Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was scheduled to meet with Afghan officials — but not with President Hamid Karzai — to see if he could push for a breakthrough in finalizing a bilateral security agreement.
I hear and read people (ranchers, DOW personnel, county commissioners) saying that T or E listing a game species takes management away from the state and putting into the hands of the federal government. This is a half-truth designed to elicit sympathy for the downtrodden local interest. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has continued to be active with the Colorado River fish listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. How’s that if federal listing removes management out of the hands of the state? The truth half of the story is that the federal government officially no longer trusts that the state can do it alone. The truth half includes the faint possibility that there will be limitations placed on land use that state and local governments do not orchestrate. But rest assured that the federal government via the US Fish & Wildlife Service will be very careful to not bring down too much wrath upon itself by implementing the law strictly as it is written. There will remain plenty of initiative available for local authorities to take that could be meaningful for the survival of the Gunnison Sage-grouse.
No one asked Navy Lt. James Downing to hurriedly memorize the names on the dog tags of the dead and injured during the attack on Pearl Harbor. But Downing, then 28, did it because he could not bear the thought of families not knowing the fate of their loved ones.
Colorado's plunge into the deep freeze, with overnight lows in the northern mountains dropping to minus 20 degrees for days in a row, likely is not cold enough or prolonged enough to disrupt the life cycle of the destructive pine beetle.
The owner of the landmark Bosler House did not appear at a hearing to determine whether he violated Denver's neglected and derelict building ordinance by leaving the home open to the elements since 2009.
Saying he felt physically up to it, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday that he will coach from the sidelines Sunday when the Broncos play Tennessee in what will be a frigid game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.