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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Government jobs sprouting as legal pot looms in California

    09/30/2017 10:29:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2017 10:39 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    One of the things to blossom in California’s emerging marijuana industry isn’t green and leafy — it’s government jobs. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018 and the state is on a hiring binge to help bring order to the new pot economy. Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. There could be nearly 500 new jobs by mid-2019. …
  • Active shooter reported at Air Force Academy hours after General stood all 4,000 cadets to attent...

    09/29/2017 11:01:20 PM PDT · by XXXoholic · 55 replies ^ | September 30 , 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    An active shooter has been reported at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, hours after the academy's head told cadets to 'get out' if they held racist views. At 1.23am on Saturday, the academy sent out a worrying tweet advising that the shooter was active on the grounds which sits north of Colorado Springs. 'We received reports of active shooter on Academy grounds. There are no confirmation of shots fired. Security forces are sweeping the area,' it said. There is no information of whether anyone has been injured. The threat comes just hours after Lt. General Jay Silveria called...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colorado Dominates Top 150 Ancillary Cannabis Companies

    09/22/2017 11:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Denver's Westword ^ | September 22, 2017 | Thomas Mitchell
    Legalizing cannabis doesn't just create jobs involving cultivation of the plant; it also creates businesses that aid those cultivations, infused-product manufacturers and dispensaries. Ancillary businesses to the cannabis industry can be in anything from extraction technology to industry consulting, with many, many things in between. Ancillary businesses represent the largest and broadest sector of the cannabis industry, according to multiple industry reports, and many of the top companies are based in Colorado. Of the top 150 ancillary cannabis businesses on a recent list from Cannabis Business Executive, 41 are headquartered in Colorado. By comparison, California had 35 on the list,...
  • 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...
  • Dinosaur fossil found at Denver construction site

    09/11/2017 10:16:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies
    FoxNews/Science ^ | August 30, 2017
    Construction crews in Colorado made an unusual find at their construction site — a rare dinosaur fossil. The crews said they found the fossil while breaking ground on a new public safety facility in the city of Thornton, Fox 31 Denver reported.The fossil has been identified as a triceratops skull by scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, who went to the site and confirmed the dinosaur remnant."My heart was racing. I realized it was a pretty important dinosaur find," Joe Sertich, curator of dinosaurs for the museum, told Fox 31. "This is probably one of only three skulls...
  • Huge pot grow ‘pretty brazen’

    09/08/2017 8:49:57 AM PDT · by kitchen · 54 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Gabrielle Porter
    Well before dawn Thursday, about a dozen local and federal law enforcement agents drove to an abandoned well pad near De Beque, shouldered some 60 pounds of gear each and began a three-mile trek through the chilly dark of the Colorado River banks by way of Union Pacific railroad tracks. Agents with night optics peered down from cliffs on either side of Interstate 70, and three Mesa County Sheriff’s Office boats took to the river as the team made its way to one of two river islands they believed were home to a massive illegal marijuana grow guarded by three...
  • Construction workers unearthed a triceratops skull in Colorado

    09/07/2017 8:23:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Circa ^ | 30 Aug, 2017 | Alix Hines 0
    A rare triceratops skeleton was discovered by construction workers in Colorado. The bones and skull were partially unearthed last Friday at the construction site of a new public safety building in Thornton, Colorado. Denver Museum of Nature and Science curator of dinosaurs Joe Sertich said it is one of three triceratops skulls that's been found along the Front Range and had likely been there for at least 66 million years...... So far, crews have unearthed a horn and shoulder blade. Triceratops had two big horns over its eyes and a smaller nose horn. Sertich said most fossils found in the...
  • “Social Justice Collective” Calls For Four-Year Universities To Ban Veterans, cites NRA Ties

    A publication recently appeared on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) arguing that “we must ban veterans from four-year universities.” Among the reasons the author of the essay cites is that “veterans usually are associated with extremist right-wing groups such as the tea party and the NRA.” The publication also faults veterans for “openly mock[ing] the ideas of diversity and safe spaces for vulnerable members of society,” frightening fellow students with their “overwhelming presence,” and making “insensitive jokes.” Nevertheless, it denies any intention to deprive veterans of an education, explaining that they “should be allowed...
  • Local Artist Says She Was Robbed of Work After City Seized 2 Pizza Joints

    08/28/2017 4:39:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KDVR ^ | AUGUST 27, 2017 | Emily Allen
    Artist Meagan Collins said her artwork was stolen along with her time and effort after a local business owner failed to alert her that his property was about to be seized by the city of Aurora. Collins stood outside A-Town Pizza on Sunday afternoon, staring at her artwork locked inside, still hanging on the walls of a building that's now under the property of the city of Aurora. Signs posted on the building say the business owner, Will Harris, owes more than $13,000 in taxes to the city. Because that amount had not been paid, the city seized the property...
  • Digital media/tech campus would create thousands of jobs in Parker (4,000 jobs in Colorado)

    08/12/2017 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Arvada Press ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Skelley
    A big player in the world of entertainment and digital media plans to bring 4,000 jobs and a 70-acre campus to Parker by 2020. At an Aug. 11 press conference at the state Capitol in Denver, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Parker officials and Redbarre executives announced plans to create the Redbarre Digital Media & Technology Campus in the Compark area just north of E-470. The 1.9 million-square-foot, mixed-use development will focus on feature film, television and digital media production. "Something like that can be transformational," said Dennis Houston, CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. "It's life changing, what it...
  • Construction underway on 234,000 square foot cannabis grow facility (180 jobs in Colorado)

    08/08/2017 10:24:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KKTV-TV ^ | August 8, 2017 | Adam Uhernik
    PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - On Tuesday morning Doyen Elements officially broke ground on a 234-thousand square foot cannabis grow facility in Pueblo. It'll be located at 1900 Freeway Drive in Pueblo, which is the former Pepsi bottling facility. "We've taken the facility and we are retrofitting it into a 234,000 square foot grow facility that will be developed into three separate phases," said Geoff Thompson with Doyen Elements. "Phase one will take 9-11 months and then the next two phases through an 18 to 24 month period of time." Once construction is complete the entire facility will run 24 hours...
  • Hickenlooper doesn't rule out 2020 speculation (Today's Laff Riot)

    08/02/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 2, 2017
    SOME NEWS -- We asked COLORADO GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER during a Playbook Exchange event here if he would run for the White House on a ticket with OHIO REPUBLICAN GOV. JOHN KASICH. He said: “I don’t think Kasich would ever do that … You never know. You never say. He’s an easy person to work with. He’s strongly opinionated. And quick to his opinion. But he also knows as much about the federal budget, and understands health care at a deeper level than almost any other governor I know. ... I don’t think it’s in the cards. But I do...
  • Keeping ICE away from courthouses turns out to be harder than liberals thought

    07/31/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a story which began ramping up back in March. Liberal activists in a number of states were complaining that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was making arrests of illegal aliens in the vicinity of courthouses when they would show up for hearings. (The fact that the same thing happened on an as needed basis while Barack Obama was president didn’t appear to cross their minds.) For their part, ICE argued that illegal aliens frequently have no listed permanent address or place of employment, and if local law enforcement wasn’t going to assist them in their duties, a court...
  • Colorado GOP rep declares: ‘The Republican Party is dead’

    07/31/2017 7:06:29 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    A Republican congressman from Colorado on Monday declared that the Republican Party is “dead,” arguing it “no longer has a vision for a better America.” In an op-ed for The Denver Post, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said the party that once had “the blood of the people” coursing “through its veins” is not pursing conservative policies. “After eight years of assuring that unified Republican government would allow for conservative policy, our Republican Congress has accomplished little, except for passing a spending bill that shackles the aspirations of future generations with crippling debt,” Buck wrote.
  • Boy allegedly killed by (transgender) father saw ‘compromising’ photos

    07/29/2017 3:41:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    myfox8 ^ | July 28, 2017 | CNN Wire and Web Staff
    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. -- The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said. Editor's note: This story contains disturbing elements. A grand jury had issued an indictment for Mark Redwine after establishing probable cause in connection with the killing of his son, Dylan Redwine. "The investigation into Dylan's disappearance and death spanned four and a half years, culminating in Saturday's arrest," the sheriff's office said.