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  • Child Remains Found At Compound Near Colorado, Man Due In Court (School Shooter Trainer

    08/08/2018 3:56:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 8-8-2018 | CBS4
    For months, neighbors worried about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff’s officials found 11 hungry children on the lot, and then the remains of a small boy. Two men and three women also had been living at the compound, and were arrested following a raid Friday that came as officials searched for a missing Georgia boy with severe medical issues. Medical examiners still must confirm whether the body found at the property in a second search of the compound on Monday is that of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj,...
  • Hail hurts 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo

    08/07/2018 4:35:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/7/2018 | Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail on Monday injured 14 people and killed at least two animals, authorities said. Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after the short but intense afternoon storm passed over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Another nine were treated at the scene, but additional details about the victims and their injuries have not been released.
  • Colorado Springs Catholics helping churches in Ukraine

    08/06/2018 8:50:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Colorado Spring Gazette ^ | Today | Michelle Karas
    After visiting a sister parish in Ukraine in 1995, the Rev. Paul Wicker returned to his congregation at Holy Apostles Catholic Church with one recommendation: “We have to do this.” Wicker said he saw “Christ rising from the graves of communism” in Ukraine, which had been freed from Russia in 1991 but still struggled in its shadow. With the support of the Holy Apostles parish in Colorado Springs, Wicker started Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine. By 2000, CONU was an established nonprofit whose members made team visits to that area, helping to rebuild churches and provide aid. The group sent...
  • Iraqi immigrant accused of shooting Colorado Springs cop remained in U.S. despite series of crimes

    08/05/2018 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Aug 3, 2018 | By: Tom Roeder, Jakob Rodgers, Lance Benzel
    A man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in a shootout early Thursday while free on bond was known to immigration enforcement officials, yet evaded deportation despite a string of crimes, court records show. Why Karrar Al Khammasi wasn’t deported was among the questions left unanswered Friday as his bond was revoked. Cem Duzel, the officer he is accused of shooting, remained hospitalized in critical condition. The 31-year-old Iraqi immigrant appears to have lived in the Pikes Peak region for at least five years, and he had at least nine contacts with police in that...
  • Xcel ratepayers would get a bum deal under Colorado Energy Plan

    08/04/2018 11:47:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | August 2, 2018 | Amy Oliver Cooke
    Late last summer, and with great fanfare, Xcel Energy announced its proposal to close the Comanche I & II power units in Pueblo a decade ahead of schedule. They offered as replacement the euphemistically titled “Colorado Energy Plan” , a massive $2.5 billion fuel-switching scheme to move its Colorado customers away from baseload, reliable hydrocarbons in favor of intermittent renewables. ... the Minneapolis-based monopoly utility will force captive ratepayers to cough up at least another $287 million. That’s on top of the modeling errors we already found in their accounting, and Xcel acknowledged. In other words, ratepayers will pay higher...
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...
  • Police in suburban Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    07/31/2018 5:18:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 114 replies
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot an intruder in his suburban Denver home early Monday was killed by responding officers who saw him holding a weapon, investigators said. Police received multiple calls about a break-in at the home at about 1:30 a.m., and when officers arrived, they heard gunshots inside, The Aurora Sentinel reported . Aurora police, who described the scene in a statement as “very chaotic and violent,” said they encountered an armed man and fatally shot him. That man turned out to be the person who lived in the home. A second man, the suspected...
  • Red Dawn: Grand Junction Billboard Notes Russian-Republican Connection

    07/29/2018 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 56 replies
    Colorado Times Recorder ^ | July 24, 2018 | Erik Maulbetsch
    As the clock struck midnight last Sunday, Grand Junction night owls saw red–literally. The digital billboard looming over Rimrock Marketplace now displays a massive crimson and yellow “GOP,” but with the “O” replaced by the Russian hammer & sickle icon used by the former Soviet Union. Mesa County progressives purchased the billboard to call out the Republican Party’s refusal to challenge Trump’s apparent preference for Russian denials of election interference over the unanimous assessment of United States intelligence agencies. Grand Junction resident Anne Landman, who paid for the billboard, says its purpose is to draw attention “Republicans’ alarming acceptance...
  • Bear destroys truck interior after getting stuck inside

    07/28/2018 12:36:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    msnewsnow.com ^ | 7/28/18 | msnewsnow.com
    MORRISON, CO (KCNC/CNN) – A Colorado man was stunned by a wild intruder in his pickup truck. A quiet night turned loud when Jim Bay woke up to a horn blaring outside. "I opened the door and had a surprise visitor," he said. Bay found a big black bear trapped inside his truck. "The glass wasn't broken. The truck looked like normal," he said. "So apparently, he opened the door using the handle. And then the door closed behind him once he got into the truck." Bay said the bear got so agitated that it destroyed the inside of the...
  • AR15-type Rifles Used to STOP Shooting Spree, Carjacking & Attempted Murder

    07/28/2018 2:17:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2018, a little after noon, on Rampart Range Road in El Paso County, Colorado, a carjacking attempt was reported to the El Paso County Sheriff's  Office. The event escalated into a crime spree with numerous gunshots fired at innocent people.Twenty-nine year old Austin Nelson has been identified as the suspect doing the shooting, threatening, and driving. He was stopped by an armed citizen in the Devils Head campground. From epcsheriffsoffice.com: On July 2, 2018, at approximately 12:20 pm, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Theft in Progress in...
  • Did The Denver Post Publish A Letter To The Editor That Insinuated Trump Be Executed For Treason?

    07/26/2018 1:19:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is just insane. The Denver Post decided to print a letter to the editor that pretty much suggested President Donald J. Trump be executed for treason. The insanity stems from the recent press conference President Trump had with Vladimir Putin, which was arguably not one of the best moments of the Trump White House. At the same time, any legitimate criticism was lost due to liberal hysteria and media overreach, namely this whack job theory that the president committed treason (via Free Beacon): The Denver Post published a letter to the editor suggesting President Donald Trump should be executed...
  • NOW HIRING: AT&T in search of 200 new employees in Pueblo (Colorado)

    07/23/2018 5:49:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KKTV-TV ^ | July 23, 2018
    PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Click here to apply and for more details. AT&T is hiring 200 customer service representatives for its Pueblo call center. “We’re investing in our Colorado team to ensure we are providing our customers with the high-level of service they have come to expect,” said Roberta Robinette, President, AT&T-Colorado in a release. “These are good jobs with wages and benefits that are among the best in the nation. We look forward to welcoming new employees to the AT&T family.” Click here to apply and for more details.
  • Working Wednesday: Amazon looking to hire 1,500 at new Thornton facility (Colorado)

    07/18/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | July 18, 2018 | Robert Garrison
    THORNTON, Colo. — Amazon announced this week that it has begun hiring 1,500 full-time positions at their new robotics fulfillment center in Thornton. The nearly 900,000 square-foot facility opens this fall, and it will be Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Colorado. Applicants can apply online or walk-in (after starting online) at the company's Westminster location, 11860 Pecos Street, Suite 2200, now until Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Amazon’s webpage, starting pay is $12 an hour, and they also offer a “comprehensive benefits package.”
  • Obama Dings Romney On Russia Remark: The 1980s Are Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back

    07/16/2018 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/22/2012 | Arthur Delany
    During the presidential debate on Monday evening, President Barack Obama deployed a Seinfeldian zinger to mock former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. Romney had said that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are “rushing in” as revolutions shake up the Muslim world. “Gov. Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat,” Obama said, “because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia.” “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,”...
  • El Paso Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member previously deported 4 times (El Salvador)

    07/14/2018 8:05:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KVIA ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jose Villasana
    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso sector arrested two MS-13 gang members this week. Early Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents working at the Texas Highway 62/180 checkpoint in between El Paso and Carlsbad began tracking a group of nine subjects attempting to walk around the checkpoint. Border Patrol agents caught up to the group after about four hours of trailing them through the desert. The people in the group admitted to entering the U.S. illegally ... one of the men in the group as 25-year-old William Amaya-Ortiz, an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha...
  • Senators urge DOJ to probe whether Russians posed as Islamic extremist hackers...

    07/13/2018 1:46:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Olivia Beavers
    A bipartisan pair of senators are calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether Russian intelligence services posed as an Islamic extremist hacker group that sought to harass U.S. military families. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday asking him to investigate whether a hacking group called the “Cyber Caliphate” launched an intimidation campaign against members of military families in 2015. “If substantiated, the claims about APT28 posing as the Cyber Caliphate could be the first public evidence that influence operations have specifically targeted American military families,” Wyden and...
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Critics fear move will impact upper Animas River aquatic life. Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? ... Three months after the EPA triggered the Gold King Mine blowout in August 2015, the agency built a temporary water-treatment plant, in an area known as Gladstone, 10 miles north of Silverton within the Cement Creek watershed. But for the past year, the EPA has said room is running out at Gladstone to store the waste byproduct...
  • Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek ( EPA out of control in Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:40:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    EPA just started hauling waste from treatment plant to new storage site. A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. ... The EPA just started on June 15 hauling sludge from the water treatment plant, about 10 miles north of Silverton in an area known as Gladstone, to a historic mine waste pile, called the Kittimac, along County Road 2. The trip is 10 to 15 miles one way, but involves windy, mountainous dirt roads. Three months after the EPA triggered the...
  • Man Steals Car And Wildly Shoots Out Window At Other Vehicles Is Stopped By Armed Camper

    07/07/2018 6:58:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | July 5,2018 | Brandon Curtis
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO — A man went on a wild ride after stealing a vehicle, shooting at passing vehicles as he drove, and then ended up at a camp ground to continue his crime spree. He wasn’t prepared for what he was about to encounter, but the other person was. The suspect, a 29-year-old male, drove the stolen vehicle into the Pike National Forest, shooting at passing vehicles. He ultimately stopped the vehicle at a Devil’s Head Campground and approached an unsuspecting camper with a rifle, which began a confrontation. As the confrontation ensued the rifle was pointed at the...