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  • Colorado Senate Halts Bill To Limit Native American Mascots

    05/04/2015 2:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Westword ^ | THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    In March, we told you about a bill that would have created a committee to determine if Native American mascots at schools were offensive and instituted a $25,000 per month fine against those that refused to abandon ones that failed to pass the test. See our previous coverage below. However, the legislation will not become law. Earlier this month, HB 15-1165, sponsored by Representative Joe Salazar, was approved by the state House by a 33-32 vote. Every Democrat save one voted in favor of the measure, while all 32 Republicans responded with nays. This didn't bode well for the proposal's...
  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Colorado woman who stole fetus stabbed victim with lava lamp: prosecutors

    05/01/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/2015
    A Colorado woman who police say admitted cutting the fetus from a pregnant stranger stabbed her victim first with shards of glass from a broken lava lamp before performing a crude Cesarean section, court documents showed on Friday. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy stemming from the attack in March on Michelle Wilkins in the town of Longmont, 30 miles north of Denver. The 26-year-old Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, survived the assault, but her unborn baby girl died. In a brief filed ahead of a preliminary...
  • 11 arrested in Denver protest of Freddie Grays death (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 4/30/15
    Denver police say they arrested 11 people during a protest of the death of a black man after being taken into custody by Baltimore police. Police said eight men and three women were arrested in Wednesday nights protest, mostly for misdemeanors like resisting police and obstructing roadways. However, The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/anpKEO ) reports one protester was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly knocking a police officer off his motorcycle.
  • Colorado company refuses service to 'colored people' in 'Mount Ghetto'

    A Colorado heating and cooling company was caught refusing to do business in a Denver neighborhood because residents there are "colored people" and "they don't pay their bills," according to an undercover investigation by Fox affiliate KDVR.
  • Another Driver Has Window Shattered, Causes Remain A Mystery

    04/29/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    CBS Local Media, CBS Radio Inc. ^ | April 28, 2015 | CBS4, CBS Denver
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) Five times now a vehicles window has been shattered while traveling in Northern Colorado. The latest happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 25 in Fort Collins. A driver remains hospitalized after a bullet came through her window last week. There are also cases under investigation in Loveland, Mead and Keenesburg. The struggle now is trying to find a common link in the cases...Deputies still have no leads in last weeks shooting, and theres still a possibility at least some of the broken windows are just a coincidence.
  • Denver-area school won't let child eat cookies in lunchbox, sends note about healthy options

    04/29/2015 12:19:21 PM PDT · by dware · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.29.2015 | AP via Fox News
    AURORA, Colo. A suburban Denver 4-year-old came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher. Denver news station KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P6770A ) that preschooler Natalee Pearson told her mom Friday that she wasn't allowed to eat the cookies in her lunchbox.
  • Scammers Pretending To Be With TRICARE Contact Local Mom ( Colorado )

    04/29/2015 11:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KKTV - 11 News ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sarah Schwabe
    A Colorado Springs mom is the latest target of a scam going after military families in Southern Colorado. The scammers pretend to be with TRICARE to try to get victims' personal information. 11 News first learned about the scam earlier this year, but we keep hearing from more people in the community who are getting these calls. Penni Schacherer lives in Colorado Springs, and says she was in the middle of homeschooling her son when her phone rang. The caller claimed to be with TRICARE and offered her a special cream that relieves pain. Schacherer tells 11 News she was...
  • School says no to Oreos in in child's lunch

    04/28/2015 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    USA Today | April 28, 2015 | Jessica Oh, KUSA-TV, Denver
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  • Batman Colorado cinema shooter James Holmes 'thought Obama was speaking to him'

    04/28/2015 4:11:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/28/15 | Nick Allen
    James Holmes, the man accused of one of America's worst mass shootings, suffered from schizophrenia and thought President Barack Obama was talking to him through a television, his lawyer said. On July 20 , 2012, Holmes shot dead 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight screening of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes, 27, a former neuroscience PhD student, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. His parents Bob Holmes, 64, a Stanford-educated mathematician, and mother Arlene Holmes, 60, a nurse, sat a...
  • Suit By Auroras Victims Families Tossed: Ordered To Pay Ammo Court Costs

    04/27/2015 6:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 4/26/2015 | Tim
    In September, Breitbart News reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips in suing Lucky Gunner and other firearm-related stores for selling ammunition and other supplies to alleged Aurora theater gunman, James Holmes. Holmes allegedly opened fire on movies-goers watching The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. In late March, Senior District Judge Richard Matsch threw out the suit and held that Lucky Gunner and the others are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.
  • Bishop Castle gets a new owner

    04/25/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 28 replies
    KOAA5 ^ | Posted: Apr 24, 2015 6:45 PM MDT | Lena Howland
    Bishop Castle, 46 years in the making, which one man dedicated his life to building, has been turned over to a new owner. A frequent visitor of the castle and friend of the creator is now in charge but the family who built the attraction says they were conned into signing over the deed. The creator of the castle, Jim Bishop, has been fighting a rare form of cancer for the past few months and his family now feels like they've been taken advantage of.
  • Colorado businessman blames 'stoned' workers for move to SC

    04/24/2015 1:47:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 117 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 24, 2015
    When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina. Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.
  • Judge in James Holmes Mass Shooting Case Won't Move Trial

    04/23/2015 7:38:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/23
    The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order Thursday that he's confident the 12 jurors and 12 alternates selected this month in the trial of James Holmes are fair and impartial. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Arapahoe County, just south of Denver, where the shooting took place. Holmes has...
  • D.C. Attorney General Reports Photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, Ken Buck to Police

    04/21/2015 1:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 21st | Jason Howerton
    The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., is reportedly investigating a photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) holding an AR-15 rifle in a House office building.
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Time Lapse Video Shows Smoke Billowing From Lincoln Park At 4:20 (marijuana)

    04/21/2015 10:11:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | April 20, 2015 | Staff
    Pro-marijuana advocates on Monday gathered at Denvers Lincoln Park across from the state Capitol for 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday. CBS4 captured time lapse footage leading up to 4:20 p.m. In the video smoke can be seen rising from the crowd after the designated time. The day is for pro-pot political action and the traditional smoke out. The 4/20 celebrations started over the weekend and continued through Monday, April 20.
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo a machine gun at a range in Fort Carson. Its a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition, said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • Other Voices: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group harms gun rights with refusal to compromise

    04/18/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 25 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 14 Apr 15 | CO Springs Gazette
    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is notorious for launching primary challenges against pro-gun conservatives, replacing them with ineffective activists who reject incremental victories and the art of compromise. The organization clings to unattainable aspirations of all-or-nothing victories. It is the group that nearly sabotaged the recall against former Senate President John Morse, architect of three gun laws Democrats enacted in 2013 at...
  • Colorado GOP Invites Snubbed Gay Group to Summit

    04/16/2015 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 17, 2015 03:16 UTC | Associated Press
    DENVER The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers.
  • Hearst Granddaughter Launches Cosmo Harms Minors Campaign...

    04/16/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, of the multi-national media empire Hearst Corporation, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) are launching a campaign that demands Cosmopolitan Magazine be displayed behind blinders or in an opaque wrapper and not sold to minors. Victoria Hearst, who is also the founder and president of Praise Him Ministries in Montrose, Colorado, and Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, will be joined by child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and author Dr. Miriam Grossman on Wednesday, April 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to launch their new campaign titled Cosmo Harms...
  • Deputies peacefully resolve report of man wearing homemade knight outfit

    04/15/2015 6:47:42 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 04.14.2015 | Nick Rothschild
    MESA COUNTY, Colo. Well Mesa County, it looks like Game of Thrones fever is sweeping through some members of our community. The popular HBO show debuted the first episode from it's fifth season on Sunday night, and roughly 24 hours later sheriff's office deputies were looking at a scene straight out of Westeros.
  • CBS4 Investigation: TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Mens Genitals

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.
  • More Coloradans approve of pot than a year ago, poll shows

    04/14/2015 11:01:20 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 38 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Apr 14, 2015 | Molly Armbrister
    Sixty-two percent of Colorado voters approve of legalized recreational marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. A similar poll conducted last April showed that 54 percent of Coloradans approved of legal pot. Quinnipiac polls voters in three states considered to be key in presidential elections: Iowa, Virginia and Colorado. A majority of voters in Virginia also support legalized marijuana, with 54 percent in favor. Iowa was split on the issue, with 47 percent on either side. In all three states, those polled supported medical marijuana by a margin of 10 to 1, Quinnipiac found. "Voters...
  • SA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Mens Genitals

    04/14/2015 7:03:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 53 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4. According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he "gropes" male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA. "He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by...
  • Decade of Silence

    04/13/2015 7:50:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Gay rights groups are promoting a day of silence on campuses around the country on April 17. Across the country, they would like those who merely passively do not endorse their lifestyle to remain silent a good deal longer than 24 hours. Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSENs Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Students typically take a vow of silence as a symbolic representation of the...
  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

    04/12/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | AP
    DENVER Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet was released last year.
  • Quinnipiac: Its Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Whos Suddenly Tied With Hillary Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: Hillarys unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign ought to frighten every American, he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin OMalley, a former Hart campaign staffer. I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done ...
  • UNC forum leaves unanswered questions after Mexican-American studies major suspended (Northern CO)

    04/11/2015 4:25:35 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 20 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | Tyler Silvy
    A student forum on the suspension of the Mexican-American studies major Friday at the University of Northern Colorado was intended to provide answers. The more than 50 students, faculty and staff members crowded into the Lindou Auditorium at Michener Library wanted only one: Restore the major now. After a forum in which the person responsible for the surprise suspension chose no comment as one of her only comments, it seems the answer to that request is still unknown. Donna Bottenberg, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was scheduled to host the forum, along with Department of Hispanic...
  • Colorado: State of denial; Whitewashing a murder to protect Planned Parenthood.

    04/10/2015 4:46:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2015 | David A. Patten
    Colorados whitewashing of Aurora Wilkinss murder seems like the sort of thing people of conscience would find unacceptable. Yet here we are, accepting it. On March 18, Dynel Lane savagely attacked Michelle Wilkins, butchering her to get at Aurora. Ms. Lane had been telling people she was pregnant when she wasnt, and now she wanted a young corpse that she could pass off for a miscarriage so that she could avoid the impending awkwardness of a prenatal checkup. After luring Ms. Wilkins to her home, Dynel proceeded to stab her repeatedly with a knife. Dynel then left Michelle for dead...
  • Who Wronged Aurora and Why Her Life Matters

    04/09/2015 6:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Arina Grossu
    By now the horrific story about Michelle Wilkins’ 7 month old preborn Aurora being ripped from her mother’s womb in Colorado has dominated headlines throughout the country. Dynel Lane, the perpetrator, was charged with eight felonies by the Boulder County District Attorney’s office. Yet one charge was visibly missing: the murder of baby Aurora. A new poll reveals that 76% of Americans agree that an attacker who causes the death of a woman’s preborn child should be charged with murder. Colorado has devastatingly failed Aurora. Michelle Wilkins’ story is tragic. Wilkins, 26, answered a fraudulent Craigslist ad for baby clothes....
  • Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

    04/09/2015 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Bill Jack wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Bakers should not be forced to make a cake that would violate their conscience or freedom of expression. Jack, of Castle Rock, Colo., is making national headlines over an experiment he conducted in the wake of attacks on Christian business owners who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, is a devout Christian, and his attorneys argued that...
  • Why is the military moving back into base deep under the Rocky Mountains?

    04/08/2015 2:49:04 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/15 | James Nye
    The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage. It was home to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), scanning the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three. The high tech base entered popular culture with appearances in the 1983 Cold War thriller War Games and 1994's Stargate - which imagined the complex as a clandestine home for intergalactic travel. It shut...
  • Taxpayers pay high salaries and more money to teach on state time ( Colorado double dipping )

    04/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Watchdog ^ | April 8, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers paid state Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice nearly $148,000 plus generous government benefits last year. But, since 2007, she collected more than $100,000 in public money teaching University of Colorado law school classes that began during normal judicial business hours, Watchdog.org has found. Public Defender Douglas Wilson and one of his employees, Ann Roan, also were paid for teaching at the CU law school during normal work hours, despite taxpayers paying Wilson more than $138,000 and Roan more than $132,000 a year to do their public defender jobs, documents obtained under state open records laws show. Steve Curtis,...
  • Routt County commissioners decry Colorado Senate's 'raid' on severance tax fund

    04/08/2015 6:53:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tom Ross
    Steamboat Springs Routt County commissioners are among local government officials in Colorado who are railing against the latest plans of the state legislature to appropriate $20 million from the mineral severance tax fund to balance the 2015-16 budget. "Since Ive been a commissioner, this is the fourth or fifth time theyve raided the severance tax to take care of the states budget, and to the detriment of local governments, Routt County Commission Chairman Doug Monger said. If we dont make noise about it, it will become a normal event. We have to get out there and say This really...
  • US aerospace command moving comms gear back to Cold War bunker (EMP fears?)

    04/07/2015 11:09:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-7-2015 | AFP
    The US military command that scans North America's skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said. The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command's sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said. The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command. Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that "because of the very nature of...
  • Evangelical says he was wrongly portrayed in bakery 'gay marriage' controversy

    04/07/2015 12:19:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    WESH.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Amanda Ober
    Joshua Feuerstein says bakery wouldn't make a cake that said 'we do not support gay marriage'Longwood bakery owners receive an outpouring of support after refusing to bake a cake with an anti-gay marriage message on it. Amanda Ober (@AmandaOberWESH) reports on what criminal charges could be filed in the cake controversy. Criminal charges possible in Longwood cake controversy (Video) Cut the Cake bakery said it has lost business and faced harassment since last week when evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted a video of the bakery owner refusing to make a cake that said, "We do not support gay marriage."Feuerstein talked to...
  • Bakeries Can Refuse Bible Verses on Cakes, But Not Gay Weddings, Colorado Decides

    04/07/2015 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A bakery in Colorado will not be punished for refusing to bake a cake requested by a Christian activist that included quotes from the Bible denouncing homosexuality. Azucar Bakery in Denver was found not guilty of discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies when it refused to make a cake requested by Christian activist Bill Jack. In comments sent to The Christian Post on Sunday, Jack denounced the decision by the Civil Rights Division and its use of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. "Colorado prosecuted Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop for bringing his Christian faith to...
  • Denver's Azucar Bakery wins right to refuse to make anti-gay cakes

    04/06/2015 6:56:37 PM PDT · by Coronal · 62 replies
    7 News Denver ^ | Apr 4, 2015 | Alan Gathright, Eric Lupher
    DENVER - Colorado's legal battles between religious freedom and gay rights continue to play out in the not-so-sweet arena of bakery cake requests. Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denver's Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year.
  • Boulder Jewish Center Evacuated After Threatening Letter With Powder Discovered

    04/06/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/6/15 | staff
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulders Jewish Community Center was evacuated Monday morning after a letter containing white powder arrived saying you have enemies. The Boulder County Sheriff is responding to the situation at the center, which is located on the 3800 block of Kalmia Avenue.
  • Denver's Azucar Bakery wins right to refuse to make anti-gay cakes

    04/04/2015 10:15:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com ^ | april 3, 2015 | alan gathright
    Colorado's legal battles between religious freedom and gay rights continue to play out in the not-so-sweet arena of bakery cake requests. Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denver's Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year. The dispute began March 13, 2014 when Jack went to the bakery at 1886 S. Broadway and requested two cakes shaped like bibles. He asked that one cake have the image of two groomsmen holding hands in front of a...
  • The Happy Tart Bakery

    04/04/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 4, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denvers Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year. [However,] Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that another bakery, Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, could not refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, calling it discriminatory.
  • Sage grouse numbers up in Northwest Colorado

    04/03/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | April 2, 2015 | Lauren Blair
    Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse in its 11-state territory are multiplying, according to a report from the Western Governors Association released Thursday, and Northwest Colorados sage grouse population is seeing significant growth as a result. The report is a comprehensive inventory of public and private conservation initiatives in 2014 throughout the birds range in 11 western states, including Colorado. Northwest Colorado is home to about two thirds of the states greater sage grouse population, which grew by 30 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to Senior Wildlife Biologist Brad Petch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. ... Moffat, Routt...
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Air Force Academy Cadet Found Injured in Dorm Room Dies

    04/03/2015 6:17:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    AP via Stars & Stripes ^ | Friday, April 3, 2015
    Air Force Academy officials say a cadet who was found injured in his dorm room has died. The cadet, whose name has not been released, was found at about 2 p.m. Thursday and died at about 3:45 p.m. Investigators have not released a cause of death or any information about the injuries.
  • Western governors file report on sage grouse conservation efforts

    04/02/2015 7:10:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Gonzalez
    The Western Governors' Association released a report today highlighting the voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage-grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The association, which represents the governors of 19 Western states, said that the breadth and depth of voluntary conservation efforts across the region, if allowed to run their course, will provide the bird with the necessary habitat to live and thrive. The greater sage grouse is found in 11 states and its habitat encompasses 186 million acres . The U.S....
  • Don't expect oil prices to rebound anytime soon

    04/02/2015 12:15:57 PM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 12 replies
    High Country News ^ | 3/8/15 | Jonathan Thompson |
    Its not even 8 a.m. and rush hour is on in northwestern New Mexico. Dozens of big white trucks and water tankers, neon flags flying, head north to the gas patch. Im driving south, through Aztec, and as I pass the retro-orange A&W on the edge of town, I pull up alongside a drilling rig. The things huge, too huge, it seems, to be rolling along the same road as my little Nissan. Yet the strange, rolling infrastructure has been a familiar site around here for decades back in 1948, when a UFO purportedly crashed out on a nearby...
  • VICIOUS CYCLE: Bennet Angers Wingnut Base, Panders to Win Them Back, Alienates Moderates ( CO )

    03/30/2015 10:27:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 30, 2015
    Already pegged by The Hill as one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senators facing re-election in 2016, and the only Democrat on that list now that Sen. Harry Reid has decided to retire, Michael Bennet is still scrambling to consolidate his base. With his polling numbers hovering just above the 50% mark among Democrats and Democrat activists actively protesting his fundraisers, we cannot blame him one bit. Bennets latest pander was an amendment he introduced last week that effectively declared climate change to be a national security issue. While this might mollify the environmental extremists who comprise a meaningful spot...
  • Fact Check.org Rushes to Defend Federal Fracking Regulations, Steps on a Rake

    03/30/2015 1:26:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | March 27, 2015 | Katie Brown
    This afternoon, Fact Check.org produced a fact-check that ostensibly criticizes U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for his contention that there has never been an instance of ground water contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing. Of course, this piece isnt really about Inhofe at all; but before we get into that, we cant help but wonder why they are fact-checking Inhofe and not former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz or Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell all of whom have said exactly the same thing. Rather than a fact-check, it reads more like an advocacy...