Tag Archives: Colorado

Food fight heats up in Colorado

May 24, 2014

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DENVER – A growing movement in Colorado that reflects a national trend, would require statewide labeling for foods containing GMOs. GMOs are organisms that have been genetically modified at the DNA level.  This may include the addition of genetic material from other plants, bacteria or viruses. Colorado is one of many states, which in absence […]

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Upcoming ballot initiatives reflect Coloradans’ diversity, polarization

May 15, 2014

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DENVER — From school funding to bovine tail docking – Coloradans’ diverse concerns are reflected in pending 2013-14 statewide ballot initiatives. The Colorado constitution allows citizen-generated proposals to be placed on the statewide ballot provided they meet certain requirements.  The path is complex, but well documented.  It includes a review and comment session, titling by […]

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Secure in Place? How About Run, Hide, and Fight.

February 23, 2014

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GOLDEN, Colo.–What would you do if you found yourself face to face with an armed intruder?  Your muscles might tense up and your heartbeat may jump through the roof as adrenaline courses through you.  The key is to use that adrenaline. In Colorado alone there have been seven school shootings within the past 40 years.  […]

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State Mandate Threatens Health Care Worker’s Jobs

February 6, 2014

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State Mandate Threatens Health Care Worker’s Jobs

DENVER– In early 2012, a mandate was passed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requiring all medical employees to be vaccinated for influenza. The intent of this mandate is to bring up influenza vaccination rates among medical employees as close to 100-percent as possible. CDPHE says, “The rule [mandated influenza vaccination] applies […]

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Self-Defense May Lead to “Other’s Defense”

September 14, 2013

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — Self-defense training brings with it a rise in confidence and reassurance that any situation can be handled. This confidence can often lead to helping others as well. Most of Auraria campus crime is theft and misdemeanors but the occasional assault crimes do happen, like the multiple incidents of male flashers.  For […]

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Tesuque Glassworks Mesmerizes Visitors

May 8, 2013

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SANTA FE–Dave Schanfeld pulls and molds the molten glass into the form of a flower with metal prongs, quickly crafting a Calla Lily in mere minutes.  This is the daily scene at Tesuque Glassworks North of Santa Fe, NM.  Established in 1975 by Charlie Miner, Schanfeld is just one of eight glass blowers who contributes to the […]

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Rockies Fans Span Two Decades

April 20, 2013

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DENVER–Rockies fans of all ages piled into Coors Field on Friday April 5, 2013, to celebrate opening day of the Colorado Rockies 20th season. Purple shirts, ball caps and even purple Mohawks were seen amongst the crowd on Blake Street as thousands of fans awaited the opening game against the San Diego Padres. The Hazel […]

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A Chemist in the Lab and the Kitchen

April 9, 2013

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BOULDER, Colo. — Dr. Jessica Thrall is not your average test tube biochemist. Like most scientists, Thrall not only values the unknown possibilities of science, she also brings science out of the lab and into the kitchen. Thrall has taken culinary classes here and there, but it’s the possibility of a thousand different tastes and dishes […]

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Zeroing in on Zero waste: How green is the Metro area?

March 10, 2013

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DENVER — Is the ‘green movement’ simply a fad, or is it here to stay? If you live in the Denver metro-area, the answer is leaning on the latter. Many companies and several cities have been at the head of the zero waste frontier for years. Even though it had a slow start, Denver’s recycling […]

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The Life-long Price of a Student Credit Card

February 10, 2013

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DENVER — When credit cards first arrived, it was difficult for college students to obtain one. Parents would have to apply several times to finally be approved, and the bank would only approve applicants they felt had the means to pay them back. Nowadays getting a credit card is very different. Students graduating from high […]

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