Articles by: Melanie Poteat

Governor-elect Polis to archive congressional papers at University of Colorado Boulder

Governor-elect Polis to archive congressional papers at University of Colorado Boulder

Governor-elect Jared Polis has chosen to archive his congressional papers at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Special Collections, Archives and Preservation department. In a news release from the university, Polis said he learned something from constituents every day that he served as a Democratic congressman. “Now, I‘m proudly giving […]

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Strawberry blite emerging in wake of Cold Springs Fire

Strawberry blite emerging in wake of Cold Springs Fire

A wildfire causes blight on the land, but it is surprising how quickly plants and animals that depend on them colonize the burned area. Hoping to find blanketflower, Gaillardia aristata, which is one of the first to colonize after a fire, I went to the site of the Cold Springs […]

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Joe Tumpkin attorneys file motion in support of plea deal

Joe Tumpkin attorneys file motion in support of plea deal

The defense attorney for former University of Colorado coach Joseph Tumpkin filed a motion last week in support of a misdemeanor plea deal for Tumpkin in his domestic violence case, citing a lack of evidence and pointing out possible alternative motives for the named victim in the case coming forward. […]

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Adult adoption brings family closer during holidays

By THOMAS BECNEL – Associated Press – Monday, December 24, 2018 BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) – never knew her biological father, but married her mom and became her dad when she was 5 years old. He used to walk her to elementary school. They went fishing together. When she was a […]

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Kentucky girl receives most wanted Christmas gift, family

Kentucky girl receives most wanted Christmas gift, family

By ROGER ALFORD – Associated Press – Tuesday, December 25, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Sure, six-year-old Lilly has the typical wish list for , including Barbie dolls and a dollhouse. But it was something much more meaningful that she longed for most: a family of her own. For the […]

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Police looking for woman after stabbing during custody swap

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, December 25, 2018 LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas police are searching for a woman accused of stabbing a man during a child-custody exchange. Lt. David Gordon tells the that the stabbing happened late Monday night in the west valley area. Police say they […]

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Program to support kids in trauma expands beyond Manchester

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, December 26, 2018 LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – A program that helps police connect social workers with children who have witnessed traumatic events is expanding in New Hampshire. The state’s first Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team was created in Manchester in 2016 after police counted […]

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Collman Lloyd‘s parents defend Trump‘s call to 7-year-old: ‘It made her Christmas‘

Collman Lloyd‘s parents defend Trump‘s call to 7-year-old: ‘It made her Christmas‘

By – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 26, 2018 The parents of the 7-year-old South Carolina girl who had a phone conversation with President on are defending the president after members of the media accused him of ruining the child’s belief in Santa Claus. Donald and , parents of […]

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Jon Voight slams media ‘lies,‘ says Trump doing ‘amazing things‘

Jon Voight slams media ‘lies,‘ says Trump doing ‘amazing things‘

By – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 26, 2018 issued a holiday message over the weekend slamming the media’s “slanders and lies” about President Trump. The Oscar-winning actor and outspoken Republican tweeted a video of himself Sunday saying he’s generally a happy person but can’t help but be bothered […]

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Christmas Eve sermon heard by Trumps told story of refugees

Christmas Eve sermon heard by Trumps told story of refugees

By – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 26, 2018 The bishop who gave a sermon during Christmas Eve services attended by President Trump and Vice President Pence drew parallels between ’s birth story and the migrant issues the U.S. faces today. “You only have to read the first sentence […]

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