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  • Store Owner: Bullet Missed My Brain By 1/4 Inch

    03/16/2012 5:59:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- The owner of a check cashing business who was targeted by two robbers last night, said he's lucky to be alive. John, who requested that his last name not be used, said he had just closed up shop at OK Check Cashing Service at 1991 West Evans Ave. when he was confronted by a man with a gun. "I got in my car and set my lunchbox on the passenger seat," he said. "Then I heard banging on my window and saw a man with a gun pointing at me trying to open the door." He described the...
  • Business Owner Wounded In Robbery Gun Battle(CO)

    03/15/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Wayne Harrison
    DENVER -- The owner of a Denver check cashing business was shot in the hand during a gunfight with two armed robbers Wednesday night. Police said the businessman had just closed the OK Check Cashing store for the night at 1991 West Evans Ave., when he was he was approached by two suspects who demanded his money, shortly after 8 p.m. The business owner drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the suspects, police said. He was hit in the hand and the two suspects fled in a vehicle. Police said the two robbers remain at large. Crime Stoppers is...
  • Students for Concealed Carry Celebrate Colorado Victory (CO)

    03/13/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 13 March, 2012 | John Haughey
    Second Amendment advocates on the federal and state stages can take a cue from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a national organization fighting for a fundamental civil right on university and college campuses. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus won a huge victory on March 4, when the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that a policy on four Colorado state university campuses that banned handguns for everyone but law-enforcement officers was unlawful. The ruling follows an Oregon Court of Appeals decision in late September that overturned a longstanding rule of the state university system, which, like Colorado,...
  • Colorado Man Indicted for Human Trafficking, Money Laundering

    03/12/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    A Colorado CEO is accused of luring foreigners to the United States to work for a nonexistent university and then stealing portions of their salaries after setting them up with other jobs in what the government has called an "elaborate scheme." Kizzy Kalu, 47, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., allegedly enticed foreign nurses to work as teachers at an Adam University in Denver, an institution that Kalu's alleged accomplice, Philip Langerman, 77, of McDonough, Ga., made up, according to a federal indictment. Langerman was also indicted, but remains at large. -excerpt- Kalu is the chairman and CEO of Global Energy Initiatives...
  • TOWN HALL: Students won't be unarmed (poll)

    03/11/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 March, 2012 | WAYNE LAUGESEN
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. That means rapists, muggers and other criminals should listen up. Students at the University of Colorado are no longer sitting ducks, thanks to legal activism by a group of students from the Colorado Springs campus. Students are no longer rendered vulnerable by an idiotic gun ban that only threatened the safety of innocent, law-abiding students and university employees. Among thousands of students on any public Colorado campus will be a few who secretly carry weapons and know how to use them, in defense of themselves and others. That’s not how the University of Colorado...
  • Colleges find ways to foil pro-gun rulings(CO,VA,OR)

    03/11/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Courts are ruling in favor of allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns on campus, but universities are figuring out ways to keep the guns out. Gun rights advocates recently notched major legal victories in Colorado and Oregon, with courts in both states agreeing that university policies banning firearms on campus must defer to state laws allowing permit holders to carry concealed handguns. In response, however, university officials in Oregon and Virginia have enacted policies allowing concealed carry on campus but not in buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, event centers and dining halls. The result is that...
  • 'Make My Day Better' bill to grant businesses self-defense protections fails in Colo. Senate

    03/06/2012 7:23:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | IVAN MORENO Associated Press
    DENVER — Colorado Senate Democrats rejected legislation to expand self-defense protections for businesses, saying Monday the proposal would give too much leeway to use deadly force against suspected intruders. "This dramatically changes self-defense," said Sen. Rollie Heath, a Democrat from Boulder.
  • Colorado State Supreme Court rules that permit holders can carry concealed handguns on

    03/05/2012 12:15:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | John Lott
    From Colorado's Boulder Camera newspaper: The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and...
  • Colorado Supreme Court ruling: Guns allowed on CU campuses

    03/05/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | March 4, 2012 | Brittany Anas
    The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and follow the state law." In...
  • Gun instructors hope measure is shot down(CO)

    03/05/2012 4:15:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 4 March, 2012 | ANTHONY A. MESTAS
    A proposed bill that would allow law-abiding Colorado gun owners to carry a concealed firearm without a concealed carry permit would be dangerous and would shoot down important gun training, two local firearms instructors said Sunday. Leonard Jimenez, president of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters, and Patrick Watts, a retired Arizona sheriff's deputy and firearms instructor, said education is the only safe way for people to understand concealed weapons laws. Watts held a four-hour seminar on the subject at the shooter's club Sunday. The state's current law prohibits carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a weapon on school, college or university...
  • Armed Colo. doc helps others flee from gunman(CO)

    03/04/2012 6:03:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 29 February, 2012 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ' A Colorado doctor with a concealed-weapon permit said he grabbed his gun and guarded an exit at a medical building as dozens of people fled from a gunman who had taken two hostages.
  • ICE looking for illegal immigrants at Aurora jail

    03/03/2012 10:38:58 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Associated Press
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they are reviewing court summonses at the Aurora Detention Center in an effort to identify deportable illegal immigrants.
  • Colorado Courts Continue to Protect Felons’ Rights to Keep and Bear Arms

    03/02/2012 5:22:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies · 147+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    As I noted last Fall, Colorado courts have treated the Colorado Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms provision as substantially protecting felons’ rights to keep guns for self-defense — an approach quite different from that used by the U.S. Supreme Court in interpreting the Second Amendment, or by other states’ courts interpreting those states’ constitutions. Today’s State v. Carbajal (Colo. Ct. App. Mar. 1, 2012) reaffirms that. An excerpt: In 1876, the new State of Colorado adopted a constitution that included a provision in its bill of rights establishing a right to keep and bear arms in defense of...
  • Pepper-spayed check cashing clerk shoots robbery suspect(CO)

    02/29/2012 7:19:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 3+ views ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Web Staff
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The owner of a check cashing store in Lakewood shot one suspect and scared off another during a robbery attempt Saturday evening, police said. At around 7 p.m., two suspects entered Cambio De Cheques on the corner of Colfax and Reed. “The store owner reported that two males approached him as he was closing his business for the evening, sprayed him with mace and then tried to take the money he was carrying,” said Lakewood Police Det. Ryan McKone The owner shot one suspect in the leg. The other suspect fled the scene. “The suspects in this...
  • Colorado Springs man shoots dogs, kills one, in self defense (CO)

    02/26/2012 5:45:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 February, 2012 | MATT STEINER
    The owner of a pit bull and a boxer involved in a fatal dog shooting Thursday was cited Friday on suspicion of two counts of unlawful ownership of a dangerous animal, said Erica Meyer a Humane Society spokeswoman. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at a house on Portrait Place in northeast Colorado Springs. Bud Linton, who owns a german shepherd, said the two dogs had jumped his 6-foot fence and were fighting with his dog, Max. Linton said he coaxed max into the house when the boxer and pit bull chased after a neighbor and her two small...
  • House Approval On Guns During State Of Emergency (CO)

    02/21/2012 5:41:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 20 February, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) -- House lawmakers approved a bill to forbid the state from seizing Colorado residents' firearms during a declared state of emergency. Republican House Leader Amy Stephens says the bill is about emergency preparedness. The proposal passed the Republican-led House Monday with bipartisan support but it's likely to be defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
  • Gun rights or wrongs?(CO)

    02/16/2012 7:23:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 15 February, 2012 | BRANDON JOHANSSON
    AURORA | No matter the season, the year, or the weather, customer interest in the rack of guns at Pasternack’s Pawn Shop in Aurora rarely changes. Typically, the shop on East Colfax Avenue near Dayton Street sells 25 guns each month, said Scott Pasternack, the owner. And while the last six months have seen a spike, Pasternack said reasons for it are a mystery. “I think it’s just the uncertainty of times we’re in, predictions like the Mayan calendar, world ending, all kinds of different things,” Pasternack said with a laugh. But six miles west at the State Capitol, the...
  • Make My Day law for Colorado businesses debated

    02/10/2012 7:48:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 9 February, 2012 | IVAN MORENO, AP
    DENVER — Republicans moved forward with a proposal to let businesses use deadly force against intruders, one of a handful of GOP proposals being heard Thursday aimed at expanding gun rights.
  • Police: Home Intruder Shot, Killed(CO)

    02/09/2012 9:33:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    DENVER -- Denver police say a home intruder was shot and killed and a resident was wounded as the two men struggled over a gun early Wednesday. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a man was awakened about 2:20 a.m. by an intruder in his home at 3469 W. Ninth Ave. As the resident and the intruder struggled over the gun, several shoots were fired striking both men, Jackson said. It wasn't clear who owned the gun. Quantcast The intruder died at the scene, Jackson said. The resident, who was wounded in his lower torso and leg, was transported to...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Colorado Hospital

    01/28/2012 6:32:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2012 | RMGO
    Colorado --( As you may know, Colorado state law doesn’t allow a taxpayer-funded facility to ban concealed carry (i.e. they think you shouldn’t be able to defend yourself). Based on that law, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners filed a complaint against Colorado State University two years ago, and won. This week, the same lawyer who filed against CSU again represented Rocky Mountain Gun Owners members by filing a lawsuit against Northern Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley. NCMC is a county-owned hospital, and bans permit holders (in fact, all firearms) from entering that facility, though they do not have the required...
  • Statements on the President’s State of the Union Address

    01/25/2012 6:16:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    The White House ^ | January 25, 2012 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The White HouseOffice of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 25, 2012 Statements on the President’s State of the Union Address Colorado Governor Hickenlooper “The President tonight hit a tone about working together that is familiar to Coloradans. People here know that partisanship is a significant roadblock to partnership. We must use collaboration as a means to finding solutions to keep pushing our state and our country closer to full economic recovery. “We join the President in the pursuit of unnecessary regulations that handcuff aspiring entrepreneurs, and we applaud his support of great teachers and our nation’s military.
  • Concealed guns without permit bill fails in Colo.

    01/25/2012 10:35:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 24 January, 2012 | AP
    DENVER | A proposal to let Colorado residents carry concealed weapons without a permit failed Monday over concerns that it would make it easier for criminals and the mentally ill to have guns in public places. A Senate committee rejected the bill on a 3-2 party-line vote, with Democrats voting against it. It's the second year in a row the proposal has failed, but identical legislation is still running in the Republican-controlled House.
  • CU regents could back in-state tuition for undocumented students

    01/24/2012 9:03:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 01/23/2012 | Brittany Anas Camera Staff Writer
    A legislative measure to extend in-state tuition benefits to undocumented students may get an endorsement from the University of Colorado -- key support from the flagship school that was missing last year when a similar bill was introduced. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, said he's considering bringing a resolution forward to his colleagues on the Republican-controlled board. Tillie Bishop, a Republican from Grand Junction, could be the swing vote the Democrats need for an endorsement. Last year, Bishop told the Camera he didn't support the legislation, saying illegal students shouldn't be given tuition perks when out-of-state students in the country legally are...
  • Colo. GOP propose gun rights legislation

    01/21/2012 7:56:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Colorado Republicans are reloading their holsters on attempts to expand gun rights. Some of their proposals this year are ideas that Democrats have rejected in the past. Republicans are trying to give business owners and employees the power to use deadly force against intruders. Another proposal would allow people to have a concealed weapon at schools or colleges if a person has a legal permit.

    01/17/2012 10:09:34 AM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Black Box Voting ^ | 1-12-12 | Bev Harris
    In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company. When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by in 2008, the bad news is that...
  • Habeas Corpus Stands Firm in El Paso County, Colorado!

    01/17/2012 10:59:07 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies ^ | JANUARY 17TH, 2012 | Helen Sabin , staff writer
    Utah had its Sheriff Mack. Maricopa County, Arizona has Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Colorado Springs, Colorado has Terry Maketa. In November 2011, Sheriff Maketa of El Paso County, Colorado, along with its five County Commissioners struck a blow for freedom and the Constitutional rights of citizens. These six signed a proclamation affirming the right to Habeas Corpus which the National Defense Authorization Bill or Senate Bill 1867 removed when it was signed into law by President Obama. The proclamation which has gone viral, affirms that the local sheriff, who is any county’s top cop, can override actions taken by the...
  • Feds Clamp Down On Medical Marijuana Shops

    01/13/2012 3:42:04 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/13/12 | Friends of Ours
    The feds continue to target medical marijuana dispensaries which otherwise are operating in accordance with state law. In Colorado federal prosecutors gave 23 dispensaries which are operating within 1,000 feet of a school 45 days to shut down or face criminal prosecution as reported by John Ingold for The Denver Post. They issued an identical ultimatum to medical marijuana dispensaries in California last October. The threats are not idle. The feds yesterday filed suit "to seize the building of a Sacramento dispensary, charging the marijuana store violated federal laws against drug transactions near schools" as reported by Peter Hecht for...
  • Giron reintroduces illegal immigrant tuition bill

    01/12/2012 11:56:13 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 12, 2012 | PATRICK MALONE
    DENVER — Sen. Angela Giron on the first day of the new legislative session Wednesday introduced a modified version of a bill that failed last year proposing to afford illegal immigrants in-state college tuition rates. The Pueblo Democrat’s revamped proposal, SB15, mirrors last year’s bill in that it would allow Colorado high school graduates who have been in the country much of their lives and are pursuing legal citizenship to attend state colleges at the resident rate, but would not grant them state College Opportunity Fund dollars. “None of us want to create an underclass of people,” Giron said. “The...
  • 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...
  • Homeowner: "Don't Move or I Will Shoot" (CO)

    12/15/2011 3:59:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 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...
  • CO of Navy squadron fired for violating sexual harassment policy (#22!)

    12/13/2011 6:28:52 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 13, 2011 | Matthew M. Burke
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The commanding officer of a Navy squadron attached to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson became the 22nd Navy skipper fired this year after Navy officials lost confidence in his ability to command, the service announced. Cmdr. Jonathan Jackson, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, was fired Thursday by Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon, commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, after an investigation revealed Jackson had violated the Navy’s sexual harassment policy by “creating and condoning an intimidating, hostile and offensive work environment,” according to a Navy news release.
  • Gingrich leads Romney by 37 in N.C., 19 in CO. (PPP poll)

    12/06/2011 1:41:00 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 12/6/11 | Tom Jensen
    Newt Gingrich has dominent leads among Republican voters in both North Carolina and Colorado. In fact, Gingrich is the first candidate outside of his or her home state that PPP has ever found with an actual majority of the primary vote in any one state.
  • Make My Day Law may save Indiana St. shooter (CO)

    12/03/2011 11:19:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Arapahoe County Sheriff Arrested On Drug Charge

    11/30/2011 5:27:29 AM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies ^ | November 29, 2011 | staff reporter
    DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – A CBS4 investigation has learned that former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has been arrested, suspected of trafficking methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Sullivan, 68, was the elected Arapahoe County Sheriff for 19 years. He retired in 2002 and went on to become director of safety and security for Cherry Creek Schools. He was a nationally-regarded law enforcement figure and in 2001 as the National Sheriff Association named Sullivan “Sheriff of the Year.”
  • Second Man Arrested In Deadly Home Invasion(CO)

    11/25/2011 5:58:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 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...
  • Carbon Monoxide -- The Silent Calmer?

    11/08/2011 9:03:50 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies
    Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, TAU researcher findsAccording to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings. Found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators, CO has been dubbed the "silent killer" because excessive inhalation is lethal, poisoning the nervous system and heart. Now, in a surprising twist, Prof. Itzhak Schnell of Tel Aviv University's Department of Geography and the Human Environment has discovered that low levels of the poisonous gas can have a narcotic effect that...
  • Car accident leads to arrest for human trafficking

    10/28/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    The Daily Planet ^ | October 28, 2011 | Katie Klingsporn
    A one-vehicle accident on rural Highway 141 on Monday triggered a search through the desert for passengers and eventually led to the arrest of one man for suspicion of human smuggling and the pending deportation of four of the passengers. Juan Denys Hernandez Varenez, a Cuban national, has been charged with four counts of smuggling of humans, a class 3 felony. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office suspects that he was smuggling four undocumented foreigners to the Denver area when the sedan he was driving crashed. All of the passengers, including a 20-year-old female from Grand Junction whose involvement is unknown,...
  • CO School Tries To Kill New Gun Business, Then Lies About It

    10/21/2011 5:45:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 20 October, 2011 | Dan Zimmerman
    Ryan Lynch of Littleton, CO wanted to sell ‘high end’ and collectible guns from his home – which also happened to be a few blocks from Columbine Hills Elementary School. To open the new business, he needed a zoning variance from the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment, something that’s normally be a routine process. So when he appeared for his appointed meeting before the board to make his case for the variance, no one showed up to oppose the idea…except Steve Bell. When the board opened the floor for public comment, only one person rose to speak: Jeffco Schools Chief...
  • Is Arrogant, SPENDAHOLIC, Obama Using His "Jobs" Bill Money to Buy Voter Approval for "His" Economy?

    10/07/2011 10:57:40 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Opinion/Vanity | October 10, 2011 | Graewoulf
    "Step right up folks, and contribute to the 447,000,000,000 Dollar "Re-elect the Leader of the Abomination!" campaign slush fund. Now that over 4, 000,000,000,000 dollars have been destroyed to keep unemployment above 9 % , mortally wound our once major banks, and just otherwise re-distribute all the wealth that we could find in this soft Nation, all we ask is that YOU cough up the rest of your money through your toenails, so that WE can continue to help YOU, stupid as you are." [Translation Credit : This is a Cyber-FR-filtered, CO2 enriched, politically VERY correct, slightly rough translation of...
  • WAYNE: Jobs creators sent away for no reason (poll)

    09/24/2011 5:16:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | September 24, 2011 | - Wayne Laugesen
    Let’s do ourselves a big Depression-era favor. Let’s deport a taxpaying jobs creator just for fun. Let’s indulge anger and indignation, even if it eliminates jobs and throws a family into despair. The Gazette carried a story this month about Jeanette Vizguerra, 39, who faces deportation after living in Colorado for 14 years. Vizguerra owns a cleaning company. She provides more sustainable jobs and prosperity than Solyndra, the defunct “green jobs” company that received a $535 million loan guarantee from President Barack Obama — a man who has deported people like Vizguerra in droves. Vizguerra and her employees pay taxes....
  • Among Hispanics, strong support for voter ID

    09/17/2011 6:48:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2011 | Byron York
    In recent months, the Obama Justice Department and Democrats on Capitol Hill have mounted a full-scale assault on state voter identification laws.  Accusing Republicans of trying to return to the days of Jim Crow, Democrats allege that the laws, many of which require a photo ID for voting, discriminate against blacks and Hispanics.  But an extensive new poll of Hispanic voters in the key electoral states of Florida, Colorado, and New Mexico shows strong support for those very photo ID laws.As part of a broad survey of Hispanic attitudes on a variety of political issues, the poll, conducted for the...
  • Willow The Cat Finally Found 2,000 MILES From Home

    09/15/2011 5:13:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | September 15, 2011 | Mark Duell
    A cat has made an extraordinary journey of almost 2,000 miles after she went missing from Colorado five years ago and turned up in New York. Willow disappeared from a home in Broomfield but was found on Wednesday in Manhattan and will soon be reunited with her owners. Jamie and Chris Squires, of Boulder, Colorado, were ‘shocked’ to hear of her whereabouts, but she had a microchip implanted as a kitten.
  • Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag

    09/05/2011 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Puppage · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/2011
    An elementary school in Colorado has come under criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian flag. The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.
  • ABC Affiliate Reports on Long Form Birth Certificate Anomalies: Only MSM to do it.

    08/31/2011 1:39:20 AM PDT · by jdirt · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | aug 30, 2011 | ObamaBC
    make it go viral yall. send them an email to thank them.
  • John Paul the Great and the Denver World Youth Day "Miracle"

    03/12/2011 11:20:32 AM PST · by swissguard007 · 28 replies ^ | Randall J. Meissen
    When the Vatican announced that World Youth Day would be held in Denver in 1993, many news experts predicted that the event would be a failure. The United States, they said, was different than countries like Poland and Argentina, where previous World Youth Days had met great success. The United States, they claimed, lacked an entrenched tradition of Catholic pilgrimage, the traveling distances required to assemble a large gathering from across the country were too large, and most importantly American young people would simply be uninterested in the pope or his message. On August 10, 1993, stunned reporters crumpled their...
  • Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit (CO)

    08/27/2011 5:55:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies ^ | 26 August, 2011 | LANCE BENZEL
    An El Paso County jury on Friday awarded nearly $300,000 to the daughter of a burglar who was fatally shot in 2009 while breaking into an auto lot. Parents of the victim, Robert Johnson Fox, embraced their attorneys after a judge announced the jury’s verdict, capping a two-week-long civil trial in which business owner Jovan Milanovic and two relatives were painted as vigilantes who plotted a deadly ambush rather than let authorities deal with a string of recent burglaries. Phillip and Sue Fox, who filed suit for wrongful death in 2010 on behalf of Fox’s 3-year-old daughter, called the jury’s...
  • Florida murderer caught 32 years after prison escape

    07/28/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    .ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday captured a man in Colorado who escaped nearly 32 years ago from the Florida prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Frederick Barrett, 60, slipped away from the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a nighttime power outage on August 17, 1979. U.S. Marshals Service officers, dressed as U.S. Forest Service firefighters, arrested Barrett early on Wednesday at his cabin in Montrose County, Colorado. He had been living in the remote, mountainous area under the name Neil Meltzer, Florida officials said.
  • Denver city council overturns impound law aimed at "illegals"

    07/12/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KWGN ^ | July 12, 2011 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER -- In its final vote at its very last meeting Monday night, the city council voted almost unaninmously to get rid of a controversial law that voters approved, in part, to impound the vehicles of "illegal aliens." The 9-1 vote to repeal Initiative 100 means that, starting Aug. 1, unlicensed drivers will no longer have to pay $2,600 in bonds and fees after police tow their cars. Only Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz voted against repealing the intiative, which was approved by 54 percent of Denver voters in 2008; Councilman Charlie Brown, who also would have voted against the repeal, was...