Denver Direct: June 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
June 27, 2012
Denver Pools pitch in to "Beat the Heat" with weekend special
Kids under 18 swim free, adult admission just $1
DENVER, CO - Denver Parks and Recreation, with support from with Mayor Michael B. Hancock's office, today announced that starting Sunday, July 1,2012, admission to the 16 Denver outdoor pools on Saturdays and Sundays will be free for Denver youth under the age of 18 and just $1 for Denver adults 18 and over. This program will run every Saturday and Sunday from July 1 through the end of the 2012 Denver outdoor pool season, which is scheduled for August 12.
"This is the right thing for us to do to help citizens cope with the unseasonably hot weather we are experiencing," said Lauri Dannemiller, Manager of Denver Parks and Recreation. "Making our pools more accessible on the weekends will provide more opportunities for kids and families all across Denver to stay cool during this hot summer."
"It's critical that we create every opportunity for our children and their families to enjoy healthy activities together," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. "Denver's swimming pools throughout the City are great places for families to beat the heat during this hot summer."
Denver Parks and Recreation will make sure to appropriately staff all pools to provide a safe environment at each pool to handle the maximum capacity allowed by safety code. On weekends, as on weekdays, Denver Parks and Recreation will not allow more people into the pools or pool areas than what is allowed by the established safety regulations.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I'm becoming an accidental fan of slam poetry. My first experience was here when I just happened to catch Noah at an Occupy Denver event. Then, at the Mercury Cafe's benefit for Not-1-More-Acre, the group fighting the Army's Pinon Canyon expansion plans, I shot this video of Amal Kassir.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
On the ballot
- See also: 2012 ballot measures
|Marijuana Legalization||Marijuana||Legalize recreational use of marijuana with regulations.|
- See also: Potential 2012 ballot measures
|Initiative Process Amendment||Direct democracy||To revise the initiative process to make amending the state constitution harder.|
|State Personnel Amendment||Admin. of gov't.||Change aspects to the state personnel system.|
|Pay System Amendment||Wages||Replace performance based pay system with system based on performance and length of service.|
|Campaign Contributions Repeal Amendment||Elections||Would repeal language in the Colorado Constitution that limits campaign contributions from corporations.|
|Union Contributions Repeal Amendment||Elections||Repeals constitutional language that defined unions as government contractors and prohibited political contributions from them.|
|Discrimination Repeal Amendment||LGBT||Repeal language in the state constitution that prohibits laws that ban discrimination against the gay community|
|State Employee Amendment||Admin. of gov't.||Allow the state to revamp hiring and firing process of state employees.|
|Prohibition Ban Initiative||Marijuana||Legalize recreational use of marijuana with no regulations.|
|"Religious Freedom" Amendment||Religion||Would mandate that government not burden person or group's religion.|
|Personhood Amendment||Abortion||Define the term "person" in the state constitution as the start of biological development.|
|Water Law Amendment||Environment||Would alter state water laws.|
|Religious Freedom Amendment||Religion||Would ban the state from interfering with freedom of religion.|
|Property Tax Amendment||Taxes||Would eliminate property taxes in the state.|
|Handgun Amendment||Firearms||Would allow concealed carry of handguns without permit.|
|State Primary Election Amendment||Elections||Would restructure state primary elections.|
|Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Would tweak state senatorial districts by county boundaries|
|Business Tax Amendment||Taxes||Would eliminate the business personal-property tax.|
|Judicial Reform Amendment||Judicial reform||Would change how Colorado's judges are appointed and how long they could serve|
|Court Term Limit Measure||Judicial reform||Would limit the seven Supreme Court judges to two-year terms|
|"Right-to-Foreclosure" Amendment||Admin. of gov't.||Require lenders to prove their right to foreclose on property.|
Not on the ballot
|Same-Sex Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Would allow for same-sex marriage in the state.|
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
"There is no attempt by the [CDPHE] to be secretive about this," Salley emphasizes. "They are not doing policy. The policy was set forth by the legislature. This is a system being created - not policy. This is staff people working out how to facilitate that -- what needs to be done in order to do that."
Salley says no future meetings planned. However, he adds that since those gatherings aren't public, the CDPHE won't be giving notification of any in the future.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Going back to Feb. 28, 1985, Adrienne is talking about Friendly Hills, a Denver suburb, and the rash of children (17) dying of cancer, including, neuroblastoma, a type of brain tumor usually found in children.
On Oct. 20, 2007, in the first 25 sec. of this video, she references her 23-year battle against water pollution in the Chatfield Reservoir since the Friendly Hills episode.
Records show that NDMA, a potent carcinogen, leeches into the Chatfield Reservor from the old Martin Marietta/Lockheed-Martin site. Here's what took place at a meeting of the Lockheed Martin / USAF Restoration Advisory Board back in Nov 7, 2007. Note that the Denver Water representative admits that the NDMA discharge from the Lockheed Martin/USAF site "impacts" the Chatfield Reservoir (but falsely claims that Chatfield water is used for drinking water only in "emergency" situations).
In this clip, Dave Walker of CDPHE, admits that NDMA has been leeching down gradient into the Chatfield Reservoir, and has been for decades.
Now, 28 years later, we are invited to make yet another public comment:
(Note: I uploaded this document here, so you won't have to download all 544 pages of the pdf. A search of this document finds no reference to NDMA)
The comment period will be open from June 8, 2012 to August 7, 2012.
The Corps has scheduled public involvement meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:
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Kristen Iverson's book “Full Body Burden, Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats” is out now
She talks about it in this Denver Direct clip from Aug. 5, 2010, on the Capitol steps.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Cross-posted from FB
THE MEETING BETWEEN THE CDPHE & CBI TO DISCUSS A (ILLEGAL) DATABASE OF PATIENTS TAKES PLACE TOMORROW,
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Sunday, June 3, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Subject: Off Leash 5/29/12
- Off leash dogs have caused too many safety issues and thus enforcement of Denver's leash law must be achieved;
- Even the best voice controlled dog can become distracted and thus out of control;
- Total compliance with the leash law is unrealistic;
- For first time offenders, warnings should be issued unless the off leash dog owner's behavior warrants a ticket;
- Repeat offenders must be issued a ticket;
- Coordinated efforts of Park staff, animal control, Park Rangers and police officers will achieve the best results;
- Educating dog owners that increased enforcement efforts will start on June 1, 2012 needs to be worked on;
- Denver now has 10 dog parks available for those that desire to run their dog off leash;
- Denver's population continues to increase and thus more park land is needed for its residents.
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