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Archive for December, 2011

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

On This Day, December 20, 1957

On This Day, December 20, 1957

Elvis Presley is drafted On this day in 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. With a suggestive style--one writer called him "Elvis the Pelvis"--a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a string of gold records including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," Presley had become a national icon, and the world's ... Full Story

US Senate, the NDAA and Treason

Numerous writers have expressed an opinion about the action of the U.S. Senate in passing the National Defense Authorization bill with the indefinite detention clause. Here is a link to one of the most provocative and a look at the crackdown on protests.   Does US Senate Commit Treason with NDAA Bill? from United Progressives by Jeanine Molloff  (about the author) December 1st, 2011, the US Senate accomplished the unthinkable–with the nearly unanimous passage of the ... Full Story

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

The issue of indefinite military detention of U.S. Citizens has become a hot topic. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was crafted by John McCain, who should know better, Senator Levine and Dick Cheney (whom I thought was no longer a government official) and was rushed into consideration with little debate and no coverage by the main stream media (MSM) In the aftermath, many articles have been written on the subject and many voices raised in rage and I will link to some ... Full Story

IOOF holds Christmas party for Namaqua Kids

IOOF holds Christmas party for Namaqua Kids

Christmas was in the air at the Loveland Odd Fellows on Saturday. The IOOF members and their families were playing host to children from the Namaqua Center’s home based Foster adoptive kinship program. The local lodge prepared a meal for the children and their families along with dance lessons, games and prizes. Of course, Santa and gifts were part of the program too. Josh Rabe, directory of this part of Namaqua’s program say he works with local organizations to sponsor these ... Full Story

RPI gets fine for death of 5 workers.

STATEMENT BY U.S. ATTORNEY JOHN WALSH REGARDING THE GUILTY PLEA AND SENTENCING OF RPI COATING "On October 2, 2007, five men went to work, putting their safety and well being in the hands of their employer, RPI Coating.  RPI Coating had been awarded a contract by XCel Energy to recoat a penstock at the Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Plant near Georgetown, Colorado.  That day turned out to be the last day of those five men's lives.  Because of systemic failures and willful OSHA violations on the ... Full Story

Attorney General announces lawsuit to dissolve a

  DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the organization Fired Up For Kids so a successor organization can continue the entity’s mission as a nonprofit organization. According to the complaint, filed in Denver District Court, Fired Up For Kids solicited donations through the sale of calendars to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Burn Unit. Although the organization presented itself as a ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

  Mary Jeanette Danz of Berthoud died peacefully on December 15, 2011. Mary was a Christmas child, born on December 25, 1950 to Culver and Olga Danz in Ashland, Wisconsin. For the past 25 years Mary lived in Colorado and worked for Vet Line and for Sunrise Medical Center where she lit up the office with her joyful laughter and smile. 
Mary was known to her friends and family by many names including Marnie, Moonie and MeeMoo. One of her greatest joys was the many nieces and ... Full Story

Man found to have mistreated cattle

  Park County Resident Found to have “Mistreated and Neglected the Cattle Under his Care”   LAKEWOOD, Colo. – On December 15, 2011, a Park County judge barred Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, from owning, managing, controlling, or otherwise possessing cattle in Park County.  The ruling stems from a joint investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Park County Sheriff’s Office. Vernon E. Wagner of Park County owned a number of cattle and was under contract ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  ... Full Story

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