Posts Tagged ‘week’

2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV AWD Hybrid by Stu Wright

 Last week my wife and I drove a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid to Vail.   In the past I have tested several Subarus, none with as stunning a paint job as the Touring edition that was brought to the house prior to the trip.  The color was called Plasma Green Pearl metallic, and I became  fond of [...]

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Crossover SUV by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s Touareg, named after a nomadic people that inhabit the Saharan interior of North Africa, has been manufactured by the company since 2002.  It is a mid-size luxury crossover made in a plant in Bratislava, Slovakia that is owned by the Volkswagen Group.  That Group owns Audi and Porsche, and the Q7 and Cayenne models [...]

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4WD Crossover by Stu Wright

With a trip to Kearney, Nebraska on the schedule last week, I was in hopes of obtaining a nice loan vehicle for the trip, and lucked out when Tom Cooney of STI Drive offered a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE to drive.  It turned out to be a terrific vehicle for the road with minimum [...]

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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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2014 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Sedan Review by Stu Wright

The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.  Its design was hatched by Italdesign Guigiaro over a quarter century ago as a simplified, European-looking offering.  The GS is the car that I was loaned to test this last week.  The car is called a GS450h, and the [...]

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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

  The Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo, refreshed for 2014, is currently in its sixth generation configuration and is a sister sedan to the KIA Optima.  KIA is owned by Hyundai, and has been for several years.  Its styling is more cutting edge than that of the KIA, and in fact is more so than most [...]

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Sedan Review by Stu Wright

This past week I had the pleasure of testing out a new 2014 Chevy Volt four-door sedan.  The Volt came in White Diamond Tricoat – a pearlescent  white paint job, which is a very popular color for this model vehicle.  The Volt is a version of the Chevrolet Cruze, but dressier with fancier mirrors, extra [...]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I [...]

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Helicopters confiscated from Militia

by Craig Masters The Constitution, for what it’s worth these years, reserves to the states the control over the civilian militia – now accepted as the National Guard. Once again this week we saw why the Second Amendment was never ever about hunting – it was always about the ability of the people to defend themselves [...]

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Ukrainians have shown US it can be done

by Craig Masters Once again Obama has demonstrated there is no depth to which he will not slither. His list of treasonous acts just keeps growing. Sadly, unlike the rugged Ukraine people who saw their government had crossed the line and moved backward away from freedom, Americans no longer have the vision nor apparently the [...]

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December Economic Numbers Go From Upbeat to Ugly Down Very Quickly

By Mike McCune –   Whoever is eyeballing the economy better get rid of the old standby baloney from college testbooks. Something is rotting but the economists can’t find it.   However, one thing is conclusive: the economic numbers for December do not compute. Which casts a very dark cloud on the future.   The [...]

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Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the NSA spying program [...]

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2014 Buick Verano 1SL FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Americans in big numbers are getting into Buick sedans; in fact big Americans are getting into Buick sedans.  I recently reviewed the company’s LaCrosse offering, noting that Shaquille O’Neal drives one in television commercials and is a spokesman.  Another Buick spokesman is Denver Bronco Peyton Manning, seen on television at the wheel of a Buick [...]

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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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UN Rapporteur explains US Transformation Process

by Craig Masters United Nations special rapporteur Pablo de Greiff may not have realized he was describing the decline of American Exceptionalism when he spoke to delegates. Mr. de Grieff was appointed to study and report on the conditions related to human rights violations and recommend actions which would reduce the major atrocities world-wide. His [...]

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Mississippi Pro-Life Advocates Defended Against Police Threats and Arrests

The Life Legal Defense Foundation has come to the defense of pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi.  The sidewalk counselors were arrested and threatened by police for their peaceful, legal pro-life activities on the public sidewalk outside the state’s only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In a letter last week to the Jackson County [...]

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2014 Buick LaCrosse FWD 1SL Sedan

For 2014, Buick has made a number of modifications to the popular LaCrosse, including a waterfall grill, new front fascia, redesigned head and tail lights, built-in trunk spoiler, and active lower grill shutters for enhanced fuel economy.  Last week I tested such a car, a 1SL “Leather package” equipped four-door in Champagne Silver Metallic with [...]

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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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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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Prevention key to avoiding West Nile virus in flood aftermath

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding along with increased standing water throughout our county, there is now a bigger concern about the rapid growth of mosquitoes and the increased risk for contracting West Nile Virus (WNC).   This period of record-breaking rain will help create preferable conditions for mosquitoes to nest in, as they [...]

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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 watersheds west of Fort Collins is expected to go on for years to come.   [...]

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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 last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was [...]

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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.   Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently through the Mediation Garden [...]

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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 of its usual location at Fairgrounds Park. And it will be an event to remember [...]

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Treason or a slip of the tongue

by Craig Masters Rewriting laws in spite of the Constitution is so rampant under Obama that most Americans now don’t even think it is any big deal. And while the regime operatives distract the mainstream media with claims of “phony bologna,” the country is burning like Obama effigy images in Egypt. Attorney General Eric Holder [...]

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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 Liberty Firearms Institute’s proposed 100,000-square-foot facility increases the options for shooters. The owners of USA [...]

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Feds investigating lightning strike on Wellington farm workers

(Coloradoan) — Federal workplace-safety inspectors are investigating after lighting struck nine farm workers in a field north of Fort Collins last week. The workers were in organic fields in Wellington when the massive storm rolled through Thursday afternoon. A bolt struck nine people, leaving two in critical condition. Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials [...]

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2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD

    The Toyota 4Runner, brought out 30 years ago as basically a compact pickup/topper, is now in its fifth generation configuration and has morphed into a brawny mid-sized SUV.  This last week I tested a 2013 Limited edition 4Runner that arrived at my place in Classic Silver metallic paint with a black leather interior. Toyota is [...]

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Crossover Comparison – Nissan Rogue/KIA Sorento

I recently was fortunate enough to end up with two nice crossover SUV’s in the my driveway at once, so I took turns running around in them for the week and taking notes on how they stacked up.  They were the KIA Sorento EX and the Nissan Rogue SV, both with all-wheel drive. At $36,950, [...]

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Administration Obama postpones “train wreck” until after 2014 election

by Jack Minor –   Following an announcement by the Obama administration that they would be postponing enforcement of Obamacare’s employer mandate questions have arisen as to whether the president has the authority to do so.   The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to enroll [...]

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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 wife, my children and I to become spiritually stronger, Buck said. “One of the things [...]

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NAACP head says IRS justified in singling out conservative groups

by Peter Grady –   While there has been bipartisan outrage and concern over revelations the IRS has been singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, a former head  of the NAACP has praised the move saying it was perfectly legitimate to single out such groups.   “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea [...]

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2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I tested this past week and it was the two-door Coupe SE, painted Atlantic blue.  It [...]

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“Super Trouper” 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Crossover

Volvo builds the XC60 in Ghent, Belgium, and the car has been the company’s best seller since its introduction in 2008.  It is a compact crossover SUV that was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  I tested one this past week both in Denver and in Greeley, and its nimble behavior [...]

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