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  • Emergency Action Rally for Kilyn E Lewis, Aurora CO, June 21 and 24, 2024

    Emergency Action Rally for Kilyn E Lewis, Aurora CO, June 21 and 24, 2024

    Press releases are provided to Yellow Scene Magazine. In an effort to keep our community informed, we publish some press releases in whole. Have you seen what the Aurora Police did to UNARMED Kilyn E. Lewis? It’s time to mobilize just as we did for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Elijah McClain. Kilyn E. Lewis, 37, was fatally shot in the stomach by the Aurora Police Department. He succumbed to his injuries days later. Click here to read the Aurora Sentinel story and watch the body camera footage of his murder. I have been appointed to the Justice for Kilyn

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  • Happy (?) Juneteenth!

    Happy (?) Juneteenth!

    Happy Juneteenth!  Or, perhaps not so happy. I needn’t offer up a comprehensive history of the event that inspired the holiday, but it is considered the culmination of the long-fought battle for the freedom of slaves. June 19th, 1865. Several years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the estimated 250,000 slaves in Texas were free (ish). But the celebration was premature. As Janis Joplin sang, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” It seems that there was plenty left to lose after all. Many Black folks remained enslaved despite proclamations to the contrary and the ugly reality of Jim Crow

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  • Culinaria – Greens

    Culinaria – Greens

    Eating ALL the Greens! Spring has sprung and we are well into the time here on the Front Range when plants are sprouting like… well… dandelions in June. All the farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program baskets, the grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, and home gardens are rife with tiny hakurei turnips, spring onions, and lots and lots of greens.  Tender lettuces of all kinds, frondy carrot tops, smooth oval spinach leaves, colorful chard, baby not-yet-tough collards, pea shoots, lightly peppery arugula, bright green kale, mild beet and turnip greens, even horseradish leaf and fennel sprouts are having their moment right

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  • Local Natives Go From Stage to Screen with “BIWFY” During Last Tour with Band Member Kelcey Ayer

    Local Natives Go From Stage to Screen with “BIWFY” During Last Tour with Band Member Kelcey Ayer

    Band members talk about tour, double album, short film, and Ayers eventual departure Indie rock band Local Natives decided to take their performance from stage to screen with the debut of their short film, “BIWFY,” released alongside their new album “But I’ll Wait For You.” The band hosted a special screening at the Landmark Greenwood Village in Denver on May 16 ahead of their show in Boulder. “BIWFY,” directed by Jonathan Chu, originally premiered on April 19, 2024, at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles.  Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar) described the film as a visualization of the creative process of

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  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Erie’s New Town Charter

    Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Erie’s New Town Charter

    Lawsuit brought by Miguel Zuniga challenging Home Rule is dismissed with prejudice A lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Town of Erie’s new Home Rule Charter was dismissed on June 10 after a Boulder County District Court judge ruled the plaintiff’s claims did not meet the requirements for a claim of relief.  The lawsuit was initially filed in December 2023 by Miguel Zuniga, who is married to the town’s former planning commissioner Kelly Zuniga. It named the Town of Erie, Mayor Justin Brooks, and four trustees as defendants.  In the lawsuit, Zuniga claimed Erie’s Home Rule Charter was unconstitutional

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  • In Land We Trust: Redtail Ranch Development Raises Concerns About Living on Old Oil and Gas Land

    In Land We Trust: Redtail Ranch Development Raises Concerns About Living on Old Oil and Gas Land

    A planned subdivision near the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie has some residents raising concerns about building new homes on land formerly used by oil and gas companies. The neighborhood is known as Redtail Ranch, a 290-acre development that includes 587 single-family and townhomes as well as roughly 29 acres of open space. Greenwood Village-based Stratus Companies has been trying to get the project approved for nearly four years, and Erie’s Town Council has been skeptical of the development. Redtail Ranch also raises questions about how former oil and gas communities like Erie can repurpose land once used for

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