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The Gospel According to Old Glory

by Jack Minor –     I am known by many names. The Stars and Stripes, the Star Spangled Banner and the Red, White and Blue. However, many simply call me “Old Glory.”   In truth I am all of these things and yet so much more. While some may say I am simply a [...]

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New British invasion: US rental markets

By Jack Minor – While the Beatles were part of the initial British invasion in the 1960s, a second wave appears to be arriving as British investors have begun to look into purchasing properties in the United States. What growth there is appears to in large part due to foreign investors. Property Report noted on [...]

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Cooke vows to continue gun law fight to Supremes

GREELEY, Colo. – A sheriff in Colorado who spearheaded a lawsuit against the state’s radical gun laws, adopted by Democrats in 2013 and this week upheld by a federal judge, said the case is not over, vowing to take the battle all the way to the highest court in the land if necessary.   “These [...]

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The secret of Easter: Just Believe

At this time of year it seems appropriate to describe the event in history that, at some point, forces each of us to make a decision. Easter is the holiday marked by a Christian claim that a man allegedly living in the first century was killed and actually came back to life.   Well, this [...]

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No bull: Now Obama wants to regulate cow flatulence

By Jack Minor—   What was once the staple of late night comedy and bad movies is now becoming a reality as the Obama administration is bowing to pressure from environmentalist groups and plans to require dairy farmers to prevent their cows from “passing gas.”   The issue at hand involves the extent to which [...]

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IRS hiring of convicted FBI snooper raises privacy concerns

By Jack Minor –   Conservative groups who have faced invasive questions from the IRS such as the content of their prayers and have had their tax records accessed and shared with outside groups have expressed alarm at the tax agencies decision to hire a former police officer who was convicted of illegally accessing FBI [...]

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Obama administration decrees part of Obamacare exempt from sequester cuts

By Jack Minor –   While the sequester has forced the military to endure billions of dollars in budget cuts, the Obamacare administration has declared that the mandatory across the board budget cuts will not apply to a portion of Obamacare.   Part of Obamacare provides subsidies for low-income people to help them cover out [...]

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Sheriffs last line of defense against government tyranny

By Jack Minor –   The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other [...]

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Fireworks in Congress following Lerner’s invoking the Fifth

By Jack Minor –   Any hope of getting answers from the woman at the height of the IRS scandal regarding the targeting of conservative groups were not only dashed, but the hearing was highly contentious after Democrat Elijah Cummings railed at Republican attempts to find answers.   Last year former IRS official Lois Lerner [...]

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Could gun confiscation come to Connecticut?

By Jack Minor –   Reports that the state of Connecticut is preparing to send out letters to gun owners with unregistered firearms has caused some to speculate the state may be preparing to engage in house to house gun confiscation.   The Capitalism Institute claims to have a copy of a letter officials in [...]

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Colorado pot legalization could open doors for cartels

By Jack Minor –   Supporters of legalizing marijuana have argued that one of the benefits is that it would lower crime by putting suppliers out of business, however they failed to realize that those profiting from the illicit drug trade had no intention of meekly giving up a lucrative business.   Last week USA [...]

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Shakeup: Buck and Gardner switching places

By Jack Minor –   In a bizarre twist, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has announced he is pulling out of the race for the Senate nomination against Mark Udall and will instead run for the 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Cory Gardner, who is running for the Senate seat.   In [...]

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71 percent of Obama voters now regret choice

By Jack Minor –   In a further sign Democrats are in trouble a recent poll by Economist YouGov.com reveals that a majority of Democrats and nearly three quarters of all Obama votes now regret their decision.   The poll, which the Washington Examiner reports was conducted over rumors about a third run for president [...]

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Hickenlooper in crosshairs over Obamacare numbers

By Jack Minor –   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper finds himself facing another obstacle to his reelection campaign as his administration finds itself accused of stacking an investigative panel over charges Sen. Mark Udall pressured state insurance regulators to edit Obamacare cancellation figures.     Last year the Colorado Division of Insurance published a report [...]

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Surprise: Hispanics already embrace many tea party beliefs, members told

By Jack Minor –   Members attending the South Carolina Tea Party’s annual convention were told that contrary to popular belief, Hispanics do want to embrace socialism and the failed liberal policies they left behind in their home countries and are ready to embrace conservative values but it is up to the tea party to [...]

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Weld County Representatives sponsor bill to ban abortion

WND –  In a move that has stunned abortion-rights advocates who pushed through a repeal of state criminal penalties last year, Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill that “prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony.” HB 1133, sponsored by Republican Steve Humphrey of Severance, Colo., is a response to a move last [...]

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Dems kill bill preventing public aid cards at pot shops, strip clubs

In what could be an early sign that Democrats are planning on continuing to push their liberal agenda again this year, a bill that would have prohibited state residents from using ATMs in Colorado marijuana dispensaries and strip clubs was killed on a party line vote on Wednesday.   The bill was sponsored by Sen. [...]

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reduced mill levy saves Weld residents money

WELD COUNTY, CO – For the 20th year, real property owners in Weld County will receive a reduction in the mill levy from Weld County government. This has resulted in a reduction of $278 million dollars from Weld County tax payers.   “The Commissioners are proud to be in the financial position to continue to [...]

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Colorado sheriff “rebellion” catching on in other states

Colorado sheriffs who earlier this year stated they were not going to enforce a series of strict gun control laws passed by Democrats who control both chambers of the state legislature appear to have sparked a similar movement by other sheriffs around the country.   Earlier this year, following arm-twisting by Vice President Joe Biden, [...]

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Parody piece on Colo. Marijuana Deaths goes viral 75 years after “War of the Worlds” braodcast

Over 75 years after a radio broadcast through America into a panic over a fictional Martian invasion, a spoof piece showed achieved a similar thing by causing people to believe scores of people had died from pot overdoses.   The rapidness with which the story spread and was believed shows that while technology may have [...]

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Magpul vows to continue fight against gun laws despite relocating

A leading manufacturer of firearms accessories has followed through on its vow to relocate from Colorado after the state passed some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.   Magpul Industries will be moving its business to Texas and Wyoming, which will cost the state over $85 million in lost revenue as [...]

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Having empty container in car gets man arrested

In what has been called a further erosion of the Fourth Amendment, civil libertarian groups are blasting a recent arrest by Ohio police of a driver who had a compartment in his car that could possibly be used to store drugs, despite no drugs being found.   The arrest occurred when an officer with the [...]

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2014 bringing new taxes on many Americans

Moving into 2014 and the mid-term elections, the Democrats have another obstacle to overcome as 2014 is currently expected to contain over $54 billion in tax increases in addition to their voting for the largest middle class tax hike in American history, Obamacare.   With President Obama and congressional Democrats increasingly adopting a defiant tone [...]

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Administration uses freezing temperatures to push Obamacare

While much of the nation was in a record cold spell with multitudes of school closings, the Obama administration is taking full advantage of the situation by encouraging people snowed in to sign up for Obamacare.   The Health and Human Services Department posted an announcement on its website Friday evening that the record cold [...]

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Buck plays Santa for Migrant children

The Migrant Christmas Fiesta, now in its 16th year, was held at Northridge High School on Sunday, November 15. At the event, hundreds of migrant children received gifts from Santa, one of whom was played by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The committee that puts on the event also raises money for college scholarships [...]

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Sheriffs booted from gun control lawsuit

Fox News — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs [...]

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Amendment 66: Taxpayer con job

By Tom Tancredo – (WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in Colorado is also seen in many states and communities every year.   Surprise! It’s a [...]

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights are private property. And like other private property – your home, car or land that [...]

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Weld holds “Let’s Talk Month” to foster sex-education dialogue

Fall is in the air—temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing and families are talking about sex.  (And if they aren’t, they need to be!)  October is Let’s Talk Month, a time to emphasize the importance of communication between parents and their children about sex, love and relationships.   According to surveys completed by the National [...]

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Fort Collins seeking authority over “excessively” cluttered properties

Coloradoan — Stay out of my life. This slice of Earth is mine. How I live is none of your business, and you’re not welcome here. That message is clear to all the senses when visitors approach John Stevens’ home at the corner of Foxtail and Sitka streets in northeast Fort Collins. “I don’t really [...]

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Weld United Way 211 service connects flood recovery services, victims and volunteers

United Way of Weld County’s 2-1-1 Information & Referral Service provides access to services to people all across Weld County. In times of disaster, such as the Windsor Tornado in 2008 and the current flooding that has devastated the entire state, 2-1-1 has provided access to updated road closures, shelters and recovery information.   United [...]

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Report says Colorado flooding “likely a 100 year flood”

Coloradoan – The flood that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was “unprecedented,” according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report, which also stated that the flooding was “probably unmatched in at least 35 years,” was prepared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder. The [...]

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Rodarte Commmunity Center partners with Colorado Rapids, Noble Energy

The Rodarte Community Center, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department, is partnering with Noble Energy and the Colorado Rapids to provide some community outreach events. Players will be hosting a clinic for the Rodarte Community Center’s After-School Program attendees in October; and students from Northridge High School’s soccer program will [...]

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Fritzler Corn Maze highlights American unity, through good times and bad

For the past 14 years Glenn Fritzler and his family have unveiled a corn maze design that seems appropriate for Colorado or current events, and this year is no different as the design is intended to represent the struggles and heartaches we all face as Americans.   This year the Fritzler maze features a profile [...]

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Sept. 17 History Fest cancelled

Due to the intense rainfall over the last week, the City of Greeley History Museums has cancelled History Fest for Tuesday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The remaining days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of History Fest will happen as previously scheduled and are not currently affected by the Tuesday cancellation. With over [...]

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