Posted inEnvironment, News

Colorado’s largest wild horse roundup in history ends with 864 captured animals, and plans for ongoing fertility control

The third large-scale helicopter roundup of Colorado mustangs within a year ended Tuesday in dusty sagebrush country on the far western edge of the state, part of a massive effort by federal land managers to thin the wild horse population across the West. Wranglers and a helicopter pilot herded and trapped 864 stallions, mares and […]

Posted inEnvironment, Politics and Government

Helicopter roundup in western Colorado aims to capture 750 wild horses in the next month

A low-flying helicopter is set to begin rounding up wild horses on rugged, parched rangeland in western Colorado on Friday despite weeks of protest from national mustang groups as well as Gov. Jared Polis.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management intends to thin the Piceance East Douglas herd by 750 animals, leaving about 630 wild […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: As culture wars rage around us, Jared Polis gets married without so much as a stir

As you may have noticed, the culture wars in America have heated up again, and, in some cases, the pressure points are so stressed that you worry something might well explode. That’s why I wanted to mention the recent marriage of Jared Polis, the nation’s first elected openly gay governor, to his longtime companion, Marlon […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, News

Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

Stella Trueblood stood on a platform above the corrals, her eyes quickly scanning through the dust as the wild horses were pushed through a chute toward a trailer.  The mustangs that reached the semi truck would ship out of the Sand Wash Basin forever. Trueblood and other volunteers from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse […]

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor, marries his longtime partner Marlon Reis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis married his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, on Wednesday afternoon. The couple wed at a small, traditional Jewish ceremony that was held outdoors with family and friends present, according to the governor’s office. Rabbi Tirzah Firestone officiated. The governor’s office said every guest was required to test negative for COVID-19.  “The greatest […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

BLM to remove 80% of wild mustang herd from Sand Wash Basin in Colorado’s second helicopter roundup of the summer

For the second time this summer, a helicopter hired by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will round up hundreds of wild horses roaming northwest Colorado in what the agency is calling an emergency operation to thin the herds. The roundup in the Sand Wash Basin, in far northwestern Colorado near the Wyoming border, is […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

A little more than a month into Colorado’s battle with coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis and his team reached the helpless realization that there was no end in sight.  At that point, more than 8,000 people had tested positive for the disease and over 350 had died, including scores living in senior-care centers. The stay-at-home order […]

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, are engaged

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is engaged. And he picked an interesting moment to pop the question.  First Gentleman Marlon Reis was feeling crummy the day it happened. His condition was deteriorating after battling a coronavirus infection for more than a week. His oxygen saturation levels had dropped to a concerning level. A doctor told him […]