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Archive for December, 2011

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of Colorado, ... Full Story

RIP: Fourth Amendment

  The Defense Authorization Bill amendment allowing for indefinite detention of American citizens is described by  William Fisher in Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention  as “Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and  is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933." This is certainly no laughing matter, but satirist Jon Stewart brings ... Full Story

Where’s my refund

County-by-County Breakdown: Bennet Urges Coloradans to Claim Undelivered Tax Returns   1,705 Coloradans Have Tax Returns Available for Claim – Individual County Numbers Below   Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Coloradans who have not receive the tax return they are owed to check the Internal Revenue Service’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov to claim their undelivered checks. In all, 1,705 Colorado taxpayers are due refund checks this year ... Full Story

Colorado senators ask for delay on Post Offices

Bennet, Udall Push for Six-Month Moratorium on Rural Post Office Closings or Consolidations in Colorado and Across the Country Moratorium Would Allow Congress to Address Problem Through Comprehensive Postal Service Reform Latest in Series of Efforts to Prevent Rural and Mountain Post Office Closings Across Colorado Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today pushed for a six-month moratorium on the closing or consolidation of area mail processing facilities and ... Full Story

Colorado collects 11 million salmon eggs

Press Release Changes help kokanee egg take at Blue Mesa  GUNNISON, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife collected 11 million eggs from kokanee salmon running out of Blue Mesa Reservoir this fall, a record harvest which ensures that it and 26 other reservoirs which rely on stocking will receive an ample supply of salmon fry next spring. This fall's record eclipsed the previous mark of 9.2 million eggs harvested in 1993 and more than doubled the 5.4 million eggs taken in 2010. Despite the good ... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Call on Perry Colorado Chair to Get

Press Release Denver – After Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign released a TV ad in Iowa attacking gay and lesbian soldiers, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement. “In thirty seconds, Rick Perry’s latest campaign ad highlights what's wrong in politics today. Instead of offering constructive solutions to the real world problems that our country is facing, he has chosen the well worn path of division and bigotry. "Many things make this country ... Full Story

Eagles Soar Past Lady Spartans

Eagles Soar Past Lady Spartans

Berthoud Girls Basketball Falls to Thompson Valley 49-40 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   The Berthoud High girls basketball team lost in the opening game of the Berthoud Tournament to the Thompson Valley Eagles 49-40 on Wednesday afternoon. The loss drops the Lady Spartans to 2-2 on the young 2011-12 season while the victory improves Thompson Valley to 3-0. Despite out-shooting Thompson Valley 40% (14/35) to 34% (15/44), sloppy play cost the Lady Spartans as Berthoud committed 30 turnovers ... Full Story

On This Day: December 9, 1992

U.S Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became the capital of an independent Somalia in 1960. Less than 10 years later, a military group led by Major General Muhammad Siad Barre seized power and declared Somalia a socialist state. A ... Full Story

Multi-million multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo

Attorney General announces $58.75 million multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve bid-rigging allegations DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today a $58.75 million multistate settlement with Wells Fargo to settle allegations that individuals working at Wachovia, which Wells Fargo acquired in 2008, engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. The settlement is one component of a $148 million coordinated state and federal law ... Full Story

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

Federal Agencies Announce Initial Step to Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today announced the initial steps in a formal planning process to evaluate greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   The two public land management agencies are opening a 60-day public comment period on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact ... Full Story

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