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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rockwell sentenced to 144 years for Evans shooting incident

Greeley, CO – Today in Weld County District Court, Matthew Gene Rockwell (DOB: 4/13/86) was sentenced to 144 years in prison for beating his girlfriend then shooting at police officers and paramedics he had beckoned to his Evans home with … Continue reading

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Justice Department will not challenge state marijuana laws

Coloradoan — The Justice Department will not attempt to challenge state laws that allow for the medical and recreational use of marijuana as long as the drug sales do not conflict with eight new federal enforcement priorities. Those include the … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 24 years for child pornography

GREELEY– In Weld County District Court on Wednesday, James Michael Streit was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child and failure to register as a sex offender.   District Attorney Ken Buck’s Office prosecuted Streit … Continue reading

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Weld DA tells how cancer helped his family draw closer to God, each other

In an exclusive interview with the Northern Colorado Gazette, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck explains how his recent bout with cancer and what he terms a miracle in being cured of the disease.   I think it helped my … Continue reading

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets … Continue reading

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Patrick Leahy denies he’s “playing games” in gun control committee

by Craig Masters Every trial attorney knows how important the art of questioning is to getting the answers they want the jury to hear. It is the height of gamesmanship in the court room. An example is the popular question: … Continue reading

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Judicial Watch releases its Ten Most Wanted list

by Craig Masters Judicial Watch is an independent conservative watchdog group fighting for accountability of government officials at the federal level since 1994. Judicial Watch’s mission is to fight public corruption. In 2013 that means they will be fighting radical … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 16 years for sexual assault on a child

GREELEY – Today in Weld County District Court, Samuel Sanchez-Brito ) was sentenced to 16 years to life in the Department of Corrections for the repeated sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.   On Sept. 6, Sanchez-Brito was convicted by … Continue reading

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Buck defends continuing prosecution of marijuana users

by Jack Minor –   Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has defended his decision to continue prosecuting marijuana users saying despite passage of an amendment legalizing the drug’s use, it is currently still illegal and he has a duty … Continue reading

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Colorado Attorney General Suthers releases statement on ‘Obamacare’

by Craig Masters Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, “I am disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Colorado and its fellow states. We have a fundamental interest in protecting state authority and individual rights in the face of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sheriffs to lose arrest power in Delaware

by Matt Lacy —   Private meetings, political chicanery and the resurrection of a dead bill under a different name were all part of the tactics employed by the Delaware state legislature who were in fear of a single sheriff … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling moves sexual assault case forward

by Peter Grady– A case against involving an alleged sexual assault on a child will be moving forward following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of an appeal filed by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The case involved … Continue reading

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Obama to Texas – We’ll Mess with You anytime we want!

By Craig Master The issue of voter support from persons who have no means of identifying whether or not they are legally entitled to vote, has Texas once again fighting the Obama Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder has … Continue reading

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Gardner says Obama appointments “usurp” will of Congress, people

by Matt Lacy –   A former Attorney General has said president Obama’s four appointments is unconstitutional because the Senate is not in recess. On Wednesday, Obama appointed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Corday as head of the Consumer Financial … Continue reading

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AG: Gun control would have stopped Fast and Furious

by Jack Minor – In an astonishing admission, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that a lack of gun control was to blame for the government selling guns to Mexican drug cartels. Holder sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, … Continue reading

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Mayor Tom Norton; married to UNC Prez and Monfort puppet…”THAT’S WHY!”

by Ms. Michelle E. Bellini – Gazette Reporter Rick Brady, the City Attorney, probably thought he would run a quick meeting to briefly review how new changes in state law would affect the city.  The agenda said the meeting would … Continue reading

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Is Holder helping witnesses get their story straight before testifying to Congress?

by Jack Minor   Lawmakers investigating Operation Fast and Furious, have said Holder’s office has provided potential witnesses access to documents and e-mails that could allow them to tailor their testimony before Congress.   Darrell Issa, chairman of the Committee … Continue reading

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Lawmakers accuse ATF of “stonewalling” Congress, retaliating against whistleblowers

by Jack Minor   The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been accused of “stonewalling” Congress, and retaliating against agents who have revealed information about a program to sell assault weapons to drug gangs in Mexico. Vince Cefalu, who … Continue reading

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Soldier doing 15 years for shooting terrorist in self-defense

by Jack Minor   While the nation rejoices at the death of Osama bin Ladin, a soldier who killed a terrorist that attempted to grab his weapon continues to serve out a 15- year sentence.  His mother, Assistant District Attorney … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Rules Individual Mandate in Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional

By Mike Bauman A federal district court judge in Virginia has ruled the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to require individuals to purchase health insurance. The Justice Department had argued that the Commerce Clause of the Constitution … Continue reading

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Lakin felt he had no choice but to disobey

By Jack Minor The attorney for Lt. Col. Lakin, who is being court-martialed for disobeying orders, said his client felt he had no other alternative than to disobey orders after superiors repeatedly rebuffed his requests for guidance. Retired Marine Corps … Continue reading

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Democrat volunteer accused of voter fraud

Story and photo By Jack Minor A Greeley postal carrier has contacted the Police Department alleging voting irregularities by a Democratic Get Out The Vote volunteer she encountered on her route Wednesday. The carrier claimed while on her route in … Continue reading

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Ken Buck refutes rebuke

Editor’s Note: We originally ran this story during the Republican Primary between Ken Buck and Jane Norton. However, as Michael Bennet and other outside groups are using this issue in political attack ads we feel compelled to run this story … Continue reading

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ICE investigation results in 12 year sentence for sex offender possessing child pornography

By Jack Minor Following an investigation by local Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a registered sex offender was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Anthony Long has a criminal history involving crimes against children dating back … Continue reading

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Norton Ad Misleads Voters

By Mike Bauman  In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.”  A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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U Visa denials by DA’s office for cases over 10 years old

By Jack Minor Recently, the Weld District Attorney’s office and District Attorney Ken Buck have come under fire from the Greeley Tribune for exercising discretion in the granting of U Visas.  The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of … Continue reading

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Norton Misleads in Campaign Commercial

By Mike Bauman In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.” A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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KEN BUCK REFUTES A REBUKE AND RELEASES REPRIMAND

By Jim Frazier Ken Buck, Weld County District Attorney, a US Senate candidate, and former assistant US Attorney, last week revealed contents of a reprimand he received in 2001 from his supervisor, the US Attorney for Colorado, John Suthers. “I … Continue reading

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Ken Buck’s alleged ethics violations a farce

By Jim Frazier Ken Buck, Weld County District Attorney, a US Senate candidate, and former assistant US Attorney, last week revealed contents of a reprimand he received in 2001 from his supervisor, the US Attorney for Colorado, John Suthers. “I … Continue reading

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Denver Post/Greeley Tribune Story Maligns Candidate

By Mike Bauman A story entitled “Belittled case drew Senate candidate Buck a rebuke from boss” was printed last week by the Denver Post and Greeley Tribune. The story is a follow up to comments made by Buck’s opponent, Jane … Continue reading

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