Hacking sexual harassment at Colorado College

If you need to get the attention of an entire college campus, stick an announcement in a restroom stall. They are the most public private […]...

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December 22, 2014 Uncategorized

Coloradans, at a lull in the battle over fracking, eye news from New York

The oil and gas industry suffered a major defeat in one of the most influential states of the union this week when New York officials […]...

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December 19, 2014 Uncategorized

Tangle of issues raised by fracking task force screams out for master plan

RIFLE, Colo. — By some accounts, western Colorado could be the land of milk and honey thanks to oil and gas drilling — a place […]...

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December 12, 2014 Uncategorized

High Noon: An Anschutz Rocky, torture, vouchers

Before we get to torture, what about the rumored coming resurrection of the Rocky Mountain News? This is being floated by Phil Anschutz, who was supposed to be bidding for the Denver Post. Something's happening, but what?...

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December 10, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized

Udall, transparency advocates herald release of macabre CIA torture report

Today the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released declassified information from a report detailing shocking and macabre use of torture by operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency in […]...

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December 9, 2014 Uncategorized

Fast food striker: ‘I work, that means I should be making a living, right?’

You see them working the drive-thru, refilling restroom soap dispensers and waiting at the bus stop in their cheery uniforms. They take your order, make […]...

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December 4, 2014 Uncategorized

Today the shoot-out begins: Weekly Wednesday political debate launches at The Colorado Independent

IF there’s such a thing as good “infotainment,” this might be it, Colorado. Starting today, Wednesdays will be “High Noon” day at The Colorado Independent. […]...

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December 2, 2014 Uncategorized

Mike Keefe on ‘poisoning the well’


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November 21, 2014 Uncategorized

Obama pushes ahead on immigration reform: A Wiretap roundup

Outlets around the country are considering what the president's plan might look like, what precedent it relies upon and, of course, what the political fallout might be as Republicans react with blind rage. ...

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November 20, 2014 Uncategorized

Statetap: ‘We don’t even open the windows anymore’

Fumes from the oil and gas tank battery across the street from his home in Weld County sent Len Toews to the emergency room last year. Despite new regulations, Colorado's air isn't getting any cleaner. ...

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November 17, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized


Happy Holidays!

  Given the holy days and all, we’ve gone a bit reflective. Here’s a video about some of our favorite things. Colorado. News. Independent news coverage about […]

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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Denerstein on the final installment of The Hobbit

Here’s what redeems Jackson’s opus: Significant characters die, and we feel the sorrow of their passing. The tone of the final segment is full of nobility, and, at times, a tragic sense of heroism.

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