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Best hikes near the Rocky Mountains

Spring is upon us. The Rocky Mountains and its sub-ranges are beginning to shed snow, colorful wildflowers are in bloom, and hiking trails that have been accessible only to cross-country skis and fat bikes for the past few months are opening up to eager hikers. Spring hiking focuses more on canyons than scrambles and meadows than summits, and these five towns are the place to base yourself for epic spring hikes throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Cortez, Colorado Photo: 2Kahns Photo Arts...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Hiking, US, America, United States, Wyoming, Moab, New Mexico, Jackson, Miguel, Kanye, New England, Yellowstone

Unauthorized Practice of Patent Law and State Regulators

by Dennis Crouch People v. Dak Steiert and Intelligent Patent Services, LLC (Co. 2019) A recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court has ordered Mr. Dak Steiert (and his company Intelligent Patent Services) to cease unauthorized practice of law in Colorado. Steiert’s website ( touted its patent expertise: “our patents are drafted entirely by patent attorneys with at least 5 years experience. Unlike any other firm, we do not use paralegals to draft patents. we don’t let rook...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Missouri, Uspto, Patent, Colorado Supreme Court, Michael McCabe, Dennis Crouch, Janson, Eagle County Colorado, LegalZoom com Inc, Dak Steiert, Intelligent Patent Services LLC, Intelligent Patent Services, Colorado Steiert

From Colorado to Mora, Sweden to UVM: Evelina Sutro

Evelina Sutro during the sprint qualifier at U23 Worlds in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) In a year of outstanding performances from junior and under-23 U.S. skiers, Evelina Sutro has been a force to be reckoned with. She had a debut performance of 18 th in the 10-kilometer freestyle at World U-23 Championships in Lahti, Finland and went on to sweep every EISA freestyle race this season. Sustaining that benchmark, Sutro placed third last weekend in the NCAA 5 k skate, a mere 1.09 sec...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, Colorado, Interviews, Sport, Skiing, Ncaa, Fis, Seefeld, University Of Vermont, Burlington, University of Utah, Presque Isle, Nick Brown, UVM

DoubleTree sorry for sign declaring: 'No longer serving military personnel & their guests'

A DoubleTree hotel in Colorado issued an apology after refusing service to military members attending a post-deployment celebration.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Colorado, Usa Today, DoubleTree

Hotline newsletter: How to count NCAA Tournament units, Pac-12 matchups, transfer anarchy, live sports on Apple(?) and more

* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from March 20, has been made available in archived form … The Big Units The first Pac-12 game of the NCAA Tournament saw Arizona State beat St. John’s Thursday night. But let’s address the scoreboard that matters most to the nine Pac-12 teams not involved in March Madness. That would be the NCAA units, of course. The tournament accounts for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Yahoo, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Arizona

Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper said he watched 'Deep Throat' with his mom

John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado, explained to a CNN town hall why he took his mother to see the X-rated adult film.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Colorado, Cnn, Usa Today, John Hickenlooper, Deep Throat

The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use

Out West, the future is dry. Amid an unprecedented 19-year drought in the expansive Colorado River Basin — which supplies water to 40 million Americans — seven Western states have acknowledged that the 21st century will only grow drier as temperatures continue to rise. And that means less water in the 1,450-mile Colorado River. On Tuesday, water managers from states including California, Utah, and New Mexico announced a drought plan (formally called a Drought Contingency Plan), which cuts their ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, California, Earth, West, Arizona, New Mexico, Southwest, Lake Mead, Colorado State University, Powell, Golden State, Colorado River, Bureau of Reclamation, Rick

Want Snow? Try These Winter Activities in Quebec

“I’m sorry folks, but we are unable to land because the runway needs to be cleared off. We’ll be diverting to Montreal until they can get the snow cleared and will try again,” our pilot explained. My trip to Quebec actually started by getting delayed by the snow. I was tired and sad as my chance to stay in the Ice Hotel was slipping away with this blustery bad news, but when you go to a destination specifically for snowy winter activities, you actually kind of like hearing that there is too much...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Montreal, Quebec, Adventure Travel, Simon, Bonhomme, Valley, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Whoville, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Micky Mouse, Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Amazon Store, Monts Valin

"The reaction would have been absurdly sexist..."

I ran @HillaryClinton’s Instagram account for the 2016 campaign & you never saw posts like these from us because:1) The reaction would have been absurdly sexist2) There *aren’t* photos like this of HRC b/c she knew there are different rules for men & women running for office — John Buysse (@JohnBuysse) March 19, 2019 I found that at a WaPo article, "John Hickenlooper asks why female candidates aren’t pressed about naming a male running mate." Excerpt:John Hickenloop...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Colorado, HRC, WaPo, John Hickenlooper, Hickenlooper, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, John Buysse

Jets Down Ducks – Hellebuyck Earns Shutout

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets’ fourth straight victory, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Mark Scheifele scored a power-play goal in the first period and Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal for the Jets, who extended their lead atop the Central Division to three points over Nashville. Jacob Trouba had two assists as the Jets completed a Southern California sweep and moved...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Nashville, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Southern California, Central Division, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Gibson, Winnipeg Jets

John Hickenlooper explains why he went to see an X-rated movie with his mother

John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado who is running for president, went into great detail on Wednesday evening explaining the time he took his mother to see an X-rated movie at a theater in the 1970s.
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Former Colorado governor slams Trump over white nationalism comments

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday President Donald Trump "should be ashamed of himself" for saying he doesn't view white nationalism as a rising global threat following the mosque terror attacks in New Zealand that killed 50 people.
Tags: News, Colorado, New Zealand, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, John Hickenlooper

Colorado AG Tells Sheriffs To Resign Or Enforce Red Flag Law

Via David Codrea, news from Colorado: It’s not even the law yet, but state Attorney General Phil Weiser is already telling sheriffs to resign if they follow locals laws passed in 26 counties that declared themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries. But wait, there’s more. Weiser blinked. He also said this during his testimony in favor of the bill at a state Senate committee meeting: “Any commission that says ‘I don’t want my sheriff upholding an unconstitutional law,’ they’re on solid ground,” Weiser ...
Tags: Colorado, Senate, Military, Gun Control, David Codrea, Weiser, Colorado Ag, Phil Weiser, Colorado Gun Laws

Lightning strikes, hail and rain falls, and floodwaters flow throughout patches of Southern California

Unstable rain clouds scattered throughout the Southland on Wednesday pelted residents, bringing thunder and lightning, flooding a major freeway, and in some places, dropping rarely seen hail. The inconsistent rain poured intensely in some metro areas, while creating only a light mist in others. A driver plows through a flooded portion of Del Amo Blvd during a heavy thunder and hail storm in Long Beach on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019.. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) A woman pushes a...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Colorado, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Cypress, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, Compton, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County

Gillibrand ‘open to improving’ opioids bill after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s “open to improving” a Senate bill that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain. The senator from New York was addressing criticism she received last week when she tweeted that she and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado had introduced the bill “because no one […]
Tags: New York, News, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Ap, Nation, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Cory Gardner, Gillibrand

Spring storm dumps rain, hail on residents from Thousand Oaks to Brea; flooding closes some roads

A spring storm peppered residents from Thousand Oaks to the northern border of Orange County with hail, rain and occasional lightning on Wednesday, March 20. Rain and snow had been forecast to arrive in the Southland Tuesday evening, but fell later than expected. Hail began falling in northern Orange County as early as 1 p.m. as a storm cell lingered above the Brea area, according to the National Weather Service. The agency also reported at about 2:40 p.m. that another cell holding over the Comp...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Colorado, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Cypress, Local News, Orange County, Ventura County, Southern California, Compton, Santa Clarita, Southland, Carson

“Red Flag” ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor THURSDAY – Contact Senators NOW

CALL TO ACTION! Red Flag ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor, Contact CO Senators NOW Colorado – -( Tomorrow, Thursday March 21st, HB19-1177: “Red Flag” Emergency Risk Protection Orders ERPO will head to the Colorado State Senate floor for a second reading, debate, and amendments after passing the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee last Friday. This is one of the most critical times to make contact with lawmakers – and we need you to do it today. State Sena...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Don, state Senate, Colorado Senate, Weiser, Colorado State Senate, Gun Rights News, Dominick Moreno, ERPO, Colorado Senate Floor Contact CO, Leroy Garcia, Kerry Donovan, Rachel Zenzinger [email protected]

John Hickenlooper Fast Facts

Read CNN's John Hickenlooper Fast Facts and learn more about the former governor of Colorado and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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Chris Drury Named GM Of 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Chris Drury, currently in his third year as assistant general manager of the NHL’s New York Rangers and general manager of the Rangers’ AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack, will serve as general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. Drury will be assisted by the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group, led by John Vanbiesbrouck, assistant executive director of USA Hockey, and including NHL general managers David Poile, Don W...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, NHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, USA Hockey, John Vanbiesbrouck, U S Men 's National Team, Chris Drury, Rangers AHL, U S Men s National Team Advisory Group, Colo Chris Drury, NHL s New York Rangers, USA Hockey Drury, Paul Fenton Continue, Chris Drury Named GM

Judge Halts Trump’s Drilling Plans Over Lack Of Climate Change Consideration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases and...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Environment, Barack Obama, Wyoming, Drilling, Donald Trump, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Contreras, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM, Kristen Lenhardt

Avalanche Forecasters Say Rocky Mountain Region Now At Higher Risk

Avalanche forecasters in Colorado say it's going to be a bad year. They're predicting the highest danger level for snow slides since they began forecasting in 1973.(Image credit: Zoe Rom/Aspen Public Radio)
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Injuries have hurt Wolves, but awful defense has hurt just as much

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Cooler, where the truth cannot be controversial. Let's get to it: *The impact of injuries on this Timberwolves' season is undeniable. Robert Covington hasn't played since late December, a stretch now of 34 games missed. The Wolves went 12-10 when Covington was in the lineup after he had been acquired from the 76ers. They are 15-19 since he last played. Injuries to several point guards at once derailed any momentum the Wolves had a couple months back. Now a...
Tags: Colorado, Russia, Angels, Arizona, New Orleans, Derrick Rose, Orlando, ROBERT Covington, Star Tribune, Timberwolves, Golden State, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Covington, Tom Thibodeau, Thibodeau

Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

Seven states, including California and Arizona, agreed to voluntarily cut their water use. But as the climate warms, any victory may be short-lived.
Tags: Utah, News, Colorado, California, Water, Drought, Global Warming, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Rivers, Reservoirs, Shortages, Lake Mead, Colorado River

THE APPLE STORE WORLD TOUR: From Albuquerque to Zurich, here's a look at every Apple Store across the globe (AAPL)

To understand Apple's global retail footprint, it helps to see it for yourself. We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the world. Jump to your favorite country or state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every store alphabetically. It's hard to believe Apple was started out of a garage in California just over 40 years ago. Today, Apple is worth hundreds of billions of dollars and has over 500 stores in 24 countries around the world. Apple stores weren't even a "thing" unt...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Colorado, South Park, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Spain, Turkey

Weak storm hits Southern California on first day of spring

LOS ANGELES — A weak storm headed for Southern California Wednesday — the first day of spring 2019 — and was on track to arrive later than expected, and with less moisture. The storm originating in the southern gulf of Alaska should have reached Southern California Tuesday night, according to what forecasters had projected, but as of early Wednesday morning it remained parked off Northern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. “You’ll need an umbrella at some point (...
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NHL Short Notes

TUESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Boston 5, NY ISLANDERS 0 Detroit 3, NY RANGERS 2 Montreal 3, PHILADELPHIA 1 CAROLINA 3, Pittsburgh 2 (SO) Washington 4, NEW JERSEY 1 ST. LOUIS 7, Edmonton 2 NASHVILLE 3, Toronto 0 Colorado 3, MINNESOTA 1 DALLAS 4, Florida 2 CALGARY 4, Columbus 2 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
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Hickenlooper: What I'd do for US workers

One of the defining experiences of my life came in the mid-1980s. After working for two years as a geologist in Colorado, I lost my job and my career during that long recession. Struggling to find work, some friends and I decided to start a small business in an undeveloped part of Denver in 1988. Two years later, we built a successful brew pub and eventually opened up over a dozen more around the Midwest. This is the essence of the American Dream -- in the land of opportunity, if you have a good...
Tags: News, Colorado, US, Stories, Denver, Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper: What I'd do for America's workers

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper writes that we need to bring people together to create a national strategy that minimizes the gap between the skills our people have and the skills a 21st century economy needs.
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Colorado marijuana and driving study: Volunteers get paid to get high (Thanks to Jeffrey Brown)
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United States: Denver Club "Stripped" Carmen Electra And Others Of Compensation, Suit Says - Reed Smith

Carmen Electra, joined by models Dessie Mitcheson and Lucy Pinder, sued a Colorado strip club over the club's allegedly unauthorized use of its photographs on its website and social media in late January of this year.
Tags: News, Colorado, United States, Reed Smith, Carmen Electra, Dessie Mitcheson, Denver Club, Lucy Pinder