University officials say their rationale for the program is to reduce obesity-related health issues among its employees
DENVER — As of April 1st, employees of the University of Colorado have a little bit more of an incentive to get off the couch. A new wellness initiative was launched to pay the state employees up to $300 a year if they track and document that they are exercising. Read more »
Fisker is looking a lot like the motorized version of Solyndra and Abound
A funny thing happened to the taxpayers of 2025. They just got a heck of a shock from from an electric car. Those poor kids have been Fiskered and they don’t even know it. But they will.
The California-based company Fisker Automotive got $500 million from the freespending Obama administration – and if you want to think of it as half a billion bucks, feel free - and Fisker promptly went out of business. Read more »
Environment Colorado’s plans for a global warming press conference were sidelined by, you guessed it, a snowstorm
Environment Colorado, also known as the Colorado chapter of the National Association of the Irony Challenged, is to release a report this week about how global warming – keep that word “warming” in mind – is endangering Colorado. Read more »
FLIP-FLOP? Udall voted against authorizing the military to defend the border — before he voted for it
DENVER – Immigration policy has received renewed attention in recent months, as politicians have scrambled to “rebrand” on the issue in hopes of winning the votes of increasingly influential Hispanic voters. And that could put some Democrats, particularly those on primary and general election ballots next year, in a difficult position. Read more »
Amnesty supporters demonstrated over the weekend, demanding U.S. citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants
DENVER – Most people say that foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally should be given legal residency in the country so long as they have otherwise followed the law, according to the results of a recent Rasmussen Reports survey. However, a majority of those surveyed also say they oppose granting illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship. Read more »
Does Rep. DeGette think a high-capacity magazine is a multi-year subscription to 5280?
It’s now an article of faith among the enviros and leftists that those who are least competent should regulate.
It started this month when Dems in the Legislature decided that people in the energy industry ought not sit on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. What, Cheap Seats wonders, could possibly go wrong? Read more »
Most people think legal immigration is good for the U.S.
DENVER – Most Americans believe that legal immigration is good for the country, but they want to see the border secured and illegal immigrants who have overstayed their visas removed from the country, according to Rasmussen Reports public opinion data.
When asked, “Generally speaking, when done within the law, is immigration good for America or bad for America?” more than two-thirds of respondents (68 percent) said that such immigration was “good” compared to fewer than one in five (19 percent) who said it was “bad.” Read more »
Michael Sozan, Chief of Staff to Colorado’s senior Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.), was paid $150,833 in 2012
DENVER – Talk of tight government budgets has dominated mainstream political coverage for much of the last year. But discussions about belt-tightening on the campaign trail didn’t prevent several staffers on the payrolls of Colorado’s two U.S. Senators from collecting public sector salaries in the neighborhood of six-figures, according to congressional payroll data published by the non-partisan transparency clearinghouse Legistorm. Read more »
Worries about how modern advances are fracking up the atmosphere are, in a word, bogus
President Lyndon Johnson supposedly said that when he lost Walter Cronkite, he lost the Vietnam War.
We might soon find out what will happen now that rabid environmentalists have lost the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It’s become an article of faith among the rabid enviros that hydraulic fracturing causes more greenhouse gases to enter the atmosphere than conventional drilling. The belief is what fires up all the fanning of fears of fracking. Read more »
Britain is braced for the coldest Easter on record with the bitter Arctic blast showing no signs of easing
If the globe is getting so warm that James Hansen has issued yet another “game-over” warning, then why is Europe’s temperature falling faster than bank accounts in Cyprus?
Weathermen in Great Britain must be be feeling a little nervous when they try to explain why England is bracing for the coldest Easter on record. Read more »