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Denver cake maker gets support after refusing “gay” wedding cake request

by Jack Minor—   A Christian cake maker has received an outpouring of support after he refused to make a wedding cake for a “gay” couple saying he believes in traditional marriage.   Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood was approached by a homosexual couple who asked them to make a wedding cake [...]

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Bond issue District’s to lose, conservative leader says

by Jack Minor –   A local leader of a conservative group says while he agrees that John Evans Middle School needs to be torn down, if voters do not pass a bond issue this November school board officials will have no one to blame but themselves.   The District 6 board of Education will [...]

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District 6 to receive booklet on religious liberty

by Jack Minor –       School districts in America, including District 6 will be receiving a booklet advising them of the religious rights of students.       Liberty Counsel, a group that defends the religious rights of individuals announced last Friday that they were sending 99,750 copies of the Patriot’s handbook of [...]

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would help the district obtain $29 million to replace John Evans Middle school.   Prior to [...]

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Journey church provides help to John Evans middle school

by Jack Minor –   In an example how individuals, rather than government funding can help our local schools, members of a local church recently helped John Evans middle school prepare for the upcoming school year.   At Monday’s special board meeting, District Superintendent Ranelle Lang read from an e-mail noting how Journey Christian Church [...]

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Chik-fil-A supporters defend chain in a big way

by Jack Minor –   While “gay” rights supporters have been flexing their muscles since President Barack Obama came out and said he was in favor of same-sex marriage, it appears they have hit a stumbling block over their attempts to force Chik-fil-A to support their agenda.   Following recent statements by government officials condemning [...]

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Media wrongly claims Aurora shooter tea party member

by Jack Minor –   Following the tragic shooting by an armed gunman at a showing of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” the news media wasted no time in claiming the shooter was a Republican who was a member of a tea party group.   The suspect James Holmes opened fire on [...]

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Physicians group to host forum explaining ramifications of Obamacare

Vecchio by Jack Minor –   GREELEY- The local head of a physician’s organization dedicated to the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship will be speaking at a meeting to discuss the ramifications of Obamacare on individual Americans and how it will affect the doctor patient relationship.   Dr. Jill Vecchio, president of the Colorado chapter of Docs4PatientCare [...]

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Hank Williams Jr. doubles down on Obama in new song

by Jack Minor–   Once again, Hank Williams Jr. has taken aim at President Barack Obama with a new song where he tells the President to “pack his bags.”   The latest song, “Take Back our Country” from his new album “Old School, New Rules” is played to the tune of “Mind Your Own Business” [...]

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Following Suthers snub, commissioners turn to senior water holders

by Jack Minor –   Following a refusal by the state attorney general to review a decision by a member of his office over allowing area farmers to use wells to prevent a possible economic disaster, the county commissioners are now asking senior water right holders for assistance.   After the county commissioners issued a [...]

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Americans encouraged to read Declaration of Independence July 4th

by Jack Minor –   A college that teaches classes on the Constitution is challenging individuals to celebrate Independence Day by conducting public readings of America’s birth certificate as they meet for local barbeques and other celebrations today. President Calvin Coolidge, in a speech on the 150 year anniversary of the Declaration of Independence called [...]

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Weld County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

by Jack Minor –   Saying he hopes never to add another name to the list, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke dedicated the Weld County Fallen Officers’ Memorial Monday morning at Bittersweet Park.   The timing of the dedication came at a tragic time. Last evening, Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis was murdered while attempting [...]

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Weld requests reconsideration AG well decision, cites double standard

by Jack Minor –   Not taking no for an answer Weld County Commissioners have sent a letter to the state Attorney General asking him to review a memo issued by his staff that resulted in Governor Hickenlooper saying he could not order local wells turned on to prevent an upcoming economic disaster.   On [...]

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Governor to Weld farmers: Drop dead!

by Jack Minor –   Governor John Hickenlooper has responded to the concerns of Weld County farmers who face the potential of losing millions of dollars in crops by saying they are essentially on their own.   During a meeting this morning with Weld County commissioners the governor told them to work together with other farmers, municipalities [...]

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Governor to announce well decision at 1 p.m.

by Jack Minor –   Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to announce his decision today at 1 p.m. on whether to allow Weld County farmers to turn on wells and allow them to pump a miniscule amount of water from the Alluvium Aquifer in order to save their crops and avoid an economic disaster.   [...]

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Fireworks are for sale, not for setting off

GREELEY – The Greeley Fire Department would like to remind citizens that the Governor has issued a ban on all use of personal consumer fireworks in the State of Colorado. However, the City Attorney’s office has determined that the ban does not enable the City to stop the sale of personal consumer fireworks. Citizens will [...]

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Gardner backs farmers, asks Feds for drought declaration

by Jack Minor –   In the latest move to help farmers in Weld County obtain access to groundwater to save their crops, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CD-4) has asked the federal government to issue a drought declaration for the state.   Gardner sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack asking for the declaration. [...]

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Commissioners formally ask for meeting with Governor

by Jack Minor –   WELD COUNTY, CO – The Weld County Commissioners have formally requested a meeting with Governor John Hickenlooper to ask for immediate action regarding the disaster emergency declared yesterday at the Commissioners’ Board Meeting.   On June 11, 2012, the Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution declaring a disaster emergency for Weld [...]

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Weld Commissioners declare disaster emergency over drought

    by Jack Minor – The Weld County Commissioners today unanimously declared a disaster emergency for the county because of an historic drought and called on the governor to issue an order permitting area farmers to turn on wells that were ordered shut down by the courts in order to save their crops.   [...]

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Man Camp manager takes Trib to task for closure remark

by Jack Minor –   The manager of a local RV park says that contrary to the Greeley Tribune’s statement that a man camp at their facility was shut down by county officials, they are still open and moving ahead with their permitting process.   In a June 3 editorial, the Tribune said, “Weld County [...]

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Feds: submit school board to evaluation to get funding

by Jack Minor –   In what some have said is an attempt to assert more local control over local schools, the Obama administration has said individual school districts can now apply for Race to the Top funds if they are willing to subject the school board to government evaluations.   Greeley/Evans District 6 board [...]

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“Gay” marriage is legal in all 50 states

by Jack Minor – Evangelical Lutherans in the St. Paul, Minnesota area went on record against changing the Minnesota Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman.   The Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America overwhelmingly passed a resolution to publicly oppose the marriage amendment at [...]

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Pallet fire causes spectacular light show for Greeley residents

by Jack Minor –   In what was described as ”a giant bonfire,” flames and smoke were seen over east Greeley as  city firefighters fought and successfully contained a wooden pallet fire Wednesday afternoon.   The fire was located at Et&t Pallets at 1500 Ash Ave. just east of the new Leprino Foods plant; and at [...]

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Pakistan restores Twitter after subscribers “insulted the prophet”

by Jack Minor –   After briefly blocking Twitter services for allowing what it said was blasphemous material, the government of Pakistan has restored access to the network.   The tweets in question promoted a Facebook competition to post images of the Prophet Mohammad, an offense punishable by death under Islamic law.   Following the [...]

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Georgia GOP to vote on personhood

by Jack Minor –   Republican voters in all 159 Georgia counties will have the opportunity to approve granting “personhood” status to all human beings beginning at the moment of conception.   The ballot question will appear on the July 31 Republican primary ballot. Georgia Right to Life president, Dan Becker ,said, “Of all the [...]

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Concern expressed over Common Core science standards

by Jack Minor –   New K-12 science standards have been introduced with an eye more on depth than breadth and that has caused some to be concerned. Organizers are hopeful that most, if not all, states will adopt these standards. But they admit from the start that the issues of global-warming and evolution will [...]

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ACLU now worried about “magical” words

by Jack Minor –     While the American Civil Liberties Union is well known for attempts to prevent students from voluntarily praying at graduation ceremonies, it is now gone a step further in wants to ban the words  ”invocation” and “benediction” from use in public school graduation ceremonies. The ACLU has told the Lewisville [...]

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Colo. satellite TV provider adds faith family streaming service to lineup

by Jack Minor –   DISH Network, an Englewood based leading pay-TV provider, is now offering more choices in family-friendly entertainment by adding G-Movies, the new faith friendly streaming movie service from GMC TV, to its on-demand programming lineup. DISH subscribers with the exclusive “heartland package”or “Blockbuster @Home” service can stream inspirational titles from G [...]

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GPS tracking reveals Bible balloons landing in North Korea

by Jack Minor –   In an example how “the word of God is not bound” a Korean-American NGO that launches Bibles and gospel flyers into North Korea 70-80 times a year has said it now has proof the balloons are in fact reaching their target. By using GPS tracking devices overlaid onto Google maps, [...]

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Romney’s “homosexual problem”

by Jack Minor –   While Mitt Romney may be the presumptive GOP nominee for president, he still has credibility issues with evangelical and conservative voters and a statement of over the weekend did nothing to help assuage their concerns. Romney has stated publicly on multiple occasions that he supports traditional marriage between a man and a [...]

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Romney rips Obama energy policies, avoids social issues

by Jack Minor –   During a campaign stop in Ft. Lupton, the presumptive nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney launched into a series of attacks against Obama’s energy policies while noticeably avoiding any mention of social issues such as abortion or same-sex marriage. The event was held at an oil well site operated by K.P. Kaufman [...]

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Vindication: Mainstream media discovers Reese right about Broadmoor

by Jack Minor –   Former Greeley/Evans District 6 school board member Brett Reese says a recent story by a Denver television station was a perfect example of the type of fiscal mismanagement he tried to fight while serving on the board. In a May 3 article “Education Administrators Live Large at the Broadmoor,” CBS [...]

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Iran now jails pastor’s lawyer

by Jack Minor –   The government of Iran appears to be doubling down in the case of a pastor facing the death sentence for leaving the Islamic faith by now arresting his attorney. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been working to secure the release of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, [...]

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District 6 to kids: “No more candy, cake for you”

by Jack Minor – Parents attending a parent-teacher organization meeting at Scott elementary school received some shocking news from the district, sweets of any kind are no longer permitted for the majority of students.   Jenna Raymond, with the district 6 nutrition department, told the group of new stricter rules regarding what foods would and [...]

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Debt-free Weld gets $52 million check from Anadarko

WELD COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Weld County Treasurer John Lefebvre and the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized more than $52 million in tax payments from one of Weld County’s largest single property tax payers. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation presented a $52 million check representing the company’s 2011 ad valorem taxes to [...]

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