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  Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Denver Business Journal: "The company behind the country's newest free tabloid -- 365 Media USA LLC, which launched the newspaper BostonNow this week -- has trademarked the names of nearly two dozen other newspapers. Among them is DenverNow. BostonNow is attempting to make itself unique in the world of newspapers by relying on local bloggers as well as on staff reporters to fill its pages."

We hope they cover water issues if they come.

6:48:40 PM     

? for President?

Political Wire: "The National Journal updates its rankings for the Democratic presidential race, concluding 'there is no Democratic front-runner. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards all have a plausible claim on the nomination...The usual metrics are all jumbled. Clinton leads the money race, leads in New Hampshire, and tops the national polls. Obama leads in South Carolina, in media love, and in enthusiasm. Edwards has the tightest message, the best organization in Iowa, and the lead in Iowa.'"

The Cherry Creek News: "Colorado's senior Senator, and avowed conservative, has given Mitt Romney's presidential campaign another Rocky Mountain foothold. Wayne Allard today endorsed Romney, in an early move that may help Romney further his regional claim on conservative voters."

"2008 pres"
6:25:08 PM     


As the story unfolds tonight around the tragedy in Virginia our hearts go out to the victim's families and friends who are most effected and whose lives have been profoundly changed in a moment.

5:50:39 PM     


Josh Marshall: "I've written this post several times already. But as long as the president keeps fibbing, I'll keep writing it. The president says the Congress is substituting its judgment for that of the uniformed military. Not true. The uniformed military was against the surge. By most measures, it still is. The president disagreed so he fired the senior military leadership on the ground in Iraq and replaced them with people -- and there aren't that many of them -- who agreed with him."

"2008 pres"
7:12:00 AM     


Talking Points Memo: "Given President Bush's role in the dismissal of David Iglesias--over the reported objection of Attorney General Gonzales--it's worth going back over what the President and those who speak on his behalf have said publicly since this scandal broke."

"2008 pres"
7:08:09 AM     

? for President?

Political Wire: "A new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds the presidential race tightening up in both parties, with frontrunners losing ground since last month's poll. In the Democratic race, Sen. Hillary Clinton leads with 36%, trailed by Sen. Barack Obama at 28% and John Edwards at 15%. On the Republican side, Rudy Giuliani leads with 27%, trailed by Sen. John McCain at 24%, Fred Thompson at 11%, Mitt Romney at 10% and Newt Gingrich at 8%."

The Corner: "Wow. Rudy puts a Pete Wilson/Arlen Specter spin on his own candidacy: Giuliani made his sharpest case for moving beyond social issues this weekend in Iowa, telling The Des Moines Register, 'Our party is going to grow, and we are going to win in 2008 if we are a party characterized by what we're for, not if we're a party that's known for what we're against.' Asked about abortion, he said, 'Our party has to get beyond issues like that.' Got that pro-life Republicans?"

"2008 pres"
7:06:37 AM     

? for Denver City Council District 3

Here's a look at the Denver City Council District 3 race from the Denver Post. from the article, "Graffiti and housing foreclosures have become so prevalent in west Denver that candidates for the District 3 City Council seat say theirs is a race for revitalization. Seven people are running to fill the seat left open when Rosemary Rodriguez was appointed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Each candidate hopes to be an advocate for change in the area...

"The candidates said they know west Denver as a strong, working-class community that just needs investment. And they point to signs of progress. The area was part of a pilot program for the 'broken windows' policing philosophy that emphasizes punishing quality-of-life crimes. Several candidates said the program has been a success...

"An all-mail-ballot election that culminates May 1 is underway. Denver residents who have not received a ballot by today should contact the Denver Election Commission or call 311."

"denver 2007"
6:58:55 AM     

Colorado presidntial fundraising numbers

From today's Denver Post, "Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama raised more early money in Colorado than any other candidate, with residents of Boulder and Denver first in line to support the Illinois senator, an analysis of federal records shows. The $565,087 amassed by Obama dwarfed the amounts raised by other top-tier Democrats in Colorado. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton netted only $84,535, and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards raised $78,350. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson garnered $151,950. On the Republican side, Mitt Romney was the big Colorado fundraiser, collecting $374,575. Trailing Romney was former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with $102,101 and Arizona Sen. John McCain with $76,865."

Meanwhile Tom Tancredo keeps on rolling, according to the Denver Post. They write, "Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, a staunch opponent of illegal immigration, received a big financial boost for his presidential campaign from his home state, but also took in tens of thousands of dollars from Texas and California, according to federal election records. Tancredo, who officially announced he was running for president two weeks ago, raised nearly $1.2 million from Jan. 1 through March 31. He has $575,078 remaining. 'Watch out, big guys, here comes the little guy!' said Tancredo, who campaigned in Iowa over the weekend. Seventy-five percent of Tancredo's contributions were under $200, indicating a strong grassroots effort. The campaign is not legally required to itemize those donors but said the average contribution was $61. An analysis shows California leading the way with $60,115 in disclosed contributions to Tancredo. Much of the money came from the southern part of the state. California was followed closely by Colorado with $56,975 and Texas with $26,470. Tancredo, who is serving his fifth term in the 6th Congressional District, estimated that $400,000 came from Internet donors."

"2008 pres"
6:43:42 AM     

Homestake water for Teva Mountain Games
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The Dagger® Steep Creek Championship in the Vail Valley will get a boost from the town's water supply during the Teva Mountain Games, according to WetDawg. From the article, "For the past several years, the world's best kayakers have raced down Homestake Creek, a steep, low-volume river outside of Redcliff, Colorado, as part of the annual Teva Mountain Games in Vail. This year, in a landmark deal with event organizers, Vail Resorts will donate water from its allotment upstream in the Homestake Reservoir to ensure that there is sufficient water in Homestake Creek for the Dagger® Steep Creek Championship...

"Vail Resorts will call for the release of 50 acre feet from its allotment of 275 acre feet of water in Homestake Reservoir to be released at a constant rate of 100 cubic feet per second (CFS) so it reaches the venue site of the Dagger® Steep Creek Championship on Homestake Creek between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 31. In previous years, releases from Homestake Reservoir have not been coordinated with the race and kayakers have scraped down the creek with unnatural spring water flows as low as 25 CFS -- roughly the flow of one fire hose."

"colorado water"
6:29:18 AM     

South Platte trash removal
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From today's Denver Post, "Want to pick up trash while riding or paddling? Sunday, being Earth Day, a bunch of paddlers, runners and cyclists will hook up at Union Boat Chutes in Englewood and float, run and pedal down the South Platte to Denver's Confluence playpark, gathering trash along the way. A free BBQ awaits at Confluence. Boats hit the water around noon Sunday. Call Denver's Confluence Kayaks for more info, 303-433-3676 to register."

"colorado water"
6:13:29 AM     

Global warming: The Earth is a beautifully complex system
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Here's a look at the IPCC report and it's predictions for water supplies from the Casper Star Tribune. From the article, "As the world warms, water -- either too little or too much of it -- is going to be the major problem for the United States, scientists and military experts said Monday. It will be a domestic problem, with states clashing over controls of rivers, and a national security problem as water shortages and floods worsen conflicts and terrorism elsewhere in the world, they said. At home, especially in the Southwest, regions will need to find new sources of drinking water, the Great Lakes will shrink, fish and other species will be left high and dry, and coastal areas will on occasion be inundated because of sea-level rises and souped-up storms, U.S. scientists said. The scientists released a 67-page chapter on North American climate effects, which is part of an international report on climate change impact...

"'Water at large is the central (global warming) problem for the U.S.,' Princeton University geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer said after a press conference featuring eight American scientists who were lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's climate-effects report. Roger Pulwarty, one of the federal government's top drought scientists, said states such as Arizona and Colorado, which already fight over the Colorado River basin water, will step up legal skirmishes. They may look to the Great Lakes, but water availability there will shrink, he said...

"As water fights erupt between nations and regions and especially between cities and agricultural areas, Stanford scientist Terry Root said there will be one sure loser low on the priority list for water: other species. 'The fish will lose out and the birds and everything,' she said. Pollution will also worsen with global warming, the scientists said. As places like the Great Lakes draw down on water, the pollution inside will get more concentrated and trapped toxins will come more to the surface, said Stanford scientist Stephen Schneider."

Here's a short article on snowmaking at ski resorts, from the Denver Post. They write, "Colorado's snowmaking power - developed to attract holiday skiers and blanket terrain parks - may also protect the state's slopes from climate change for a few extra decades, according to a United Nations report. 'We're not looking at the obliteration of the ski industry this century, which is what some others have said in the past,' said Daniel Scott, a geographer at the University of Waterloo in Canada and a co-author of the report. Past studies didn't consider snowmaking, which lets ski resorts cover bald spots, open early and close late, Scott said. New fan-type snowblowers also can produce snow at relatively high temperatures, close to freezing, he said. In a warmer world, snowmakers could keep trails covered longer - and at lower elevations more vulnerable to melting."

"colorado water"
6:04:24 AM     

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