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  • Remembering Colorado High School athlete Reid Gates (dies from carbon monoxide exposure)

    09/13/2013 3:19:57 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 4 replies ^ | 9/12/13 | Krystle Sonmore
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Three Cedaredge High School athletes were sickened by carbon monoxide exposure on Sunday. Senior Reid Gates passed away Monday while his friends Aaron Henrie and Tyler Cooper remained hospitalized. On Wednesday their teammates and coaches spoke out about the tragedy. For the Bruins football team, their home opener is Friday, and they're trying their hardest to work through all the emotions and find a way to move forward without one of their star players. "This has affected so many people that it's just a very difficult time," said head football coach Brandon Milholland. As a four-year...
  • Colorado’s Gun-Control Meltdown: Democratic legislators made their contempt for the people clear.

    09/13/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs — Quick, call the CDC. We’ve got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore-Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can’t help but double down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal, and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question “What happened?” Pueblo state senator Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to “voter suppression.” Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • Germany's Aleo Solar is closing its Denver office

    09/13/2013 8:13:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | L. Wayne Hicks
    Aleo Solar AG, a German solar-module manufacturer that has its U.S. headquarters in Denver, said it will withdraw from the United States immediately. ... the US operation had failed to meet recent sales targets and was not operating profitably
  • Citizens Boot Radical Democrats in Colorado Over Gun Control

    09/13/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 5 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,09,13 | USBC News Wire
    On Tuesday, everyday American citizens recalled two Democrat State Senators, over their extreme gun control views. The two senators, Senate President John Morse, and Senator Angela Giron, had pushed through highly controversial gun control measures against the will of the citizens they represented, including intensified background checks on private sales, banning magazines larger than 15 rounds...
  • The Epic Meltdown of the Gun-Grabbers

    09/13/2013 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Quick, call the CDC. We've got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can't help but double-down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question "What happened?" Pueblo State Sen. Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to "voter suppression." Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • Visibly frustrated Angela Giron blames her recall on voter suppression [video]

    09/13/2013 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies ^ | September 12, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Appearing on CNN, Angela Giron, a Colorado Democrat state Senator who was one of two state pols recalled for supporting gun-grabbing anti-Second Amendment legislation, joined Debbie Wasserman Schultz in blaming her recall on voter suppression.
  • The Democratic Delusion: ‘Voter Suppression’ Resulted in Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicians

    09/11/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday night, voters in two Colorado districts ousted two prominent state senators due to their support for strict state-level gun control measures. Colorado, which has been trending Democratic over the past four election cycles, has been uniquely resistant to the Republican message. For a moment, that trend in the Centennial State was halted as voters ejected state Sen. Angela Giron and state Senate President John Morse from elected office. Pundits and political scientists often warn observers that special or recall elections are not indicative of any political trend. They are not predictive of the results of a general election...
  • Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a “nature rights” law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials’ greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • PPP admits hiding Colorado recall poll

    09/12/2013 1:25:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    A spokesman for Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday to withholding a poll showing Colorado voters were going to recall State Sen. Angela Giron by a 12-point margin. The reason, according to PPP pollster Tom Jensen, was that “in a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points, I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll.” When the votes were counted in race, the poll turned out to be on target, as Giron lost by 12 points. “We should have had more faith in our numbers,” Jensen said....
  • Rescuers can't reach people stranded by Colorado flooding

    09/12/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/13 | Michael Pearson and Ana Cabrera,
    An entire community cut off, firefighters huddled on the side of a mountain after water swept their truck away, and -- with rescue helicopters grounded -- no way to reach them. This is the scene facing authorities Thursday in Boulder County, Colorado, in the wake of what Sheriff Joe Pelle called a "devastating storm" that dumped more than half a foot of rain on the region during a 19-hour period. The widespread flash flooding washed out roads, pushed dams to their limits and beyond and killed at least three people along Colorado's Rocky Mountain range, from Boulder south to Colorado...
  • Hickenlooper nervously defends gun control laws after Colorado recalls

    09/12/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's worth saying Colorado has maintained people's right to own a gun --- we've maintained the full respect for the Second Amendment," he insisted during a press conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper repeatedly cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Colorado voters support universal background checks, calling the law "sound and sensible." He admitted, however, that he was never as "fired up" about limits on ammunition magazines. "That was a tough one," he said.
  • Historic Colorado recalls engineered by political newcomers

    09/12/2013 8:05:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    kdvr ^ | September 11, 2013 | by Eli Stokols
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, three El Paso County Republicans stood in the dark outside the county GOP headquarters just off Sinton Road reveling in what was the biggest election victories Colorado Republicans have had in a decade. “This isn’t the best night we’ve had in a decade,” said Jeff Crank. “It’s the only good election night we’ve had in a decade.” Tuesday’s recall victories, ousting two Democratic state lawmakers over their support of tougher gun laws, emboldened the National Rifle Association and gun rights advocates from coast to coast. “For the first time in a...
  • Waking a Sleeping Giant in Colorado

    09/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 sept 2013 | John Lott
    Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national “referendum on guns.” Indeed, the defeat of state-senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control. But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of “voter suppression, pure and simple” (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against...
  • Round II on Common Core for State Board ( Colorado )

    09/12/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 11th, 2013 | Todd Engdahl
    The State Board of Education last month got an earful from grassroots Common Core Standards critics (see story), but on Wednesday it heard from the other side. ... Mike Stapleton, who said he’s with a group named Pueblo Freedom and Rights, took care to mention that he was involved in the successful recall campaign against Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo. He said that “as elected representatives you’re accountable to the citizens of Colorado” and that earlier State Board adoption of the Common Core was “a blatant injustice, and it’s not being accountable to the citizens, students and teachers of the state...
  • Colorado Commits keeping campaign plans under wraps

    09/12/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 10th, 2013. | Todd Engdahl
    Leaders of the campaign to pass a $950 million education tax increase are laying plans for their campaign, but they’re being close-mouthed about what those strategies are. With just 35 days until county clerks can start mailing ballots for the Nov. 5 election, Colorado Commits to Kids has yet to stage any public meetings or air any advertising. On Tuesday, Colorado Commits convened representatives of groups supporting Amendment 66 for a meeting on the Auraria campus. The emailed invitation said, “We plan to update you on our success thus far, and explain our road to success in the coming months.”...
  • Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1

    09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
  • Colorado Did It! [Recalls 2 Anti-Gun Dems]

    09/12/2013 3:21:53 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | Gun Owners
    “We may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks....” -- President George Washington, October 3, 1789What a startling upset. The voters of Colorado have done it!Yesterday, Colorado booted two unprincipled, back-stabbing, arrogant legislators from office.This was truly a historic effort and the first time in Colorado history that there has ever been a recall election -- let alone a successful one.Democrat Senators John Morse and Angela Giron lost their bid to hold onto their seats in districts that heavily favored Democrats. (In fact, Giron represented a district where only 23 percent of registered voters are...
  • Poll: Obama Collapses to 38% Approval with 'All Adults'

    09/11/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2013 | John Nolte
    The conventional wisdom is that when you poll "all adults" as opposed to a tighter screening for "registered voters," Democrats generally do better. If that is the case, the latest poll from The Economist/YouGov is the worse news yet for a president obviously in over his head with the Russians and Syria. Obama currently sits at 38% approve/56% disapprove with all adults.
  • Colorado Voters Blow Whistle On Anti-Gun Pols

    09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: Colorado voters on Tuesday ousted two leading supporters of stricter gun control laws, saying "ready, aim, fired" to those who would deny movie patrons and college women the right to armed self-defense. One would think that Colorado, the site of the tragedies at Columbine and the Aurora movie theater, the purple state where President Obama accepted his first nomination amidst faux Greek columns, would be the least receptive of states for the arguments of Second Amendment defenders. Colorado state Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron found out differently on Tuesday as they were ousted by gun rights...
  • op Dem: Colorado losses due to 'voter suppression, pure and simple'

    09/11/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/13 09:04 AM ET | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing...