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  • Capitol rioter allegedly dragged cop down stairs, attempted suicide (Colorado man)

    01/23/2021 4:33:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-22-21 | Ben Feuerherd
    A geophysicist from Colorado allegedly dragged a police officer down a set of stairs during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — and then bought a plane ticket to Switzerland and attempted suicide in Westchester County in the days after the siege, it was revealed in court Friday. Jeffrey Sabol, 51, was ordered held without bail at his initial court appearance in White Plains federal court, where a judge called the evidence against him “very disturbing and deeply troubling.” “That conduct is beyond the pale,” Judge Andrew Krause said.
  • Restaurants and Bars Account for Less Than 2 Percent of New COVID-19 Cases in New York

    01/23/2021 7:47:08 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/11/20 | NATALIE COLAROSSI
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that private gatherings account for the vast majority of new statewide cases, while less than 2 percent are coming from bars and restaurants. Cuomo referenced a statewide contact-tracing data set, which collected information on how new cases have spread from September to November. According to the data, 74 percent of new cases have come from private social gatherings. The troubling information in this is that 74 percent of new cases are coming from household gatherings and living room spread," Cuomo said. "In many ways, you can understand what happened. You close bars, you close...
  • Rural America, Prepare for Biden's Newly-Proposed Tax

    01/23/2021 8:42:50 AM PST · by george76 · 138 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 23, 2021 | Beth Baumann
    When President Joe Biden announced former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his pick for Transportation Secretary, many scratched their heads. Why would he tap someone who oversaw a small budget, in a small town, in the midwest for such a roll? That puzzle is finally coming together. It turns out that Biden favors Buttigieg's transportation views, specifically the idea that America should move away from the gas tax and instead opt into a tax based on the number of miles a person travels. It would be a new way to provide cash for the Highway Trust Fund, which...
  • Boebert says she won’t attend inauguration, says Trump is ‘one of the greatest’ US presidents

    01/20/2021 5:17:54 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 20 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jan 20, 2021 | Keagan Harsha, Eric Ruble
    Boebert says she won’t attend inauguration, says Trump is ‘one of the greatest’ US presidents by: Keagan Harsha, Eric Ruble Jan 20, 2021 DENVER (KDVR) — In an interview with FOX31 and Channel 2 on Tuesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert said she does not plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and said President Donald Trump is one of the greatest commanders in chief in U.S. history. Boebert — who represents Pueblo County and the Western Slope — said she plans to attend Trump’s farewell instead of the inauguration. “In order to attend the inauguration, there was a lot I would...
  • Republican Boebert sued after blocking critic on Twitter [the Purge]

    01/17/2021 2:36:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Jan 2021 | staff
    DENVER (AP) — A former state representative in Colorado sued Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Sunday after being blocked from the first-term federal lawmaker’s Twitter account. Attorneys for Democrat Bri Buentello of Pueblo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming she was blocked after calling for the Colorado Republican to be recalled....The suit seeks a court order for Boebert to unlock Buentello on Twitter and a declaration that the Republican’s actions violated Buentello’s constitutional rights to free speech ....An attorney for Buentello said Boebert’s “stifling” of critics should be of concern to everyone.
  • Xcel Energy paying $41M to get out of Colorado solar power experiment

    01/16/2021 6:33:46 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2021 | Greg Avery
    Xcel Energy wants to stop buying electricity from the world’s largest high-concentration solar energy plant, located in the San Luis Valley, and it will pay $41 million to the federal government to do it. The utility company has been purchasing power from the 30-megawatt solar plant in southern Colorado since 2012, when the federally backed project was one of the first of its kind and the largest using the technology anywhere. But parts on the solar farm have been starting to fail and there are no ready replacements — and the project’s owner, Kepco Solar of Alamosa LLC, tells Xcel...
  • More Highly Transmissible Variant of CCP Virus Detected in 10 States: CDC

    01/16/2021 1:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    At least 10 state health departments in the United States have detected the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant of COVD-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, according to a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an update on Jan. 15, said that a “more highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7, has been detected in 10 U.S. states.” SARS-CoV-2 is another name for the coronavirus that is believed to have emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Health officials warned that models have shown the B.1.1.7 strain of the virus has the...
  • Release the Wolves: Polis tells commission to hurry and get wolves on the ground ( Colorado )

    01/15/2021 2:26:42 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 1/15/2021
    When voters were asked to decide whether to forcibly introduce wolves into Colorado, the result margins were the narrowest on the ballot, with only four counties west of the Continental Divide, the area primarily affected, voting yes. Now, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has urged the Colorado Wildlife Commission to ignore the process prescribed in Prop 114 and get wolves on the ground by the middle of next year. Polis joined the commission meeting Wednesday, Jan. 13 and said he has a strong desire to carry out the will of the voters and introduce wolves to Colorado in a timely fashion....
  • Congresswoman Boebert responds to viral #resignboebert

    01/12/2021 10:17:39 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 40 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jan 11, 2021 | Michael Konopasek
    Congresswoman Boebert responds to viral #resignboebert by: Michael Konopasek Jan 11, 2021 DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is under fire over divisive rhetoric and accusations that she helped incite Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. On Monday, #resignboebert was trending on Twitter. Boebert has only been in Congress for just more than a week. She started her first term with headlines about her desire to carry a gun in Washington, D.C. Now she’s navigating criticism after objecting to electoral votes that secured the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Resign Boebert is literally trending on Twitter,” said Democratic State...
  • Horowitz: With no lockdown or mask mandate, Florida has roughly same hospitalization level as 2018 flu season

    01/06/2021 9:21:32 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Blaze ^ | JANUARY 05, 2021 | DANIEL HOROWITZ
    The entire pretext for shutting down our liberties is built upon misinformation.. We are being told that our liberties must be suspended in order to keep hospitals from reaching apocalyptic levels. But what if those levels are just above normal and not anywhere near apocalyptic levels? And what if these lockdown measures do nothing to keep the levels down anyway? Well, if there is anywhere we can cross-check this hypothesis, it would be in Florida, where there is no lockdown or mask mandate. In fact, people are flocking there from out of state to enjoy vacations and host conferences and...
  • Thieves Target Vehicles For Precious Metal Inside Catalytic Converters

    01/03/2021 7:49:18 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 95 replies
    CBSDenver ^ | December 30, 2020 | Tori Mason
    By Tori MasonDecember 30, 2020 DENVER (CBS4)– Parking on the street comes with more risk than someone swiping off a mirror or breaking into your car. Cities nationwide are seeing a spike in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters help control exhaust emission in vehicles. You won’t know it’s gone, until you start your car. “I started my car and there was a roaring noise,” said Alyssa Wurzberg. “It could’ve woken up the whole neighborhood. I knew it was the catalytic converter.” Wurzberg posted on the app NextDoor to warn neighbors to stay vigilant. Several others in her Wash Park neighborhood...
  • The Real Reason Why Your Kids Can’t Go Back To School (Hint: It’s Not COVID-19)

    12/28/2020 4:51:35 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | December 28, 2020 | I & I Editorial Board
    Schools have been closed for the better part of a year now, for the putative reason that COVID-19 makes them unsafe. Only distance learning and Zoom and other online classes are safe enough for both teachers and kids, we’re told. Even though the science says otherwise, powerful teachers unions keep schools closed anyway. But why? Let’s start with a blunt fact: The teachers unions — including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), along with a host of radicalized local unions — don’t have your kids’ best interests at heart, despite their well-funded, slick propaganda...
  • Thousands of Colorado residents without heat after attack on gas service

    12/29/2020 4:14:32 PM PST · by devane617 · 85 replies
    abc ^ | 12/29/2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    The FBI has joined a criminal investigation of what police said appears to be an "intentional attack" on gas service lines in Aspen, Colorado, that left thousands of residents and businesses without heat as temperatures in the skiing mecca plunged to near zero degrees. Work crews are scrambling to restore gas service, and local authorities handed out electric space heaters to residents still without heat Tuesday, as a storm is forecast to bring up to 8 inches of snow in the Rocky Mountains region this week. Temperatures are forecast to fall to 2 degrees in Aspen on Tuesday night, according...
  • Parents convicted in 2009 'balloon boy' hoax pardoned by Colorado governor

    12/24/2020 1:31:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A couple convicted of criminal charges in the so-called balloon boy hoax that fascinated the country more than a decade ago were pardoned Wednesday by the governor of Colorado. Dozens of rescue crews scrambled to save the 6-year-old boy after Richard and Mayumi Heene reported he had floated away in a homemade UFO-shaped silver helium balloon in 2009. According to the Associated Press, authorities said the couple staged the incident because they wanted publicity to pitch reality TV shows
  • Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland And Gold King Mine

    12/20/2020 7:26:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 12/20/20 | Nina Bookoput
    Gina McCarthy and Deb Haaland are on Biden’s climate team. This should be interesting given both of their ties to the disastrous Gold King Mine spill of 2015. That year, a mine up near Silverton, Colorado was under clean-up protocols by the EPA. The same EPA that Gina McCarthy was running at the time. Then, the spill happened. The Animas River turned into yellow sludge from southwestern Colorado all the way into and nearly through New Mexico. Who lives in New Mexico and just the year before lost her bid to be NM Lieutenant Governor? Joe Biden’s new choice for...
  • Coroner: State included a murder-suicide in Grand’s COVID deaths [ Winter Park, Colorado ]

    12/16/2020 7:52:34 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Sky-Hi News ^ | 12/16/2020 | Amy Golden
    The Grand County coroner is disputing the number of COVID-19 deaths the state is reporting for the county. Brenda Bock told county commissioners on Tuesday that the state is reporting two additional COVID-19 deaths in Grand, which she believes should not be included. The coroner maintains that only one person in the county has died from COVID-19, while two more people have died with it, for a total of three COVID-related deaths in the county. However, the state is reporting five for Grand. In disputing the numbers, Bock explained that a couple who died of gunshot wounds late last month...
  • Grand County, Colorado: 40% of COVID Deaths Were Actually Victims of Gunshot Wounds (2 of 5)

    12/18/2020 5:44:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-18-20 | Jim Hoft
    The Grand County coroner is calling attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths. The coroner, Brenda Bock, says two of their five deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds. Bock says because they tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 30 days, they were classified as “deaths among cases.” “It’s absurd that they would even put that on there,” she said. “Would you want to go to a county that has really high death numbers? Would you want to go visit that county because they are contagious. You know I might...
  • Colorado’s public school enrollment has dropped by 30,000 students. That could spell financial disaster for districts.

    12/16/2020 11:55:43 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | DEC 15, 2020 | Erica Breunlin and John Frank
    Public schools reported a decrease in the number of students for the first time in 30 years, many of them in early grades. Enrollment in Colorado public schools dropped by close to 30,000 students this school year — the first year-to-year decrease the state’s public school system has reported in more than 30 years. ... The overall drop in enrollment equates to a 3.3% decrease, with some of Colorado’s 178 school districts suffering dips of nearly 10% from enrollment during the 2019-20 school year. That could have serious consequences for the state’s public education system and districts budgets, which are...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court tosses rulings against churches in Colorado, New Jersey

    12/15/2020 9:25:41 PM PST · by xomething · 22 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/15/2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    Both cases contested attendance limits placed on religious institutions that were not equally applied to secular ones, with the latter case also arguing that New Jersey’s mask mandate was applied more strictly to religious gatherings than secular establishments. December 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The United States Supreme Court reversed a pair of lower court rulings that sided with COVID-19 restrictions over the religious liberty claims of churches on Tuesday, ordering the courts to reconsider the cases in light of its decision last month against similar health measures New York attempted to impose on religious institutions. SCOTUSblog reports that the orders...
  • FIRST AMENDMENT: Court Strikes Down Nevada’s Covid Church Attendance Limits

    12/15/2020 3:36:58 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Hill Faith ^ | December 15, 2020 | Mark Tapscott
    More fruit harvested today from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn as the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom wins in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. From the decision today against Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s clearly discriminatory anti-Covid regulations that penalized churches with severe attendance limits while leaving casinos essentially free to operate with no such considerations: “The Supreme Court’s decision in Roman Catholic Diocese compels us to reverse the district court. Just like the New York restrictions, the Directive treats numerous secular activities and entities significantly better than religious worship services. “Casinos, bowling alleys, retail...