0 View Comments Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area: FESTIVALS Greeley Blues Jam — The “Blues 101 Stage” highlights some of the more talented young blues performers, Greeley; greeleybluesjam.com.Colorado State Square Dance Festival — Crowne Plaza Denver Airport, Denver; tinyurl.com/yd7vgkyb.Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival — Pagosa Springs; folkwest.com.Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival — Riverbend Park, Palisade; palisademusic.com.Holly Bluegrass Festival — Gateway Park, Holly; tinyurl.com/yau5bmy8. Related: 5 Colorado festivals not to miss over the next 10 days MUSIC Lettuce & the Floozies — With The Funk Hunters & Jaw Gems, 6 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, $39.95-$75; AX. — With Bayside, The Movielife, William Ryan Key, 7:30 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $24.99; AX. 71Grind IV — 2 p.m., The Black SheepSaliva — With He Kill 3, Lamb Bed, Sons of Valor, … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, June 8
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Updated 1102 GMT (1902 HKT) May 14, 2018 Story highlights CNN identified 564 border-crossing deaths over 16 years missing from Border Patrol figures. Border Patrol tells Congress it collects migrant death information from local officials. But agents say they don't do so, and never have. Experts fear Trump's move to deport longtime US residents, who are determined to return, may increase migrant deaths. (CNN)From his small mountain town in the Ecuadorian Andes, Darwin Cabrera made the long, dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico and finally across the Rio Grande, into the United States. But on June 3, 2014, just after he crossed illegally into El Paso, Texas, Border Patrol agents spotted him with other crossers on Sixth Street. As they gave chase, the 18-year-old dove into one of the canals flanking the US side of the river. He didn't surface. Two days later, Border Patrol agents in a helicopter spotted his body, floating face down. El Paso police officers … [Read more...] about Border Patrol failed to count hundreds of migrant deaths on US soil
Bulletin report New Mexico State University (NMSU) alum and former director and chief executive officer of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Dan Arvizu, was named New Mexico State University’s new chancellor. John Floros, dean of the Kansas State University agriculture college and K-State Cooperative Extension, was named president of NMSU. The pair will succeed current chancellor, Garrey Carruthers, splitting the duties and responsibilities between two roles, a model some peer institutions use. The announcement was made Friday afternoon following a regents meeting on campus. “We’re bringing an Aggie home,” Regents President Debra Hicks said of Arvizu. His contract begins May 21; he becomes chancellor on June 1. “I’m immensely proud as an Aggie to be coming home,” Arvizu said. Floros was not present, but sent a statement through Arvizu. “I am deeply honored and delighted to be given this … [Read more...] about New chancellor and president named at New Mexico State University
Can Beto O’Rourke’s seat-of-the-pants, DIY, break-the-rules campaign succeed against Ted Cruz? by Christopher Hooks @cd_hooks Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:59 am CST Can Beto O’Rourke’s seat-of-the-pants, DIY, break-the-rules campaign succeed against Ted Cruz? by Christopher Hooks October 3, 2017 Beto O’Rourke is sitting in a vinyl booth in an overlit lobby bar at a Courtyard Marriott in Lubbock, and he’s holding forth about authenticity. “I think everybody’s bullshit detector is as sensitive as it has ever been,” he says, “and I’m really mindful of that. I really don’t want to come in with something you’ve seen or heard before.” Earlier this year, when he was starting to plan his bid for the Senate seat held by Ted Cruz, O’Rourke’s friends arranged meetings with a number of consultants and strategists. These were the people, his friends told him, who knew how to run a statewide campaign … [Read more...] about Texas Democrats Haven’t Won Big in Decades. So Why is Beto O’Rourke in Such a Good Mood?