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  • Quote of the Day: It’s Time to Repeal Colorado’s Gun Control Laws

    10/23/2017 6:45:10 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10/23/17 | Dan Zimmerman
    “I don’t want to hear about support for the Second Amendment,” said Tony Fabian, president of the Colorado State Shooting Association. “We want to hear specifics. And one of those specifics we better hear (is) a repeal the 2013 gun control laws.” – Colorado State Shooting Association president Tony Fabian in Colorado’s controversial 2013 gun laws could loom large over crowded 2018 governor’s race (via denverpost.com)
  • Rattlesnake activity forces closure of trail in North Table Mountain Park

    10/21/2017 1:24:20 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    KDVR ^ | October 21, 2017 | David Mitchell
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Rattlesnake activity forced park managers to close Cottonwood Canyon Trail in North Table Mountain Park. The temporary closure started Friday. It wasn’t known how long it would last. Officials with Jefferson County Open Space said there is a concentration of rattlesnakes near the trail what are getting ready to hibernate. They closed the area for public safety. A man died two weeks ago after a rattlesnake bit him while he was hiking not far away in Mount Galbrath Park in Golden. It’s about two miles away from the Cottonwood Canyon Trail.
  • A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.

    10/20/2017 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion. “I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own...
  • 'Underwear Bomber' sues over alleged mistreatment, force-feedings at Colorado ADX supermax prison

    10/19/2017 5:34:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | 10/19/17 | Blair Miller
    The Nigerian native known as the “Underwear Bomber” sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday in federal court in Denver, alleging his constitutional rights are being violated at the ADX supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of Colorado, alleges that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been forced into solitary confinement for an undetermined amount of time, that he’s been chastised by other prisoners and guards for being Muslim, and that he’s been force-fed non-halal food when he went on hunger strikes to protest his alleged mistreatment.Abdulmutallab is serving four life sentences,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Baker Asked to Make ‘Birthday Cake’ for Satan

    10/16/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Christian baker in Colorado who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding reception received a strange request last month: Design and bake a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday. “I would like to get a quote on a birthday cake, for a special event,” the email request to baker Jack Phillips, sent Sept. 30 and exclusively obtained by The Daily Signal, reads. It continues: It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday...
  • Coach who forced cheerleaders into splits will not be charged with a crime

    10/15/2017 4:52:09 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | October15, 2017 | Jonathan Hunt
    A number of officials at East High School in Denver came under fire in August when a disturbing video circulated showing cheerleaders repeatedly being pushed into splits. An incoming high school freshman screamed in pain and asked the coach, Ozell Williams, to “please stop” in one video. Her morther said she suffered injuries to her leg from the forced exercise. The leaked video caused a public uproar. The school’s principal retired and the athletic director resigned after the video was leaked; Williams was fired. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg thanked the DA’s office for investigating the case, but...
  • Batista brothers formally charged for insider trading

    10/14/2017 6:21:16 PM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    WATTAgNet ^ | Oct 11, 2017
    Wesley and Joesley Batista, the brothers who formerly served as CEO and chairman of JBS, respectively, have been formally charged with insider trading and market manipulation. Both had admitted to involvement in a scandal in which they admitted to bribing Brazilian politicians. Both have also been incarcerated for about a month. Federal police three weeks ago formally accused the brothers of insider trading and asked federal prosecutors to file charges against them, which prosecutors did on October 10.
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Ex-Flight Attendant Accuses Southwest, Union of Religious Discrimination

    10/02/2017 5:47:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 02, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    A veteran flight attendant at Southwest Airlines says she was fired from her job after speaking out about her faith and criticizing her union. Charlene Carter of Aurora, Colo., filed suit against the company and union in a Texas federal court. She said her employment was terminated after she expressed her religious beliefs regarding abortion in Facebook posts and messages to union president Audrey Stone.**snip** and activity in opposition to Local 556." Carter criticized the union for using employee dues to fly two dozen officials and flight attendants to attend January's Women's March protest.
  • Social media fuels 'hysteria' over reported shooter at Air Force Academy

    10/01/2017 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Gazette ^ | October 1, 2017 Updated: Today at 11:26 am | Tom Roeder
    A Nerf gun battle at the Air Force Academy was reported as shots fired, setting off a campuswide panic Friday night that prompted a lockdown and left cadets huddled under their dorm room desks and some texting their parents goodbye. Officials at the school say the false alarm, which is under investigation, drove a furor on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Yikyak, which turned a minor incident into the "War of the Worlds." Several sources at the academy say the fuse was lit by an innocent battle with Nerf guns at the academy's preparatory school that was reported...
  • Woman Attacked After Asking Teens To ‘Be Quiet’ In Movie

    09/30/2017 11:51:39 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 127 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 29, 2017 11:40 PM
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A Lakewood mother was hospitalized after she was assaulted outside a movie theater. It happened Tuesday night at the Century 16 Belmar theater. Heather Piper went to a movie with a couple friends where a small group of teens was allegedly “acting out of control.” “They were crawling over seats and yelling,” Piper said. “I asked them to be quiet several times and they wouldn’t and I finally yelled at them to ‘shush.’” Despite her attempts to quiet the three teenagers, Piper said the group continued to act inappropriately. That’s when another movie-goer got a security guard...
  • Students suspended for protesting during school's pledge at Victory Preparatory Academy

    09/28/2017 7:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | 9/28/17 | Jaclyn Allen
    When a group of students from Victory Preparatory Academy in Commerce City sat for their school's pledge, administrators reportedly made the call to send all high school students home for the day. School officials confirmed Thursday they sent parents notifications after sending home all 120 students in grades 9 through 12 for the day. Students say they were brought to the school's auditorium after they sat through the school's daily pledge to protest what they call a lack of school spirit and a lack of opportunity. After they were brought to the auditorium, administrators sent them home. "It was a...
  • DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

    09/28/2017 11:17:49 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/28/17 | Jake Gibson
    The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program. “In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders,”...
  • Von Miller loses an endorsement deal after kneeling for anthem

    09/26/2017 4:46:06 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Sep 25, 2017, 6:53 PM | Frank Schwab
    Denver Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller knew very well that kneeling for the national anthem could cost him money. His teammate, linebacker Brandon Marshall, took a knee last season and lost endorsements. The same thing happened to Miller on Monday. Phil Long Ford in Denver said it wouldn’t be continuing its sponsorship agreement with Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP who is enormously popular in Denver. A spokesman for Phil Long Ford told CBS4 in Denver that it wasn’t firing Miller, but it was in a contract renewal negotiation and Miller kneeling for the anthem caused them to cut...
  • Von Miller Ads Being Pulled After Anthem Protest

    09/25/2017 12:41:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 78 replies
    CBS Local Denver ^ | 09/25/2017
    Broncos linebacker Von Miller may be out an endorsement deal as a result of kneeling during the national anthem. Before the team’s game with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Miller was one of 32 members of the Broncos who took a knee to protest what they see as racial injustice in the country.
  • Phil Long Dealerships: 'We haven't fired Von

    09/25/2017 3:59:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    KKTV ^ | Sept 25, 2017
    DENVER (KKTV) - A social media firestorm has one Colorado car dealership looking to clarify a decision to pull TV ads featuring Von Miller a day after he chose to kneel during the national anthem. "We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he's a good person," part of the statement issued by Phil Long Dealerships on Monday. Miller is one of about 200 players who took part in a protest for a show of unity over President Donald Trump's stance on kneeling during the national anthem. Miller took a knee alongside dozens of other players...
  • Environmentalists Sue To Give River Human Rights

    09/25/2017 12:04:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 25, 2017 | Tim Pearce
    An environmental group is filing the first lawsuit of its kind on Sept. 26 in the U.S., attempting to force the state of Colorado to recognize the “legal rights” of the Colorado River and the surrounding ecosystem. Activist organization Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has signed on as the river’s “next friends” in Colorado River v. State of Colorado. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is a legal adviser in the case, according to a CELDF press release.
  • Abortion worker: Babies are so large ‘they come out crying and looking for their mama’

    09/20/2017 5:52:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Live Action ^ | 7/26/16 | Sarah Terza
    Abortionist Dr. Warren Hern’s abortion facility in Boulder, Colorado, does abortions all the way up until birth. He brazenly advertises third-trimester abortions on his website. The next time someone tells you abortions never happen in the third trimester, send him to Hern’s site. Abortion clinic manager turned pro-lifer Abby Johnson once described a conversation she and the workers at her abortion facility had about Hern. Johnson said her boss at the time said the babies aborted by Hern are so large, “they come out crying and looking for their mama.” I remember one day at Planned Parenthood we were standing...
  • Fewer than half of Coloradans now get their health insurance through employers

    09/20/2017 10:07:21 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | September 19, 2017 | Ed Sealover
    Fewer than half of Coloradans now receive their health insurance through their employers — a shift that represents the first time businesses have provided a minority of health-care plans in memory, according to survey released today. The biennial Colorado Health Access Survey, administered by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) and funded by the Colorado Trust, found that the percentage of Coloradans who have insurance has gone up slightly over the past two years but that the way they get their insurance continues to evolve. While a greater portion of the state’s 5.04 million insured residents receive their insurance through Medicare...
  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...