending union events. Critics of the practice say taxpayer money is being used to benefit unions, not children.
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Is Tim Tebow more clutch than Tom Brady?

    12/17/2011 7:05:50 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 75 replies
    ESPN Sportsnation ^ | December 17, 2011 | ESPN Sportsnation
    "Tebow has six comebacks in the fourth quarter and OT this season, I think he's got a good idea how the whole 'elevate my level of play in the final five minutes' thing works." SN
  • Newt Strikes Iowa Gold

    12/17/2011 11:26:45 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 92 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Now comes citizen Newt, clear of voice, deepened in his determination to tackle an issue that is basically his alone to tout; because unlike his leading rival Romney who can not get his arms around something that he can’t take two different positions on; Newt is the real solid constitutional deal. Iowa is not the only state where this should be stirring some turbulent political waters. Conservatives in states like South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan, as well as other GOP political king making states, should be taking careful notes. Core values issues like preserving life, a...
  • Homeowner: "Don't Move or I Will Shoot" (CO)

    12/15/2011 3:59:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 13 December, 2011 | Kendra Potter
    ohnny Harbour is being recognized for his quick reaction and restraint after holding a burglar at gunpoint until Sheriff Deputies arrived. He only told his story to KKTV 11 News. Harbour is now back at work after a heart-pumping experience at his home. “I was asleep and heard a loud noise, it woke me up. Then I continued to hear the noise so I just automatically picked up my gun,” said Harbour. Harbour told 11 News the burglar got into his home around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night after ripping off a screen from a window. The window was accidentally...
  • How President Obama gets to 270

    12/14/2011 3:47:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 14 Dec 2011 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    On Tuesday morning, the braintrust of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign gathered a select handful of reporters to make a simple case: the incumbent has a number of different paths — five, to be exact — he can follow to win the 270 electoral votes necessary to secure a second term. Since we’ve spent lots and lots of time breaking down the electoral map — and making the case that Obama is stronger than his job approval ratings indicate — we thought it might be fun to look at each of the paths laid out by his team to see...
  • Tim Tebow: God's Quarterback

    12/14/2011 5:55:05 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2011 | PATTON DODD
    On a brisk Thursday evening in mid-November, I sat high in the stands at a Denver Broncos home game, covering the ears of my 4-year-old son as the fans around us launched f-bombs at Tim Tebow, the Broncos' struggling second-year quarterback. Mr. Tebow was ineffective and off-target for most of the game, and one of his more voluble and obnoxious critics was standing right in front of us. Tebow reacts after running in for a two-point conversion during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 4. But the heckler's friend wasn't joining in....
  • Tebow fever grips Denver

    12/13/2011 1:37:32 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12,2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Maybe this is how the residents of Bethlehem felt. Coloradans — even the non-football fans — are as shocked and awed as anyone by the miracle occurring in their own backyard with the rise of Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback and quite possibly the most famous Christian bachelor to walk the Earth in the past 2,000 years. The “Mile-High Messiah” — just one of the many nicknames he’s acquired since arriving here last year — has led the city’s flagging NFL franchise on an improbable 6-1 run this season. In the process, he’s halted the team’s slide into midsize-market...
  • Denver's Religious Communities Rally Around Tim Tebow As He Pulls Off Another 'Miracle' Win

    12/12/2011 3:55:42 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2011
    In Denver, where the Broncos are the closest thing to a universal religion, the faith for football is so fervent that it sometimes supersedes other beliefs -- especially since the arrival of Tim Tebow. Tebow has defied his skeptics in ways that might make even the most secular of pigskin purists consider the possibility of divine intervention. On Sunday, he led the Broncos to yet another comeback victory, as they rallied from a 10-0 deficit with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bears 13-10 in overtime. The win was the Broncos' sixth straight and moved the...
  • Occupy Denver to Picket Colorado Walmart Distribution Center tomorrow.

    12/11/2011 3:59:46 PM PST · by Trteamer · 37 replies
    Occupy Denver ^ | 12-11-11 | trteamer
    In response to rumors, lies, and hearsay that have circulated regarding the 12/12 Walmart Action, we, as the General Assembly of Occupy Denver and the planners of the action in Loveland, hereby reaffirm that the 12/12 Action is and has always been a non-violent action, and that we do not and have never condoned or sanctioned violence of any kind or the destruction of property.......
  • Tim Tebow: God's Quarterback (must read -- even for non sports fans)

    12/10/2011 3:34:19 PM PST · by garjog · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10-11, 2011 | By PATTON DODD
    Last week, after the Broncos' victory against Minnesota, Mr. Tebow was asked by a reporter to name something memorable that had been said to him in the wake of the extraordinary win. "I'll tell you one thing that happened during the week that I remember," he said. Mr. Tebow proceeded to talk about spending time with a young leukemia patient from Florida who had just been transferred to hospice care and about how delighted Mr. Tebow was to say the kid's name on television and to let him know that someone cared. Mr. Tebow may or may not enjoy long-term...
  • Judge rules Colorado education funding system is unconstitutional

    12/10/2011 7:22:58 AM PST · by businessprofessor · 15 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 12/9/2011 | Wayne Harrison
    DENVER -- A Denver judge ruled Friday that Colorado's education funding system is "irrational and inadequate" and violates the state's constitution -- a decision that's a victory for school districts and parents who sued but hardly the end of a years-long debate.
  • TOWN HALL: Bad sheriff hated gun rights (poll)

    12/09/2011 9:45:45 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies · 1+ views
    gazette.com ^ | 7 Dec 2011 | Wayne Laugesen
    The right to keep and bear arms is a law that cops are paid to defend. The sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado’s most-populous county, encourages law-abiding constituents to obtain concealed carry permits in order to defend themselves, their families and to help discourage crime. Other sheriffs throughout the state have worked hard to uphold our gun rights. Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan was an exception. He spent his career trying to erode the Second Amendment — a foundational law that says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Sullivan served as the most formidable...
  • Voters Flee Democratic Party in Key Swing States

    12/08/2011 5:05:48 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 7, 2011 | Amy Bingham
    President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper. A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008. “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.” Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and...
  • What’s Wrong with Tim Tebow? The problem, it seems, is that there isn’t enough wrong with him.

    12/07/2011 4:16:03 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/6/11 | Rich Lowry
    In Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the football gods have offered up a star that every father in America should be grateful for (provided they don’t root for a rival team in the AFC West). Tebow is respectful, wholesome, and a man of God. He has no obvious failings besides an inaccurate throwing arm. If Disney were to concoct the plot of a movie about an altogether admirable young man who joins the NFL and is scorned by all the experts for his unorthodox style, yet wins week after week, Tebow would play the lead. In fact, at this point...
  • Tim Tebow keeps smiling

    12/07/2011 8:14:19 AM PST · by rhema · 35 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/6/11 | Jennifer Marshall
    When Pam Tebow was counseled to abort her baby to save her own life, the doctor referred to him as a "mass of fetal tissue." "(M)aybe she just called me that to toughen us up for the names I would be called the first time I played at LSU," Tim Tebow, who became the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida, writes in his 2011 book "Through My Eyes." Now that Tebow is a Denver Bronco and under intense scrutiny in the role of starting quarterback, his congenital instinct to push through adversity and ignore the naysayers is again...
  • Poll shows Gingrich ahead of Romney in Colorado (Newt - 38, Mitt - 19, Michele - 9)

    12/06/2011 12:32:03 PM PST · by TBBT · 5 replies
    kwgn ^ | 12/6/2011 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER -- Newt Gingrich's recent surge has extended to Colorado, where a new poll of GOP primary voters has the former Speaker of the House well ahead of his rivals. The survey, released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, has Gingrich at 38 percent, well ahead of Mitt Romney, who's at 19 percent in the poll.
  • McCain: Hispanic vote 'up for grabs'

    12/04/2011 6:29:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 4, 2011 | Anne Flaherty
    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the potentially powerful Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election remains "up for grabs" because neither President Barack Obama nor Republicans have convinced these voters that they are on their side. The one-time GOP presidential hopeful, whose own 2008 candidacy was shaped in part by immigration, said that large Hispanic populations in his home state of Arizona and elsewhere are listening carefully to what Republican candidates have to say on immigration and could become a "major factor" in 2012. "I think that the Republican Party has to discuss this issue in as humane way...
  • Charlie Sheen's ex-wife arrested at Aspen nightclub

    12/03/2011 12:38:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies · 1+ views
    aspentimes.com ^ | 3 Dec 2011 | Chadwick Bowman
    ASPEN — Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday at an Aspen nightclub and charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault and felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. At approximately 11:32 p.m. Friday, Aspen Police Department officers were doing a routine walk-through at Belly Up Aspen when a woman reported that an assault had taken place. Police said the woman identified the culprit as Mueller, who was found shortly after midnight at the dance club Escobar. Mueller was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, a class-four felony, and third-degree...
  • Make My Day Law may save Indiana St. shooter (CO)

    12/03/2011 11:19:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nbc11news.com ^ | 29 November, 2011 | Matt Vanderveer
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Coroner says another man who died last Friday in a separate shooting suffered from a gun shot wound to the head and has ruled it a homicide. Though, Colorado's "Make my Day" law could keep the shooter from serving any time behind bars. The incident happened the day after Thanksgiving on Indiana Street in Orchard Mesa. According to Mesa County Sheriff Office, two men were in the home when Jesus Ray Sanchez Jr. tried to force his way into their home. Colorado's "Make my Day" law gives citizens the right to use deadly force...
  • Sheriff’s arrest shows need is for self control, not control of others(CO)

    12/02/2011 6:18:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Patrick Sullivan was such a popular sheriff that Arapahoe County renamed the jail after him when he retired,” ABC News reports. “Sullivan, arrested on drug charges this week, is now an inmate in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.” What happened? The former top cop in Arapahoe County, which includes Littleton, Colo., is facing charges that he planned to distribute methamphetamine after police found him allegedly offering to trade the drug for sex with a man. Curious. Pathetic and sad, if true. And outrageous for those of us who do not face such inner demons, or display such profound...
  • Police: Soldier Being Robbed Pulls Gun On Assailants(CO)

    11/30/2011 6:11:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 30 November, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A soldier and his wife stopped a robbery on Tuesday night when the soldier pulled a gun on the assailants and fired, police said. The husband and wife had just been transferred from Fort Hood to Colorado Springs. They were taking a walk in their new neighborhood at 10 p.m. when they were approached by two masked assailants, police said. When the assailants ordered the soldier and his wife to the ground, the soldier told police he pulled out his handgun. The soldier told police the men started to run off, but when one of them...
  • Former “sheriff of the year” arrested and sent to jail named after him

    11/30/2011 11:11:13 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 30, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Every civil servant wants to experience his or her legacy firsthand--but not the way that onetime Arapahoe Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has. Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name. Sullivan, who in 2001 was named the National Sheriff Association's "Sheriff of the Year," was arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamines. Local news station CBS4 began an investigation of Sullivan last month on a tip that he had agreed to meet a male informant, providing drugs in exchange for sex. He...
  • Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths

    11/29/2011 2:55:05 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 38 replies
    University of Colorado Denver ^ | 29-Nov-2011 | David Kelly
    Leads to lower consumption of alcohol DENVER (Nov. 29, 2011) – A groundbreaking new study shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana have resulted in a nearly nine percent drop in traffic deaths and a five percent reduction in beer sales. "Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities through reducing alcohol consumption by young adults," said Daniel Rees, professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver who co-authored the study with D. Mark Anderson, assistant professor of economics at Montana State University. The researchers collected data from a variety of sources including the National Survey...
  • Passenger: United Agent Uses Gay Slur At DIA (Crime of the Century!)

    11/28/2011 7:19:12 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | November 27, 2011 | Don Champion
    DENVER -- United Airlines is investigating a complaint from a passenger that he and his partner were called a gay slur by an agent at Denver International Airport. "We were completely shocked. We were shaking,” Billy Canu told 7NEWS on Sunday. Canu said he and his partner were waiting for their flight home Saturday evening at DIA when they got confused about access to United’s Gold Lounge on Concourse B. Canu said the incident happened when the two men approached nearby United gate agents.
  • Viewer: Lady Bit Fellow Shopper Over Waffle Maker Black Friday Frenzy Gets Bloody (Colorado)

    11/25/2011 2:07:41 PM PST · by beaversmom · 38 replies
    7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | Novembr 25, 2011 | Tyler Lopez
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A woman was bitten over a waffle maker over the extended Black Friday shopping hours, two viewers told 7NEWS. "They had these, like waffle makers for $2.97 and a lady bent down to pick one up, another lady bit her finger. And she was bleeding," said viewer Courtney. "And she, like, took her leg and like, knocked the woman down that bit her. And yeah, it was crazy." Her friend, Janelle, said she gave the injured woman a bandage so her shopping at a west side Walmart could continue. At SuperTarget in the Colorado Mills shopping center...
  • Second Man Arrested In Deadly Home Invasion(CO)

    11/25/2011 5:58:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 24 November, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    TRINIDAD, Colo. -- A second man believed to have been with an alleged intruder who was shot and killed by a homeowner has turned himself in to police. Trinidad police say a homeowner was awaken Saturday around 2 a.m. by the sound of a knock at the front door and the door being forced open. The homeowner said he believed there were three to four men who had forced their way into the home. The homeowner's wife hid in the bathroom when the homeowner was approached by one of the intruders in the bedroom. The homeowner grabbed his handgun and...
  • Plummer to Tebow: Cool it on the preaching

    11/22/2011 10:44:16 AM PST · by xzins · 323 replies
    ProFootball Talk ^ | 21 Nov 11 | Jared Frank
    Tim Tebow is a Christian. That is no secret. Idaho native and former Denver Bronco Jake Plummer just wishes he wouldn't talk about it so much. Plummer said as much during an interview with 910-AM in Phoenix. Various blogs, including one on NBC Sports, picked up on the interview and have differing takes. "I wish he would just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates," he said during the interview. Plummer said he likes the way Tebow is winning games in Denver but wishes he would cut back on the post-game preaching.
  • Day-long standoff ends peacefully at Schriever

    11/22/2011 8:42:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/21/11 | DEBBIE KELLEY AND JAKOB RODGERS
    A day-long standoff ended peacefully Monday night after a 21-year-old airman armed with a handgun barricaded himself inside a room at Schriever Air Force Base. The standoff, which ended about 8 p.m., put the base on heightened security, and outside law enforcement agencies were on scene to assist Schriever security. According to base officials, the airman is with the 50th Security Forces Squadron and faces possible discharge from the Air Force. Officials say he entered the Deployment Processing Building on the base’s west side about 10 a.m. with a personal handgun. The building was evacuated and the man, whose name...
  • Free Markets Free People Rally - Downtown Denver

    11/21/2011 1:44:33 PM PST · by invaderzim
    Facebook ^ | 11.21.11 | Invader Zim
    Myself, Elliot Fladen and State Senator Shawn Mitchell are putting together and event to contrast the Occupy movement and its ideology (more the effort of Shawn and Elliot than myself). We are not making an effort to confront Occupy, though since we will be very near their locations, they may well come to visit. Consider joining us December 3rd, 11:30 AM on the West Steps of the State Capitol. We may make a webpage for the event, until then you can use the Facebook page linked to, if you are on FB, to get further details as we hammer some...
  • Michael Moore Grabs ‘Punk’ Reporter, Growls ‘You Lie!’ Over Wealth Questions

    11/20/2011 6:18:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 11/4/11 | Tommy Christopher
    Just days after being confronted by a conservative blogger over his supposed net worth, filmmaker Michael Moore took similar questions from a local CBS reporter at the Occupy Denver protest, with markedly different results. Rather than ignore CBS-4 reporter Evrod Cassimy, Moore engaged him. When Cassimy brought up Moore’s “rumored” $50 million net worth, though, Moore called him “punk media,” pulled him close, and growled, “You lie!” The confrontation made for much better video than the previous one, and Moore initially handled the reporter’s questions well, admitting, ““I do very well,” and adding, “Because I do well, I want taxes...
  • Parker doctor rushed in after Reno air crash: Dr. Jonathan Apfelbaum recounts story

    11/20/2011 2:24:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Castle Rock News Press (Colorado) ^ | November 19, 2011 | Chris Michlewicz
    ...Bodies were strewn everywhere. Those who were unharmed scrambled in panic as the public address announcer attempted to calm them. That’s when Apfelbaum’s natural instinct kicked in. As an E.R. doc, Apfelbaum has seen his share of carnage. He has been among the first responders to air disasters that left no survivors. However, the aftermath of the Reno crash was unlike anything he had ever seen. Knowing that the available EMS crews would be overwhelmed, he hugged Julia, leapt over a fence and hitched a ride on a cart to get to the scene faster...
  • A visit to "Occupied Boulder"

    11/19/2011 11:10:38 PM PST · by flamberge · 42 replies
    direct observation | 11/20/2011 | flamberge
    A visit to “Occupied Boulder”. As I approached the old Boulder County courthouse, the first thing that I noticed was the drumming. It sounded like a band. As it turned out, it was a two-man band with a five-piece drum set, and a guitarist, playing cover tunes. The band was unconnected with the “Occupy Boulder” demonstration, and was located at the west end of the block. There is a schedule, you see, and the various street performers have reserved slots at various locations along the mall. The Occupy Boulder demonstrators had their reservations too – on the east end of...
  • Colorado Supreme Court strikes down new map of legislative districts (Dems Lose)

    11/16/2011 9:57:49 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    kdvr ^ | 8:11 p.m. MST, November 15, 2011 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER -- That 2012 statehouse battle between Reps. Andy Kerr and Ken Summers, their two House districts drawn together by Colorado's Reapportionment Commission, is on hold. For now. On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court rejected the new map of Colorado's House and Senate districts approved by the commission in September. Several state lawmakers saw their seats become a lot more competitive under the new map, drawn by Entravision CEO Mario Carerra, the unaffiliated chairman of -- and swing vote on -- the 11-member commission. Now, after a 4-2 vote by the state's highest court, the Commission will have to reconvene...