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12 dead in Washington Naval Yard shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of … Continue reading

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Russia claims 100 page document reveals rebels behind gas attacks

McClatchey -Russia says it has compiled a 100-page report detailing what it says is evidence that Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, were behind a deadly sarin gas attack in an Aleppo suburb earlier this year.   … Continue reading

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Loveland celebrates start of new $15 million service center

Reporter Herald — For those in the Loveland public works department, the shovels hitting the ground and dirt flying on Wednesday morning was final confirmation that the long-awaited expansion of the service center was happening at last.   Before that, … Continue reading

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Sen. Bennet favors bombing Syria

  Fort Morgan Times — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet favors military action in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons but said the choices available to the United States range from “worse to bad.”   “This is about picking your … Continue reading

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Colorado pot flooding nearby states

Brush News Tribune — Marijuana is flowing into the black market and out of Colorado in greater quantities than ever before, law enforcement officials say.   It’s going by car and by bus. It’s being packed up and shipped through … Continue reading

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If you send your kids to a private school, you are a bad person

(Slate) — You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad.   I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it … Continue reading

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SEAL Team 6 families suspicious of official government claims

More than two years after President Obama reassured the father of a member of SEAL Team 6 that the government would look into the death of his son, the father is still waiting for a response, and his suspicions are … Continue reading

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Loveland fracking petition heading to court

Reporter Herald — Now facing a lawsuit, Loveland city councilors on Tuesday hotly debated their options for a citizen-initiated ordinance that seeks a moratorium on fracking within the city.   The discussion, which continued past deadline late Tuesday night, came … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Leprino plant safe from closure

Fort Morgan Times —  Leprino Foods Company announced last week that it made the decision to close its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November.   This difficult but necessary decision is driven by the technological advances at other facilities, the … Continue reading

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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times —  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty … Continue reading

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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High Park fire still costing taxpayers millions of dollars

Coloradoan — The High Park Fire went out more than a year ago, but millions of taxpayer dollars still are being used to deal with its aftermath.   The cost of addressing the widespread damage done to the foothills and … Continue reading

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Morgan County Sheriff’s office investigating teen drowning

Brush News Tribune — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a teenager at a private pond northeast of the Fort Morgan City limits Monday afternoon. Deputies, Fort Morgan Police and Fire and Morgan County Ambulance … Continue reading

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NY jury tackles case of blacks using N-word

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in a workplace rant was hostile and discriminatory. Jurors … Continue reading

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By Jack Minor —   Tired of government keeping secrets?   Tired of scandals that never get investigated by government?   Think of how family members of the victims of a shoot-down of a commercial airliner 30 years ago today … Continue reading

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Loveland man to restore historic diner

Loveland Reporter Herald — Campers and trailers hauling the essentials of Labor Day weekend were so commonplace along U.S. 34 headed to Loveland on Monday that the 1950s-era diner being towed to its next home almost didn’t seem unusual. Besides, … Continue reading

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Morgan Community College to pursue Glenn Miller documentary

Fort Morgan Times — Morgan Community College President Dr. Kerry Hart has announced the approval to pursue producing a documentary about Glenn Miller’s formative years in Fort Morgan. “The consent of Jonnie Miller Hoffman, Glenn Miller’s daughter, is wonderful news. … 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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Colorado introduces new logo and slogan

Brush News Tribune – Fly the Colorado flag. Wave it. Love it. It’s a grand old flag. But the state flag couldn’t compete with a green triangle as the new Colorado logo. State officials will unveil the image and an … Continue reading

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Leprino consolidating string cheese operations in Colorado

Denver-based Leprino Foods Co.  is consolidating its string cheese operations in Colorado, a move that includes the closure of its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November, the company announced. Much of the consolidation will occur at the Leprino facility in Ft. … Continue reading

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Thompson Schools proudly promote Communism

by Craig Masters The new home page of the Thompson Valley School District boasts of initiating the COMMON CORE CURRICULUM. A video on the home page covers all sorts of ‘advantages’ and makes all sorts of claims about how the … 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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Colo. Planned Parenthood clinics shut down over costs of fighting personhood initiatives

by Jack Minor —   Planned Parenthood is closing a pair of clinics in Colorado, explaining it is short of money because of the millions of dollars it had to spend to convince voters not to approve so-called “personhood” amendments. … Continue reading

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Greeley vet ticketed for treating human patient

Greeley Tribune — A local veterinarian was ticketed Wednesday, accused of treating a man who came to him complaining of pain in his toes.   A medical professional at North Colorado Medical Center informed police in June that a man … Continue reading

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Thousands honor Elvis on anniversary of his death

Sterling Journal Advocate — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n’ roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death. … Continue reading

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Loveland to hold Old Fashioned Corn Festival

Loveland Reporter Herald — The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, an event of roasted corn, games for children, corny parade floats, and bicycle mania, is just a week away. The festival will be downtown this year on Fourth Street instead … Continue reading

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GPS tracking unavailable for Fort Collins mosquito spraying

Coloradoan — Online tracking information for Colorado Mosquito Control trucks spraying for mosquitoes in Fort Collins will not be available.   The tracking page was overwhelmed by traffic seeking GPS information on the trucks Wednesday, causing the city’s entire site … Continue reading

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Wellington bank robbed hours after Fort Collins bank

Coloradoan — A Wellington bank was robbed late Thursday morning, roughly 18 hours after a Fort Collins bank robbery that might be connected with several others in Denver. “The Brothers Bandits,” two Russian men suspected of robbing four Denver-area banks … Continue reading

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Semi hauling ice cream burns on I-25

Coloradoan — A semi-trailer hauling ice cream on southbound Interstate 25 rear-ended another semi-trailer, crashed and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The 11:30 a.m. crash, fire and ensuing diesel fuel cleanup kept southbound Interstate 25 closed for more than … Continue reading

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Conservationists, oil and gas officials come together on safety concerns

Greeley Tribune — The us-versus-them debate is over, and it’s time to deliver a new message to an ever-skeptical public about the safety of oil and gas drilling in Colorado, officials said Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Energy Forum. “It’s … Continue reading

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Million Moms Against Gun Control to march in Logan County Fair parade

Sterling Journal Advocate — The Colorado branch of 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control is bringing a new entry to the Logan County Fair parade this year. Linda Elliott, the state coordinator for the organization, said the group is organizing … Continue reading

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Johnstown to get new gun facility

Loveland Reporter Herald — Before long, shooting enthusiasts will have the choice of six Loveland-area stores east of U.S. 287 where they can buy guns, and two large indoor shooting ranges. The Johnstown Town Council’s approval this week of the … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. … Continue reading

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Morgan County Fair judge offers tips to kids on how to win

Ft. Morgan Times — The 4-H kids and teens who raised hogs for the showmanship competition got a bit of a treat during Monday’s competition when the judge offered them advice on how to win during the show. Swine judge … Continue reading

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Disabled Ft. Collins man disputes police ticket

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Bulging scar tissue marks the right side of Steven Hodges’ forehead, a place vulnerable to bumps when he collapses into disorienting seizures. It was still taped from a previous injury last May, when the mentally disabled … Continue reading

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