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  • CITY: RIOT COULD ERUPT IF DEXTER LEWIS GETS DEATH PENALTY WHEN JAMES HOLMES DIDN'T

    08/28/2015 10:02:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    This argument is sketched out by Judge William Martinez in an order of his own. It's on view below in its entirety, but here's a key excerpt. The Second Judicial District called Steven Steadman, who is the Colorado judicial branch’s security administrator. Steadman was closely involved in the discussions leading up to the Plaza Order. Steadman testified that, during those discussions, he was unaware of Brandt and Iannicelli or the distribution of jury nullification literature, and that the Plaza Order actually arose from very different concerns. According to Steadman, discussions began with Chief Judge Martinez in early July 2015 because...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Judge sentences Holmes to life, orders him out of courtroom (Life +3,318 years)

    08/26/2015 1:58:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Sadie Gurman- AP
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole plus 3,318 years — the maximum allowed by law — before the judge told deputies, "Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please." The gallery applauded the remark by Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. as he gaveled the hearing to a close, ending a grueling three-year wait to see the gunman brought to justice. Survivors, relatives and a handful of jurors who were in the courtroom cheered and then hugged prosecutors and law...
  • Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes and 3,318 years

    08/26/2015 12:38:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Rueters ^ | Keith Coffman
    "It is the court's intention that the defendant never set foot in free society again ... If there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour said. "The defendant does not deserve any sympathy." Survivors and relatives of those killed clapped and cheered as Samour then ordered deputies to remove Holmes from his courtroom, and the gunman was led away in shackles. The 27-year-old was found guilty last month of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 after donning a helmet, gas mask and body armor, then opening fire...
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Colorado Lawmakers Urge Health Dept to Investigate Planned Parenthood For Selling Aborted Babies

    08/26/2015 12:19:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 26, 2015
    Today, Colorado Rep. Dan Nordberg (R-HD 14) sent a letter to Dr. Larry Wolk, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), requesting an investigation of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains regarding their participation in the harvesting and sale of aborted babies’ body parts. In total, 29 Colorado lawmakers signed Rep. Nordberg’s letter to Dr. Wolk. In July, multiple videos surfaced showing Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies, admitting to using partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts and taking steps to cover it up. In the fourth video, Planned Parenthood...
  • Trump the Dragon Slayer Billboard Revealed on Hwy 50 (CO)

    08/25/2015 12:47:59 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 08.24.2015 | Travis Khachatoorain
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A new billboard on Highway 50 in Grand Junction is turning heads. On Monday, activists revealed their latest political statement in support of Donald Trump. In the unusual billboard depicting of the Republican presidential candidate, he's traded in his designer suit for a coat of armor. The billboard is called Donald the Dragon Slayer. It features the Trump dressed up as a white knight ready for combat. He is holding a sword, labeled the Constitution, and is facing off against a dragon with scales and wings symbolizing everything from federal government agencies to “libtards” to “RINOs” (Republicans...
  • Denver City Council halts Chick-fil-A’s airport operation because its owners believe the Bible

    08/24/2015 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism. Forcing you to bake a gay wedding cake is just the start. The gay marriage fascists are pretty resourceful when it comes to using the power of government to enforce their orthodoxy. And by the way, this is one of the less-discussed problems with the perpetual expansion of government into everything. If you can’t do business without government contracts, or without tax exemptions, you inevitably empower someone in the political realm to judge your worthiness to be in business at all. When the Denver City Council chooses a concessionaire for the Denver International Airport, the decision is supposed to...
  • EPA Chief Plans Japan Trip As Congress Demands She Answer For The Toxic Mine Spill

    08/21/2015 12:44:34 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced she’ll be traveling to Japan later this month to talk about global warming just as Congress is demanding she testify about the agency-caused toxic waste spill in Colorado that happened earlier this month. “After spilling millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Animas River, the EPA has an obligation to be forthcoming about what went wrong and potential long-term impacts on local communities,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said in a release, demanding McCarthy appear before the House science committee to answer lawmakers’ questions about the spill.
  • Gov’t to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled “imitation”

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes government’s dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Today’s comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk “imitation” because they haven’t added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • Colorado’s ‘Hurt Feelings’ Exemption from the First Amendment [end of religious freedom?]

    08/21/2015 3:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/21/15 | David Harsanyi
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake — two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith. Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t...
  • Christian Baker Says Hundreds of LGBT People Have Backed His Rights Not to Make Gay Marriage

    08/21/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes. Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position. "The other day...
  • Mine’s owner says he tried to keep out EPA but was threatened with fines

    08/20/2015 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The owner of the Colorado’s Gold King Mine says he tried to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from gaining access to his property, but that he relented after the agency threatened to pound him with ruinous fines if he refused. Mine owner Todd Hennis said that he had little choice four years ago but to allow in an EPA-led crew, which triggered the Aug. 5 blowout that sent 3 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater down the Animas River. “When you are a small guy and you’re having a $35,000 a day fine accrue against you, you have...
  • EPA Incompetence Could Cost Taxpayers Nearly $30 Billion

    08/20/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Merline
    Soon after it released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into Colorado's Animas River, the Environmental Protection Agency tried to downplay the damage.
  • Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances

    08/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Denver Post | 8/19/15 | Jon Murray
    Link only due to copyright trolls...link to article is here.
  • Make Him Bake Cake: Compelling Participation in Gay Wedding Celebrations

    08/19/2015 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Because Colorado would not grant them a license, David Mullins and Charlie Craig got married in Provincetown, Mass., 2,000 miles away. Because Jack Phillips would not bake them a wedding cake for their hometown reception, they bought one from another bakery in the Denver area. The huge difference between the burdens imposed by those two refusals reflects a crucial difference in power that has been obscured by the campaign to compel social acceptance of same-sex marriage. You know something has gone terribly wrong with our reasoning about rights when the same state that forced Mullins and Craig to travel so...
  • Crowdfunding Seeks $200K to Help Colorado Christian Baker Forced to Make Gay Marriage Cakes

    08/19/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/19/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A crowdfunding website has been set up for Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who last week was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business. The website also notes that Phillips has said he would not make Hitler, pornographic, Halloween, or other cakes with themes against his beliefs. "As stated in court briefs, for 20 years, Jack has declined to make Halloween cakes, pornographic cakes, profane cakes, etc. Nor would he make Hitler cakes, KKK cakes, or anything of that...
  • Colorado Governor Refuses to Investigate Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies

    08/18/2015 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt, Sarah Zagorski Aug 18, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic was caught on an undercover video dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. The abortion facility is one of three across the nation to be profiled in a series of undercover videos showing how the abortion business sells aborted babies and their body parts. While officials in Texas have launched an investigation there after another Planned Parenthood in that state was caught selling aborted babies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper refuses to investigate the abortion giant. Leading pro-life groups in Colorado like Colorado Citizens for Life and Colorado Family Action are...
  • EPA’s Toxic Mega-spill May Have Been Deliberate, Critics Suggest

    08/15/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | August 14, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a major mess of the Animas River in Colorado and beyond, and now, some analysts are suggesting it may have even been a deliberate plot to bilk taxpayers and shut down mining in the region. Critics of the EPA are pointing to a letter by geologist Dave Taylor, published a week before the toxic spill, warning residents to protect themselves from the EPA and predicting a similar disaster in the same area purposely caused by the controversial agency. Now, almost as if on cue, the EPA is seeking more money and more power...
  • EPA’s Gross Negligence at Gold King

    08/15/2015 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used a backhoe to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely abandoned since 1923. Water had been seeping into the mine and out of its portal for decades, and the officials knew (or should have known) the water was acidic (pH 4.0-4.5), backed up far into the mine, and laced with heavy metals. But they kept digging – until the greatly weakened dam burst open, unleashing a 3-million-gallon (or more)...
  • Middle Eastern Men are Watching U.S. Military Families, FBI Warns

    08/14/2015 3:19:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5 , 2015 | Judicial Watch
    It was not meant for public disclosure but a news outlet got ahold of a chilling Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert warning U.S. military families that they are being watched and confronted by Middle Eastern men. The cryptic FBI memo was issued to law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming and says that Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in both states, specifically in Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Middle Eastern men have also tried to gain personal information about military members and their families through intimidation, according to the FBI bulletin,...
  • Dems want to implant abortion-inducing device into teen girls [VIDEO]

    Just weeks after a prominent health-care expert predicted that Democrats would begin a nationwide push for taxpayer-funded contraception for schoolgirls, including abortion-inducing drugs, Virginia is proving to be the next battleground. The idea started in a Colorado pilot program, in which teenage girls were given contraceptives including implanted abortafacients known as long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, and intra-uterine devices, also called IUDs. The program showed marked reductions in teenage births and reported abortions. Efforts then began to enact a taxpayer-funded version of the program, but it died in the Colorado Legislature over conscience and religious liberty concerns. Writing in the...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper’s big gulp from polluted Animas River slammed by health official

    08/14/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s big gulp of water from the formerly orange Animas River wasn’t just icky, it was “reckless and irresponsible,” said New Mexico’s top environmental official. New Mexico environment department secretary Ryan Flynn said Mr. Hickenlooper’s decision to fill up his water bottle from the site of the EPA’s 3-million-gallon wastewater spill in Durango, Colorado, sends the wrong message. “If it’s true, it’s a reckless and irresponsible act by a public official,” said Mr. Flynn in the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times. “He might as well stick 15 cigarettes in his mouth and light them all at the same...
  • Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    08/13/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    A state appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The decision is the latest in a series of similar rulings across the country that have been cheered by civil rights groups but attacked by conservative Christians as assaults on religious liberty. Whether photographers, florists, bakers and other vendors who are Christians should have a right to refuse services for same-sex marriages has emerged as a major cultural and legal battle, one that has intensified since the Supreme Court decision in June establishing same-sex marriage...
  • Letter to Editor PREDICTED COLORADO EPA SPILL So EPA Could Secure Superfund Status

    08/12/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last Wednesday, a small EPA-supervised work crew inspecting the Gold King mine accidentally knocked a hole in a waste pit, releasing at least three million gallons of acidic liquid laden with toxic heavy metals. (ABC) This letter to editor, posted below, was published in The Silverton Standard and The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist, one week before EPA mine spill. The letter detailed verbatim, how EPA officials would foul up the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money. It the Gold King mine was declared a superfund site it would essentially kill future development...
  • Did The EPA Intentionally Poison Animas River To Secure SuperFund Money?

    08/12/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week before The EPA disastrously leaked millions of gallons of toxic waste into The Animas River in Colorado, this letter to the editor was published in The Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist detailing verbatim, how EPA would foul the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money...
  • EPA Chief Apologizes for Toxic Spill Affecting Rivers in Colorado, New Mexico

    08/11/2015 12:50:39 PM PDT · by dware · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08.11.2015 | Amy Harder and Dan Frosch
    WASHINGTON—U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy apologized Tuesday for a mine spill in Colorado caused by her agency, but she indicated she didn’t know much about what happened and would seek to fix any flaw in the agency’s procedures. “I am absolutely deeply sorry this ever happened,” Ms. McCarthy said at a news conference in Washington. “But I want to make sure we react positively and in a way that’s credible and we move this forward.”
  • EPA 'accepting full responsibility' for Colorado river spill

    08/11/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/11/15 | Zack Colman
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said her agency is "accepting full responsibility" for a contractor that accidentally spilled millions of gallons of polluted water last week into western Colorado's Animas River, where cleanup efforts are ongoing as federal officials seek to maintain contamination. The Aug. 5 spill occurred when an agency contractor operating heavy machinery punctured a barrier holding back water containing mining tailings at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo. Three million gallons of water polluted with heavy metals poured into the river and turned it orange, and the tainted water spread into New Mexico and Utah....
  • EPA won’t face fines for polluting rivers with orange muck

    08/11/2015 9:28:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Unlike BP, which was fined $5.5 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the EPA will pay nothing in fines for unleashing the Animas River spill. “Sovereign immunity. The government doesn’t fine itself,” said Thomas L. Sansonetti, former assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s division of environment and natural resource. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other lawmakers have called on the EPA to hold itself to the same standards as it would a private company in the aftermath of Wednesday’s accident, in which an EPA-led crew uncorked a 3 million-gallon spill of orange wastewater from the...
  • Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Posts Sign Saying It’s “Proud”

    08/10/2015 5:37:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life news ^ | Aug 10, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski, Steven Ertelt
    Apparently Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is proud of their abortion and organ harvesting business. The following picture was taken at their Planned Parenthood location in Denver. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released two videos featuring the medical director of PPRM, Dr. Savita Ginde. In the first, Dr. Ginde tells the actors posing as buyers for a human biologics company that she wants to charge per “tissue sample” because that will bring in the most money. She said, “I think the per-item [pricing] works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • 'They're not going to get away with this': Anger mounts at EPA over mining spill

    08/10/2015 10:34:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Anger was mounting Monday at the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the massive spill of millions of gallons of toxic sludge from a Colorado gold mine that has already fouled three major waterways and may be three times bigger than originally reported. An 80-mile length of mustard-colored water -- laden with arsenic, lead, copper, aluminum and cadmium -- is working its way south toward New Mexico and Utah, following Wednesday's accidental release from the Gold King Mine, near Durango, when an EPA cleanup crew destabilized a dam of loose rock lodged in the mine. The crew was...
  • Wastewater spill from Colorado gold mine triples in volume: EPA

    08/09/2015 7:00:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 117 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/15 | Steve Gorman
    Reuters) - Some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater, triple previous estimates, have poured from a defunct Colorado gold mine into local streams since a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers accidentally triggered the spill last week, EPA officials said on Sunday. The discharge, containing high concentrations of heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, was continuing to flow at the rate of 500 gallons per minute on Sunday, four days after the spill began at the Gold King Mine, the EPA said. An unspecified number of residents living downstream of the spill who draw their drinking supplies from...
  • N.M. governor bashes EPA for flooding Animas River with orange toxic wastewater

    08/08/2015 12:52:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez blasted the EPA for accidentally flooding the Animas River with toxic orange wastewater, calling on the agency to hold itself to the same standard for the disaster as it would a private entity. “Imagine what would happen if a private company caused this waste spill,” the Republican governor said in a Friday statement. “This was caused by the EPA and the EPA should demand the same of itself as it would of a private business responsible for such a spill, particularly when it comes to making information available to the public and state and local...
  • Millions of gallons of toxic waste water spilled into river by… the EPA

    08/07/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    How often do we see sad stories such as this in the news? Evil industrialists carelessly create a swath of damage across our pristine natural resources through pollution and reckless destruction. Another such event took place in Colorado this week when millions of gallons of toxic, metal laden waste water were dumped into a local stream, feeding into the local river system used by swimmers and fishermen. And the culprit for this horrendous act was… the Environmental Protection Agency. A team of U.S. regulators probing contamination at a Colorado gold mine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters)...
  • The EPA is polluting our rivers. Where’s the outrage? ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/08/2015 12:16:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH ^ | August 7, 2015 | Nicholas Staropoli
    The EPA announced that some of its regulators working in Colorado dumped a million gallons of orange waste water containing sediments and metals into the Animas river. In their defense the machinery they were working with was described as heavy so there’s that. Oh, and they said it was an accident. The companies responsible for Love Canal in the 1970s probably didn’t realize they could use that as an excuse. If a company had done it, there would be Congressional hearings and fines and calls to action, but a spokesman for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife said there’s nothing that...
  • EPA confirms Colorado mine spill contains heavy metals

    08/07/2015 4:53:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/7/15 | Dan Elliot and Colleen Slevin
    DENVER (AP) — The mustard-colored muck that spilled from a Colorado mine and surged into a river contains heavy metals including lead and arsenic, federal environmental officials confirmed Friday, but they didn't immediately discuss amounts in the water or health risks. The spill also contained cadmium, aluminum, copper and calcium, the Environmental Protection Agency said. During a public meeting in Durango, EPA Regional Director Shaun McGrath did not mention whether the elements posed a health hazard but said local authorities were right to close the Animas River to human activities. At least two of the heavy metals can be lethal...
  • Life for James Holmes: Swift verdict from Aurora theater shooting jury

    08/07/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 117 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 7, 2015
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It took almost three years for the case to reach trial. That trial played out over the course of three months. The jury needed just 6.5 hours to render a verdict. James Holmes has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • “Star Wars” Star Busted On SC Interstate

    08/06/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    FitsNews ^ | June 22, 2015 | FitsNews
    CUE POD RACER JOKES … || By FITSNEWS || Jake Lloyd – the actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 Star Wars’ franchise reboot The Phantom Menace – has been arrested in South Carolina after leading authorities on a high speed chase along Interstate 95. The 26-year-old actor from Fort Collins, Colorado reportedly told police his name was Jake Broadbent. Officers from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department were involved in the pursuit – during which Lloyd’s vehicle reportedly topped speeds of 100 miles per hour. The incident ended when...
  • FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming

    08/04/2015 11:38:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 81 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 8-4-2015 | CBS Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them. The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming. It mentions Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming as the specific areas. In one case last May the wife of a military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a U.S. interrogator. When she denied...
  • Jury decides if death penalty should remain option for James Holmes (Announce 2:30 ET)

    08/03/2015 10:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jennifer Girdon/AP
    Jurors have decided whether the death penalty will remain an option for Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. The jury is scheduled to reveal its decision in Phase 2 of the penalty portion of the Holmes trial at 2:30 p.m. ET. If jurors unanimously find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the mitigating factors the defense presented do not outweigh the aggravating factors proven by the prosecution in Phase 1, the sentencing phase moves on to a final portion, Phase 3, in which Holmes will be either condemned to die or given life in prison. If jurors do not unanimously agree...
  • Boulder police: Armed witness rescued woman from attempted murder outside church

    08/01/2015 11:50:48 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Daily Camera Boulder News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Alex Burness
    Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers. It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday, and an employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 14th Street and Mapleton Avenue, happened to be walking to his car — with his concealed handgun — as the confrontation simmered. "He presented (the gun) and told the man to leave her alone," he added. "It was very fortunate he was there." Seeing the weapon, police say, Haro-Luna fled...
  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    07/31/2015 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    After a national scandal over the sale of aborted baby parts, Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn introduced the End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015 (H.R. 3215), which would ban the acquisition of human body parts from abortions for research. Rep. Lamborn’s legislation is a response to four videos that show Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of aborted babies and discussing how their abortionists alter procedures to obtain salable organs. The congressman believes his bill is especially important considering the recent revelations regarding Planned Parenthood’s connection with Colorado State University, a state funded school in Northern Colorado. In...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mine’s 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. “This is not the time to slow down,” Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mine’s new environmental assessment. When the OMSRE’s recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • Shocking Complaint Filed Against PP Clinic Involves 13-Year-Old Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped...

    07/31/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/31/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    A conservative legal firm filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on Wednesday on behalf of Colorado Family Action, a religious advocacy group, alleging that a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic failed to learn of and report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, and performed an abortion in 2012 without notifying her parent. The complaint filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom alleges that the teen was sexually abused by her stepfather, who raped her and brought her to the Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion — the same clinic that is the focus of a...
  • Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: “But We’re Not Making a Profit”

    07/29/2015 8:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 29, 2015 |
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts. The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”...
  • Colorado abortion clinic staff failed to report 13-year-old’s sexual abuse

    07/29/2015 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER | Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains was hit with a complaint Wednesday for performing an abortion on a 13-year-old girl without reporting possible sexual abuse against the underage girl and returning her to the man who abused her. The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs against the Planned Parenthood affiliate on behalf of the pro-life Colorado Family Action. A lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains and four unidentified employees on behalf of the girl was settled earlier this year. Natalie L. Decker, ADF legal counsel, said that, “Colorado authorities should hold...
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies Did Abortion on Raped Teen, Returned Her to Rapist

    07/29/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 29, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. This is the same Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught on an undercover video earlier this week dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Wednesday with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on behalf of Colorado Family Action against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. According to...
  • County, forest at odds over OHVs ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/27/2015 8:28:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Journal ^ | July 23, 2015 | Tobie Baker
    U.S. Forest Service ranger told Montezuma County commissioners this week that local officials continue to overstep their authority in regard to the Dolores-Norwood Road. ... Earlier this year, Montezuma County officials installed a dozen “Share the Road” signs accommodating off-highway vehicle use on county roads, including the Dolores-Norwood Road. To clarify any confusion, Montezuma County attorney John Baxter told commissioners on Monday that people were allowed to operate off-highway vehicles on the roadway. “Not according to our travel management rules,” Padilla interrupted. “Your travel management rule is incorrect,” Baxter replied. Baxter continued, stating that federal officials had yet to provide...
  • Report: Man buys, shoots antique toy wagon decorated with Confederate flag

    07/27/2015 12:15:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    examiner.com ^ | july 27, 2015 | joe newby
    Larimer County, Colorado, authorities are scratching their heads over a case in which a man allegedly purchased an antique toy wagon, then shot it nine times with a handgun, the Associated Press reported Sunday, citing the Coloradan. The wagon, according to the report, was decorated with a Confederate battle flag. The unidentified purchaser is described as a white man in his 60s, the AP said. He bought the wagon for $30 from a thrift store, placed it wheels-up in the street, then tried to run it over with his SUV. According to the Coloradan, the man originally offered $19 for the wagon, but...