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  • Denver detective accuses Denver City Council of protecting the Mayor, joining cover-up

    03/19/2018 6:48:49 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 5 replies
    Denver7 ^ | Tony Kovaleski, Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – Nearly three weeks after Detective Leslie Branch-Wise broke her silence accusing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment, calls for an investigation have gone nowhere. Branch-Wise is accusing Denver City Council of protecting the mayor and sweeping the issue under the rug.
  • Let us go for a cruise!: Driving the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel Pass, Interstate-70, Colorado.

    03/17/2018 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Voption · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | August, 2011 | The HighwayMan
    A quick trip across the highest point on the U.S. Interstate Highway System, Interstate-70 in Colorado. The Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, under the continental divide.
  • In Colorado, 11.2 percent of borrowers default on student loans

    03/17/2018 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Watchdog News ^ | Mar 15, 2018
    At Everest College in Everett, nearly 30 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education. The data includes students at schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in 2014 and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year. In Colorado, 82 institutions reported 100,449 students entered repayment on student loans. And 11,204 – or 11.2 percent – defaulted on those loans.
  • Student with wooden color guard rifle prompts lockdown, lockouts at Boulder schools

    03/16/2018 10:10:52 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 53 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 16 Mar 18 | huck Hickey
    BOULDER, Colo. — A student with a wooden color guard rifle prompted Fairview High School to be placed on lockdown and four other schools placed on lockout on Friday morning, the Boulder Police Department said. Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. saying they saw a teenage boy carrying what they believed was a white rifle case near Emerson Avenue in south Boulder. No gun was seen. Mar 16, 2018 The Boulder Valley School District said just after 8 a.m. that Fairview was placed on the more restrictive lockdown, meaning all classrooms were secured, the lights were turned off and...
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • ICE seeks illegal immigrant in Colorado fatal hit-and-run who bonded out of jail

    03/11/2018 9:57:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    An illegal immigrant charged with vehicular homicide in a fiery crash on a Colorado interstate bonded out of jail Saturday, a week after the deadly hit-and-run incident, despite being wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, allegedly fled the scene of the accident on Interstate 70 involving a tractor-trailer that caught on fire last week, leaving the driver to die, according to the Denver Police Department. Zamarripa-Castaneda bonded out on Saturday, according to jail records, but it's not clear if he has been taken into custody, FOX 31 reported. Officials from ICE did not return a request...
  • Denver Refusing to Honor ICE Detainer for Illegal Responsible for Hit-and-Run

    03/07/2018 12:05:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    An illegal immigrant suspected of a fatal hit-and-run is avoiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement thanks to the Denver Sheriff's Department. The suspect was driving his pickup truck when he collided with a semi-truck earlier this week. The semi-truck driver died after the vehicle caught fire, and the pickup driver fled the scene. After the driver was taken into custody in Denver, he was found to be an illegal immigrant, 26-year-old Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda. ICE wants him for potential deportation, but the Denver Sheriff's office is refusing to comply with the agency. Instead of cooperating, the sheriff's office said it wants...
  • Many Colorado Republicans still undecided on governor candidate but back Trump, poll finds

    03/06/2018 8:08:36 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Mar 5, 2018 | Blair Miller
    Colorado Republicans still overwhelmingly approve of the job President Trump is doing, but feel less enthusiastic about Congress and are still wondering for whom they should vote in the governor’s race this year ... A full 39 percent of those surveyed said they were undecided about which Republican they’d support in the primary, which is just months away. ... State Treasurer Walker Stapleton garnered the most support among those who did have a choice, with 26 percent of respondents saying he’d have their vote. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman came in second in the poll, with 13 percent of respondents saying...
  • Retired physician sells his boat for $1 to young couple who sank their sailboat in 2 days

    03/04/2018 7:15:48 AM PST · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-2-18 | Alexandra Deabler
    The Colorado couple who sank their beloved sailboat two days into their journey to the Caribbean is getting another go at navigating the high seas. Tanner Broadwell, 26, and girlfriend Nikki Walsh, 24, sold everything they owned to pursue their dream of one day sailing around the world. However, they didn’t get far – their sailboat hit a sandbar and capsized off the coast of Madeira Beach, FL, two days later, leaving them only with $90 and no home. The story of the couple’s misfortune quickly went viral and caught the eye of retired physician and boat owner, Mark Reinecke,...
  • Colorado lawmaker switches parties after being ousted as Democrat on sexual misconduct allegations

    03/04/2018 4:22:00 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/18 | Joseph Weber
    A Colorado state Democratic lawmaker was expelled Friday amid allegations by female colleagues about sexual harassment or abuse -- but not before switching political parties. Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled by a 52-9 vote after five female state House members took their turns at the podium to come forward as victims of sexual harassment or abuse. Democrat Rep. Faith Winter and four other women accused Lebsock of harassment and intimidation inside the Capitol and at area bars and restaurants. Lebsock bitterly contested the claims, saying his accusers were lying and accusing an independent investigator of bias in concluding that the...
  • Diana DeGette's Primary Challenger Is Done With the Democratic Establishment

    03/03/2018 8:26:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2018 | CHRIS BIANCHI
    Thrust into the political spotlight after penning a viral Huff Post op ed about how she was severing ties with the Democratic Party's mainstream, Saira Rao now has her eyes set on her first elected position: Diana DeGette's longtime seat as the representative for CO-1, the congressional district that covers all of Denver as well as slivers of Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. Rao's frustration with mainstream Democrats stems from her belief that her passion and long-term support hasn't been adequately received, and that not enough has been done by some in the party to counter increasing levels of racism in...
  • Ann Coulter, conservative commentator, to speak at CU Boulder later this month

    03/02/2018 6:56:47 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 2 Mar, 2018 | Mitchell Byars
    Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter is coming to the University of Colorado later this month to speak at an event hosted by the Boulder campus' chapter of Turning Point USA. Coulter is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. March 21 in Chem 140, according to a Facebook post by conservative group Turning Point USA. The event is free, and tickets will be distributed next week on a first-come, first-serve basis. Coulter also appeared at CU in 2003, and spoke about the Iraq War before a crowd of about 2,000 people at Macky Auditorium.
  • Guns in schools? 2 Columbine survivors are split on issue

    02/27/2018 7:39:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2018 2:11 PM EST | P. Solomon Banda and James Anderson
    Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, and avoided the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago, but he did not dodge the heartbreak. A close friend died, and the anguish in his father’s eyes is seared in Neville’s memory. Samantha Haviland was fundraising in the cafeteria and froze, uncomprehending, at the sound of screams just outside the window. Trance-like, she and others fled the room, then pressed against a wall of lockers, windows shot out down the hall. She, too, lost a close friend. […] Haviland, now director of counseling for Denver...
  • Why That Speed Limit Sign You Just Saw May Be Changing

    02/27/2018 2:03:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Although the Colorado Department of Transportation has its eyes on the future, as seen in its advocacy of the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop project that recently won a global challenge, the agency is also trying to innovate when it comes to current highways. Hence the planned installation of variable speed limit signs in Glenwood Canyon that can either speed up or slow down traffic in response to weather and traffic conditions. VSL has already gotten a tryout near Boulder, and if the system works in Glenwood, among the trickiest sections along the Interstate 70 corridor, after installation set to begin during...
  • Proposed sales tax increase could boost funding for transportation projects

    02/27/2018 1:12:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Colorado Independent ^ | February 22, 2018 | John Herrick
    A coalition of local leaders backed by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce wants voters to approve a sales tax increase on the November ballot to pay for projects like the widening of Interstate 25 and the buildout of bike lanes. The group filed four ballot measures with the Secretary of State on Thursday that would raise between $500 million and $1 billion for transportation projects, according to the chamber, and allow that money to be used to pay for bonds, which would generate even more upfront cash. A booming population across the Front Range has created traffic snarls on...
  • Homeless man kills Colorado mother who took him in, family says

    02/22/2018 11:08:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/18 | Joyce
    A Colorado mother of four was stabbed to death last week by a homeless man she was sheltering in her home, her family says. Jeanna Leslie, 49, was found dead in her apartment on Valentine's Day — six days after she was fatally stabbed, police said. Police arrested 40-year-old suspect, Terry Dunford, Friday after receiving a tip. He has been charged with first-degree murder, CBS News reported. Leslie reportedly took in Dunford and another homeless man and allowed them to live in her apartment to help them through a tough time.
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Federal Judge Rules It’s Unconstitutional To Forbid Women Going Topless In Public

    02/15/2018 1:36:45 PM PST · by Enterprise · 135 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    "The brave women of Fort Collins, who for years have been struggling against the cruel oppression of breasts imprisoned in clothing, were cheered when last February U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson agreed with them. The law, said the judge, is based on gender discrimination, and violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of “the equal protection of the laws.”
  • Colorado Wants To Issue Their Own Green Cards, Except They’re Purple

    02/15/2018 6:38:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Apparently having grown tired of waiting for the federal government to “do something” about immigration reform, some Colorado lawmakers have come up with an alternate solution. Some Democrats in the state legislature have a plan which would allow the state to issue their own “purple cards” (a state-level version of a green card), offering legal status to well-behaved illegal aliens. Right up front, I’ll just say that I hope they pass this law because watching the legal challenges and fallout should be either informative or hilarious. (CBS Denver) Colorado would have its own version of a “green card” under legislation...