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  • CO: Home Invasion Shooting Unusual

    12/19/2014 7:34:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is unusual for a 52-year-old man to be shot invading a home.  When I see it, it usually is a career criminal, someone who is drunk and mistakes the home, is in the middle of a bad domestic situation, or someone who had a long brewing feud with a neighbor.  In the case of Garry Lieberth of North Platte, Nebraska, I have not been able to find any evidence of those things.  Perhaps we will learn more when the toxicology report comes in.  From the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Colorado: The adult male homeowner was asleep on...
  • The Governing Trap

    11/06/2014 2:06:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2014 | NRO Editors
    Around 9:00 last night, the TV pundits realized that it would no longer do to say that it was an anti-incumbent year: The vast majority of the incumbents losing — all of them in the Senate — were Democrats. Nor could the election be chalked up to red-state reaction. Republicans took Senate seats in Iowa and Colorado, which voted for Obama twice apiece, and governorships in Maryland and Illinois, which last voted Republican in 1988. The wave gave Republicans a larger Senate majority than all but the most confident among them had expected, and added to the ranks of their...
  • Colorado early voting: GOP blows out Dems

    11/01/2014 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novermber 1, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Republicans are blowing out Democrats in Colorado early voting, the secretary of State there says. ADVERTISEMENT According to the Associated Press, 104,000 more GOP voters have taken advantage of early voting in Colorado than Democrats. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is trailing his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, in most polls. A loss by Udall would make it exceedingly difficult for Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, is also in a tight race as he seeks a second term. Historically Democratic voters have long been more likely to stay at home in midterm elections, and...
  • Republicans take big lead in Colorado early voting

    11/01/2014 1:43:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2014 | Nicholas Riccardi
    DENVER (AP) -- Republicans are taking a big lead in early voting in Colorado. A report from the Secretary of State on Friday showed that 104,000 more Republicans than Democrats had cast their ballots as the state conducts its first major mail-in election. Voters can also drop off ballots at polling stations and register through Election Day....
  • As Democrats lose Latinos, Senate could follow

    10/30/2014 5:39:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats have lost their grip on Hispanic voters heading into Election Day—and in turn could lose the Senate because of them. Even though Latinos split heavily for their party in 2012, mounting evidence suggests Hispanics could sit the midterms out after immigration reform has fallen from the White House agenda. "There's no question it's going to affect Democrats in this midterm. There's no one to blame but Democrats themselves," said Arturo Carmona, executive director of Hispanic engagement group Presente Action. A Pew poll out Wednesday revealed Democrats suffered an eight-point drop in support from Hispanic voters nationwide since 2010, down...
  • Colorado's Election Day nearly half over; signs of anxiety on the Left

    10/30/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    The state of Colorado has embarked on a far-reaching experiment this campaign season: Its 2014 election, featuring a high-profile contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner, is being conducted exclusively with mail-in ballots. Every voter in the state has received a ballot; if a person wants to vote on Election Day, he or she will have to take that ballot to what is called a voter service center, present it to officials and then vote. It's expected most will opt to mail their ballots. And each day, as the ballots arrive, the Colorado secretary...
  • Today's Five-Minute Activism Project: Amplify "The Hickenlooper Blues"

    10/29/2014 6:55:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The War on Guns ^ | 28 October, 2014 | David Codrea
    Today's Five-Minute Activism Project: Amplify "The Hickenlooper Blues" At most it will take 10, because I've already done the link work. We need notice and coverage. To that end, I just got done sending the message " The Hickenlooper Blueshttp://youtu.be/aVIKV3eO68A " to: http://drudgereport.com/ (there is a news tip box--scroll down in the right column) http://www.wnd.com/contact-wnd/?subject=tips http://www.breitbart.com/ (scroll all way down page--bottom right) http://dailycaller.com/contact-form/?type=sendtip http://townhall.com/contact-us/ http://www.theblaze.com/ (Bottom of page, on left) http://www.cnsnews.com/contact Twitter: https://twitter.com/DRUDGE https://twitter.com/worldnetdaily https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews https://twitter.com/DailyCaller https://twitter.com/townhallcom https://twitter.com/theblaze https://twitter.com/cnsnews https://twitter.com/FoxNews https://twitter.com/limbaugh https://twitter.com/seanhannity https://twitter.com/michellemalkin https://twitter.com/instapundit Facebook message (not all accept them): https://www.facebook.com/mattdrudge https://www.facebook.com/WNDNews https://www.facebook.com/Breitbart https://www.facebook.com/cnsnewscom https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews Feel free to add other national outlets and figures...
  • In Cory Gardner, a look at the GOP's happy future

    10/28/2014 12:16:50 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2014 | Byron York
    LITTLETON, Colo. — To many Republicans, the Democratic "war on women" campaign against GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner is an outrage. But for Gardner himself, it is also a test. How would Gardner react when incumbent Sen. Mark Udall and national Democrats accused him of scheming to deny women access to birth control? The accusation seemed ridiculous, but what if Colorado voters took it seriously? Gardner certainly took it seriously, and he reacted by taking two steps. First, he abandoned his earlier support for so-called personhood measures that Democrats charged would lead to bans on some forms of contraception. And...
  • The November of Liberal Discontent

    10/27/2014 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    When the left-leaning Denver Post shocked Colorado and the political world by endorsing Republican challenger Cory Gardner over Democrat incumbent Mark Udall in Colorado’s close race for US Senate, national Democrats were punched as silly as a victim of the knockout game. “One of the worst endorsement decisions by any serious newspaper in my lifetime,” raged former Colorado Senator Gary Hart. “Naďve! What was the Denver Post thinking?” sputtered The New Republic. “Asinine,” intoned Salon, for good measure. Liberals are enraged a liberal leaning paper endorsed a conservative challenger over a lackluster liberal incumbent. But expressing that would expose their...
  • Watch New York voters laugh at a female Democrat for invoking the ‘War on Women’

    10/26/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The “War on Women,” as a political message, has been relatively effective for Democratic candidates even in spite of its intellectual emptiness and its fabricated premises. But the attack on Republicans as hostile to women’s health issues have thus far been largely successful, in no small part due to a credulous and uncurious media which has repeated them uncritically. That has not been the case this cycle. Republicans deserve most of the credit for dismantling this baseless and cynical political attack; the most effective of which has been a stance adopted by candidates like Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis,...
  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 5:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/24/14 | Mark Murray
    Is it possible that pollsters are underestimating the size and composition of Colorado's electorate in the upcoming Nov. 4 -- given that the state now mails ballots to its voters? Democrats...certainly hope that's the case. And now they have data backing it up, according to a new poll....
  • Colorado Voter Fraud runs rampant (It's Over: Dems Win)

    10/24/2014 3:57:37 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 85 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 23, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Marilyn Marks could not be more worried. She fears that Republican Rep. Cory Gardner could lose a U.S. Senate seat in the mail — literally. “He has a real chance of winning,” Marks told me. “But this ‘100 percent absentee ballot’ disaster is likely to undermine every GOP candidate in a tight race.” Some 3.6 million such ballots have reached active voters and even those who last voted in 2008. “I’m going to people’s houses where they’re getting seven ballots to a household,” Republican State Senator Ted Harvey told the Washington Times. “Their children when they were 18 registered to...
  • First Lady stumps in Close Colorado Senate Race

    10/23/2014 3:24:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen Wyatt
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday became the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race. Obama rallied some 1,500 people in Denver to vote for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall as he faces a tight run for a second term. Republicans have targeted the seat as one of the six they need to win control of the Senate. Udall narrowly trails his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, in recent polls. Democrats are counting on turning out their base voters, especially younger women, to close the gap. Michelle Obama told the crowd to remember 2008, when her husband...
  • Races for Senate and Governor Close in Colorado

    10/21/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 21, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds very close races for both Governor and the Senate. Cory Gardner is up 46/43 on Mark Udall in the Senate race, while John Hickenlooper has a 45/44 advantage over Bob Beauprez in the Governor's race. Both Democrats are doing well with the groups Democrats tend to do well with in Colorado. Hickenlooper is up 49/39 with women, 60/28 with Hispanics, and 59/31 with young voters. Udall is similarly ahead 46/42 with women, 64/24 with Hispanics, and 59/22 with young voters. The problem for the Democrats is that they are down by significant margins with men-...
  • Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado

    10/13/2014 4:01:11 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2014 | John Fund
    Perhaps the most hard-fought Senate race this year will be ColoradoÂ’s showdown between Democratic senator Mark Udall and Republican congressman Cory Gardner. The RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Gardner holding a lead of 1.3 percentage points. The outcome may determine control of the U.S. Senate, and the margin of victory could be less than the 11,000-vote margin by which Democratic senator Michael Bennet was reelected in Colorado in 2010. But there is a significant difference in this yearÂ’s Senate race. In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and...
  • NPR, Fox News Polls: Republicans lead in Senate battleground states

    10/03/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consistent: The topline results — Republicans are ahead. Inconsistent: The margins. NPR measures Obama’s job approval at (41/56) in states with contested Senate races, and an abysmal (29/67) among independents. But on the generic Senate ballot, the GOP leads by just three, fueled by a 16-point advantage among those aforementioned independents: In case you’re curious, NPR’s partisan sample is a reasonable, if slightly generous, D+4. Fox News’ pollster included two more states in their survey, but excluded Alaska. Results: Unless I’m missing something glaringly obvious (Fox’s poll sample is D+0, in line with 2010), I can’t quite wrap my...
  • CO: CCW Carrier Protects his Dog by Shooting Attacking Dog

    09/26/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the story, it is clear that the dog that attacked was unsecured and in violation of the law.   The family had been gently warned that their dog might escape.  The  CCW carrier's fears were realized, and he had to use deadly force to save his own, legally restrained, dog.   The dog is referred to as a "lab" but it is clear that it is a mix of some kind.   It was an adopted dog, so its ancestry is not certain.  Most dogs are very territorial; it is not surprising that they will attack other dogs that they view...
  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • CO:Woman has Gunfight with Intruders who Steal her SUV

    08/29/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed woman in Denver chased two intruders from her home, only to have them drive off in her SUV.  From kdvr.com: About 2:30 a.m., two burglars broke into a woman’s home, then stole her blue Toyota Highlander, last seen going east on Exposition Avenue. She got in a gunfight with the intruders as they took the vehicle.  From cbslocal.com: The woman apparently got scared and fired at them while they were still outside. “Obviously she felt threatened so she took some measures,” said Sonny Jackson, Denver police spokesman. The suspects fired back, and one of the bullets ended...
  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    08/03/2014 8:33:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 8-2-14 | Tom Roeder
    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department.
  • Open Carry Marchers Draw Cheers on Independence Day in Colorado

    07/23/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Independence day, in Colorado, there was an open carry contingent in the parade.   The popularity of open carry in the area can be judged by the size of the contingent, which was an estimated 250 participants.   It was the most popular part of the parade.   From gazette.com: But the largest group of participants - and the one that got some of the most enthusiastic response from the crowd - were the estimated 250 advocates, many clad in red, white and blue, marching openly with guns holstered on their hips or slung over their shoulders. They carried everything from...
  • Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

    07/18/2014 5:07:53 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/18 | coffman
    Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. In all, four people were infected with the disease from the same source, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement.
  • New video shows Planned Parenthood teaching teens to use whipping and asphyxiation

    07/15/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014
    Two more investigative videos from pro-life organization Live Action show Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver, Colorado offering disturbing and dangerous advice to what staffers think are underage girls. The counselors lay out in graphic detail a spectrum of sadistic sexual behaviors to the investigators, including "whipping," "tying up," and "asphyxiation." As one of the Live Action videos shows, a gruesome crime involving asphyxiation recently captured media interest.  Police discovered 16-year-old Jessica Burlew this past January with the corpse of 43-year-old Jason Ash, whom Burlew had strangled to death and mutilated with razor blades in the midst of "a sex game." "Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains...
  • Dem Opposes GOP Lawmaker’s Plan for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

    07/15/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    – Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) expressed opposition Friday to a proposed plan to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, saying the proposal would put “more barriers between women and contraceptives.”"I believe it would put more barriers to women's health and contraception," Udall said at a July 11 press conference, according to the Associated Press.The plan proposed by the man challenging Udall for his Senate seat – Rep. Cory Gardener (R-Colo.) - would give women over-the-counter access to birth control, but customers would have to pay the cost charged by drug stores and other retailers for contraceptives.At the press...
  • At gun-friendly Colorado restaurant, even the waitresses are armed

    07/04/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 12 replies
    The Record ^ | 07/04/2014 | Unattributed
    RIFLE, Colo. — Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too. As she takes your order at Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle — yes, Rifle — waitress Ashlee Saenz carries a pad, pen and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver holstered on her leg, Old West style. It's loaded, and she knows how to use it
  • Gun Ban Stopped by Colorado Recall Elections Aftershocks

    06/28/2014 6:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After the immense amount of money, old media airtime, and Obama administration political capital was spent on enacting restrictive gun legislation in Colorado last year, the electorate rebelled. Grassroots campaigns led by people who had never been involved in politics beat the establishment. Two legislators were recalled. A third, thought to be in a safe Democratic district, resigned under pressure at the last instant, in order to save the Democrat majority in the State Senate. The political establishment was shaken. That political earthquake continues to reverberate. As part of the establishment push to disarm the population, an organization was...
  • Christian Baker Stands Firm

    06/05/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | June 5, 2014 | SBrinkmann
    Jack Phillips A Colorado bakery owned by a Christian family is refusing to comply with orders from the state of Colorado that they change their policies and attend mandatory “training sessions” after refusing to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.Todd Starnes of Fox News is reporting that Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is being pressured by the state to undergo comprehensive training on the state’s anti-discrimination laws after losing a lawsuit brought by a same-sex couple who accused him of discrimination when he refused to bake a cake for their “wedding” reception.In addition to the...
  • Baker Must Make Cake for Same Sex Marriage in State Where Same Sex Marriage is Illegal

    05/31/2014 2:51:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 31, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Colorado but the state's civil rights commission ruled Friday that Jack Phillips has to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Daily Caller reports:In 2012, Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakes in Lakewood, refused to sell cakes to Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, a same-sex couple. Mullin and Craig were to be married in Massachusetts but wanted a cake for a reception at their home in a Denver suburb. As he had done with other same-sex couples in the past Phillips refused to sell the goods, saying that he is a devout...
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another “job-killing” attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • POLL: COLORADO VOTERS OPPOSE GUN CONTROL, SUPPORT ARMING TEACHERS

    04/23/2014 11:16:09 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    A Quinnipiac University poll released April 23rd shows Colorado voters oppose the stricter gun control Democrats instituted last year and support arming school teachers. According to the poll, Colorado voters oppose last year's gun control by a margin of 56 to 39 percent.
  • PeakFeed: Well-Known DC Prognosticator Says Udall Loses Come Fall (Buh Bye Udall)

    04/21/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 21, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    "PeakNation™ time to put the chocolate bunny down and get back to work. On a day when many across the country were celebrating a resurrection, well-known and well-respected prognosticator Stu Rothenberg stated one thing that won’t be resurrected come November is liberal Senator Mark Udall’s political career." Rothenberg on CNN. 12 second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylz5G_f-XIM
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

    04/16/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | April 16, 2014
    Protesters against SB175 gather outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on April 15, 2014. Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA. Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2014 / 12:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws. “Coloradans are not against common sense regulations on abortions, and they should have the opportunity to be able to debate and pass those regulations,” Archbishop Aquila Samuel J. Aquila said to a crowd of hundreds at an assembly and prayer...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender

    03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM | By Kate Stanton
    Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender Cańon City police arrested Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle in relation to the deaths of a mother and her two children. CANON CITY, Colo., March 10 (UPI) -- Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, a 31-year-old convicted sex offender, was at the home where police found a 35-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 9, lying dead on Sunday in Cańon City, Colo. Police officers arrived at the home after the woman's teenage daughter called authorities to say she had been sexuality assaulted. She was able to flee to a neighbor's house for safety.
  • Colo. Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in Calif

    02/26/2014 7:38:14 PM PST · by posterchild · 70 replies
    ABC news via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Feb 26, 2014 | CHRIS R. MURPHY and GEOFF MARTZ
    While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as “wax,” people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it. Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day. “There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does,” an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the...
  • MARIJUANA IN AMERICA: COLORADO POT RUSH

    02/26/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by shove_it · 54 replies
    CNBC TV ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Harry Smith
    A legal Rocky Mountain high Marijuana, still illegal under federal law, is now at the center of a thriving industry that’s attracting a new breed of entrepreneurs, as Colorado becomes the first state to allow the sale of pot for recreational use. Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century. Premieres Wednesday, February 26th at 10p on CNBC TV
  • First Colorado County Reports Pot Taxes

    02/26/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    CBS - Denver ^ | 2/26/2014 | News Desk
    DENVER (AP) – A southern Colorado county with two recreational marijuana stores has become the first in the state to announce tax totals from the new industry. Pueblo County finance authorities announced Monday that its two shops had about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. ... snip ...
  • CO:Man draws gun, kills threatening dog

    02/14/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gjsentinel.com ^ | 2 February, 2014 | Greg Ruland
    A father was forced to shoot a dog to death in front of a local grocery store to protect his daughters who were under attack, the Grand Junction Police Department reported. (snip) Herrera and two companions did not know the name of the dog’s owner and did not have permission to take the dog for a walk, police reported.
  • Colorado Concealed Carry Renewal Reform

    02/07/2014 6:22:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small but significant reform has made it out of committee in Colorado.  In many states, in order to pass  "shall issue" concealed carry permit laws, irrational restrictions were included in the law to obtain the votes necessary.   Colorado was one of these states.   In Colorado, once you had obtained a permit to carry a gun under your coat or in a pocket, you could only renew your permit in the county where you originally applied for the permit.  If you changed your residence from Moffat county in the northwest, to Baca county in the southeast, you would have...
  • Poll gives Udall reason to worry (Colorado)

    02/06/2014 2:03:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2014
    A new Colorado poll shows Sen. Mark Udall vulnerable heading into the election year, leading all of his potential Republican challengers by just single digits.
  • Family-owned Colo. marijuana shop wants to become 'Costco of weed' [but with armed guards]

    01/22/2014 11:30:24 PM PST · by grundle · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The pot business is booming in Colorado, and the owners of one of the state’s largest marijuana dispensaries have big plans: to become the "Costco of weed." According to the Denver Post's Cannabist, members of the Williams family, who own Medicine Man in northeast Denver, are embarking on a $2.6 million expansion including a 20,000-square-foot retail space "all in white like an Apple store." "We're building a showcase for the world," Andy Williams, Medicine Man's president and co-founder, told Time magazine. Their current headquarters — located in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, now dubbed "Potbello" — includes bulletproof glass, armed security guards,...
  • High spirits as Colorado pioneers pot shops

    01/02/2014 5:39:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    MARIJUANA users celebrated yesterday as Colorado became the first US state to allow retail cannabis sales, putting it in the vanguard of efforts across the country to legalise the drug. The western state famous for its ski resorts and mountain vistas has issued 348 retail licences - including for small pot shops - that make it legal to sell up to 28g of pot to people aged 21 or older. Washington state will follow Colorado later this year. Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti was the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in the US. "It's an absolute...
  • Colorado: Young people apparently not swayed by Bro-surance, Ho-surance ad campaigns

    01/13/2014 3:24:28 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/14/14 | David Freddoso
    ...[I]f these ads are appealing to anyone, it isn’t the coveted 18-35 age demographic. Colorado ranks near the bottom of the heap for signing up young adults...
  • Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Colorado

    01/12/2014 6:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill has been introduced in the Colorado legislature for constitutional carry.  It would reform the current law to allow any legal possessor of handguns to carry them concealed with the same restrictions that apply to those in Colorado with a concealed carry permit.   The bill number is HB14-1041; the link is to a pdf file of the bill. Wright and Holbert are sponsors of the bill in the House, Grantham in the Senate.  2014 is likely to see renewed activity in promoting constitutional carry in several states.   Currently, four states (Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, and Vermont) have constitutional...
  • Colorado (RAT) Senator's Office Accused of Bullying Over ObamaCare Numbers

    01/11/2014 8:42:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Democratic Colorado Senator Mark Udall is being accused of bullying state insurance over ObamaCare cancellation numbers. His office reportedly pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to change the numbers to make it appear that fewer people had their insurance ​cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. **SNIP** In another email, the same person wrote that she received “a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff.”
  • Pot stocks light up the market

    01/07/2014 5:32:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ben Rooney
    The business of legal marijuana is booming in Colorado -- and investors are catching a contact high. Yes, there are pot stocks. Nearly all of them are thinly traded penny stocks available only on over-the-counter exchanges, but shares of companies that service the growing cannabis market have been blazing in recent weeks. Medbox (MDBX) is the latest example. The company provides products and services for businesses that dispense medication, such as pharmacies. It announced plans Tuesday to tailor its products for use in recreational and medical marijuana facilities. Shares soared 65%. (Medbox, for the record, is not a penny stock....
  • Colorado Dems blamed for $80M punch to gut with Magpul pulling up stakes

    01/05/2014 6:45:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 5, 2014
    Thanks to the gun control blitzkrieg led by Democratic lawmakers last year, Colorado is about to take a hit in the wallet in the midst of an already anemic economy, and lose hundreds of private-sector jobs at a time when they can least afford it.
  • Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.

    01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-02-13 | Bob Moen
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.