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Archive for January 12, 2012

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

BERKELEY, CA–MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the launch of its Company pages for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have "won." Company pages also show total contributions from related companies and ... Full Story

Bennet Announces $3 Million Grant for Estes Park

Bennet Announces $3 Million Grant for Estes Park Transportation Hub to Reduce Traffic, Expand Parking, Improve Air Quality   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Town of Estes Park a $3 million grant for the construction of a transportation hub at the Estes Park Visitor Center to help reduce traffic in downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, expand parking availability and ... Full Story

News from the Vet, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) Signs and Treatment By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian Do you have a dog? Then you need to know about GDV. Gastric dilatation-volvulus or bloat is a life-threatening emergency that affects large and giant breed dogs. GDV is when the stomach rotates on itself, which cuts off blood supply to the stomach and prevents gas and food from escaping.  This is extremely painful and can lead to shock and death within hours. The good news is that ... Full Story

Senator Udall Town Hall Meeting in Fort Collins

Udall to Talk about Jobs and the Economy at Town Hall Meeting  in Fort Collins U.S. Senator Mark Udall will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Fort Collins next Wednesday, January 18. He will be here  to discuss how he can partner with business and community leaders on policies that will help create jobs and spur the economy. He wishes to talk to community members about issues important to the region and his role in helping to bolster the local economy. Please note that seating is limited, and ... Full Story

Fast Start Propells Spartans Past Mavericks

Fast Start Propells Spartans Past Mavericks

Berthoud Boys Basketball Bests Mead 65-62 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Good starts often lead to good finishes. That was certainly the case for the Berthoud High Boys basketball team last night as they topped the Mead Mavericks 65-62 in the BHS Gym. The Spartans opened the game with a 12-2 scoring run, started the second period by besting Mead 8-2 in the first two minutes and began the fourth period with a 10-2 run that gave the home team an 11-point lead. “I was pretty ... Full Story

Broncos Pull Off Another Amazing Win

Broncos Pull Off Another Amazing Win

Football Nation By Dan Karpiel   Broncos Pull Off Another Amazing Win The Denver Broncos bested the Pittsburgh Steelers in thrilling fashion 29-23 in Sunday's Wild Card playoff game in Denver. READ MORE

Gov. Hickenlooper delivers State of the State address

Gov. Hickenlooper delivers State of the State address   DENVER ­— Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his second State of the State address. Here is the text of the speech as prepared:   When people think of the West, it’s easy to envision wagon trains, Buffalo Bill, the glory days of the Gold Rush. Cowboy hats come to mind … rocks … even beer … but let’s talk about hats. John B. Stetson left Pennsylvania in the early 1860s, ... Full Story

Udall, Murkowski Lead Call to Permanently End

  Senators also Call for Congress to Follow up by Holding Bipartisan Retreats Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall (CO) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) renewed their bipartisan call for members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to sit together during the president's State of the Union address on Jan. 24. Last year, the two Senators teamed up in a call to end the longstanding custom of sitting divided by party during the president's speech - with lawmakers on one side of ... Full Story

What We Owe to Bertha von Suttner

What We Owe to Bertha von Suttner By David Swanson Just saying her name sounds like a joke: Baroness Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner, Gräfin, née Countess Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau. And when she began talking about ending war in mid-nineteenth century Austria it wasn't her name that was treated as a joke. Yet by the turn of the century, her idea seemed to be one whose time had come. Bertha von Suttner's novel "Ground Arms," or "Lay Down Your Arms," was widely ... Full Story

Hats Off For Costello

Hats Off For Costello

Hats Off For Costello in his ECHL/Eagles Return LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Utah Grizzlies, 5-1, behind Chad Costello's four point night (3-1-4) and Andrew Penner's sharp play in net (24-of-25). Costello's big night came in his return to the Eagles' lineup after a two week stint in the AHL, and the league's leading scorer picked up where he left off. Costello made his presence back in the lineup known early, opening the scoring at 8:23. Andrew Engelage ventured behind ... Full Story

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