Thursday, February 28, 2013
See pages 6 and 23(map)
The old Globe smelter operated by ASARCO, Inc. is located a few hundred yards
west of Heron Pond immediately west of the intersection of 54th and Washington Streets
(Figure 2). The plant currently produces lithage (lead oxide), bismuth oxide, test lead,
and refines high-purity metals (Anonymous 1998a). The Globe Plant has been a
processing site for various heavy metals since the 1880’s (Anonymous 1998a). The
smelting operations left elevated levels of cadmium, lead, zinc, and arsenic in ground
water, surface water, sediments and soil at and near the plant (Anonymous 1998b). An
area around the Globe smelter, including all of the Heron Pond Natural Area, lies within
the Superfund site. The State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) has been the lead agency at this site.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
|Results of illegal left-hand turn|
Denver -- On Friday, Colorado Progressive Coalition members and survivors of police misconduct will join with the DeHerrera family to support their call for justice after Corporal Randy Murr was reinstated. The DeHerrera's and survivors of police violence will speak to their cases at the Webb building in Denver and ask questions of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as part of a delegation that will go to his office.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Remember the new homeless (urban camping) ordinance that was passed last year?
A controversial ordinance to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets and one that critics say simply criminalizes homelessness--was approved by the Denver City Council by a 9-4 vote Monday night.
And remember Chief White's statements then?
Police Chief Robert White has promised that the police will be more relaxed than the ordinance allows. If the 'camper' hasn't broken any other law and shelter space were filled up or unavailable, "we aren't going to make an arrest," White said to The Denver Post.
Every once in a while I run into a street person that I've gotten to know. I've learned that they will give me their honest report about what's actually going down in their world. Today's report is from "Jack":
He just got out of jail on a 60-day sentence for "trespassing", reduced to 45 days for good behavior. His trespassing consisted of sleeping on the ground behind a store a block from the 16th Street Mall. The same cop, "Jane", had told him on three other nights to "move on" from this spot and he was busted on the fourth night. "She's a real hard-ass" he said.
From Denver's Road Home -The cost per night to the City of Denver to house a person who is homeless at Denver Cares is over $200. The cost per night to house the person in jail is $55.
So, taking the less expensive alternative, jail, is $55 for 45 nights = $2,475. Really, really dumb way for us to spend our money.
Overlooking the lies we were told to get this repressive law passed, and the "need" we had for a gigantic new jail, (oh, I forgot, they had to re-brand it as a new "Justice Center" to get it passed), it looks like what we really got was a very expensive new homeless shelter.
|Expensive new homeless shelter, aka, Denver's Justice Center|
Maybe we should just admit that and start allowing the homeless to sleep in the jail without the burdensome, and expensive, bother of arrest. We are already paying to keep the jail clean, warm, and ready to receive patrons. Let's just change the cell numbers to room numbers and save a bunch of money.
P.S. I forgot to add that Jack also reported that police rounded up 67 campers on one night last week. 67 x $2,475 = $165,825.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013
Implementation Task Force
Meetings of Working Groups
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Friday, February 22, 2013
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Note: Added in second email.
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Monday, February 18, 2013
Somehow I have lost my older emails and with it the list I use to contact you, so Ive done my best to remember the email addresses for about 250 out of over 300 of you all, and if I forgot you, please let me know...
Also today (2-17) is the 6th anniversary of the unresolved Murder of my dear friend Ken Gorman, who was slain in his home in 2007 shortly after a media appearance where he endorsed medical cannabis. Please smoke a joint in Ken's memory tonight, and if you can give a joint to a person in need that would be a great way to honor Kens memory. Please dont ever let Ken Gorman be forgotten. Do the homework and send the emails in Ken's Memory, because we owe this man a huge debt of gratitude for laying down the guidelines for all the changes we have reaped and enjoyed...
Ive been to quite a few A-64 meetings since I talked to you last... and here are my thoughts and ways I think you can help our industry.
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The Denver School Board will commit (or decide not to commit) to using the land for a school AFTER the de-designated Hentzell Park Natural Area 9 acres and the 2.5 acres of parking lot are actually transferred to Denver Public Schools. Clearly the School Board should have committed to building a school on the land if they received it BEFORE the de-designation, and certainly BEFORE the land is turned over to DPS. Having the land de-designated and turned over to DPS before they commit makes the risk that the land will be flipped into commercial use seem unacceptably high. And what will happen to the 11.5 acres if DPS doesn’t build a school there and it is not converted to commercial use? The tragic loss of 9 acres of designated Denver natural area will have been for… what? Perhaps someone knows what the options are, but the citizens of Denver do not.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Colorado SB-13-037 proposes that the State undertake a buy-back of the land now comprising the Pinon Canyon maneuver site, originally seized by eminent domain (the largest ever). Overlooking the fact that the military has been using depleted uranium weapons on the site for years, original owners (mostly now deceased), their children/heirs, and other ranchers would be given the opportunity to buy back the land.
3-4-102. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEREBY FINDS, DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT:
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
If you have an hour and 49 minutes for a rollicking good time, tune in to the Denver City Council's hallucinogenic discussion of what they might do to implement A64. Hint: they are now referring to marijuana "dens".
At the beginning of this meeting, Charlie Brown says they are going to vote on whether or not Denver should OPT OUT at the next meeting in March. WTF! At the end of this meeting he changes that to April. There will be time for public testimony. I hope they conduct it in a larger space in anticipation of the hundreds who will certainly show up. You know how the dopers love to go on.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
When the Mayor was introduced, he also acknowledged the presence of the Hentzell Park supporters, and read a prepared statement that was quite similar to what he read to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at its December meeting. The statement had been tweaked to mention the new push by Parks Manager Lauri Dannemiller to have the City Council formally designate many Denver parks which lacked such designation. While the Mayor refrained from repeating his gaffe of calling the threatened nine acres of Hentzell Park Natural Area “blighted,” he renewed his pitch that his plan would “activate” this underutilized area.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
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ACCUSE BOARD PRESIDENT MARY SEAWELL OF IGNORING LATINO CONCERNS
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|Approaching an old grain silo still standing from when this was a working ranch.|
|Bullet holes from when this was silo was fired upon.|
|Open top from inside.|
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|Note figures at lower left for size comparison.|
|Made in the USA|
|Caution - Don't get hit in the head by this giant thing.|
|The red dots are existing wells east of Denver.|
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I was working on an old building in Denver back in the late '70s when I was told that Denver's dump was at the Lowry Bombing Range. I thought it best to avoid taking anything there. Last November (2012) I had the opportunity to visit and walkabout that area on a guided tour by a gentleman who knew the history of that land, from before it became a missile site.
|Top of missile silo|
|This is part of the cover over the missile which slid away before the missile was launched from the silo. It is about 3 feet thick.|
|My guide said that this missile program was never operational but was built to fool the Soviet Union.|
|Looks like someone has been trying to get into the silo.|
|This is an exhaust vent near the missile silo.|
|This is what is currently in the vent.|
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
It is critical that as many Hentzell Park advocates as possible attend Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s “Cabinet in the Community” this Saturday morning at Harvey Park.
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Candidate interviews now (2:30 pm) going on here.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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