Colorado

United States of Acrimony | 07-08-2019

If feelings of being disrespected were currency, America wouldn’t need a single other consumer product to remain the richest country on the face of the earth. Case in point comes from the town of Needles, a tiny town in the Mojave Desert area of...

We’re So Surprised, Said Nobody Ever | 06-14-2019

Get ready for a shocker – no state is more fun than California! According to a new Wallet Hub survey , based on 26 different metrics the Golden State tops the other 49 when it comes to having fun, be it indoors or out. Some of those include weather...

If You Can’t Beat Them, Talk Them to Death | 06-07-2019

Filibustering and other such political gabfesting as a means of blocking legislation has been practiced by every party since Plato walked the earth. The latest incarnation comes from the Oregon Legislature, where outmanned Republicans have managed to...

From Sour to Sweet | 04-05-2019

Rest easy, Colorado, the great lemonade blockade is over. Yes, as the Denver Post reports , Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill last week that will allow young ‘uns who want to make a few bucks with a good old fashioned lemonade stand to do so without...

Don’t Try This at Home | 02-08-2019

It was big news recently when a Colorado trail runner was attacked by a mountain lion, which the runner ultimately killed by choking it to death. As someone who has spent half his life in the great outdoors and run across more large critters than I can...

Oh Brother Where Art Thou? | 12-14-2018

For the better part of a century the small town of Severance, Colorado has banned the throwing of snowballs. The prohibition was part of a larger ban that made it verboten to throw or shoot rocks or any other projectiles at people, animals, buildings...

Score One for Sasquatch | 11-16-2018

There’s rarely a shortage of goofballs seeking public office, and this year was not different. Most but not all fail and slink quietly back into their own little worlds. Alas, newly-elected Congressman Denver Riggleman fits into the “but not...

Rocky Mountain Putin | 08-03-2018

Visitors to the Colorado statehouse in Denver will find a wall adorned with portraits of America’s presidents. Washington. Lincoln. Roosevelt. Kennedy. Bush. Putin. Wait, what? Putin you say? The former KGB agent and notorious Russian dictator?...

State Law for $500, Alex | 07-01-2016

Assistant secretary of the Colorado Senate John McKay has wanted to be on Jeopardy for as long as he can remember. And as the NCSL Blog reports , after numerous attempts this year his dream came true. But while he didn’t end up the winner, he did...

Hick's Gonna Hick | 01-29-2016

You have to hand it to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper: he’s pretty hip for a 63-year-old. As the Colorado Springs Gazette reports , the gov often referred to as “Hick” took some time for levity during his recent State of the State address...

Line Of The Day... | 08-07-2015

...comes courtesy of Colorado state Rep. Dan Pabon, who was part of a panel discussion on legalizing marijuana at last week’s big National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Summit in Seattle. Noting that he represents part of the capital city...