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Colorado Breaks Idaho’s Heart With 3-2 Shootout

Colorado Breaks Idaho’s Heart With 3-2 Shootout Win

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles scored a goal in the final minute of the third period to extend their contest against the Idaho Steelheads into a 3-2 shootout win.  Jerry Kuhn stopped 51 shots as the Eagles set a season high with 54, getting both regulation goals from Michael Forney in his first game back from the AHL. Forney, who returned to the team's roster earlier in the day after a three-game stint with the St. John's IceCaps, scored the lone goal of the first frame at ... Full Story

Shelton Announces for HD 49

James Shelton Announces Candidacy for House District 49 BERTHOUD, COLO—Berthoud resident James Shelton announced his candidacy for Colorado House District 49 this week. “The issues facing rural Northern Colorado are not red or blue, and they don’t affect just independents, republicans, or democrats; they impact us all,” said Shelton. “Solutions need to be brainstormed and collaborated. We need to seek out the facts, gain perspective, draft a plan and attack the issue, not the other ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale DENVER – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) responded to Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEER Act today by writing Rep. Scott Tipton, who represents the Western Slope, asking that he reconsider his opposition to an amendment requiring more study before we charge into another round of oil shale speculation. “Rep. Lamborn’s bill has been lambasted in his own local newspaper,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, “in an op-ed that calls ... Full Story

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

      The cancer charity,  has teamed up with Discount Gun Sales to hawk pink handguns -- retailing at $429.99 -- with a portion of sales going to Komen's Seattle branch. The gun, the "P-22 Hope Edition" has a pink slide "in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The "Hope Edition" pistol is promoted as having "an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the ... Full Story

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Ad Questions Tipton Vote Farmers and Ranchers Concerned About Oil Shale Impact on Water Supply DENVER – The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) today announced it will run advertisements in eight western Colorado newspapers over the coming days, expressing its continued concerns about water-intensive commercial oil shale development. RMFU represents farmers and ranchers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. “Western farmers and ranchers, who ... Full Story

Sen Aguilar’s Guardian Bill Passes Unanimously

Senator Irene Aguilar’s 911 Good Samaritan Bill continued on its path through the Senate Monday, passing its second reading on the Senate floor with overwhelming bipartisan support.  The bill aims to save lives and improve public health by encouraging those in the presence of a drug overdose to put thoughts about a victim whose life may be in danger above fears of arrest or criminal prosecution for being in the presence of illegal drug use. “The bill sends a very strong message that ... Full Story

Agritourism Workshop

Agritourism Workshop

    Learn How to Diversify at Agritourism Workshop LAKEWOOD, Colo. – From visiting a farmers’ market or winery to spending a week working cattle on a ranch or taking a farm tour, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for March 3, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Agritourism is a growing segment of the agriculture industry in Colorado and across the nation,” said Wendy White, ... Full Story

Congress: see how they voted

Congress: see how they voted

The Washington Post has created a link to look at the votes of both houses of congress, back as far as the 102nd Congress.       Congressional votes database               Explore the database House votes Senate votes

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan How military leaders have let us down By LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I covered more than 9,000 miles and talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Kunduz, Balkh, ... Full Story

Eagles Win 4th Straight

Eagles Win 4th Straight

Eagles Win 4th Straight After Weekend Sweep Against Stockton LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Stockton Thunder, 4-1, behind the strength of Kyle Jones' 41-save effort in his 21st win of the season -- and the 50th of his career with Colorado.  Ben Chiarot picked up the game-winner -- the first of his career -- with a shorthanded penalty shot in the third period. The teams exchanged unsuccessful power plays early in a wide open first period that saw great goaltending at both ... Full Story

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