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  • Giffords PAC features hypothetical texts during school lockdown in ad against Colorado rep

    09/23/2018 10:15:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Megan Keller
    A new ad targeting Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) for his gun-friendly policies features a hypothetical text conversation between a mother and child during a school lock down. The ad was released by a PAC run by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). According to Politico, the PAC intends to spend almost $1.5 million on TV and digital ads against the vulnerable congressman. Democrats are optimistic about their chances in November against Coffman, who is facing Jason Crow in Colorado’s 6th district. Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.” The ad warns viewers that the pro-gun National Rifle Association...
  • Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

    09/20/2018 7:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ray Scott
    When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process. In August 2017, Xcel unveiled the Colorado Energy Plan .. The plan’s cheerleaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and state agencies, celebrated the monopoly utility’s proposal to spend $2.5 billion on fuel switching ... Earlier in 2017, Xcel...
  • What You Need to Know About Amendment 73 and Public Education Funding (Colorado)

    09/18/2018 7:33:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Independence Institute - Fiscal Policy Center ^ | September 18, 2018 | Linda Gorman
    In November 2018, voters will decide on Amendment 73, a state constitutional amendment which would increase income, property and corporate taxes in Colorado .... Amendment 73 effectively ends protections against continuous increases in residential property taxes. It increases the state residential property tax assessment rate for school districts. Commercial property will enjoy reduced rates. ... Amendment 73 reduces legislative oversight by locking increased spending into the state constitution. There is no guarantee that more spending will increase educational opportunities for existing students.
  • The Top Three Ways Obama’s Mini-Me Jared Polis Wants to Fundamentally Transform Colorado

    09/14/2018 3:44:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    Democrat Congressman Jared Polis is running for Colorado governor on a platform largely constructed from the splintered and moldering remains of Barack Obama’s failed ideas. His opponent is two-term Colorado Treasurer and solid conservative Republican, Walker Stapleton. Polis would re-impose Obama-esque state government-controlled healthcare that has pounded family budgets with hundreds of dollars in monthly premiums for insurance they can’t even use because deductibles are so high. In Congress, Polis has introduced repeal of the Trump tax cuts that would steal thousands of dollars Colorado families are saving because of the new law, and cost the Colorado state budget hundreds...
  • Couple encounters mountain lion at Mad Creek ( Colorado )

    09/13/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | September 13, 2018 | Matt Stensland,
    A Steamboat Springs couple recently had a scary encounter with a mountain lion at Mad Creek. Mark Stanford and his wife, Kristen Joaquim, were having a picnic Monday for Joaquim's birthday at the Mad Creek barn, and they started hiking back to the parking area at about 7:45 p.m. "I looked up and saw a set of eyes staring back at me," Stanford said. He said he saw a yellow-green reflection off the eyes, and he tried to size up the animal. "I could see that it was a big cat," Stanford said. "I knew that they had sighting ups...
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • Store in Chapel Hills Mall clearing out Nike merch in protest of Kaepernick ad

    09/05/2018 7:19:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sept 5, 2018 | Andrew McMillian and Alexis Dominiquez
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colin Kaepernick sparked a nationwide debate when he took a knee during the National Anthem ahead of NFL games in protest of police brutality, but a store in a Colorado Springs mall is making a stand against Nike after the company picked Kaepernick as the face of its newest ad campaign. Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a large sign festooned on the window saying "All Nike 1/2 Price" and "Still Choosing to Stand, Just Doing It." Prime Time Sports has been owned by Stephen Martin for 21 years, and he realizes he...
  • US Southwest set for water crisis as levels continue to drop at Lake Mead and Lake Powell

    09/04/2018 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2018 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Two major lakes in the Colorado River Basin that operate as one huge reservoir to supply millions of people with water are drying up
  • Colin Kaepernick (kind of) responds to John Elway on Twitter

    08/18/2018 11:46:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Jon Heath
    Broncos general manager John Elway created a stir Friday when he said Colin Kaepernick had a chance to sign with Denver but turned them down. Elway failed to mention that the Broncos wanted Kaepernick to take a major pay cut.... ...Kaepernick seemingly responded to Elway's comments by retweeting a tweet comparing his career quarterback rating to Elway's rating:
  • John Elway Claims Colin Kaepernick Had An NFL Contract Offer But Turned It Down

    08/17/2018 8:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    After all the sturm und drang gripping the nation over why Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been given a starting QB position in the NFL and whether or not it was some sort of racist conspiracy, I was rather surprised to see this headline over at Bleacher Report. According to Broncos General Manager John Elway, Kaepernick actually had an offer for a quarterback job in hand but he turned it down. Of course, digging into the details of the story, it’s not as much of a game-changer as you might imagine. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Thursday that...
  • John Elway blames Colin Kaepernick for no job: 'had his chance to be here,' omits key fact

    08/17/2018 2:52:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 16, 2018 | Will Brinson
    The widespread assumption at this point, when it comes to the future of Colin Kaepernick, is he will not find work in the NFL moving forward. It's tough to get a gig when you're suing your potential employers! But according to Broncos VP of Football Ops John Elway on Thursday, Kaepernick COULD have a job if he wanted to. In other words, Elway blames Kaepernick for not taking the Broncos offer when it was on the table. "Colin had his chance here. We offered him a contract. He didn't take it," Elway said. "So, as I said it in my...
  • Boy Fatally Struck by Float During Colorado Labor Day Parade

    09/03/2018 6:30:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ktla ^ | Posted 1:02 PM, September 3, 2018,
    The parade was immediately canceled as trained personnel treated and transported the minor and his parents to a hospital, according to a statement from the town of Windsor. He died shortly afterward. “The child and family are in our hearts right now,” Windsor Police Chief Rick Klimek told Denver television station KMGH. “Windsor is a small, tight-knit community and we hope to protect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of their child.” The boy was a participant in a parade float. … The float belonged to a local church, Rice said. The driver stopped when he heard screaming....
  • Summer snow blankets Pikes Peak summit Sunday morning ( Colorado )

    09/02/2018 8:07:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fresh snow blanketed the Pikes Peak summit overnight Sunday with snow showers expected to continue throughout the day. ... Scattered snow showers are forecast before 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Scattered rain showers are then expected between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with scattered snow showers returning after 5 p.m.
  • WHERE’S POLIS? Missing Congressional Votes, a Lot of Them ( Colorado )

    08/30/2018 3:08:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 30, 2018
    Turns out U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has a lousy record over the history of his congressional career for missing votes, and it got even worse after he started running for governor. How bad? He missed nearly 67 percent of all votes during the primary campaign. Over his career, Polis has missed 5.5 percent of House votes. That might not seem like a high number, but according to Colorado Politics, the average absentee rate is only 2.4 percent. Ouch. To see what a strong voting record looks like, we compared U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s and Polis’s 2014 absentee record. Coffman missed...
  • Boy 9, Dies after 'homophobic abuse'

    08/27/2018 3:26:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27th August 2018 | BBC News
    A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over the summer that he was gay. She said Jamel wanted to go to school and tell his classmates because he was "proud" to be gay. Denver Public Schools (DPS) say crisis counsellors have been made available to students at Jamel's elementary school. The school system sent letters to families on Friday about the additional counselling services for students. The letter, addressed to Shoemaker families, says Jamel's...
  • Hillman column: Jared Polis’ health care hypocrisy ( Colorado )

    08/26/2018 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Swift Communications - Capitol Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Mark Hillman
    Just two years after Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a costly, unworkable universal health care ballot measure, Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is sidling up with the same kooky progressives who brought us the failed ColoradoCare proposal by touting "Medicare for all." Coloradans should be skeptical that the $387 Million Man really means, "Medicare for you – but not for me." After all, he can buy his way out of a lousy government health care system after he wrecks health care for the rest of us. Amendment 69 was rejected 79 percent to 21 percent by Colorado voters...
  • As CDOT Breaks Ground On I-70 Rebuild, Opposition Vows To Continue Fight

    08/25/2018 10:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Colordao Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Nathaniel Minor
    After nearly 15 years of planning, hundreds of public comments, and a handful of lawsuits, a page turned Friday morning for a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in north Denver.A slate of prominent transportation officials and politicians, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, formally broke ground on the $1.2 billion "Central 70" Project that will remake that section of freeway that officials call the lifeblood of the quickly growing Denver metro area."Without infrastructure, you can't grow. That's just a fact of life," Hickenlooper said after the event. "It's really building the foundation for the next 50 years of economic development for Colorado."Critics...
  • Why Rod Blagojevich will be home for Christmas

    08/25/2018 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/18 | Lee Cary & Marty Watters
    His commutation of Blago will confirm that Trump knows all about 3D justice: Diversion-Distraction-Disinformation President Trump will commute former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich’s prison sentence in time for Blago to be home for Christmas, after 6-plus years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Englewood, Colorado. When it happens, the reaction from the two major newspapers in Chicago is predictable. The Chicago Tribune and the Sun Times, but particularly the “Trib,” will be apoplectic. Hints to that response have surfaced.
  • 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NW of Parachute

    08/24/2018 5:47:33 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 08.23.2018 | Geoffrey Roth
    The United States Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred approximately 30 miles northwest of Parachute shortly after 4 a.m. Friday morning. The USGS is reporting the depth of the quake was about 3 miles. At this point, there are no reports of damage or injuries.
  • Fix Our Damn Roads measure on the November ballot ( Colorado )

    08/23/2018 7:59:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jon Caldara
    For too long the state has held our roads and bridges hostage while increasing spending on other priorities like Medicaid expansion, hoping we taxpayers get so frustrated by traffic we’ll agree to a tax increase. Well, this fall voters will have a choice. As the Denver Chamber of Commerce pimps a 21% state sales tax increase for transit, roads and a slush fund for cities, there will be an alternative as our Fix Our Damn Roads initiative will also be on the ballot. It will force the state to use its large surplus funds and re-prioritize less than 2 percent...