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  • Shannon Watts Looking at Run for Congress in Colorado CD-2

    06/20/2017 6:21:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    CD2 is a heavily Democrat Colorado Congressional district that includes Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a very left leaning University town. The person who wins the Democrat primary will almost certainly win the Congressional seat. Shannon Watts owns property there.  She may use her anti-rights work for Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to lever herself into Congress. On June 12, 2019 Shannon Watts said she was looking at running for the seat in 2018.  From denverpost.com: Within hours of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis formally announcing his run for Colorado governor, two Democrats — Ken Toltz and Shannon Watts, both gun-control...
  • Regulators expand their authority, play politics with carbon at ratepayer expense [ Colorado]

    06/20/2017 6:48:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | June 19, 2017 | Amy Cooke
    In a decision that evokes former President Obama’s environmental agenda, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 23, 2017, expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity rates. Every four years, Xcel Energy undergoes a resource planning process that outlines their ability to meet ratepayers’ electricity demand. They present portfolios containing cost analyses regarding the utility’s generation, and the Commission selects the “lowest cost resources available to provide the company with enough capacity and energy to in turn be able to provide customers with reliable electricity.” However, in the 2016 Energy Resource Plan, the Public...
  • Active Shooter Ft. Carson Colorado

    06/15/2017 3:21:58 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 61 replies
    email ^ | 15 June 2017 | Self
    Active Shooter, no other info available at this time.
  • CDOT's "Push Poll" On I-70 Expansion Draws Pushback

    05/21/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Westword ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alan Prendergast
    A telephone survey seeking opinions about the expansion of I-70 through east Denver is generating irate protests from some respondents, who say the survey seems designed to elicit positive responses about the purported benefits of the $1.8 billion project."It was one of the most one-sided push polls I ever listened to," Larry Patchett, a production technician for public television, wrote in a complaint to CDOT. "The entire thing was just a series of opportunities to validate your suppositions and PR spin on the I-70 Ditch project." The project, which would replace a crumbling six-lane viaduct with a below-grade, partially covered...
  • Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

    05/20/2017 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 177 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2017 | Joseph J. Kolb
    town into homeless magnet By Joseph J. Kolb Published May 17, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING New poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun by panhandlers – thanks, in part, to the legalization of marijuana. The town suddenly became a haven for recreational pot users, drawing in transients, panhandlers and a large number of...
  • Planned Parenthood closing Longmont clinic, cites effects of Affordable Care Act (Colorado)

    05/19/2017 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    timescall.com ^ | May 19, 2017 | Karen Antonacci
    The Longmont Planned Parenthood health center will close in August, according to a news release from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. The Longmont center will be one of six to close in the region. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains spokeswoman Whitney Phillips said the closures are due to a tough financial landscape in the reproductive health care field, specifically due to the effects of the Affordable Care Act. "We supported (the ACA) because we love the idea of more people having health insurance and increasing access to the critical services that they need, but a lot of our...
  • From the Editorial Advisory Board: You're fired

    05/12/2017 8:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Boulder Daily Camera ^ | May 12, 2017 | Editorial Advisory Board
    This week's topic: Two firings, one national and one local, may have raised more questions than they answered. Please offer a take on the ouster of FBI director James Comey and/or BVSD Superintendent Bruce Messinger. The BVSD's termination process for Superintendent Bruce Messenger may have seemed abrupt and the players involved were sometimes maddeningly tight-lipped, but the school board followed established protocol to the letter. As a result, most people seem to believe the procedure was fair and honest and, if not thrilled with the result, at least satisfied that there is a process and the process worked. The Mad...
  • Driver Hits Protester In Street, Police Arrest Protester

    05/08/2017 4:48:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    dcstatesman.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Alan Moore
    New footage of a protester being hit by a car has emerged. The incident took place in Denver. The protesters were attempting to stop traffic. The protest was an anti-cop effort. ACAB (All Coppers Are Bastards) led the disorderly conduct. But after the protester was hit, they expected the cops to serve justice on the driver. But that’s not what happened. The cops arrested the protester for blocking traffic.
  • Heavy snow forces postponement of People’s Climate March rally in Colorado

    04/29/2017 8:20:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    At least one of the People’s Climate March rallies scheduled for Saturday in Colorado was canceled as a result of a major snowstorm, providing climate skeptics with a good chuckle. The Colorado Springs march, one of 12 slated to take place in Colorado, was canceled late Friday after heavy snow began falling across the Front Range, with more than a foot accumulating in some areas, as reported by Western Wire. “Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a curveball!” said the Colorado Springs Council for Justice in a Friday post 350 Colorado Springs. “We know we aren’t in the business of risking...
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... “I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers”...
  • Colorado Governor: Sessions Finds Obama-Era Marijuana Policy ‘Not Too Far’ Off (No crackdown?)

    04/27/2017 10:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 27, 2017 | Matt Ferner
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week in Washington, says that he doesn’t believe a federal crackdown on legal marijuana is on the way, adding that Sessions called the Obama administration’s guidance on marijuana “not too far from good policy.” “The meeting was very productive, and overall it was very good,” Jacque Montgomery, press secretary for the Democratic governor, told HuffPost. Montgomery said that Sessions spent about an hour with Hickenlooper, and they discussed the state’s successful marijuana regulation, its collection of data on usage, what the state has learned since the first legal...
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO): Spending Billions on Border Wall Is Bad Idea

    04/26/2017 8:40:42 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 9 2017 | Cathy Burke
    The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee thinks spending "billions of dollars" on a border wall isn't the right way go to bolster national security. In a telephone town hall, Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado shot down President Donald Trump's southern border wall as too expensive and not necessarily the best strategy to seal the nation's southern border. "As far as the wall goes, I believe we have to have border security, but I do think billions of dollars on a wall is not the right way to proceed," he told a voter, Politico reported.
  • Christian Baker Refuses to Back Down After Gov’t Punishes Him for Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cake

    04/25/2017 10:38:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 04/24/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Amid the religious liberty cases increasingly heading to the courts, there’s one prominent legal battle that could potentially have some sweeping ramifications: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. It’s a case that surrounds baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. Phillips, much like Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein and numerous other wedding venders across the U.S., has found himself in the crosshairs of the government as well as LGBTQ activists after declining in 2012 to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The baker is waiting for the Supreme Court to decide whether to...
  • Aurora Police Investigate bullying After viral video

    04/25/2017 2:48:30 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 33 replies
    AURORA, Colo. -- Reports of bullying at an Aurora high school have reached a breaking point for a 15-year-old girl and her family. Police are investigating as video of a recent encounter went viral on social media. The alleged victim, known as Laniey, said the past four months have been full of threats, taunts and four-letter words used to torment her. It’s all been too much for the Gateway High School freshman, who said she no longer feels safe at school.
  • Supreme Court orders refunds for people whose criminal convictions are overturned

    04/21/2017 5:59:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 3:05pm | David G. Savage
    People who are freed from prison when their convictions are reversed deserve a refund of what they paid in fees, court costs and restitution, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. “They are entitled to be presumed innocent” once their convictions are thrown out, said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the state “has zero claim” to their money. {snip} Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed with the outcome in the Colorado case, but said it was “unnecessary for the court to issue a sweeping pronouncement on restitution.” The court noted that new Justice Neil M. Gorsuch took no part in the case.
  • Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

    04/20/2017 6:09:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | 4-20-17 | JACEY FORTIN
    For the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, there were three reasons to celebrate on Thursday. First, it was opening day. The church, a more than century-old building recently adorned with brightly colored paintings by the artists Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel, welcomed the public early in the afternoon, at which time no cannabis consumption was allowed inside. “It seemed to be a nice steady flow of people,” said Lee Molloy, a founder of the church and a member, who estimated that a couple of hundred people had come by.
  • Mountain lion snatched dog off bed inside California home

    04/17/2017 2:40:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 100 replies
    KRON ^ | April 17, 2017 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    SAN MATEO — A woman woke up to a mountain lion snatching her dog off of her bed at a Pescadero home early Monday morning, according to deputies. At around 3 a.m., a woman called 911 reporting that her dog was taken by a mountain lion from her home in the area of 800 Native Sons Road. The woman told deputies she and a child were sleeping in a bedroom with their 15-pound Portuguese Podengo at the foot of the bed. ... The animal took the small dog from the bed and walked out, she told deputies. The woman then...
  • (Colorado) House gives initial OK to Colorado roads funding bill

    04/17/2017 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Clay Center Dispatch ^ | March 30, 2017 | Associated Press
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's legislative leaders knew they faced a hard sell when they unveiled a bipartisan measure to ask voters for a sales tax hike and a bond issue to generate billions of dollars for transportation. That hard sell was on full display before the Democrat-led House initially approved the bill on party lines Thursday. Even after that approval, Republicans kept trying to change the bill.
  • ICE ‘most wanted fugitive’ captured in Colorado following local news report

    04/14/2017 5:36:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ^ | 4/14/2017 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Denver Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO’s most wanted fugitives Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado, making a second arrest in the process.  Jose Victor Bonilla-Melendez, aka Anthony Garcia-Melendez, 48, a citizen of Honduras, was located after ERO received a tip about his whereabouts from someone who saw a social media post by the local Denver ABC affiliate regarding his inclusion among ICE’s most wanted fugitives. Bonilla–Melendez was wanted by ICE for removal from the U.S. as convicted sex offender, last seen in Aurora.Bonilla-Melendez has a...
  • After Watching Her Interview - The Girl Who Police Body Slammed Deserved It IMHO

    04/13/2017 5:35:36 PM PDT · by bogusname · 123 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/13/2017 | Salt
    Michaella Surat, 22, said she was left 'humiliated' when Fort Collins police officers violently threw her to the ground outside Bondi Beach Bar on April 6. 'All the bones were shattered in my face. I was just so humiliated because people were watching me.