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  • College Football lawsuit over sex "assault"

    04/25/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by mad puppy · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | Editorial
    Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
  • Colorado cheese thief makes off with over $5,000 worth of provolone

    04/12/2016 8:33:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-7-12 | unattributed
    The owners of a Colorado pizza joint say there’s a cheese thief in their midst after $5,000 to $7,000 worth of provolone has gone missing from their kitchen since mid-March. Hoss Kashani, owner of The Do Drop Inn based in Pueblo, Colo.—told KRDO that he noticed he had run out of cheese about a month ago. Despite the high volume of pizzas his shop prepares, Kashani says completely running out of cheese was unusual. "Middle of the week I ran out cheese and I was like, 'Oh my God'," said Kashani. After looking into the issue, the restaurant owner says...
  • Researchers link climate changes, Pueblo social disruption

    04/11/2016 5:29:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Washington State University ^ | April 1, 2016 | Eric Sorensen 9posted by Cynthia King)
    Washington State University scientists... say the region saw three other cultural transitions over the preceding five centuries. The researchers also document recurring narratives in which the Pueblo people agreed on canons of ritual, behavior and belief that quickly dissolved as climate change hurt crops and precipitated social turmoil and violence... Bocinsky, WSU Regents Professor Tim Kohler and colleagues analyzed data from just over 1,000 southwest archaeological sites and nearly 30,000 tree-ring dates that served as indicators of rainfall, heat and time. Their data-intensive approach, facilitated by climate reconstructions run at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of...
  • New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: A Place Of Kings And Palaces?

    06/06/2006 1:57:14 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,191+ views
    Mon Jun 5 09:31:01 2006 Pacific Time New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: A Place of Kings and Palaces? BOULDER, Colo., June 5 (AScribe Newswire) -- Kings living in palaces may have ruled New Mexico's Chaco Canyon a thousand years ago, causing Pueblo people to reject the brawny, top-down politics in the centuries that followed, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder archaeologist. University of Colorado Museum anthropology Curator Steve Lekson, who has studied Chaco Canyon for several decades, said one argument for royalty comes from the rich, crypt-style burials of two men discovered deep in a Chaco Canyon "great house"...
  • Unearthing (Chaco) Canyon's Clues

    05/16/2004 11:32:03 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 442+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5-15-2004 | Jim Erickson
    Unearthing canyon's cluesMysteries of Anasazi revealed in Chaco's centuries-old corn By Jim Erickson, Rocky Mountain News May 15, 2004 CHACO CANYON, N.M. - As Rich Friedman twists the handle of the T-shaped auger, the steel blades bite into loamy brown soil in a field where scientists suspect Anasazi farmers grew corn 1,000 years ago. Friedman is part of a Boulder-led research team that collected 60 soil samples around the Chaco basin this month in an ongoing effort to determine where the Anasazi grew all the corn they would have needed to feed the thousands who periodically gathered in the canyon....
  • Misunderstanding The Prehistoric Southwest: What Happened At Chaco?

    02/18/2003 12:51:48 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 510+ views
    AScribe ^ | 2-17-2003
    Mon Feb 17 13:32:03 2003 Pacific Time Misunderstanding the Prehistoric Southwest: What Happened at Chaco? BOULDER, Feb. 17 (AScribe Newswire) -- Two University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have developed intriguing theories on the mysterious demise of the Chaco Canyon Pueblo people and the larger Chaco region that governed an area in the Southwest about the size of Ohio before it collapsed about 1125. Steve Lekson, curator of anthropology at the CU Museum, believes a powerful political system centered at Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico may have kept other Pueblo peoples under its thumb from about 1000 to 1125....
  • Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest

    08/04/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 8-4-2014 | Phys Org
    Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
  • Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population [ early 800s, inside job ]

    09/20/2010 7:01:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Monday, September 20, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    A massive deposit of mutilated and processed human remains has been found in the American Southwest. The remains and other artifacts at the site, Sacred Ridge in Colorado, indicate ethnic cleansing took place there in the early ninth century. The genocide likely occurred due to conflict between different Anasazi Ancestral Puebloan ethnic groups. Crushed leg bones, battered skulls and other mutilated human remains are likely all that's left of a Native American population destroyed by genocide that took place circa 800 A.D., suggests a new study... The entire assemblage comprises 14,882 human skeletal fragments, as well as the mutilated remains...
  • Tuzigoot [ruins between Cottonwood and Clarkdale Arizona]

    07/15/2010 8:33:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Deborah J. Nelson
    It is said that the first structure was built around A.D. 1000, by an ancient culture known as the Sinagua, also known as the Anasazi. The Sinagua's were obviously aware of its greatness, as this is where they built their homes and thrived off of the land. They were agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. They hunted game and gathered seeds and nuts to sustain themselves. By studying petroglyphs, artifacts, and comparatives of indigenous and Hopi groups, Archaeologists and anthropologists describe Sinagua rituals as being closely related to the flora and fauna of the area. They utilized...
  • Connecting dots of migration in ancient Southwest [ Anasazi star orientation? ]

    07/03/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 437+ views
    George Johnson ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | STL Today / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press
    From the sky, the Mound of the Cross at Paquime, a 14th-century ruin in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, looks like a compass rose -- the roundish emblem indicating the cardinal directions on a map. About 30 feet in diameter and molded from compacted earth and rock taken near the banks of the Casas Grandes River, the crisscross arms point to four circular platforms. They might as well be labeled N, S, E and W...
  • 1,200-year-old home found [ Virgin Anasazi ]

    08/24/2008 11:11:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 108+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2008 | Mark Havnes
    It is believed that the single-family dwelling belonged to the Virgin Anasazi, who once flourished in the region, said Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Kitchen. The Virgin Anasazi was a prehistoric American Indian culture that lived along the Virgin River. The culture predates other American Indian tribes who inhabited the area. The site, found amid deep red, sandy soil, was apparently home to a single family, Higgins said. No remains were found and it's unknown how many people lived there or for how long. Crews identified a pit house used for shelter, which measured about 13 feet in diameter,...
  • Save Water To Avoid Eating Your Neighbor

    05/07/2008 6:28:29 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 134+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2008 | Chris Turney
    Save water to avoid eating you neighbour By Chris Turney Last Updated: 1:01pm BST 02/05/2008 It's easy to get hung up on the tag 'global warming'. There's no doubt it's a useful catchphrase for describing the challenges we face, but there's always the risk that our predicament is just seen as warming. Temperature is of course an important facet of the climate, but it's not our only concern. Downpours in the future are likely to vary around the world and throughout the year. The combined effect of changing rainfall and increasing temperature will mean that some regions will get wetter,...
  • Ancient Massacre Discovered in New Mexico -- Was It Genocide?

    07/13/2007 2:40:09 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 2,718+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-12-2007 | Blake d Pastino
    Ancient Massacre Discovered in New Mexico -- Was It Genocide? Blake de Pastino in Jemez Springs, New Mexico National Geographic News July 12, 2007 Seven skeletons discovered in a remote New Mexico canyon were victims of a brutal massacre that may have been part of an ancient campaign of genocide, archaeologists say. The victims—five adults, one child, and one infant—were members of an obscure native culture known as the Gallina, which occupied a small region of northwestern New Mexico around A.D. 1100 (see New Mexico map). The culture suddenly vanished around 1275, as the last of its members either left...
  • Vanished, Under Force of Time and an Inconstant Earth

    09/06/2005 11:55:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies · 749+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2005 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Nothing lasts forever. Just ask Ozymandias, or Nate Fisher. Only the wind inhabits the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in Colorado, birds and vines the pyramids of the Maya. Sand and silence have swallowed the clamors of frankincense traders and camels in the old desert center of Ubar. Troy was buried for centuries before it was uncovered. Parts of the Great Library of Alexandria, center of learning in the ancient world, might be sleeping with the fishes, off Egypt's coast in the Mediterranean. "Cities rise and fall depending on what made them go in the first place," said Peirce Lewis,...
  • Scientists Study Anasazi Calendar

    03/27/2005 2:32:14 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,832+ views
    KSL-TV ^ | 3-21-2005 | Ed Yeates
    Scientists Study Anasazi Calender Mar. 21, 2005 Ed Yeates reporting Don Smith, College of Eastern Utah, San Juan branch: "I think we're becoming more aware that those people were far more familiar with astronomy, science and possibly math than we give them credit for." In a secluded ravine near Blanding, scientists and researchers gather to watch mysterious images forming right before their eyes. Although the rite of Spring, at least on our calendar, slipped in here yesterday almost unnoticed, it's literally in your face in this strange little canyon. We arrived weeks before spring equinox because people studying this place...
  • "By the Dawn's Early Light"

    02/25/2005 3:34:55 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,266+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    No, this isn’t about the Star-Spangled Banner, neither the flag nor the anthem. It’s about dawn itself. The promise of a new beginning. Civilization began, thousands of years before recorded history, when men discovered how to cultivate crops. That meant communities and social organization. It also meant the beginnings of astronomy, studying the movement of the sun. Early evidence of this includes the “solar observatories” built by the Incas in South America, by the Anasazi in North America, and most famously, by Druids and others at Stonehenge in Britain. All these identified the solar equinoxes, especially in the spring. Coupled...
  • Earliest chocolate use found in Chaco Canyon ( New Mexico )

    02/02/2009 9:59:00 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,051+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/02/2009
    You may be surprised to know how far back chocolate goes -- perhaps 1,000 years in what's now the United States. Evidence of chocolate has been found in northwestern New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, at Pueblo Bonito. The discovery indicates trade was under way between the Chaco Canyon and cacao growers in Central America -- more than 1,000 miles away. Crown says importing the material would have been a major undertaking.
  • Unexpected Wood Source For Chaco Canyon Great Houses

    12/08/2015 2:56:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Mon, Dec 07, 2015 | University of Arizona subject press release
    The wood in the monumental "great houses" built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges... The UA scientists are the first to report that before 1020, most of the wood came from the Zuni Mountains about 50 miles (75 km) to the south. The species of tree used in the buildings did not grow nearby, so the trees must have been transported from distant mountain ranges. About 240,000 trees were used to build massive structures, some five stories high and with hundreds of rooms, in New Mexico's arid, rocky Chaco Canyon during the time period...
  • Canyonitis: Seeing evidence of ancient Egypt in the Grand Canyon

    08/04/2009 5:39:04 PM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 1,881+ views
    Philip Coppens ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Philip Coppens
    Is there, within the Grand Canyon, an enigmatic system of tunnels that is evidence of an ancient Egyptian voyage to America? Is it all bogus? Or is the truth most likely somewhere in between? On April 5, 1909, a front page story in the Arizona Gazette reported on an archaeological expedition in the heart of the Grand Canyon funded by the Smithsonian Institute, which had resulted in the discovery of Egyptian artefacts. April 5 is close to April 1 – but then not quite… so perhaps the story could be true? Nothing since has been heard of this discovery. Today,...
  • WSU Researchers Study Fate of an Ancient American Southwest Civilization

    02/29/2008 6:33:25 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 133+ views
    Salem-News.com ^ | 2-19-2008 | WSU
    WSU Researchers Study Fate of an Ancient American Southwest Civilization Salem-News.com Evidence suggests that the Anasazi fled the region and joined related groups to the south and east. While the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are easily the best known of these settlements, the region is dotted with some 4,000 known archaeological sites, including communities which supported as many as several hundred families. (PULLMAN, Wash.) - Using computer simulations to synthesize both new and earlier research, a team of scientists led by a Washington State University anthropology professor has given new perspective to the long-standing question of what happened more...
  • Ancient Culture Prompts Worry For Arid Southwest

    07/11/2007 2:11:08 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 937+ views
    NPR ^ | 7-10-2007 | Richard Harris
    Ancient Culture Prompts Worry for Arid Southwest by Richard Harris Jane Greenhalgh An overview of what remains standing at Chaco Canyon. NPR Eve Goldman A view into the ruins at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. Peek into the Cole-Overpeck family camping trip under the towering Ponderosa pines in the highlands of eastern Arizona, where climate change is both a personal and professional concern. All Things Considered, July 9, 2007 · Chaco Canyon is a stark and breathtaking ruin, nestled under soaring, red sandstone cliffs. It resembles the condition of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. For climate...
  • Colorado State Police Stop Man Walking Down Highway With IED

    11/23/2015 4:06:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    BREAKING911 ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2015 | GRANT
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State Police have confiscated an improvised explosive device, or IED, from a man seen walking along the Highway 50 bypass Monday afternoon. A stretch of Hwy 50 from I-25 to Bonforte in Pueblo is now open after being closed as police investigated. Police say the device was in his hand and a Trooper immediately took the item from the suspect. The bomb squad was called in to remove the threat. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
  • Scarlet Macaw Skeletons Point to Early Emergence of Pueblo Hierarchy

    06/23/2015 11:56:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political hierarchies may have emerged in the American Southwest earlier than previously thought. Researchers determined that the macaws, whose brilliant red and blue feathers are highly prized in Pueblo culture, were persistently traded hundreds of miles north from Mesoamerica starting in the early 10th century, at least 150 years before the origin of hierarchy is usually attributed. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the acquisition and control of macaws, along with other valued...
  • Dealer: Mexican weed up in smoke

    02/11/2015 5:09:20 PM PST · by SpeakerToAnimals · 44 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | 2-11-15 | peter strescino
    The market for Mexican marijuana has dried to a whiff and “everybody and his mother” is growing their own product, says a Puebloan who has been selling pot here for more than 20 years. - The current legal recreational market is fueled by people from out of state, Tracy said. Colorado users, weary of the high taxation on the product, have taken to growing, getting their “red card” for medicinal marijuana or even using Craigslist to score pot. - See more at: http://www.chieftain.com/news/3292183-120/marijuana-tracy-market-dealer#sthash.D9Z5fiLF.dpuf
  • Pueblo councilwoman who faced recall resigns ( Colorado Democrat )

    01/14/2015 9:33:53 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    krdo ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | Michelle San Miguel
    Pueblo City Councilwoman Ami Nawrocki submitted her resignation letter to City Manager Sam Azad Tuesday (1/13/15). Nawrocki said she's calling it quits after 2 1/2 years on City Council because the recall election is hurting her family. ... Nawrocki became the target of a recall last year after she was accused of breaking state law by keeping the public out of the loop when she discussed public business over email. Former council members Sandy Daff and Chris Kaufman resigned after facing the same accusations. ... City Clerk Gina Dutcher estimates the recall will cost city taxpayers between $35,000-$50,000. That expense...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Canvass confusion continues ( Colorado )

    12/02/2014 12:28:55 PM PST · by george76
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | December 2, 2014 | JEFF TUCKER
    As the dispute between the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder and the Pueblo canvassing board over whether to certify the 2014 election results enters its third week, the Pueblo County commissioners Monday assured the lone Republican who won his election that, if it comes to it, they will appoint him to his office. Meanwhile, a representative for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is scheduled to meet with the canvassing board Wednesday morning. And District Attorney Jeff Chostner told the commissioners that his office has begun to monitor the situation to be sure that political gamesmanship isn’t interfering with the...
  • Father who disappeared in the middle of a Broncos game FOUND safe 112 miles away

    10/29/2014 12:03:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/14 | Ashley Collman and Martin Gould and Snejana Farberov
    Denver Police say Paul Kitterman, 53, is safe after being located more than 110 miles away in Pueblo, Colorado They are directing all questions about his disappearance to family Kitterman was last seen by his stepson at a game at Mile High stadium in Denver on Thursday Stepson Jarod Tonneson, 21, went to the bathroom during halftime, but after returning to his seat his father never rejoined him Denver Police have found the local dad who went missing five days ago, after leaving his adult stepson alone to use the bathroom at halftime. On Tuesday evening, around 10:50pm ET, the...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spain’s Eastward Expansion

    03/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 17, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found. In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains. In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto — possibly with the support of French traders — routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro...
  • Giron supporters scrutinizing recall petition signatures

    06/26/2013 11:13:32 PM PDT · by haapse · 24 replies
    KRDO.COM ^ | Jun 26, 2013 | MICHELLE SAN MIGUEL
    PUEBLO, Colo. - Supporters of Democratic Pueblo state Sen. Angela Giron are knocking on doors and calling those who signed a petition to recall her. Members of Pueblo United for Angela say they want to make sure people know what they signed. Daniel Bravo signed the petition. On Wednesday afternoon, he received two calls from different people. He said the callers asked if he wanted to remove his name from the petition. He said no. Both times he asked who he was speaking to but said each time the caller hung up on him. "I felt like I was being...
  • Romney/Ryan Event Cancelled

    09/16/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT · by flyingx · 57 replies
    Romney/Ryan Pueblo, Colorado Rally Cancelled
  • Notable U.S. Navy Ships Lost Since World War II

    08/30/2012 1:37:48 PM PDT · by Saint X · 16 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 30, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute
    After an arsonist caused $450 million in damage to the USS Miami on March 2012, the U.S. Navy considered scrapping the submarine. The eventual decision to repair the Miami and return it to service in 2015 means that the Navy will not have to add to a rather short but fateful list - ships lost since WWII. Between December 1941 and September 1945, over 350 U.S. Navy warships and patrol craft were sunk or damaged beyond repair. In the nearly seven decades since, fewer than 30 ships have been lost directly due to enemy action or accidents. These are a...
  • Do You Remember the Pueblo?

    01/22/2011 4:59:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | January 21, 2011 | Chip Wood
    Can you believe there was a time when we caved to the communists of North Korea and let them capture, beat and torture some of our sailors? This weekend marks the 42nd anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in recent United States history. And I doubt if the mainstream media will contain a single word about it. Several years ago, my youngest son and I were watching a program on the History Channel when the program’s narrator mentioned the capture of a U.S. Naval vessel by Communist North Korea back in 1968. “That didn’t really happen, did it,...
  • Choose your weapon(CO)

    10/11/2010 5:42:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    chieftain.com ^ | 10 October, 2010 | NICK BONHAM
    The place was loaded. The Tanner Gun Show, the oldest and largest of its kind in the state, opened Saturday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. The Agricultural Palace was wall-to-wall with every weapon imaginable — handguns, rifles, military surplus, knives, ammunition — all which will be on display again today. The Tanner Gun Show in Denver features 700 tables of weapons and normally draws about 7,500 people. In Pueblo, with 500 tables of weapons on display, show co-owner Jeff Brown said they expect to see a crowd of about 5,000 this weekend. "We have everything from Civil War rifles to...
  • Son's beating by Denver police stuns Pueblo sheriff's deputy

    08/18/2010 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 86 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Christopher N. Osher
    For 22 years, Anthony DeHerrera wore his law-enforcement uniform with pride. The last thing the Pueblo sheriff's deputy ever thought he would have to do is spend a year and a half seeking justice on behalf of his son who was beaten by Denver Police officers. He wants them to pay for what the videotape of their actions shows. "If they were Joe Q citizens, they would be in jail," he says. He says that what drives him are the memories of the sounds that came over the cell phone his son held that night SNIP A video was taken...
  • Nuclear Leak In North Korea

    06/23/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/23/2010 | Gordon G. Chang
    Is Kim Jong-il building a new type of weapon? On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. Because the wind was blowing south at the time, the source of the gas could not have been one of South Korea's nuclear plants. The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained...
  • Miami priest appointed by Pope to head Colorado diocese

    10/15/2009 2:30:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 444+ views
    cna ^ | October 15, 2009
    Pope Benedict XVI / Fr. Fernando Isern Miami, Fla., Oct 15, 2009 / 10:32 am (CNA).- This morning the Vatican announced that Fr. Fernando Isern from the Archdiocese of Miami has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to head the Diocese of Pueblo in southern Colorado. Bishop-elect Isern, 51, was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in southern Florida. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Miami in 1993 and has since worked at both pastoral and educational posts.His appointment as the fourth Bishop of Pueblo, succeeding Bishop Arthur Tafoya, will be officially announced to the faithful in Miami...
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats

    07/10/2009 12:39:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats Hammond, IN—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, N.C., was arrested by the FBI at his home in Oxford on March 6, 2009. A federal search warrant was also executed at that time. Lundeby was arrested pursuant to a...
  • N.Korea Rubs The US' Face In It More: Mass Demo In Front of USS Pueblo (Yesterday) VIDEO LINK

    06/25/2009 3:02:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 49 replies · 2,050+ views
    NNN News Via Pyongyang, N. Korea TV ^ | 25 June 2009 (59th anniversary of start of Korean War) | AmericanInTokyo
    DPRK is really rubbing it in the US's face with seeming impunity. Hmmmmm....I WONDER why THAT would be....There was a mass demonstration yesterday in North Korea by the Korean Workers Party in front of the 1967-seized USS Pueblo, docked in Pyongyang on a main river.I share HERE the link to the streaming video of this event. Hit the orange box with the arrow right below the Pueblo photo and the 1 minute video will stream. Stand it if you can.
  • Poll: Is A School Assignment To Plot Terrorist Attack Appropriate?

    05/11/2009 10:09:49 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 10 replies · 647+ views
    Students in Pueblo, Colorado have been given a homework assignment to come up with a terrorist attack for history class. Naturally, the school is saying that the kids misinterpreted the assignment, and that any kid who plots an attack on the school will be punished. They are destroying the assignments as we speak. Is an assignment like this appropriate for school? Take the poll at the link.
  • Students Asked To Plot Terror Attack (Colorado Parents Upset Over 9th Grade Assignment)

    05/10/2009 12:19:29 PM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | May 9, 2009
    PUEBLO, Colo. -- A ninth grade history project at a high school in Pueblo was supposed to teach students about terrorism, but instead it outraged parents.Gini Fischer says her daughter came home Thursday saying she had two minutes to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism.  Over 110 freshmen at Pueblo County High School were given the project.The teacher claims the assignment was to illustrate an act of terrorism by a foreign government on American soil.Fischer says, "To ask them to use their creative energies to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism...
  • Pueblo crew gathers for 40th reunion

    09/07/2008 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 16 replies · 365+ views
    AP, via the Rutland Herald ^ | September 7, 2008 | Wilson Ring
    When Ralph McClintock boarded the USS Pueblo in January 1968, he was planning for a three-week mission. Instead, the 24-year-old communications technician became a prisoner of war, a pawn in the Cold War sideshow that began with North Korea's capture of the Navy spy ship and imprisonment of its 82 crew members. Forty years later, as McClintock and the other survivors of the Pueblo prepare for a reunion, he's proud of his service and the bonds he made with his crew mates during 11 months in captivity. But the pride is tinged with bitterness. "We were treated as heroes when...
  • 40 Years After Capture, USS Pueblo Crew Reunites

    09/06/2008 7:16:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 299+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | September 06, 2008
    40 Years After Capture, USS Pueblo Crew Reunites JERICHO, Vt. — Ralph McClintock expected only a three-week mission when he boarded the USS Pueblo in January 1968. Instead, he and his shipmates became pawns in a Cold War sideshow when North Korea captured the Navy spy ship and imprisoned its 82 crew members. Some still suffer the physical effects of torture or malnutrition they suffered in 11 months of captivity. McClintock is proud of his service as a 24-year-old communications technician and the bonds he made with his crew mates, but that pride is tinged with bitterness. "We were treated...
  • Vanished: A Pueblo Mystery[Anasazi]

    04/09/2008 1:46:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08 Apr 2008 | GEORGE JOHNSON
    Perched on a lonesome bluff above the dusty San Pedro River, about 30 miles east of Tucson, the ancient stone ruin archaeologists call the Davis Ranch Site doesn’t seem to fit in. Staring back from the opposite bank, the tumbled walls of Reeve Ruin are just as surprising. Some 700 years ago, as part of a vast migration, a people called the Anasazi, driven by God knows what, wandered from the north to form settlements like these, stamping the land with their own unique style. “Salado polychrome,” says a visiting archaeologist turning over a shard of broken pottery. Reddish on...
  • Pueblo wives remember

    01/23/2008 10:14:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 181+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/23/08 | Steve Liewer
    American Forces Network radio chattered in the background as Pat Kell fed and dressed her four children in Japan the morning of Jan. 23, 1968.A month earlier, her husband – Chief Petty Officer James Kell – volunteered for a secret mission aboard a World War II cargo ship newly refitted with communications gear. The vessel deployed from Yokosuka, Japan, after a voyage from San Diego.Through the broadcast buzz, Pat Kell thought she heard the name of her husband's ship: Pueblo.That can't be right, she thought. None of the crew members' families had known where the ship was going. In fact, few...
  • North Korea tells U.S. to remember the Pueblo

    01/23/2008 4:53:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 15,167+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/23/08 | Jon Herskovitz
    North Korea tells U.S. to remember the Pueblo 2 hours, 20 minutes ago North Korea marked the anniversary on Wednesday of one of its rare Cold War victories over the United States by saying a U.S. spy ship it seized 40 years ago served as a lesson to show it can repel an invasion. It is the paranoid state's latest dig at its long-time foe and which it still labels as an arch enemy despite Washington's pledge to provide aid and better diplomatic standing to Pyongyang in a disarmament deal. "(The Pueblo) is historical evidence proving before the whole world...
  • Richardson, in North Korea, tours USS Pueblo

    04/15/2007 12:19:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 1,705+ views
    AP ^ | 04/10/07 | FOSTER KLUG
    Richardson, in North Korea, tours USS Pueblo Tuesday, April 10, 2007 By FOSTER KLUG ASSOCIATED PRESS PYONGYANG, North Korea -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday toured a U.S. warship captured by North Korea in the 1960s that is now used to inspire anti-American sentiment in the reclusive communist regime. The North Korean colonel who served as Richardson's guide smiled as he told the governor the ship was an example of continued U.S. aggression toward his country. Richardson and his traveling companion, former Veteran Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi, were then shown bullet holes circled in red paint and a...
  • Richardson Campaign Ends in North Korea

    04/11/2007 8:24:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 1,591+ views
    News Max ^ | April 10, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may have just ended his fledgling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, shipwrecked on the rocky coast of North Korea. Although Richardson's trip to North Korea was authorized by the White House, how it played out must have come to a surprise to White House advisors, let alone to Richardson himself. The former energy secretary and popular New Mexico Democrat had gone to the hermit kingdom to claim the remains of six U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. He was also expected to deliver a tough message from Washington, that the United States expected...