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I’ m from EPA and I’m here to help Colorado

In the footsteps of the great poitical satirists of our time, the next great comedian will undoubtedly bring audiences to their feet with applause for the use of the phrase,” EPA Expertise. ” The reality is that IF an engineer … Continue reading

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Default Hits Not On Debt But Unpaid SS

By Mike McCune —   It is disheartening to discover all those anger management classes I took are wasted when I listen to what passes for new reports.   Monday morning it was the effects of the government shutdown that … Continue reading

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Was shutdown planned by Obama for political gain?

During the government shutdown, President Obama consistently warned the American people that the economic system could collapse if the debt ceiling was not raised and blamed Republicans for whatever disaster might occur, however new information has surfaced that indicate the … Continue reading

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which … Continue reading

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Feds give disaster designation to Morgan County

Fort Morgan Times –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday added Morgan County to its list of now 10 Colorado counties eligible for public assistance due to flooding in September. That federal disaster declaration, which was approved by President … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Denver judge scolds Dem legislators for ignoring Constitution

by Jack Minor —   A series of bills passed by Colorado Democrats in the state legislature hit a snag last week after a judge berated the lawmakers for ignoring the state’s constitution.   “Writing an election law so clearly … Continue reading

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Colorado voter bill recipe for disaster, Gessler says

Democrat-controlled Colorado, which has served as Barack Obama’s testing  ground for a number of extreme legislative proposals, is on to a new election  strategy: eliminating the voter category of “inactive” to boost  participation.   The Democrats propose simply not listing … Continue reading

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Government advice to storm victims without power: Go to Internet

by Matt Lacy –   In a move that has provided fuel for critics of government solutions to problems, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been telling storm victims of Hurricane Sandy who are without power they should go to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Govt. solution to flooded basements, pumping OK just not for dying crops

by Jack Minor—   In the latest twist in the issue around Weld farmers requesting to pump groundwater to save their crops and help lower excessively high groundwater levels, a government official said farmers can pump all day long to … 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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Well decision a no-brainer, give farmers the water

While others, including the Greeley Tribune may try to waffle on the issue of whether area farmers should be permitted to turn their Wells on to prevent an economic disaster and save their crops, we believe the issue is a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How will UNC Bankruptcy affect students?

by Craig Masters      – – Opening for its first students in 1854 with no less a prestigious president than Horace Mann, founder of American public education, Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, was bankrupt and ceased operations just before the … Continue reading

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Scientist and Tea Party candidate: world never in danger from Japanese reactor

by Jack Minor   A controversial scientist who ran as a Tea Party candidate last year says media claims regarding the danger from nuclear power are not based on sound science and the US was never in danger from radiation … Continue reading

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China Considers Drilling in Cuban Waters

By Mike Bauman  As crude oil prices continue to rise due to increased demand from emerging economies and decreased supply due to unrest in the Middle East, Americans are feeling the pinch at the pump.  Rules put in place after last … Continue reading

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Evans Fire Department to hold fund raiser to assist victims

by Vanessa Dominguez The Evans Fire Department will have their annual pancake breakfast on May 7, 2011. The pancake breakfast will be held at 3918 Denver Street and proceeds go to the Evans Fire Safety and Assistance Fund. The Evans … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Disaster Rated as Bad as Chernobyl

By Mike Bauman  On Tuesday Japan raised its estimation of the radiation leaked from its crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. New measurements  showed more radiation than had previously been thought had leaked during the early days following the earthquake and tsunami.  … Continue reading

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The Rant

I believe the Republicans lost last in week’s “government shutdown” fiasco. The Republicans should have allowed the government to shutdown for as long as necessary to get a balanced budget and stop the Washington gravy train once and forever. So … Continue reading

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Weld County has potential terrorist targets

by Jack Minor   A spokesman for the sheriff’s department warned that Weld County has multiple targets that could be tempting to terrorists. It was also pointed out that in the event of a catastrophic event citizens could be expected … Continue reading

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Driving while under the influence of your phone

by Vanessa Dominguez Texting, talking, and even e-mailing while driving has become an increasingly dangerous day-to-day event that most engage in frequently. According to a recent news story published by KKTV, last year 6,000 teens died as a result of … Continue reading

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Former Navy Chaplain analyzes Pentagon report of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt just read the full Pentagon report on repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and here’s his analysis: “Don’t believe the phony liberal media reports that 70% of troops support open homosexual service, because that … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve attempting to crank up inflation

Story and photo By Jack Minor The Federal Reserve announced it would purchase almost $60 billion U.S. Treasury Securities to monetize the national debt in a move that critics say could decrease the value of personal wealth by 20 percent. … Continue reading

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How black is the veil between citizens of the USA and their federal government?

By Jim Frazier Can the government keep a secret? The Pentagon’s black budget is $56 billion for 2010. Those billions of dollars create a thick veil, a black veil of secrecy. For what length of time are military black-budget secrets … Continue reading

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Colorado Ballot 2010 – The Initiatives Part 2: Amendments Proposed by the Legislature

Story and Photo By Jack Minor America was founded as a representative Republic and one of the bedrock principles is that power is intended to be ultimately vested in the people. One of the exercises of these principles is the … Continue reading

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The Rant

Debt becomes an “ugly” word when it is more than you can offset with income in the next accounting cycle and stay current on that cycle’s bills. When you have amassed more debt than you can pay off with all … Continue reading

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