Tag: Colorado

Alone in a New World With Vast Open Space, and Sheep

The Jouflas, from Greece, ran sheep in the Vail Valley, which would become a skiing, rafting, hiking and biking mecca. The Aldasoro brothers, a pair of entrepreneurial siblings from the Basque region, invested in real estate and tourism around Telluride, a one-time mining camp wedged between steep mountains that evolved to attract Hollywood royalty and […]

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Racist Bully AirDropping N-Word Into Black Student’s Phone Is ‘Hate Crime,’ Colorado Mom Says

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty A Colorado mother wants a middle school student punished for what she called the “hate crime” of sending a racist message to her Black son’s cellphone. The message consisted of one word — the N-word — written dozens of times to form the shape of a swastika. […]

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Enter the Candidate Wives

Ready or not, here come the political wives. It’s that time in the campaign cycle when many nominees, especially those running for statewide office, shift from stirring up their base to making themselves more palatable to the general electorate. This year, the Republican Party is under particular pressure to slap a friendly face on its […]

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Before Midterms, Election Officials Increase Security Over Threats

In Wisconsin, one of the nation’s key swing states, cameras and plexiglass now fortify the reception area of a county election office in Madison, the capital, after a man wearing camouflage and a mask tried to open locked doors during an election in April. In another bellwether area, Maricopa County, Ariz., where beleaguered election workers […]

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Climate Change Is Ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a Model to Avert the Worst.

YAKIMA, Wash. — The water managers of the Yakima River basin in arid Central Washington know what it’s like to fight over water, just like their counterparts along the Colorado River are fighting now. They know what it’s like to be desperate, while drought, climate change, population growth and agriculture shrink water supplies to crisis […]

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Does This Fisherman Have the Right to Be in a Billionaire’s Backyard?

“You see it on rivers like the Taylor,” Mr. Caimis aid. “Somebody comes along and builds a bunch of million-dollar homes, and then they decide they don’t want to see rafters anymore.” The group Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has vocally supported Mr. Hill. Along with habitat destruction, Mr. Tawney called privatization the top threat to […]

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A Surprise Senate Race in Colorado: Michael Bennet and Joe O’Dea

GRANBY, Colo. — It was a bit tense for a groundbreaking ceremony. Against the striking backdrop of the enveloping Rocky Mountains, Senator Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat seeking a third full term, symbolically shoveled dirt to start a $30 million Colorado River restoration project for which he had helped secure nearly half the funding. Watching […]

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Donald Trump’s Death Grip Has Upended the G.O.P. Senate Map

As today’s politicians go, Senator Michael Bennet is kind of boring. Ideologically moderate. Dispositionally low-key. Scandal-free. A sensible technocrat rather than a charismatic ideologue. Heck, when Mr. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, ran for president in 2020, he joked that a perk of electing him would be that people could simply forget about him for days […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from a raging wildfire in California prompted the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to cancel a recent performance of “The Tempest” at its open-air theater. Record flooding in St. Louis forced the cancellation of an outdoor performance of “Legally Blonde.” And after heat and smoke at an outdoor Pearl Jam concert in France […]

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‘Passionate About Making A Difference’: The Wilsons To Donate $500K Annually To Colorado Nonprofits

NewsOne Featured Video Songstress Ciara and her husband NFL player Russell Wilson are taking their philanthropic efforts to new heights. According to 9News, the couple is teaming up with the Colorado-based healthcare company Centura Health to empower nonprofits leading transformative work throughout the state. The Wilsons have vowed to donate $500,000 on an annual basis […]

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