COLORADO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLORADO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp">Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state’s ban no longer be enforced. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582175172014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:53 MDT Letter: Sagebrush rebels will hasten Western drought http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206790-82/colorado-drought-utah-causing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206790-82/colorado-drought-utah-causing.html.csp">Letter: Sagebrush rebels will hasten Western drought</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.539-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who support Utah’s latest “Sagebrush Rebellion” might want to examine their thinking more closely. Recent studies indicate human activity in Utah’s Colorado Plateau is causing the snowpack in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to melt more rapidly, further depriving the watershed of its most precious resource. ORV and ATV use, grazing, mining, and drilling coupled with prolonged drought is denuding the desert of vegetation and cryptobiotic soils, which bind the soil sands together. Intense s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206790@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207924-77/espn-league-baseball-atlanta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207924-77/espn-league-baseball-atlanta.html.csp">Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.773-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 16, 6 a.m., NBCSN Major League Baseball • San Francisco at Philadelphia or Miami at Atlanta, 5 p.m., MLB Network • Washington at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT WNBA • Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m., ESPN2 • Phoenix at Seattle, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Radio — Minor league baseball • PCL, Reno at Salt Lake, 7 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM • Pioneer League, Billings at Ogden, 7 p.m., 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207924@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Monday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204113-77/espn-league-baseball-arena.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204113-77/espn-league-baseball-arena.html.csp">Monday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:11.657-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Arena football • Tampa Bay at Spokane, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2 Major League Baseball • Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 5 p.m., ESPN • Washington at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT Radio — Minor league baseball • PCL, Reno at Salt Lake, 960 AM, 1280 AM • Pioneer League, Billings at Ogden, 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 97.5 FM, 960 AM</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58204113@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:11 MDT Woman may be taking kidnapped Oklahoma baby to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196495-68/baby-alert-findley-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196495-68/baby-alert-findley-oklahoma.html.csp">Woman may be taking kidnapped Oklahoma baby to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jesse Paul </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:28.653-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-month-old girl from Oklahoma who authorities believe may be traveling with her abductor through Colorado en route to Salt Lake City, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said. Cindy Findley, 48, who has a mental health condition, is accused of kidnapping the baby, Olivia Smith, from Kingfisher County, Okla. on Thursday, according to the alert. Finley is traveling west in a black over brown 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe with Texas plates and is accompanied by Jennif...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196495@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:28 MDT Utah ordered to provide records on polygamous town cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191116-78/utah-post-judge-towns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191116-78/utah-post-judge-towns.html.csp">Utah ordered to provide records on polygamous town cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T20:53:55.09-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge has ordered the state of Utah to turn over files on police officers in twopolygamous towns. Judge Robert Shelby also ordered an investigator at Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training to sit for a deposition as part of a civil rights lawsuit aimed at the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. POST, as it’s commonly known, regulates peace officers in Utah. Scott Stephenson, the director of POST, on Wednesday said his office planned to comply with the order and not ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191116@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:53:55 MDT Colorado AG appeals adverse gay marriage rulings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184060-68/court-marriage-gay-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184060-68/court-marriage-gay-ban.html.csp">Colorado AG appeals adverse gay marriage rulings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:50:05.045-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal judge said Tuesday that he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore is presiding over a lawsuit against the state’s gay marriage ban. There is no dispute that he will find that the ban is unconstitutional. The only disagreement is whether he should stay his ruling or let it take effect immediately. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Monday that it’s only a matter of time un...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184060@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:50:05 MDT For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179489-68/park-lightning-cardwell-afternoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179489-68/park-lightning-cardwell-afternoon.html.csp">For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo. • For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park. Officials were notified late Saturday afternoon of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Gregory Cardwell, 52, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died of his injures. “We didn’t see the bolt. It was just a white flash. It just felt like something hit you i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581794892014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In a statement released by the club Friday, Monfort said he has no intention of moving the team and formally apologized for his prickly email replies. In a series of responses to fans unhappy with the bad baseball they’ve been witnessing, Monfort suggested they not come out to Coors Field if...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581751152014-07-11T23:17:54.05-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T23:17:54.05-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Pueblo County began handing out licenses on Friday. On Thursday, Denver joined Boulder County in issuing the licenses after a state judge refused to stop the Boulder clerk. Colorado’s 2006 gay marriage ban remains on the books. But the judge said it is “hanging on by a thread” following a recent appeals court ruling and another state court ruling this wee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736562014-07-11T09:37:01.843-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T09:37:01.843-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173656@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:37:01 MDT Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171653-68/marriage-colorado-gay-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171653-68/marriage-colorado-gay-judge.html.csp">Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state’s gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples despite what the state’s attorney general calls “legal chaos” as the issue makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. An hour after the ruling, Denver’s clerk said she would join her counterpart in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581716532014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The decision by District Court Judge Andrew Hartman added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as he found a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples despite what the state’s attorney general calls “legal chaos” as the issue makes its way to the Colorado and U.S. Supreme Courts. An hour after Hartman issued his rulin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581705932014-07-10T13:49:59.276-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T13:49:59.276-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170593@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:49:59 MDT On the Marriage Equality front: Discredited researcher tries (again) to stand athwart history ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170389-82/marriage-sex-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170389-82/marriage-sex-com-http.html.csp">On the Marriage Equality front: Discredited researcher tries (again) to stand athwart history ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T14:32:54.305-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amazing. The people who oppose marriage equality have trotted out a person whose sociological research has been firmly and resounding discredited in an attempt to discredit some other sociologists’ research. — Is Same-Sex Parenting Better for Kids? The New Australian Study Can’t Tell Us — Mark Regnerus | The Witherspoon Institute “The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families has been getting copious positive press coverage. Unfortunately, it has some serious methodological weaknesse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170389@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:32:54 MDT Colorado judge rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58166827-68/marriage-colorado-judge-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58166827-68/marriage-colorado-judge-ban.html.csp">Colorado judge rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T21:15:01.088-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year. District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending an appeal, but wrote that the provisions in Colorado law clearly violate the state and U.S. constitutions. “There is no rational relationship between any legitimate governmental purpose and the marriage bans,” he wrote. The decision came in two lawsui...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166827@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:15:01 MDT Colorado’s gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165249-68/gay-rorex-hall-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165249-68/gay-rorex-hall-marriage.html.csp">Colorado’s gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN SLEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boulder, Colo. • Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead. While the college town of Boulder has a liberal reputation now, it was deeply divided over gay rights in 1975, and few, including Clela Rorex, had thought about same-sex couples marrying. Seeing a parallel with the women’s movement and finding nothing in the law to prevent it, the 31-year-old county clerk agreed a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581652492014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Dodgers at Detroit or Baltimore at Washington, 5 p.m., MLB Network • San Diego at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT Soccer, World Cup • Brazil vs. Germany, 1:30 p.m., ESPN WNBA • Connecticut at Atlanta, 5 p.m., ESPN2 • Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Radio — Soccer, World Cup • Brazil vs. Germany, 2 p.m., 700 AM Major League Baseball • San Diego at Colorado, 6:40 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158219@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:14:45 MDT Monday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154635-77/espn-baseball-league-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154635-77/espn-baseball-league-colorado.html.csp">Monday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.57-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Arena football • Orlanda at Philadelphia, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Cycling • Tour de France, 6 a.m., NBCSN Major League Baseball • N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 5 p.m., ESPN • San Diego at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT Radio — Major League Baseball • San Diego at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., 1320 AM Minor league baseball • PCL, Tacoma at Salt Lake, 7 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM, 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 97.5 FM, 960 AM</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154635@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Senate majority could hinge on the sage grouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152075-68/bird-grouse-federal-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152075-68/bird-grouse-federal-government.html.csp">Senate majority could hinge on the sage grouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T19:54:01.946-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. Doing so could limit development, energy exploration, hunting and ranching on the 165 million acres of the bird’s habitat across 11 Western states. Apart from the potential economic disruption, which some officials in Western stat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152075@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:54:01 MDT Op-ed: It’s time for grizzly bears to come home to the Uintas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58143144-82/bears-grizzly-species-greenwald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58143144-82/bears-grizzly-species-greenwald.html.csp">Op-ed: It’s time for grizzly bears to come home to the Uintas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NoaH Greenwald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:47:46.632-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much as it did with the gray wolf, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear, beginning with the iconic bears of Yellowstone National Park. But are the bears truly recovered and ready for the state sponsored hunts that are sure to ensue with removal of protection? As many as 50,000-100,000 grizzly bears once roamed the West, from the coast of California and Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon through the Great Plains, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143144@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:47:46 MDT Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147685-79/guns-carry-shooters-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147685-79/guns-carry-shooters-colorado.html.csp">Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:02:01-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rifle, Colo. • Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too. As she takes your order at Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle — yes, Rifle — waitress Ashlee Saenz carries a pad, pen and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver holstered on her leg, Old West style. It’s loaded, and she knows how to use it. Colora...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581476852014-07-03T17:02:01-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T17:02:01-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147685@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:02:01 MDT