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  • Woman flips the bird in couple's proposal photos

    09/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 87 replies
    WTOP Sports ^ | Thursday - 9/26/2013, 2:58pm ET | Mike Murillo
    WASHINGTON - As far as Molly Ryan knew, she was headed to Coors Field in Denver with her family to see the Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan's parents and her boyfriend, Kenny Lovelace, knew this was more than just a family outing. This was the night Lovelace was going to ask Ryan to become his wife. ... Ryan said "yes" and fans nearby cheered for the couple -- everyone but the older couple, that is. They continued to look unamused by the event. In fact, unbeknownst to Mullins, another woman who was there with them retrieved a security...
  • 2013 USA Pro Challenge Route Features American Professional Cycling’s Highest Elevation

    08/18/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT · by Baynative · 74 replies
    USA Pro Challenge ^ | 8/18/13 | Baynative
    DENVER (April 25, 2013) – The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. In 2012, with a lead change nearly every day, one of the closest professional races in U.S. history came down to the final moments of the Individual Time Trial in Denver, and this year’s route promises...
  • Driving Loveland Pass Winter

    11/30/2012 10:20:23 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 25 replies
    Anyone up for a drive over Colorado's Loveland Pass?Buckle up!
  • Strikeout: Rockies Cancel 'Nickelodeon Day' In Wake of Biggs' Misogynist Tweets

    09/06/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/12 | Breitbart News
    The fallout from Jason Biggs' misogynistic Tweets against the wives of the GOP presidential ticket reached a Mile High pitch today. The Colorado Rockies had planned to hold a "Nickelodeon Day" at Denver's Coors Field Sept. 23. That didn't sit well with some Colorado residents who were aghast that Biggs, who voices Leonardo in the upcoming Nickelodeon show "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," would say demeaning things about both Ann Romney and Janna Ryan. The Rockies franchise initially refused to bend to public pressure. Today, the baseball team listened to its fan base.
  • Moyer Becomes Oldest Pitcher To Win Game In Majors

    04/17/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 17 April 2012 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER -- Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits...
  • Heavy Metal Is Back: The Best Cities For Industrial Manufacturing

    12/18/2011 7:03:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Newgeography.com ^ | 12/15/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For a generation American manufacturing has been widely seen as a “declining sport.” Yet its demise has been largely overplayed. Despite the many jobs this sector has lost in the past generation, manufacturing remains remarkably resilient, with a global market share similar to that of the 1970s. More recently, the U.S. industrial base has been on a powerful upswing, with employment climbing steadily since 2009. Boosted by productivity gains and higher costs in competitors, including China, U.S. manufacturing exports have grown at their fastest rate since the late 1980s. In 2011 American manufacturing continued to expand, while Germany, Japan and...
  • Rocky Mountain Low

    08/08/2011 12:43:39 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | Aug. 8, 2011 | Dennis Webb
    The late musician John Denver’s love of wilderness is driving an effort to name a peak on a prominent western Colorado mountain after him. But as it turns out, the peak’s location in a wilderness area poses a Rocky-Mountain-high obstacle to the undertaking’s success. Littleton resident J.P. McDaniel’s effort to get the eastern of the twin summits of Mount Sopris south of Carbondale named for Denver, who moved to the Aspen area as a young man, has drawn widespread media and online attention in recent weeks. The buzz has boosted McDaniel’s petition drive signatures by a couple thousand. It also...
  • Fan Who Fell Off Rail At Coors Field Dies

    05/26/2011 1:36:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Kim Nguyen
    DENVER -- A 27-year-old man who lost control while sliding down a railing at Coors Field during a Tuesday afternoon Rockies game has died, Denver police said. Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the man was hospitalized in critical condition after falling about 20 feet onto concrete during the seventh inning of the opening game of a doubleheader. Jackson said that witnesses say the man was trying to slide down the staircase railing, lost his balance, fell and struck his head.
  • The One Man Who Can Stop Albert Pujols From Winning the Triple Crown (not Votto of Cincinnati)

    08/27/2010 1:54:07 PM PDT · by dselig · 7 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 8/25/10 | By Joseph DelGrippo (Featured Columnist)
    During Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals loss to the last-place (and worst record in baseball) Pittsburgh Pirates, Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with a double, raising his batting average to .322. I know this stat is not important to saber heads (please bear with us), but for this argument it is imperative. Meanwhile, on the west coast, Cincinnati's Joey Votto went 1-for-4 in a 13-5 drubbing by the now offensively resurgent San Francisco Giants. That effort dropped Votto's season average to .323, a single point above Pujols. With Pujols ahead in the National League in home runs (33) and RBI (92),...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: Quest for Ship Rock

    12/03/2009 9:52:57 PM PST · by cogitator · 11 replies · 746+ views
    MODIS Web site ^ | November 17, 2009 | NASA
    So I saw this scene, and I wondered -- can I find Ship Rock at this resolution? (Click the little picture to see the full-size 250m resolution image, which is about 5 MB, if that's a problem.) Turns out that I could. Can you? Here's Ship Rock from the ground; a place I'd like to visit someday. Likewise click for full-size. Now, here's another volcanic feature that's also in the image; on my last flight to the West Coast, I flew over it.
  • Snow Shuts Down Game 3 for Phillies, Rockies

    10/10/2009 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 3,183+ views
    Snow Shuts Down Game 3 for Phillies, Rockies Those with tickets can use them for Sunday's game By ARNIE STAPLETON and ASHA BEH Updated 12:45 PM EDT, Sat, Oct 10, 2009 Shutterstock The weather gurus were right. It's cold and snowy in Denver. And Game 3 of the Philadelphia Phillies-Colorado Rockies playoff on Saturday night has been postponed because of it. A cold front moved into Denver overnight, dropping temperatures into the teens with record lows for the date. Coors Field was covered with a thin layer of snow and ice Saturday morning and flurries were expected to continue through...
  • Game 3 of Rox-Phils NLDS postponed (snow/record low temps)

    10/10/2009 9:44:14 AM PDT · by hole_n_one · 26 replies · 842+ views
    MLB.com ^ | 10/10/09 | John Schlegel
    With the series between the Rockies and Phillies tied at a game apiece, Game 3 has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8:07 p.m. MT. Game 4 has been moved to Monday, with game time to be announced prior to the start of Sunday's contest. Snow began falling Friday night in the Denver metro area as the temperature dropped to 17 degrees in the Mile High City overnight, breaking the record low of 25 for the date, set in 1905. Coors Field was blanketed in snow by Saturday morning, and the white stuff was expected to keep coming down into the...
  • LIVE THREAD: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies, Game 2

    10/08/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 651+ views
    n/a | 10/08/2009 | n.a
    The game has started, and you can watch it LIVE on TBS right now!
  • Dodgers clinch NL West with 5-0 win over Rockies

    10/04/2009 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 34 replies · 631+ views
    AP ^ | 100409 | JOE RESNICK
    LOS ANGELES (AP)—The Dodgers’ magic number for clinching the NL West is down to zero—finally. After a season-worst five-game losing streak, they came through with one game left in the regular season and beat the stubborn Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Saturday night with a five-run seventh triggered by run scoring hits from pinch-hitters Ronnie Belliard and by Mark Loretta and six scoreless innings by 21-year-old lefty Clayton Kershaw. The Rockies, who were 15 1/2 games behind the Dodgers on June 3, entered this three-game series having to sweep to win their first division title in the franchise’s 17-year history.
  • Scars linger from killer Montana earthquake of '59

    08/16/2009 6:20:32 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 19 replies · 1,492+ views
    AP ^ | August 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Scars linger from killer Montana earthquake of '59 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, Mont. (AP) -- Just before midnight under the moon's gray light, the world tilted and tore off a Montana mountainside. Sliding rock buried 19 campers alive, their bodies never found, and 80 million tons of rock and trees tumbled into Madison River Canyon, leaving rubble piled more than 200 feet deep.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 31-June 6, 2009: The Diamond, Longs Peak, Colorado

    06/04/2009 9:13:04 PM PDT · by cogitator · 18 replies · 1,213+ views
    Various
    First note: at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory Webcams page, you can see the two Halemaumau cams. Over the past few days, glow from the wall vent has been very bright at night, indicating that the surface of the pond is high. In the Overlook Webcam, in the AM around dawn, it's been possible to see the surface of the pond. A further rise and spillover onto the floor of Halemaumau would be very, very interesting to see. On to the images for today. Not having seen anything of remarkable interest, I decided to go with one of America's best rock...
  • Wolves no longer protected in northern Rockies

    05/04/2009 11:27:18 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05-04-2009 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. – Wolves in parts of the northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region come off the endangered species list on Monday, opening them to public hunts in some states for the first time in decades. Federal officials say the population of gray wolves in those areas has recovered and is large enough to survive on its own. The animals were listed as endangered in 1974, after they had been wiped out across the lower 48 states by hunting and government-sponsored poisoning.
  • Pitcher Joe Kennedy, 28, Dies in Florida

    11/23/2007 7:02:19 PM PST · by RDTF · 1 replies · 69+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 23, 2007 | AP
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy died early Friday morning, a Hillsborough County sheriff's official said. He was 28. Kennedy passed out at home and was brought to a hospital, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. She had no further details. Kennedy's agent, Damon Lapa, told ESPN.com that Kennedy died while at home with family in Florida. He did not return phone calls and an e- mail from The Associated Press. "We were terribly shocked," Blue Jays president Paul Godfrey said. "From what we understand he was in Bradenton ... to be the best man at...
  • Boston Wins World Series

    10/28/2007 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Westlander · 195 replies · 117+ views
    Fox ^ | 10-29-2007
    Boston sweeps. Wins game 4, 4-3.
  • World Series report: The pro-Christian New York Times

    10/27/2007 6:16:01 AM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies · 756+ views
    WORLD ^ | Nov. 3, 2007 | Marvin Olasky
    "When it's third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time." That's the authoritative word from Green Bay Packers legend Max McGee, who died on Oct. 20 at 75 after he fell raking leaves from his roof. Many old-time athletes and sports writers have felt the same way. Didn't Babe Ruth set records while satisfying his voracious appetite for hot dogs, booze, and sex? Character counts, but runs count more, right? That's what the Colorado Rockies thought until 2004, when fastballer Denny Neagle was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. The Rockies, who had finished...
  • Know When to Fold ‘Em (Tancredo Romney World Series Bet)

    10/25/2007 3:15:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 1 replies · 82+ views
    Boston Daily ^ | October 25, 2007
    Esoteric Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo made an offer to a fellow Republican (and it wasn’t newly minted Sox fan Rudy Giuliani): [Tancredo’s] campaign called ABC News to issue this challenge: The Colorado congressman will drop out of the race if the Rockies lose the World Series — if rival Mitt Romney agrees to pack it in if the Red Sox lose. It is so on. Surely Mitt took the bet. The score was 13-1. They’re gonna win it all, governor! . . . [Romney] spokesman Kevin Madden issued a terse statement this morning: “The governor is in the race...
  • The Rockies Get Off Their Knees (Barf)

    10/24/2007 8:19:36 AM PDT · by DaveyB · 19 replies · 102+ views
    The Nation ^ | 10/23/07 | Dave Zirin
    The Rockies Get Off Their Knees [posted online on October 23, 2007] Twenty-one wins in twenty-two games. An improbable run to the World Series. One of the hottest streaks to end a season in the history of the game. And not two pitchers the average fan could even name. Ladies and gents, your Colorado Rockies: a team performing what even an atheist could call a baseball miracle. And "miracle" is an appropriate term for a team that riled the baseball world last year by claiming that filling the dugout with Christian players would grease the skids to greatness. Last year...
  • Rockies suspend World Series ticket sales after computer crash

    10/22/2007 2:26:40 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 25 replies · 45+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 10/22/2007 | AP Wire
    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies suspended World Series ticket sales Monday after overwhelming demand crashed their computer system. “Right now we’re shutting the system down,” club spokesman Jay Alves announced outside Coors Field, drawing boos from fans. “We expect to be online at some point.” “We’re as frustrated and disappointed as they are,” Alves said. Alves had said last week that the Rockies were prepared for any computer problems. On Monday, there were 8.5 million attempts to connect with the computers in the first 90 minutes after sales started, he said, and only several hundred tickets had been sold before...
  • Every Hero, Different Day

    10/16/2007 12:38:24 PM PDT · by rhema · 66+ views
    Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 16th, 2007 | Jeff Kallman
    If you’re the Colorado Rockies, you couldn’t do it with any better exclamation point than bagging your single most public underminer for the Monday night out that means game, set, 21 wins in your previous 22 games from the regular season onward, and, oh, yes, your first-ever National League pennant. And if you’re an Arizona Diamondbacks fan, you couldn’t have felt any worse wash of venom through the Denver chill than to see Eric Byrnes coming to a dead, face-first stop, when his diving slide to first failed to beat Troy Tulowitzki’s long throw across, after the game-ending grounder slipped...
  • COLORADO ROCKIES SWEEP ARIZONA TO ENTER FIRST WORLD SERIES (6-4 final score)

    10/15/2007 10:42:57 PM PDT · by Christian4Bush · 16 replies · 78+ views
    TBS | 10/15/2007 | Christian4Bush
    Colorado now has won 7 straight playoff games, 8 if you count the play-in game against the Padres, and have lost only one game in the last month. They now await the winner of the Indians - Red Sox series, which the Indians lead 2 games to 1.
  • Phillies vs. Rockies, 3:00 p.m. ETTV: TBS | Radio: WPHT 1210, WUBA 1480 (Sp.) (Live Thread)

    10/03/2007 9:08:27 AM PDT · by randita · 32 replies · 2,747+ views
    philadelphiaphillies.com ^ | 10/3/07 | Vanity
    Phillies vs. Rockies, 3:00 p.m. ET TV: TBS | Radio: WPHT 1210, WUBA 1480 (Sp.) (Live Thread) Post comments about the Phillies vs. Rockies game here.
  • ROCKIES DEFEAT PADRES IN 14 INNING WILD CARD TIEBREAKER (Hoffman blows save)

    10/01/2007 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Christian4Bush · 31 replies · 164+ views
    TBS | 10/01/07 | Christian4Bush
    The MLB playoff picture is now complete. And what a way to complete it. The Padres led 8-6, in the 14th inning, with all time saves leader Trevor Hoffman on the mound...bring on the Phillies, right? Uh...no. Details to follow.
  • The Rockies' Way: Defining 'Better'

    06/19/2006 5:33:00 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 6/19/2006 | Chuck Colson
    Since entering the Major Leagues in 1993, the Colorado Rockies have made the playoffs only once. Last year, they had the second-worst record in Major League baseball, and the previous few seasons were not much better. It’s clear that things had to change, starting with getting better ballplayers. But what makes the Rockies different from other baseball franchises is how the Rockies define better. Obviously, the Rockies’ primary concern, like everybody else’s, is with the player’s performance on the field. There’s no escaping the importance of hitting, pitching, and fielding. However, CEO Charlie Monfort and General Manager Dan O’Dowd don’t...
  • Well, praise the Rockies

    06/18/2006 4:57:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 37 replies · 864+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/18/06 | Tom Powers
    The Twins once had a player who claimed to be a devoted Christian and who did quite a bit of proselytizing in the clubhouse. The problem was that many of his teammates didn't take him seriously because they were convinced he was an exhibitionist. This fellow liked to parade around the clubhouse in the buff. And that included off days when most guys just came in to pick up their mail. But the team has had some dandy Christian ballplayers over the years, including Rick Aguilera and Greg Gagne. On the other hand, the most overtly religious player on the...
  • Sky-High Icebergs Carried Boulders From The Rockies To In South-Central Washington

    11/05/2003 6:29:54 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 633+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-4-2003 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Date: 2003-11-04 Sky-high Icebergs Carried Boulders From The Rockies To In South-central Washington Seattle -- Geologists have uncovered a scene in the Pasco Basin west of the Columbia River in Washington state that shows how boulders piggybacked icebergs from what is now Montana and came to rest at elevations as high as 1,200 feet. Although glacial deposits of rocks and boulders are common, especially in the upper Midwest, "There probably isn't anyplace else in the world where there are so many rocks that rafted in on icebergs," said Bruce Bjornstad, a geologist at the Department...
  • Rockies targeted for oil drilling - Environmentalists decry BLM move to redo rules

    08/08/2003 7:58:37 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 328+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/08/03 | Mike Soraghan
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday ordered federal land managers across the Rockies to look for ways to remove or reduce environmental restrictions on federal lands in order to make way for oil and gas drilling. The new rules issued by Bureau of Land Management Director Kathleen Clarke represent a ramping up of the administration's push to develop several key natural gas fields in the Rocky Mountain West. They order BLM officials to review environmental restrictions, speed up energy projects, streamline environmental restoration and maintain ties with industry. "What it says is make sure the restrictions in place are...