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  • ILLEGAL DONOR: Woman Who Received Gessler Voter Registration Letter Illegally Donated To Democrats

    08/29/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 12 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 11:16 26 MST | Staff
    If Veronica became a citizen in September 2011, what was she doing donating to Colorado Democrats for the year preceding that? [...] A quick check of donation records in Colorado turns up at least four donations made before she was a legal citizen. Her voter registration is under the name Veronica Fleischer. When liberals put up someone to complain about Gessler's attempts to clean up the voter rolls, maybe they shouldn't push a person who has already violated election laws?
  • Colorado shooting victims' families blast fundraising charities

    08/29/2012 12:02:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Aug 29,2012 | Keith Coffman
    AURORA, Colorado (Reuters) - Families of people killed and wounded in a shooting rampage inside a Colorado movie theater in July said on Tuesday they were being denied a voice in how $5 million in donations raised to help them was being dispersed. Tom Teves, whose son Alex was killed, said the first disbursement of funds went to various charities instead of victims and that a committee charged with distributing the money does not have any victims or their families on it.
  • Catholic business owners who beat back ObamaCare denied award from Denver

    08/27/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    The Catholic owners of a Colorado-based business won an injunction recently against implementing an ObamaCare mandate -- only to be denied a proclamation now from the Denver City Council. Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning manufacturer which employs 300 workers and has been in business in the Mile-High City for 50 years, was to be honored with a “Good Citizenship Award." The laurel was in recognition of contributions to the community, including the historic restoration of company headquarters and, ironically, its “generous employee health care coverage.” But the award was taken away after the owners of Hercules Industries, the...
  • Caught out there: ‘Republican’ Obama supporter is actually a registered Democrat

    08/25/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    As many as 70 percent of President Obama’s Twitter followers are reportedly fake. But that’s not all Team Obama and the liar in chief are faking these days. BuzzFeed reports that one of the women featured in the campaign’s “Republican Women for Obama” ad is … wait for it … a Democrat. Odds on whether lying liar Stephanie Cutter thought this was a good idea?
  • "Separate but Equal" Housing for University of Colorado Gun Owners?

    08/25/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 8/24/12
    The University of Colorado may want to check with its law professors on this one. The university system is releasing new Plessy v. Ferguson-like rules that would segregate its gun-owning students from the rest of their peers. The university system is apparently planning to house students who have Right-to-Carry permits in separate dormitories on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Guns would be prohibited in other dormitories, as well as at football games, concerts, and other ticketed events. The university's action is akin to the response of the District of Columbia Council to the Supreme Court's ruling in District of...
  • Man shoots at intruder(CO)

    08/24/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Katie Ryan
    A burglary didn't go as planned for one intruder Thursday morning. Around 3:00 a.m., KJCT News 8 received reports that a man in the 13 hundred block of 24th Street woke up to a man he didn't know standing at his door. The resident says he told the intruder to leave, and when the intruder didn't, the resident shot at him. Law enforcement was told by the resident that the intruder left out the back door. Police say there was no blood trail or description of the intruder.
  • University of Colorado Official Teacher/CCW Policy

    08/24/2012 5:29:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Rober Farago
    In light of the kerfuffle surrounding concealed carry, the University of Colorado has posted a page on their website: 14 Basic Questions on concealed carry at CU-Boulder. Most of it is, indeed, basic. Have a permit, don’t brandish, return your tray tables to their original upright and locked position, that sort of thing. And then there’s the bit where CU addresses the question from the perspective of an employee, one of whom (Professor Jerry Peterson) said he’d turf any student who dared carry in his class. “Can a student who legally possesses a concealed handgun be excluded from the classroom...
  • State Hires Workers Who Fail Background Checks (CO)

    08/23/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2012
    Here is an amusing story from Colorado; state officials are working hard to help relocate longtime employees who didn’t pass background checks but got hired anyways, evidently by public agencies with low standards. The state agencies that originally hired them recently folded and the Department of Public Safety was set to absorb them. Evidently, that agency is pickier and requires employees to have clean backgrounds and pass a polygraph test, which as the Denver newspaper reporting the story says, wasn’t the threshold at the other state agencies where the workers were first hired. So far, Colorado officials are “scrambling” to...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • CU-Boulder faculty chairman says he'll cancel his classes if students carry guns

    08/21/2012 4:15:45 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 74 replies
    Boulder Camera ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | Brittany Anas
    The state Supreme Court has made it clear that the University of Colorado can't stop students with concealed-carry permits from bringing their guns to campus. But the chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly says if he ever discovers that any of his students are armed, class is over. CU physics professor Jerry Peterson -- speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads -- said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.
  • Police: Man Unleashes Pit Bull Mix On Bride At Reception

    08/17/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 17, 2012 | Alan Gathright,
    Denver police are searching for a man accused of unleashing a pit bull mix on a bride at her wedding reception and then beating her with brass knuckles. "The whole time he just stood there and laughed," the 22-year-old bride, Brittany Cortez, said of her alleged attacker, Joel Nevarez, a troubled childhood friend who has been in and out of mental hospitals. "He let that dog drag me around the street like a rag doll," the bride said. "He punched me in the face and the back of the head with brass knuckles." ... Nevarez may have fled to Mexico,...
  • (Separate But Equal) Colorado U to Segregate Dorms for Students with Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

    08/17/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    University of Colorado to segregate dorms for students with concealed-carry gun permits Two University of Colorado campuses will soon feature dorms that allow students over 21 with gun permits to live. Currently, firearms are banned in all on-campus housing facilities. The University of Colorado said it is going to begin segregating students with valid gun permits when assigning on-campus housing. Two CU campuses - the main campus in Boulder and another in Colorado Springs - will establish a designated residential area for students over the age of 21 with gun permits, school officials told the Denver Post. In any other...
  • University Of Colorado Bans Guns In Dorms(Off campus must be locked up)

    08/16/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | Kim Nguyen
    BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado is barring students with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into dorms on its Boulder campus. The policy announced Thursday is in response to a March 5 Colorado Supreme Court ruling that said CU can't ban permit holders from bringing guns to campus. The university also said graduate students who live in university housing off the main campus will be able to have guns in their apartments if they're kept in a safe.
  • Caught on tape: Colorado gay man wrongfully arrested on guns charge

    08/16/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Justin Joseph and Will C. Holden
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Last month, a Colorado Springs man leaving a gay pride parade calmly explained to police officers who were threatening to beat him that the his Second Amendment rights to carry a firearm were being violated. Three weeks later, the Colorado Springs Police Department has publicly agreed with J.R. Sorensen. “He was right and we were in the wrong, definitely,” police spokeswoman Barbara Miller told the Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado Springs Police did not return calls from FOX31 seeking comment. All police had to do to review the incident was watch a publicly-posted video of the incident...
  • Poll: Colorado Pot Amendment Could Pass -- And Hurt Obama

    08/15/2012 10:49:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 85 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 8/14/2012 | Tom Kludt
    Support is growing for a proposed Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana, a new poll released Wednesday shows, and the referendum could upend the former member of the Choom Gang who currently occupies the White House. The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that 47 percent of likely Colorado voters support Amendment 64, which will appear on the state ballot in November. That's a small uptick since PPP's June survey, which showed 46 percent support, but opposition to the measure is dropping. Only 38 percent of voters oppose Amendment 64 in Wednesday's poll, down from 42 percent in...
  • Ryan to Colorado supporters: I drive a truck. I used to work at McDonald’s. I like to camp. I’m you.

    08/14/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 14, 2012 | Chris Moody
    LAKEWOOD, Colo--Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage before 2,600 supporters at Lakewood High School Tuesday to promote Mitt Romney's energy proposals, but he had another agenda. Interlaced throughout his speech were subtle, but clear, references to Ryan's common-man appeal. Over the course of his nearly 20-minute address, Ryan discussed working at McDonald's, shelling out more than $100 at the pump to fill up his gas tank, camping and fishing with his family, climbing the Colorado "14'ers"--a reference to the state's mountain peaks above 14,000 feet--and that he recently taught his boys "how to cook a meal on...
  • If a Government Can't Tax, Is It Really a Government?

    08/14/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08 August 2012 | Garret Epps
    A ground-breaking Colorado case tests a constitutional guarantee. ___ Could Congress invalidate your state's constitution and demand it be rewritten? The answer -- disconcertingly enough for those who regard the states as "sovereign," as against the federal government -- is almost certainly yes. It won't happen, of course. But last month, a related question emerged that may have more practical importance: Could a federal court do the same thing? The clause that raises this question is called the Guaranty, or "Republican Form of Government," Clause of Article IV, § 4. It provides that "[t]he United States shall guarantee to every...
  • Energy Resources Too Important To Waste

    08/13/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    As state and federal lawmakers debate the country’s energy policies and Colorado’s role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let’s hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health. They would also be wise to listen to voter dissatisfaction regarding overly-burdensome regulations. Every time Washington regulators pass down another heavy-handed rule or levy another hefty fine, Colorado loses potential jobs, revenue, and economic security. Our state has the resources to play a major role in the nation’s drive for cheap domestic energy, and it’s a shame when lawmakers get in the way. The Centennial...
  • Man wrongly cited for openly carrying gun at Pride Fest (CO)

    08/12/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 12 August, 2012 | MARIA ST.LOUIS-SANCHEZ
    Colorado Springs police say an outdated “cheat sheet” for police officers on city laws may have led to the mistaken arrest of a 24-year-old man for openly carrying a 40-caliber gun at Pride Fest on July 21. According to city and state law for almost a decade, people are allowed to openly carry guns in city parks. “He was right and we were in the wrong, definitely,” said Barbara Miller, police spokeswoman. That admission doesn’t mean much to James Sorensen, who says he’s looking for a lawyer after he was detained by police for more than an hour that day...
  • Judge Sides With Colorado Company That Opposes Contraception

    A judge has sided with a Colorado company whose owners oppose contraception and blocked a federal mandate that the company’s health insurance for employees include birth control coverage. The mandate stems from President Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act. Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane issued an order Friday that bars the government from enforcing the requirement against Hercules Industries, Inc., a Denver heating and air conditioning company. The judge, in an 18-page decision, cited the owners’ religious rights as the basis for his temporary injunction. The owners are Roman Catholics whose religious beliefs are consistent with the church’s teaching against...
  • Illegal alien charged with sexual assault on 4-year-old girl in Colorado

    08/11/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies ^ | August. 11, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Eagle County sheriff's deputies arrested Ismael Lopez-Alvarez, 24, after he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl after. He reportedly gained access to the victim after being invited to dinner at the home of her parents. The victim's parents quickly reported the assault, according to Public Information Officer for the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Jessie Mosher.
  • Turned away at the door of Obama's speech

    08/10/2012 10:22:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    KJCT ^ | August 9, 2012
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Eight year old Alana Wenger's dreams were crushed when she was not let in to see President Obama speak at Grand Junction High School. "When they said that no one could go in I was so frustrated," she said. Alana has aspergers, and she does not do well in the heat. So, her dad waited until 4:00 p.m. to show up to the event, because his tickets said the president would speak at 5:30p.m. "I thought what a great historic event to take my daughter to and she'll remember it her whole life," Shannon Wenger said....
  • Senior Army leader killed, another wounded, by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

    08/10/2012 12:06:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 9, 2010 | Courtney Kube,
    A senior Army leader was killed and another badly wounded in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a senior U.S. military official told NBC News. Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, the most senior enlisted soldier for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was killed and Brigade Commander Col. James J. Mingus was badly wounded. A U.S. military official said the U.S. troops were on their way to a key leader engagement when a suicide bomber detonated his vest, killing two soldiers, an airman, and wounding Mingus. While their names may be not be well...
  • Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness: lawyer (Big Surprise)

    08/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/2012 | Keith Coffman
    Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, his defense attorney said in court on Thursday. Holmes, who is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the suburb of Aurora, was present in a hearing in which a judge weighed a request by 20 media organizations to unseal documents related to his case. During the hearing, Holmes' public defender, Daniel King, repeatedly made references to his client's...
  • Don’t fire me, Obama says: ‘We’ve got too many jobs to create’

    08/09/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    resident Obama urged Colorado voters to support him today by citing, among others, the very reason that he remains a vulnerable incumbent. “[W]e’ve come too far to turn back now,” Obama said in Pueblo, Colo. “We’ve got too much more work to do. We’ve got too many good jobs we’ve got to create. We’ve got too many teachers we still need to hire. We’ve got too many schools we need to rebuild.” He also emphasized his belief in the renewable energy industry in Colorado, the need to support college students, and to disengage the military from foreign conflicts. If Obama...
  • In Colorado, Obama calls for end to "senseless violence"

    08/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 8, 2012
    DENVER (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday to call for an end to "senseless violence" across the country, appealing to Americans to focus on ways to stop it. Referring to the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in recent weeks, as well as last year's shooting of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona, Obama stopped short of calling for gun control but said concerted action was needed. "We've got to put an end to this kind of senseless violence, whether it's in Aurora,...
  • Desperate Obama Scaring Woman Voters: Romney Will Take Us Back To The 1950's

    08/08/2012 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | August 8, 2012 | Breitbart
    Breitbart Tv video.
  • In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception (Sandra Fluke introduces him)

    08/08/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-8-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    August 8, 2012 In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception Charlie Spiering Speaking at a Women for Obama event in Denver, Colorado, President Obama touted free contraception offered to women by the Affordable Care Act. The president was introduced by contraception activist Sandra Fluke, who became the center of a controversy earlier this summer, after she spoke out against Catholic colleges that did not cover contraceptives. Obama reminded the audience that because of his reforms, insurance plans were covering the full cost of contraceptives, which he said was “crucial” for women’s health because it was used not only for family...
  • CO Personhood Coalition turns in 121,000 signatures - CONGRATULATIONS!

    08/07/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies
    SelfGovernment.US ^ | Aug. 7, 2012
    The Colorado Personhood Coalition submitted more than 121,000 signatures to the secretary of state on Monday to again put Personhood on the November ballot. Only 86,000 valid signatures were needed. Congratulations Colorado!
  • Sandra Fluke to campaign with Obama in Denver

    08/07/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2012 | Caroline May
    Noted contraception activist Sandra Fluke will be introducing President Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Denver, Colo. Wednesday according to the Denver Post. Fluke is expected to introduce Obama in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, during a campaign stop centered on his economic plans, the outlet noted. Fluke’s appearance will likely add a second dynamic, with the campaign, in recent months, attempting to highlight differences between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stances on women’s issues to Obama’s left-leaning approach. Fluke endorsed Obama in June. The former Georgetown Law student, turned face of the contraception movement, came to...
  • Black Hills to shutter some coal-fired plants

    08/07/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 7, 2012 | Associated Press
    Black Hills Corp. said Monday that its utilities will close some older coal-fired power plants because it would cost too much to bring them in compliance with new federal and state environmental regulations. The company said its Colorado Electric subsidiary will idle a plant in Canon City, Colo... The Black Hills Power subsidiary will suspend operations Aug. 31 at a coal-fired unit in Rapid City, S.D., and retire the plant in March 2014. It also plans to retire plants near Gillette and Osage, Wyo., in March 2014...
  • Gays Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker

    08/07/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 42 replies ^ | 8/7/12 | Todd Starnes
    The owner of a Colorado bakery said in spite of picket lines and online petitions he will not change a store policy against baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples – a policy that critics call hateful and bigoted. More than 4,200 people have signed an online petition calling on the Masterpiece Cake Shop to ends its policy banning gay wedding cakes. Over the weekend, several dozen people picketed the privately-owned store in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, said his ban on making cakes for gay weddings is a result of his religious beliefs. “I’m not...
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakeland CO responds

    08/06/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT · by bboop · 15 replies
    email ^ | 8.06.12 | self
    Bette, Thanks for your support and encouragement! We really appreciate it! (I dropped an email of support and encouragement to: Because of the wonderful response of people outside the area wishing they could support our business, we are now able to accept donations through our website: If you would like to donate, just click on the Donations button found at the top right of our site, and follow the instructions. You may ask that your donation be used to send a cake to a local charity, chosen from the list on the site. But we are just encouraged...
  • Man With Gun At Theater Wants Apology From Police(CO)

    08/04/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- What was supposed to be a regular night at the movies ended up being anything but for James Mapes on Sunday. The Northglenn man was arrested in the middle of a movie at the Cinebarre Theater in Thornton after someone called police to report that a man had gone into the theater with a gun. Mapes told 7NEWS that he’s worn his sidearm into the same theater several times. “Never had a problem,” he said. That changed on Sunday. “The movie stopped and the lights came on,” Mapes said. “Someone said, ‘I just got a call from my...
  • Law Professor David Kopel Argues Colorado Gun Laws Have Saved Lives (VIDEO)

    08/04/2012 4:54:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 August, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    In a recent article written for the National Review, and then subsequently adapted for the Denver Post, David Kopel of the Independence Institute argues that post-Columbine gun reform in Colorado has saved lives. Given recent events, the shooting in Aurora, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded, it may be difficult for someone outside the gun community to accept Kopel’s argument. But a closer looks at the facts show that Kopel is, indeed, correct. The centerpiece of gun reform following the mass shooting at Columbine High School was the 2003 Concealed Carry Act. The law set up what is functionally...
  • Armed Homeowner Apprehends Juvenile Burglary Suspect(CO)

    08/03/2012 8:38:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 2 August, 2012 | NA
    Armed with a shotgun, Lonn Rodin says he confronted and detained a burglary suspect who had broken into his home. Rodin told 11News he originally thought the intruder was an animal. He grabbed the shotgun and followed it into the kitchen, where he found a juvenile crouched behind a counter around 3:28 a.m. Rodin says the suspect was wearing a stocking cap and full-body tactical gear. "Yeah, I was scared," he reflected. "I thought I'd be facing a gun." Rodin held the suspect at gunpoint while he called 911. "I told 911 I had a guy a gunpoint and they...
  • Psychiatrist Called Threat Team About Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes

    08/01/2012 11:21:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 110 replies
    abcnews ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | mark greenblatt
    James Holmes came to the attention of the threat assessment committee at the University of Colorado but no further action was taken because he left the school more than a month before the attack that killed 12 and injured 58, sources told ABC News. ABC News has learned that Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who was treating Holmes, 24, at the school, was also a key member of the university's threat assessment team. The group of experts were responsible for protecting the school from potentially violent students. KMGH-TV, ABC News' affiliate in Denver, reported exclusively that, according to sources, by...
  • Colo. governor (Hickenlooper) announces separation from his wife (remain 'close friends')

    07/31/2012 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife are separating. The governor and his wife, the writer Helen Thorpe, issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing the move. They say they remain close friends, spend time together as a family and sometimes attend social events together.
  • Bakery sees business boom after ‘gay wedding cake’ refusal (keep those orders coming!)

    07/31/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. LAKEWOOD, Colorado, July 31, 2012 ( - The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats. Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has...
  • Bakery sees business boom after ‘gay wedding cake’ refusal (CO)

    07/31/2012 2:27:36 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 12 replies ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    LAKEWOOD, Colorado, July 31, 2012 ( - The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats. Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has refused about half-a-dozen requests for same-sex...
  • Mom of girl killed in shooting will be paralyzed

    07/30/2012 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2012
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A family member says the woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries. MaryEllen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.
  • Police: Armed Man Arrested At Thornton Movie Theater(CO open carry)

    07/30/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 30 July, 2012 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER -- Thornton police arrested a Northglenn man Sunday after they said he walked into a movie theater with a handgun strapped to his waist. James G. Mapes, 48, went into the Cinebarre theater at 10001 N. Grant Street with a handgun in an open carry position, said police spokesman Matt Barnes. Police evacuated several theaters as a precaution and found Mapes, Barnes said. "The subject's possession of the firearm caused alarm to the theater staff and fellow movie patrons," Barnes said in a news release. Mapes was arrested for investigation of possession of a dangerous weapon in a liquor...
  • Deadly Church Shooting Suspect Has Long Criminal Record(CO)

    07/30/2012 8:17:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 25 April, 2012 | NA
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- The man who shot and killed the pastor’s mother outside a church in Aurora on Sunday had a long criminal record. After he gunned down Josephine Echols at New Destiny Christian Center, Kiarron Parker was shot and killed by an off duty police officer from Denver who happened to be at the church. That officer is Antonio Milow, Echols nephew. Milow is a 6-year veteran with the Denver Police Department. Parker had a lengthy past including arrests for drugs in Colorado. He also spent time behind bars in Oklahoma for assaulting a peace officer and burglary. Parker...
  • Aurora Couple Takes Teen Survivor Back To Movie

    07/30/2012 2:18:02 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    7 News ^ | July 28, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    AURORA, Colo. -- They escaped from the Century 16 Theater in a hail of gunfire. One week later, Don and Jacqueline Lader went to a different theater to see the "Dark Knight Rises" with other survivors they met that Friday night. The Laders say going to the movies will never be the same, but they will still continue to go.They were in theater nine at Century 16 when a gunman walked in and opened fire July 20. “We’re both former military,” Don Lader said. “When (the gunman) threw the canister, we recognized it as being CS gas. We immediately hit...
  • Miscarriage won't affect charges in Colo. shooting

    07/29/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- A former prosecutor says the man suspected of shooting and killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a Colorado theater won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the victims who was critically injured suffered a miscarriage.
  • Catholic business owners score win against ObamaCare mandate

    07/27/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The Catholic family that owns a Colorado-based company won a court victory in their battle to stop the Obama administration from requiring them to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, a mandate they say violates their religious beliefs and First Amendment rights. Hercules Industries, a Denver-based heating ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer that employs nearly 300 full-time workers, got an injunction in federal court which stops enforcement of the controversial ObamaCare mandate. The company's lawyers said they needed the injunction immediately because if the mandate is enforced, it must begin immediately making changes to its health plan,...
  • Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre

    07/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig and Brady Dennis
    The shooting suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was seeing a university psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia in the weeks before the July 20 attack, according to court records released Friday. James Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program. [Snip] Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
  • DOJ to Colorado Family: Give Up Your Religion or Your Business (Hercules Industries)

    07/27/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    From the article: "The Justice Department last week presented the Newland family of Colorado--who own Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business--with what amounted to an ultimatum: Give up your religion or your business."
  • Colorado judge bars school from releasing James Holmes documents

    07/27/2012 2:13:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
    ............On Monday, the judge issued a gag order barring the defense team, the prosecution team and law-enforcement agencies involved in the case from speaking to the media. On Wednesday, the judge reaffirmed his original order after several media outlets, lead by Fox and the Denver Post, reported that Holmes had sent a notebook to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz campus. The notebook reportedly contained details of the planning for the shooting rampage, according to unnamed law enforcement sources quoted by the media. That could be important for the prosecution in showing that the suspect acted...