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  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • CU-Boulder Anti-Racism Rally Canceled Because Organizers Are White

    11/22/2015 7:47:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An anti-racism rally planned at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to show solidarity with University of Missouri black activists was cancelled because the protest organizers arewhite. However, a check of one of the event planner’s Facebook page reveals that isn’t the case. The rally was killed under pressure from the CU’s Black Student Alliance, whose co-president Paris Ferribee said, “It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story.” The rally was planned by students in a CU course called “Whiteness Studies.” Azabe Kassa posted an apology on the group’s Facebook page: On behalf...
  • Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts of terror – Boston bombing

    11/22/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | soopermexican
    John Hickenlooper has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the Lamps'R'Us store, but he made space in his mouth to fit both feet in when he said that no refugees had ever committed an act of terrorism on American soil. Hick says that no refugee has ever committed an act of terror on American soil. Does he not know that Boston is on American soil, and not only where the Tzarnaevs refugees from Kyrgyzstan, but the federal government was supporting their terrorism by providing them with welfare benefits. Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts...
  • New Poll Indicates Colorado Not High Enough To Choose Clinton (All top Republicans beating her)

    11/18/2015 9:52:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 18th, 2015 | Sara Gonzales
    A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, could be in trouble in the swing state of Colorado. Clinton trails in the latest poll conducted in the state with a double digit deficit against all the top Republican candidates. She also leads the poll as the top Democratic candidate with 55 percent, compared to Bernie Sanders’ 27 percent. In a matchup between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% vs Clinton, Rubio tops her in the poll by an astonishing 16 percentage points, leading 52-36. Dr. Ben Carson is not far behind, grasping a solid lead in...
  • Carson leads GOP field in Colorado

    11/18/2015 6:00:24 AM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson ranks first among Colorado’s Republican voters, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. The retired neurosurgeon has the support of 25 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the Centennial State. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) trails the former doctor with 19 percent. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner nationwide, takes 17 percent for third place. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ranks fourth with 14 percent, making him the last GOP presidential candidate with double-digit support in Colorado. Eleven percent of Colorado’s Republican voters, Quinnipiac reported, remain undecided on their voter in 2016. Pollsters found that Carson receives high...
  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • Colorado will accept Syrian refugees, Hickenlooper says

    11/17/2015 12:50:44 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 46 replies
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  • Don’t count on Colorado going red next November

    11/17/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that just before the election at the beginning of this month we talked about the school board recall initiative in Jefferson County, Colorado. Three conservative board members had been elected in 2013 and they had proceeded to work on school choice initiatives, expanded support for charter schools and a variety of other agenda items which completely outraged the teachers unions. The ensuing battle over attempts to have them recalled was epic, bringing in millions of dollars for campaign war chests on both sides, with the national teachers unions facing off against Americans for Prosperity and a...
  • Want a gun? Take a bullet: Take this, gutless NRA cowards

    10/17/2015 1:23:22 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/16/2015 | D. Watkins
    Gun control doesn't go far enough. If you want license to carry a weapon, you should know the pain of getting hit As a teen I watched Chris Rock brilliantly address Americas gun problem during his Bigger and Blacker stand up. We dont need gun control, Rock pleaded to a packed house, We need bullet controlif bullets were $5000, people would think before they shot some one! You gotta really piss someone off for them to dump $50,000 worth of bullets in to you! And just like the crowd, my brother, some friends and I erupted in laughter. Rock was...
  • Salon Wants Gun Owners Shot

    10/24/2015 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | October 24, 2015 | John Nantz
    “So if you love guns…then you need to be shot. You need to feel a bullet rip through your flesh, and if you survive and enjoy the feeling—then the right to bear arms will be all yours.” Salon is a widely known left-wing rag, a den for liberals to cobble together irrational screeds. No doubt, the writing process begins in crayon and on widely ruled hand writing paper, peppered with large chunks of unprocessed wood chips. It actually sparks a bit of nostalgia, since the vast majority of us left those infantile tools behind in preschool. However, liberalism is the...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Universal health care to appear on Colorado ballot in 2016

    11/10/2015 3:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 9, 2015 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year's ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all. Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. The question would make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal Affordable Care Act and replace it with universal health care. The campaign is expected to face intense opposition and could make for a...
  • Colo. massacre: Gunman kills 3 strangers ‘like he was having a stroll in the park’

    11/06/2015 11:31:38 AM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Washington, Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | Michael E. Miler
    Halloween turned into a day of actual horror in Colorado Springs as the scenic city became the setting for a bloody and seemingly random shooting spree. The normally festive holiday literally went up in flames Saturday morning when a 33-year-old man set his house ablaze and then stalked his neighborhood with a military-style rifle and pistol. The gunman fatally shot three random people — including a passing bicyclist as he begged for his life — before dying in a shootout with police that left downtown Colorado Springs covered in shattered glass, bullet casings and crime scene cordons.
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting (ref coward at

    11/06/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 11/6/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn't do anything about the man due to the state's Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three innocent...
  • Colorado Springs Mayor Resists Changes To Open Carry Law After Shooting

    11/06/2015 10:52:13 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/6/2015 | Bob Owens
    Residents who feel that the murder spree might have been limited or stopped entirely beforehand are now calling for Colorado Springs to pass an ordinance banning open carry like the one in Denver, but so, far the Mayor is refusing to let an emotional reaction to a single incident overrule good judgement:
  • Kaminsky: "Free" health care costs too much

    11/05/2015 9:27:36 AM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 13 replies Blog ^ | 10/31/2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Last month, Colorado HealthOP, the state's largest non-profit health insurer, was removed from Colorado's Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, because massive ongoing losses have rendered it financially unstable. As of next year, the co-op's 83,000 members will have to find new health coverage, while taxpayers are on the hook for more than $70 million in startup loans. The Denver Post reported earlier this year that Colorado HealthOP, which captured roughly 40 percent of all health insurance enrollments though the state exchange and was its largest carrier, garnered market share with an "aggressive price cut ... but analysts warn the...
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Survey Research

    11/05/2015 5:52:11 AM PST · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment ^ | Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
    We conduct confidential health studies, and we are not telemarketers. Our questions cover topics such as general health status, health behaviors and preventive health practices. We call both landline and cell phone numbers obtained through random-digit dialing. The results provide information necessary for evaluating health programs, monitoring public health trends and planning future activities to improve the health of current and former Colorado residents. Our studies provide much of the data available on the Colorado Health Indicators website.
  • Police Did Not Treat 911 Call About Colorado Gunman as "Highest Priority"

    11/04/2015 9:16:08 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11-3-2015 | Mark Follman and AJ Vicens
    When an alarmed resident called just before the rampage, the dispatcher told her it's legal to carry a rifle in public. As I first reported late Monday, questions are hanging over how the Colorado Springs Police Department handled a 911 call on Saturday morning, when a resident saw a man carrying a rifle on her residential block prior to a deadly gun rampage. The caller, Naomi Bettis, was alarmed about 33-year-old Noah Harpham - who soon went on to shoot three people to death in the area before being killed by police. But when Bettis made the 911 call, her...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 47 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Colorado Springs gunman wrote rambling blog 2 days before shooting spree

    11/02/2015 12:32:54 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 33 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 11/2/2015 | Tom Roeder
    The man who neighbors say shot three people in Colorado Springs on Saturday made a rambling post to a brand-new blog two days earlier that railed against his father, religion and government. Noah Harpham, whose blog begins with the address where Saturday's shooting started, rages against a California mega-church pastor. "Welcome to mind control," Harpham wrote. In Colorado Springs, Harpham, 33, lived modestly in a series of apartments and worked in insurance. On the online dating site, Harpham described himself as a recovering alcoholic and a Christian. The 6-foot-5 Harpham called himself "a big friendly giant." Related: Two victims...
  • Gun Control Laws Fail to Stop Colorado Springs Halloween Gunman

    11/01/2015 8:00:27 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the early morning hours of October 31 the tranquility of downtown Colorado Springs was interrupted by multiple shootings in which three innocents were killed before Colorado Springs Police were able to kill the gunman in a shootout. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that just before 9 a.m. residents who heard the gunshots looked out their windows to see a man with a rifle. A 21-year-old witness named Matt Abshire said the gunman “shot a person on Prospect Street and two more near El Paso Street.” Police had been called and arrived to confront the gunman just after he had...
  • 4 people killed, including suspect, in 'random' Colorado Springs shooting

    10/31/2015 2:12:50 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 62 replies
    KRDO, ABC 7 ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Brendaliss Gonzalez, Oscar Contreras
    Matt Abshire, 21, said he was woken up by the sound of gunshots when he looked out the window and saw a "college-aged kid dead on the road." Abshire said he followed the suspect west on Platte, who allegedly had multiple weapons including an assault-style rifle. That suspect then shot two other women who died a short time later, an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department confirms with Denver7.
  • 4 dead, including suspected gunman, in Colorado Springs shooting

    10/31/2015 2:48:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/31/15
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four people are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree in downtown Colorado Springs.

    10/30/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 30,2015 | TOM TANCREDO
    In a panel discussion at the University of Colorado after the recent Republican debate, I was asked by a student why she should be a Republican. The question forced me to ask myself the same thing. I gave the young woman the standard talking points After much thought, I reluctantly concluded that the answer is “no.” The proudly socialist Democrats are full of passionate intensity, while the Republican leadership is full of pathetic excuses. After this week’s House GOP “budget deal,” which betrays nearly every promise made to grassroots conservatives since 2010, I have decided it is time to end...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • Rand Paul will filibuster debt ceiling bill

    10/27/2015 9:38:33 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/15 | David Weigel
    DENVER -- in the face to conservatives." Likely speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said the process that created it "stinks." But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the first Republican to pledge outright that he'll try to scutter the compromise debt limit bill designed to kick any tough new vote into 2017. "I will filibuster the new debt ceiling bill," Paul said at an event on the University of Colorado's Denver campus. "It is horrible, it's hard for me not to use profanity describing it." Paul also called the bill a "steaming pile of legislation," and urged fellow Republicans...
  • Lovely: The EPA Spill In Colorado Was Completely Preventable

    10/25/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    <p>The Colorado spill would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the inactive Gold King Mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, a team of engineers from Interior's Bureau of Reclamation concluded in a 132-page report released Thursday.</p>
  • Two more Obamacare health insurance plans collapse

    10/16/2015 4:11:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 16, 2015
    Nearly a third of the innovative health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act will be out of business at the end of 2015, following announcements Friday that plans in Oregon and Colorado are folding. In just the past week, four co-ops, as the nonprofit plans are known, have decided or been ordered to shut down. Their demise means that eight of the 23 co-ops in existence a year ago will be unavailable to consumers shopping for 2016 coverage through insurance marketplaces created under the ACA
  • Obamacare's Latest Casualty: Largest Health Insurer On Colorado Exchange Abruptly Collapses

    10/16/2015 3:41:56 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/15 | Tyler Durden
    With the mainstream media, at least the majority that is left of center, flooded with story after story touting Obamacare's success, the news coming this morning from Denver that Colorado's largest nonprofit health insurer and participant in that state's insurance exchange Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016, was a slap in the face for the Obama administration's crowning achievement. According to AP, the health insurer announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and...
  • Largest health insurer on Colorado exchange collapses (obozocare)

    10/16/2015 1:13:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Reporter Herald ^ | 10-16-15 | Kristen Wyatt
    Colorado's biggest nonprofit health insurer announced its closure Friday, forcing nearly 83,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016. Colorado HealthOP announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established. The Colorado announcement makes the co-op the seventh in the nation to collapse. Similar nonprofit insurers have already failed in Kentucky, Louisiana, Iowa/Nebraska, Nevada, New York...
  • Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

    10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
  • Sanders stresses gun control, calls for assault weapon ban

    10/10/2015 10:48:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for an assault weapons ban in his second straight day of talking about an issue guns where he has sometimes deviated from the Democratic Party's consensus. In a campaign appearance ahead of next week's Democratic presidential debate, Sanders cited two shootings Friday at universities in Arizona and Texas as well as last week's slayings at an Oregon community college. "Instead of people yelling at each other, we have got to come together on commonsense approaches which, in fact, the vast majority of the American people support," said...
  • EPA triggers another wastewater spill at Colorado superfund site ( Crested Butte )

    10/08/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 8, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Once again the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has failed to notify the appropriate local officials and agencies of the spill in a timely manner. These are the words of U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) of Colorados 3rd Congressional District in response to another toxic spill resulting from EPA activities at an abandoned mine in western Colorado. According to the Denver Post, an EPA mine crew working Thursday at the Standard Mine in the mountains near Crested Butte, triggered another spill of some 2,000 gallons of wastewater into a nearby mountain creek. Supporting Tiptons remarks to Watchdog Arena, the Denver Post...
  • SWAT team descends on CO school over students Halloween costume

    10/08/2015 10:48:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    A female high school student awaits a disciplinary hearing and could face expulsion for wearing a Halloween costume to school that prompted officials to lock down the building Wednesday. An unnamed female student was spotted in the hallway at Pueblo County High School early yesterday morning wearing a gas mask and trench coat, and a classmate reported her to school officials, The Pueblo Chieftain reports. The teen was hauled to the office where she was interrogated by the police, who also placed the school on lockdown for about an hour.
  • Employee At Hillary Server Company:'Covering Up Some Shady (bleep)

    10/07/2015 1:03:57 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/07/2015 | Sarah Fisher
    The company was told to reduce the data backed up from the server. Documents released on Tuesday show that an employee at the company who handled Hillary Clinton's email server "questioned if he was part of a coverup." This whole thing really is covering up some shady st, the employee said in an Aug. 19 company email obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The employees at Colorado-based Platte River Networks were alarmed after the Clinton folks ordered a reduction in the data that was stored when the firm conducted back...
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • Rock samples from Western US teach how to hunt for life on Mars

    10/03/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/2015 | Alison Olcott Marshall, Nicholas A. Cestari
    The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually. . . . The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually.
  • At Colorado college, a ban on the words 'God,' 'Jesus,' and 'Lord'

    10/02/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Colorado School of Mines has taken speech codes to a nonsensical level. More than that, they are making it up as they go along. Those are the only conclusions you can draw from a the events surrounding a suit filed by a former football player at the school who wanted to donate money to the athletic department. What happens next reads like a dystopian nightmare. Daily Caller: Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate...
  • Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates

    10/01/2015 4:42:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 58 replies
    Whole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas. The company said the products should be out of its stores by April 2016, if not sooner. Whole Foods said it has sold tilapia, trout and goat cheese produced through a Colorado inmate program at some stores since at least 2011. Michael Silverman, a Whole Foods spokesman, said the company had sourced the products because the program was a way to "help people get back on their feet and eventually become contributing members of society."
  • Senate in Colorado?

    10/01/2015 1:15:42 PM PDT · by Amish · 10 replies
    Preferred candidate George Brauchler will not seek his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate in Colorado..,
  • Company leaves Colorado, too many employees coming in high

    10/01/2015 9:36:03 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 85 replies
    9News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jen Marnowski
    DENVER Little Spider Creations had been making scary creations in Denver for 24 years, but the owner of the company says legalizing recreational marijuana changed everything. He recently moved his company to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Colorado Sheriffs Move Forward With Challenge Of State Gun Laws

    09/29/2015 8:54:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS4 ^ | September 28, 2015
    A group of sheriffs from different Colorado counties are moving forward with their fight to repeal stricter state gun laws put in place three years ago. Those laws limit the capacity of ammunition magazines and expand background checks on gun purchases in Colorado. Sheriffs like Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario say they are committed to fighting to protect what they say is citizens Second Amendment rights. Dozens of current and former sheriffs gathered in Denver on Monday along with gun rights groups at the Byron White Courthouse. Many of those individuals are named in a lawsuit which challenges Colorados new...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLMs Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To Epidemic For Colorado Kids

    09/26/2015 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | CBS4
    The results of a new study about the impact of Colorados marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents. The study cites a significant increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions.
  • Inside Hickenlooper's Plan to Make Colorado Bike-Friendly ( using highway gas taxes )

    09/21/2015 5:52:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    5280 - Denver's Magazine ^ | September 21 2015 | Kelly Baines
    Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper announced a $100 million plan to make Colorado the best state for biking. ... Of the total $100 million, about 70 percent will come from CDOT
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....