REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK:

Sidebar gems from the circular file

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate
October 22, 2014 / 1 Comment

You see, he's not lying. He is "challe > read more

HUSTLIN' FOR JUSTICIA:

Julie Gonzales on Immigration Issues

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Chasing reform in the wake of the Fort Morgan Wildcat Dairy raid
October 11, 2013 / No Comments

Three hundred activists from around the state gathered in Greeley to urge Congressman Cory Gardner to support comprehensive immigration reform. Among them stood Antonia Faudoa and her three children. > read more

THE 99 PERCENT:

Notes on getting by

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How to make it in the mountains
October 07, 2013 / 2 Comments

I'm a journalist and now I'm a part-time cab driver, which means I go where I'm needed up here in Summit County. > read more

LONG'S PEEK:

Becky Long on the environment

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State takes major step to clean up Colorado’s blue skies
February 23, 2014 / No Comments

New rules make the state a leader in protecting air quality, for the first time, targeting emissions associated with oil and gas development. > read more

HOWL:

Colorado GLBTQ-ness

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A near-future Mother’s Day gift: Marriage equality for my son
May 11, 2014 / 2 Comments

We were so happy the day our daughter got married to the man she loves. We were equally pained that same day that our son couldn't marry the man he loves, too. > read more

THE FINE PRINT:

Carol Hedges on state fiscal policy

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Colorado’s budget: ‘An investment spree’
April 10, 2014 / No Comments

When you hear people talk about Colorado’s proposed 2014-15 state budget, some like to use the word "spree.” It’s hardly a spree. The largest single percentage increase would go to the state's statutory reserve fund. > read more

TEACHERS' LOUNGE:

The view from the front of the class

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Let them play jazz
October 22, 2013 / No Comments

Teaching is science and art. The science comes in finding techniques that work for all students. The art comes in knowing when and how to apply them. Let the teachers play it by ear. > read more

THE MILE HIGH:

On mountain-state marijuana

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‘The Mile High': A memo makes history
October 01, 2013 / No Comments

Last month, the Obama Administration announced it would not challenge the Colorado and Washington pot legalization laws, and– for the first time in history–  the […] > read more

MOVABLE FEAST:

Colorado arts and entertainment (sports, too).

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News Poem: The Gardner
October 09, 2014 / No Comments

On Colorado’s eastern plains, / betwixt fields of wheat and corn, / in the field rat’s and the grouse domain ... > read more

MENTAL NOTES:

Anna Hogeland on mental health issues

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Post-biblical flood disorder
October 01, 2013 / No Comments

We tore up our basement carpets. We evacuated our homes. Many of our roads are washed out, our bridges broken and breaking, and our skies, […] > read more

AMAZING GRACE:

Notes on religion, skepticism, leaps of faith

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Denver Sheriff’s Department talks ‘matrix,’ but we need justice
March 12, 2014 / No Comments

The city’s position is that its hands are tied by the “matrix” – the legal framework used to mete out discipline in misconduct cases. The punishment for committing this Jim Crow-type brutality was a 30-day suspension. > read more

HOMELAND:

Dispatches on family life

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Thatz not OK: Elitch ditches the Wack a Mole
October 07, 2013 / No Comments

The school of hard knocks starts early. Kids, drawn to the bells, bright lights and dare of arcade games, learn young that the deck is […] > read more

RANTS:

Sounding off

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Will Hickenlooper’s fracking commission be clairvoyant?
September 15, 2014 / 3 Comments

None of the members appear to represent the views of the activist-constituents who spent thousands of hours of their lives working for greater local regulatory control. Unless they’re clairvoyant. > read more

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