Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

#ashland-ore, #classical-music, #colorado, #culture-arts, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #outdoor-performance, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater, #weather, #wildfires, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed

How should we assess the Republican Party?

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Sharing Stories, and a View, Aboard the California Zephyr

A photographer traveled across America on one of Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. Here’s what she saw.

#amtrak, #california, #chicago-ill, #colorado, #great-plains-us, #iowa, #nevada, #photography, #railroads, #rocky-mountains, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #travel-and-vacations

Funeral Home Operator Pleads Guilty in ‘Illegal Body Part Scheme’

Megan Hess, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud, sold body parts without families’ consent in a business she operated with her mother, officials said.

#colorado, #frauds-and-swindling, #funerals-and-memorials, #justice-department, #megan-hess, #shirley-koch

As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up

Across the country, local governments are accelerating their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in some cases bridging partisan divides. Their role will become increasingly important.

#carbon-dioxide, #colorado, #fairfax-county-va, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #phoenix-ariz, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellow-springs-ohio

Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

#bailey-darren-1966, #colorado, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-secretary-of-state, #elections-senate, #hochul-kathleen-c, #illinois, #irvin-richard-c-1970, #midterm-elections-2022, #new-york-state, #primaries-and-caucuses, #pritzker-j-b, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

#bailey-darren-1966, #bennet-michael-farrand, #colorado, #dahm-nathan, #democratic-party, #illinois, #inhofe-james-m, #irvin-richard-c-1970, #mcmullin-evan, #midterm-elections-2022, #miller-mary-e-1959, #mississippi, #new-york-state, #newman-marie-1964, #oklahoma, #palazzo-steven, #peters-tina, #polis-jared-s-1975, #pritzker-j-b, #pruitt-scott, #republican-party, #south-carolina, #trump-donald-j, #utah

Election Workers Don’t Feel Safe Despite Federal Effort to Combat Threats

The Jan. 6 hearings laid bare how threats have terrified some election officials. But a federal pledge to address them has so far come up nearly empty.

#brennan-center-for-justice, #colorado, #elections-secretary-of-state, #garland-merrick-b, #griswold-jena, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Election Conspiracy Theories Driving Tina Peters to Run in Colorado

The county clerk has been consumed by election conspiracy theories, lionized by a movement and indicted in a bizarre scheme. Will Republicans nominate her to run elections in Colorado?

#boebert-lauren, #byrne-patrick-m, #colorado, #elections-secretary-of-state, #grand-junction-colo, #lindell-mike, #peters-tina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-machines

In Boebert’s District, as Elsewhere, Democrats Surge into G.O.P. Primary

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

#aspen-colo, #boebert-lauren, #colorado, #conservatism-us-politics, #income-inequality, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

To Defeat Boebert, Some Colorado Democrats Change Their Registration

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

#aspen-colo, #boebert-lauren, #colorado, #conservatism-us-politics, #income-inequality, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Colorado to Examine Lauren Boebert’s Mileage Claims and Tax Liens

The state’s attorney general has referred for review a fraud complaint from the group that targeted Representative Madison Cawthorn, in a sign of trouble for the first-term congresswoman.

#boebert-lauren, #campaign-finance, #colorado, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#arson, #colorado, #dibee-joseph-mahmoud, #earth-liberation-front, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #gerlach-chelsea-d, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #oregon, #overaker-josephine-s, #terrorism

8 of the Best Bike Trails in the U.S.

Tens of thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have been developed into recreational paths since the 1960s. Here are scenic pathways through deserts, valleys, mountain passages and more.

#arizona, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #california, #cheshire-conn, #cheyenne-wyo, #children-and-childhood, #coeur-dalene-idaho, #colorado, #cumberland-md, #cycling-mountain-bike, #downieville-calif, #farmington-conn, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #laramie-wyo, #minnesota, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #railroads, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-county-md

One Man’s Choice to Be Cremated Under the Open Sky

A small Colorado town maintains the country’s only public outdoor funeral pyre. Philip Incao saw it as his own perfect ending.

#colorado, #cremation, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #steiner-rudolf

Tina Peters, G.O.P. Colorado Secretary of State Candidate, Is Barred From Overseeing Elections

A judge ruled that Tina Peters, a pro-Trump Republican accused of tampering with voting equipment in Mesa County, had “committed a neglect of duty.”

#colorado, #computer-security, #conspiracy-theories, #elections-secretary-of-state, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #grand-junction-colo, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #peters-tina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

#arizona, #boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-conservancy, #nebraska, #new-mexico, #oregon, #rain, #texas, #united-states, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wildfires, #wind

NOAA Image Catches Wildfire Smoke and Dust on Collision Course

A time-lapse image of smoke from wildfires in New Mexico and dust from a storm in Colorado illustrates the scope of Western catastrophe.

#colorado, #global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-mexico, #satellites, #wildfires

Dozens of Wild Horses Killed by Mystery Disease at Colorado Facility

The outbreak has killed at least 85 horses since Saturday, and laboratory tests are being completed to identify the fatal illness, the Bureau of Land Management said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #bureau-of-land-management, #canon-city-colo, #colorado, #federal-lands, #horses

A Crusade to Challenge the 2020 Election, Blessed by Church Leaders

Some evangelical pastors are hosting events dedicated to Trump’s election falsehoods and promoting the cause to their congregations.

#christians-and-christianity, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #evangelical-movement, #flynn-michael-t, #graham-franklin, #jeffress-robert, #ministers-protestant, #peters-tina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #samaritans-purse, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique, #white-paula-1966

Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #golden-colo, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montecito-calif, #national-center-for-atmospheric-research, #nevada, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-santa-barbara, #utah, #weather, #western-states-us

Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks. Residents Are Paying a Price.

Across the country, corporate landlords are expanding manufactured housing portfolios and driving up rents, pushing longtime residents out.

#affordable-housing, #colorado, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-capital-analytics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Federal Jury Awards $14 Million to George Floyd Protesters Injured In Denver

Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colorado, #columbus-ohio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Colorado County Clerk Indicted in Voting Security Breach Investigation

The Mesa County clerk, Tina Peters, is charged with counts related to tampering with voting equipment. A Republican running for secretary of state, she has promoted false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

#colorado, #elections, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #peters-tina, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

At 65 and Legally Blind, ‘Sister Shred’ Has Never Met a Slope She Wouldn’t Ride

Kris Nordberg still loves rolling through rock gardens and shredding powder on her ski bike — sometimes, in a nun costume.

#blindness, #colorado, #content-type-personal-profile, #cycling-mountain-bike, #nordberg-kris-sister-shred

Meet Erica Nelson, a Female, Indigenous Fly Fishing Guide

She hooks tree branches, slips on rocks, and shines a light on the topics nobody talks about in her sport.

#colorado, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #native-americans, #orvis-inc, #podcasts, #women-and-girls

2020 Election Denier Will Run for Top Elections Position in Colorado

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk, has been stripped of her county election oversight but is seeking to oversee her state’s elections as secretary of state.

#bannon-stephen-k, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #colorado, #computer-security, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #tina-peters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Mother Gets 16 Years for Treating Daughter for Illnesses She Didn’t Have

Kelly Renee Turner, 43, pleaded guilty to child abuse and other charges connected to the 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #colorado, #douglas-county-colo, #gant-olivia-d-2017, #munchausens-syndrome-and-by-proxy, #turner-kelly-renee, #welfare-us

How Billions in Infrastructure Funding Could Worsen Global Warming

Highway expansions tend to bring more greenhouse gas emissions. A few states are trying to change that dynamic, but it won’t be easy.

#air-pollution, #american-assn-of-state-highway-and-transportation-officials, #automobiles, #colorado, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #roads-and-traffic, #states-us

Man Charged in Kidnapping of Bloomberg’s Housekeeper From Colorado Ranch

The man was accused of kidnapping an employee of Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, and asking for the whereabouts of his daughters.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #colorado, #housekeeper, #joseph-beecher, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #wyoming

Why This Democratic Governor Seems to Be Over Covid

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado defends his relatively laissez-faire approach to pandemic response.

#audio-neutral-informative, #colorado, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #polis-jared-s-1975, #vaccination-and-immunization

For Skiers, a Winter of Discontent

With resorts having trouble hiring and employees calling out sick, visitors have been frustrated by idled lifts, limited services and closed terrain. Some of the biggest complaints have come from Epic Pass holders.

#alpine-skiing, #boyne-resorts, #colorado, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-resorts-inc, #vermont, #wyoming

Biden Consoles Residents in Fire-Ravaged Colorado

The president said the devastation caused by natural disasters rooted in climate change was “a blinking ‘code red’ for our nation.”

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

Organic Milk Farmers in Northeast Under Pressure as Processors Look West

Organic milk has been a lifeline for small farms in Maine and other New England states. Now those farms are facing trouble as milk processors look to huge dairies in Western states.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #augusta-me, #cattle, #colorado, #dairy-products, #lactalis-group, #maine, #milk, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us, #organic-foods-and-products, #organic-valley-cooperative, #stonyfield-farm, #university-of-maine, #vilsack-tom

American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

The company said it created the doll, named Corinne Tan, to teach children to stand against racism.

#american-girl-inc, #asian-americans, #aspen-colo, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #dolls, #hate-crimes, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #shang-wendy-wan-long, #toys, #united-states

Colorado Wildfire Inquiry Focuses on Christian Sect, Twelve Tribes

Investigators are looking at the possibility that a fire that destroyed more than 900 homes started on property owned by a fundamentalist Christian sect known as Twelve Tribes.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

Colorado Wildfire Probe Focuses on Christian Sect

Investigators are looking at the possibility that a fire that destroyed more than 900 homes in Colorado started on property owned by a fundamentalist Christian sect known as the Twelve Tribes.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

Colorado Residents Ponder the Road Ahead After Wildfires

Days after what might be the most damaging wildfire in state history, residents are just beginning to make sense of the long road back and the extent of the damage.

#colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renters-insurance, #suburbs, #wildfires

After Catastrophic Fire, Colorado Fights a New Hazard: 10 Inches of Snow

A snowstorm brought relief to fire crews battling massive fires. But those whose homes survived were struggling against new threats — from cold and ice.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Cannabis to Help You Diet? One Edibles Company Thinks So

An edibles company says one of its products will lead not to the “the munchies” but to weight loss. There’s just one problem: the science.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #clinical-trials, #colorado, #drug-enforcement-administration, #food-and-drug-administration, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #national-institutes-of-health, #science-and-technology, #university-of-mississippi

Record-Setting Colorado Fires Destroyed More Than 500 Homes

Unlike fires in mountain wilderness, which often burn over the course of weeks, the destruction on Thursday played out in minutes and hours.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #denver-colo, #fires-and-firefighters, #polis-jared-s-1975, #suburbs, #wildfires

Colorado Wildfires: What We Know

The fires on Thursday burned at least 500 homes and forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #denver-colo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #wildfires, #wind

Colorado Trucker’s Prison Sentence Is Reduced by 100 Years

Gov. Jared Polis said the initial prison sentence given to the driver, Rogel L. Aguilera-Mederos, was “unjust” and “disproportionate” compared with sentences for violent crimes.

#aguilera-mederos-rogel, #colorado, #polis-jared-s-1975, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Colorado Wildfires: More Than 30,000 People Ordered Evacuated

Residents of Superior and Louisville, in Boulder County, are forced to flee.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #louisville-colo, #polis-jared-s-1975, #superior-colo, #wildfires

How Oklahoma Became a Marijuana Boom State

Weed entrepreneurs have poured into Oklahoma from across the United States, propelled by low start-up costs and relaxed rules.

#california, #colorado, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #oklahoma, #united-states

Prosecutors Move to Reduce 110-Year Sentence for Trucker in Deadly Crash

After Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced in connection with a 2019 crash in Colorado that left four people dead, a district attorney asked a judge to reconsider the lengthy punishment.

#aguilera-mederos-rogel, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #colorado, #crime-and-criminals, #denver-colo, #lakewood-colo, #mandatory-sentencing, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

A Grim, Long-Hidden Truth Emerges in Art: Native American Enslavement

Two exhibitions highlight stories of Indigenous bondage in southern Colorado, in an effort to grapple with the lasting trauma.

#art, #colorado, #fort-garland-museumcultural-center, #museums, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #slavery-historical, #thomas-chip-photographer

Millions Sign Petition to Reduce 110-Year Sentence for Trucker in Deadly Crash

An online petition says the 2019 crash in Colorado that left four people dead was a “tragic accident” and that the driver’s sentence should be adjusted.

#change-org, #colorado, #deaths-fatalities, #polis-jared-s-1975, #roads-and-traffic, #rogel-aguilera-mederos, #traffic-accidents-and-safety