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Grand Valley Region Citizens for a National Park is seeking support to re-designate the Colorado National Monument as the nation’s 60th National Park.
We believe it is the single most important thing the Grand Valley region can do to boost tourism, enhance real estate values, attract high level new business, strengthen its economy, and so protect this unique national resource it would take an act of Congress to change its status or borders.
Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists currently bypass our Colorado National Monument because it lacks national park status.
The Grand Valley is in the midst of it’s second major economic bust, unemployment (8.4%) is nearly one percent above the national average, Grand Junction and Mesa County sales tax revenues are down, home foreclosures are the highest of Colorado’s 12 largest metro areas and one in ten rental units stand empty.
Elevating the Colorado National Monument to a national Park is the only current proposal which offers a multitude of sustained regional economic benefits and guarantees our community's quality of life for generations to come for little to no cost to local citizens and businesses who would reap the rewards.
John Otto circulated the original petition for a National Park in 1907. Otto’s leadership, combined with unflagging community support won monument status via President Taft.
Now it’s up to us. Grand Valley area residents and leaders, can be the change! Help deliver an overwhelming wave of support to make John Otto's 106 year old dream come true and to create our nation's 60th National Park.
Our hearts have gone out to those affected in the wake of the recent tragedy in Colorado. We may know who committed the crime, but no reason will ever be justifiable. Time will pass, but the stolen lives of the victims can play a role in the future.
As is common with such horrific rampages, we cannot help but ponder what –if any- preventive actions could have been taken. The debate here is lively, with many believing this instance, and others like it, lack a pattern and thus cannot be prevented. The events may be random and relatively few in proportion to the safety we usually encounter in our daily lives, but these mass shootings are not a mere generational event, an unheard-of travesty. Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and now Colorado are all examples of mass shootings that have occurred since the turn of the 21st century, and various others exist beside them, unfortunately.
As it stands currently, no limit exists on the amount of guns or ammunition available to our citizens. Does this mean we must accept the threat of individuals taking innocent lives whenever they should choose to? Every life is precious and should be protected as such.
Allowing weapons to repeatedly fall into the hands of dangerous individuals is certainly not something that should be tolerated. Our country would be wise to re-evaluate how citizens attain firearms, considering that it could save countless lives.
Gun control has provoked abundant controversy in the political realm. Many Americans feel defensive about altering gun control policies in fear that their second amendment right will be somehow inhibited. The second amendment gives each citizen of the USA the fundamental right to bear arms and this petition does not believe it should be tampered with. This petition proposes new procedures that will coincide with our constitution’s beliefs. Nevertheless, all Americans also share the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and a ruthless gunmen should not infringe on these in any way.
Anyone who possesses or has experience with firearms is aware of their power and the responsibility of their usage. A breathalyzer can keep an inebriated driver off the road and save a life. Maybe it has saved yours or someone you love. You never know. The same principle applies to wielding a weapon. Precautionary measures can stop unnecessary disasters, and the same relates to guns.
The heartbreaking injustice that occurred in Colorado cannot be undone, but it can rest as the foundation for safety in our further generations. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both given their condolences, but not addressed future measures to be undertaken. This brings me to my proposition: I challenge 2012 Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to discuss and introduce ideas on new policies in their campaigns that will provide greater security in firearm/ammunition distribution.
Any candidate can offer condolences; only an innovative leader can respond in a concerned and timely manner to satisfy his commitment to our country. It is simple to ask only one of the men to do so, but this incident is something each should address in the hopes of leading our nation.
I ask you to do your research, and see that the Mayor of Denver Michael Hancock and the Governor John Hickenlooper is trying to silence our amendment rights.
They needs to be recalled and thrown out of office. The OCCUPY DENVER movement is all I need to say.
My baby sister was recently SUSPENDED from Lamar Middle School Lamar School District RE2, for wearing a "I <3 BOOBIES" bracelet, supporting breast cancer awareness among the younger crowd. She was sent home crying because they would not allow her to wear it.
Awareness means a lot to her and my entire family, if it wasn't for my mother being aware and getting checked last minute, her breast cancer would have been over looked and taken her life. She survived it, and we support the awareness in any which way possible.
Please help me petition to stop the banning of these awareness bracelets across the U.S. its unneeded censorship!!!
The Family Dollar retail chain, with annual revenues in excess of seven billion dollars, has announced it will open one of its "big box" stores in the small town of Ridgway, CO.
Ridgway supports locally owned and operated businesses, and the citizens promote smart, sustainable development which primarily benefits the local economy rather than an elite few in a large national corporation.
The Family Dollar corporation will most likely take business away from smaller local businesses, put some of them out of business, and ultimately destroy more jobs locally than it creates.
Ridgway has been able to preserve its unique and distinctive "Old West" small town character up until now and wants to keep it that way.
Despite the fact that the citizens have staged numerous protest rallies, and more than 700 people have signed a petition asking Family Dollar NOT to open a store in their town, the corporation has ignored the town's pleas.
Legally, Ridgway cannot prevent Family Dollar from moving in or deny them a building permit, which they have now obtained, and the citizens' sincere and open appeal to the corporation - letting it know it is not welcome in their town - has gone unheeded.
The draft Boulder City Open Space & Mountain Parks West Trail Study Area Plan (OSMP West TSA Plan) proposes continuing a decades old bike ban. Despite two long years of intense effort by BMA, even our modest requests for limited access have been rejected. None of the existing 78 miles of trails are to be opened to bikes and none of the approximately 17 miles of new trails will be either.
OSMP staff offers instead two presently unobtainable "future" opportunities: an access via the Eldorado State Park that, after 10 years of effort, is still opposed by the Park and possible use of the Chapman Drive dirt road, to which OSMP does not have legal access.
In addition, the staff has presented the traditional package of demonstratively contrived "environmental" and "user conflict" issues as justification for continuing the mountain bike prohibition.
Mountain bikers (and BMA) are the most engaged and service oriented user group in Boulder County. BMA has 20 years of volunteer service, trail construction, maintenance, patrolling, and visitor education. The staff's rejection of our modest requests and their lack of any realistic justification for the rejection leaves us no choice. We must speak out in opposition to the staff's unjustified opinions and to their misrepresentations of mountain bike issues.
Please do your part, sign this petition, and visit the BMA website (http://bouldermountainbike.org) to see what else you can do in the next month to defend Boulder mountain biking.
Aurora Reservoir Management.
We would like to request one night of fishing Aurora Reservoir, this summer.
Bicycling is a way of life in Denver. Under the Hickenlooper administration our City saw many improvements to the bicycling infrastructure and subsequently an increase in ridership.
In order to elevate Denver to become the bicycle friendly community it deserves to be, bicyclists need to speak up and encourage our next Mayor to make bicycling a priority. Specifically, the new administration should adopt Mayor Hickenlooper's goal of having 10% of the trips made in Denver made by Bicycle by 2018.
When our next Mayor is elected, BikeDenver will bring this petition to our first meeting with the new administration. We hope you will join us and make our message even louder. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to making Denver a world-class bicycling city.
For over 100 years in Crestone, Colorado, there has been confusion over what the real name of the main mountain above town is called. Locals, since as early as 1882, always called the mountain “Crestone Peak”, and the town was named after the mountain.
Officially since 1970, this 14,165’ mountain has been named “Kit Carson Mountain” (it was officially named “Kit Carson Peak” from 1906 thru 1969), even if most residents don’t care for that name, nor call it that. Two of its three highest peaks are officially named “Challenger Point” and “Columbia Point”. Its highest peak has no official name at all.
When the mountain was re-named in 1906, nobody in Crestone was told about this and the town didn’t even know of the name change until the 1940s. You can read more on this at this web page: http://crestoneeagle.com/archives2008/apr08_b1.html
The time has come to correct this 104 year old problem. The people of the Town of Crestone are officially co-proponents of two proposals before the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN). For the first proposal, since the name “Crestone Peak” has been officially given to another mountain south of Crestone, this proposal calls on the BGN to rename Kit Carson Mountain, “Mount Crestone”. The second proposal calls on the BGN to name Kit Carson Mountain’s unnamed highest peak “Tranquility Point”.
In July 1999, the Director of Registrations for the Acupuncture Licensure determined injection therapy to be within the scope of acupuncture practice. Injection therapy is the injection of sterile herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, or other similar-type substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles.
Doctors of Chiropractic with acupuncture certification receive an average of 4800 hours of postgraduate education including pharmacology/toxicology, venipuncture, botanical and nutritional medications, laboratory and physical diagnosis of all body systems, clean needle technique and emergency medical procedures. By contrast, acupuncturists receive approximately 2500 hours of training (varies by school) and, by Colorado statute, are not considered physicians and not allowed to diagnose using Western diagnostic techniques.
HB10-1416 is a bill that would allow Chiropractors with Acupuncture Certification the rights of injection therapy as been granted to Acupuncturists since 1999.
Public Officials must take and Oath of Office in support of the U.S. Constitution and Colorado State Constitution an guarantee a Republican form of government.
Article X of the U. S. Constitution states "the power not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People."
Heart of Denver Dogs is a community group for dog owners who believe in the health, welfare, and socialization of our pets. Due to geographic limitation such as condo living and zero yards, pet owners need to get the City of Denver and our representatives on board to allow us the freedom to exercise, solcialize, and play freely but responsibly in our local parks.
PLEASE JOIN THE MOVEMENT.
We are asking for off leash hours in all Metro Parks in a safe and community oriented way.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AS TO HOW CHLORINE AFFECTS YOU.
In response to the following question,
What precautions should parents take for children who swim a lot, particularly those on swim teams? Is there a higher incidence of chlorine-related health problems among swimmers?
Dr. Andrew Weil, well known health advocate, noted in an article in October, 20009:
“Chlorine used to disinfect swimming pools is widely recognized as a health hazard. New research suggests that children who swim frequently in chlorinated pools may have increased risks of developing allergies or asthma. Among adults exposure to chlorine in swimming pools has been linked with other health problems including bladder and rectal cancer and, possibly, an increased risk for coronary heart disease.”
The article quotes statistics indicating that children who spend a lot of time in pools are at a risk up to 8 times higher for allergies.
Please read the rest of the article here:
Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent and irritant, harmful to skin and eyes.
Yet, there are alternatives. Some pools use a “sea salt” based process, which folks find much less irritating.
Many individuals in Parker do not use the Recreation Center pool because of the chlorine irritation, or use it reluctantly, suffering the irritation for the other benefits of swimming.
However, in emails with Recreation Department personnel, it is clear that they consider the chlorine methodology to be the best for the purposes of the Parker pool.
Therefore, this petition is a request for the Parker Town Council to direct the Recreation Department to form a citizen’s committee to investigate all methods of disinfecting the Parker pools, to possibly select another method, and for the Town Council to then fund the recommended new process, if any.
Your email address will serve as a way of keeping folks informed and of getting folks together for an appearance before the Town Council, if required and desired.
Please indicate your interest in being a participant in the study committee. This would involve email participation and researching the various alternatives, what other departments and private pools are using, etc.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AS TO HOW CHLORINE AFFECTS YOU.
Please contact ParkerChlorine@aol.com for more information or questions.
Web Site: http://www.ourwebs.info/indexcl.htm
Currently Qwest provides high speed internet to the residents of South Elk Creek Rd. between US Hwy 285 at Shaffers Crossing and the address of 14492 S. Elk Creek Rd., which is between Grey Eagle Ranch Rd. and S. Elk Creek Acres Rd. From that point on, there is no service until the area known as Sphinx Park.
The State of Colorado paid Qwest Communications, Inc. 37 million dollars to build a state-wide fiber optic network in 2000 as part of the MNT Project. After nine years of delays and questionable excuses, Qwest has not completed the last 16 miles of fiber optic line that was clearly specified, paid for and allocated to San Juan County and Silverton, the county seat.
It's unacceptable that Qwest has unfairly profited by NOT completing this important fiber optic line to Silverton, one of Colorado's most isolated areas. Today, San Juan is the only county in Colorado not to have the fiber optic link promised and paid for by the taxpayers of Colorado in 2000.
All of us Jonas Brothers Colorado fans REALLY want JB to come here on their World Tour! I want The Jonas Brothers to see this!
Target: Those with the decision making power and access to funds that could raise the additional $3 million needed to relocate Decatur Light Rail Station from RTD’s Proposed location (the below grade area behind Rude Recreation Center and near Federal bridge) to the City and Resident Preferred location identified in Decatur Station Area Planning Public Workshop #3 (on flatter ground closer to the Broncos stadium) including: City Council, City Planning Department, Public Works, RTD Board and Staff, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Mayor Hickenlooper, the Stadium District, the Denver Broncos, and the local media.
Feasibility: Approximately $6.07 million has been allocated to address the safety concerns following including:
1) $2.07 million dollars from The Better Denver Bond Program, approved by the voters in 2007, which included $2.07 million for “Public Infrastructure for Transit-Oriented Development at Decatur Station”.
2) Approximately $4 million split between the City and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District for the portion of Lakewood Gulch from 300 feet West of Decatur St. to the S. Platte River.
Petition is also available in Spanish here: Online petition - Petición de Localización para la Estación de Tranvía Decatur
The Colorado Calvert Academy is committed to helping teachers and parents inspire the best in their students.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will attend school primarily from home with the supervision of a Colorado-certified teacher working in partnership with their parent who serves as a one-on-one learning guide.
The program uses the highly-regarded Calvert curriculum which has been used to educate over 500,000 students throughout the last century. The curriculum aligns to Colorado standards and provides the best in both online education (via a learning management system) and offline materials (including textbooks, workbooks, and supplies).
The school also provides students with a computer and all necessary technology.
Child abuse is reported on an average of every 10 seconds and three children die every day as a result of such abuse.
Sadly, Colorado has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the country. According to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Colorado ranks 3rd in the nation for deaths resulting from child abuse.
Government funding does not support the full range of services necessary to assist families in providing safe, nurturing care and education for their children, or, when necessary, to develop an alternative permanency option.
The REAL ID Act was passed in February of 2005 without consent of the American people.
It requires every citizen who carries a driver's license to carry a Real ID, a nationalized identification card that will compromise American privacy and security.
The card will begin issuing on May 11th of 2008.
This petition calls for the Colorado government to refuse compliance with the REAL ID Act.
As of May 29th, 2007, the administration of Colorado Christian University has
decided to not renew Professor Andrew Paquin's teaching contract.
Named "2005-2006 Faculty Member of the Year" by the CCU student body, Andrew
Paquin is both loved and respected by current students, alumni, faculty, staff,
and parents of CCU students. Now, against their wishes, Professor Paquin is
being dismissed on grounds that are hardly comprehensible.
Rarely promulgating his own opinions, Professor Paquin challenged students to
come to their own conclusions about what it meant to be a follower of Christ.
He truly called on his students to "think for themselves" and "be seekers of
truth," two purported objectives of the University. His dismissal would be a
regrettable step backwards in the pursuit of these goals.
Professor Paquin’s background and convictions were exactly what the Social
Sciences department needed. He breathed life into the Global Studies degree,
undoubtedly contributing to its rapidly growing status. With his practical and
experiential knowledge in the non-profit sector, as well as his relentless passion
for empowering the poor and marginalized, Professor Paquin was an invaluable
asset to the Global Studies program of Colorado Christian University.
Furthermore, his termination will not only be a loss for Global Studies students,
but a loss for the student body as a whole.
22. Colorado Recess
CHICAGO Oct 9, 2006 (AP)— Here's some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.
This is a picture of a Black Mountain water evaporation tank that covers 40 acres in Colorado. This is where drilling fluids/waste are disposed of. These fluids contain chemicals such as benzene and plutonium that are left over from drilling operations such as drilling for oil and natural gas.
The black spots on the photo are “ponds” where water evaporates and chemicals are left behind. I cannot see any water in these "ponds”.
A health department official could smell benzene at this sight, which has been proven to cause rare blood diseases such as leukemia.
· In 2001, pipes burst and no residents were notified of possible contamination in their area.
· Dalbo wants to build an evaporation station on 183 acres including a 50-acre pond and two 33-acre ponds.
· No Federal laws govern these evaporation stations.
· This proposed site is located 2 miles away from the Colorado River which runs through: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.
· No testing has been done on this wastewater, yet Dalbo says it is non-toxic and non-hazardous, but states it could kill a cow if it drinks enough.
· This proposed site is 250 feet away from an irrigation ditch that is used to water corn and alfalfa fields.
· When a representative for Dalbo was asked if HE would drink that water he said “No.”
Help stop this Company from building this Evaporation Station where millions of people could be affected. It may not leak today or next year, but it will leak and contaminate our water. We need that water to live.
January 12, 2005
This petition is to have the gathering in good ol colorado.
It's in the middle of the country it's a great place come on juggalos.
In December of 2001, while pleading guilty to a racketeering, loansharking and money laundering indictment that accused him of being "the acting boss of the Columbo Crime Family," Little Allie essentially admitted he was a high-ranking member of the Mafia. While, as per Salvatore Maranzano's 1931 Mafia Commission edict, Little Allie's plea violated Mafia rules, it is unlikely that he will suffer any serious consequences.
On December 8, 2004, Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace, 63, the Colombo Crime Family acting boss, drew a 20-year sentence for the murder of 79-year-old George Aronwald, an administrative law judge who ruled on city parking tickets.
The feds contended that in 1987, Cacace delivered the order from The Snake, the jailed Colombo boss, to kill William Aronwald because he had prosecuted mobsters in a "disrespectful" manner. Cacace scrawled "Aronwald" on a scrap of paper and gave it to the hit team. However, the hapless killers targeted the wrong "Aronwald."
The feds indicted Little Allie Boy and John "Jackie" DeRoss, the Columbo Crime Family underboss, on October 14, 2004 for the May 26, 1999 murder of Columbo Family underboss William "Wild Bill" Cutolo, and for obstruction of justice related to the investigation of Cutolo's murder. On that day, William Cutolo had been picked up and driven to what he was told would be a top-level meeting of the Columbo Cosa Nostra Family. Wild Bill thought he was headed for a session with Little Allie Boy but at that moment, Persico---the man the feds say was the architect of Cutolo's murder---was in Garden City, L.I. discussing strategy for a then-pending case with his attorney. Cutolo's body has never been found. In November 2002, following a hearing in Surrogates Court, Cutolo was officially declared dead.
While uniform attire is a tradition at Colorado Catholic Academy, the importance of ones self-expresion is eqally important to the nurturing of ones personal identity. The issue of modernizing school uniforms has been ajusted to allow girls to wear pants.
In short, we feel that in order to insure gender eqality and self-expresion that young men at Colorado Catholic Academy should be permitted to wear an earing or earings in the appropriate ear.
February 27, 2004
At least 1 child in 4 in the U.S. today is seriously overweight, and that number keeps growing.
Over the last 20 years, the number of overweight children has increased by more than 50% and the number of extremely overweight children has nearly doubled.
40 million American children have abnormally high cholesterol levels. By the age of 12, an estimated 70% of U.S. children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
Geocaching is a worldwide sport involving the use of a GPS receiver to find a specific site. The location of the site may contain an actual hidden cache, a point of interest or unusual view, an event, or some other reason.
Most caches are located on city, county, state and federal public grounds. The property is not damaged and in most cases, trash and litter is removed by geocachers.
The Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department has banned the placing of geocaches in all City parks. One of the reasons is that it damages the environment. However, the Department allows horse and mountain bike traffic in the parks. What could be more damaging? The Department has also spent money for developing skateboard areas. Geocaching is of no expense to the City.
We the undersigned believe that we as students in Windsor should not have to go to school on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. We are a disgrace to society because we have to go to school on this special day. Not only is this day celebrating someone important to history's Birth but it is also giving him praise for what he has accomplished in this country. Without him we probably would still be segregated. Without the "I have a dream
" speech we would not have become a free country like we have. We, and two other schools in the state of Colorado are the only schools not out for this special day. By signing below we are showing that we strongly disagree with the School Board for not allowing us to get this day off.