Monte Whaley, Summit Daily News

Monte Whaley

Summit Daily News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Monte:

Colorado ranchers have beef with lab-grown and plant-based “meat” — and they want well-done labeling

Boyd Meyer runs about 4,000-head of American bison on the Colorado-Wyoming border, fully aware of the speed, power and cussed nature of the 1-ton beasts. Meyer, who runs Cold Creek Buffalo Company on 27,000 acres,... → Read More

“Homes for Hope” in Adams County to give foster kids “soft landing” in times of crisis

Officials in Adams County officials spent four years working to come up with a program that spares children the shock of being thrust into emergency foster care. → Read More

Shutdown leaves gaps in federal services, but Santa will still be tracked

Many essential services are up and running during the country's most recent shutdown of the federal government including mail delivery, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid programs and TSA screening. And because the military's budget has been approved, NORAD will be able to tack Santa on Christmas Eve → Read More

More than 164,000 pounds of turkey recalled; six illnesses reported in Colorado

At least six illnesses have been reported in Colorado linked to possible salmonella contamination in raw ground turkey. On Friday, Jennie O-Turkey Stores Sales Inc., announced it was recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. → Read More

Light snow is possible today in Denver with cooler temperatures

Light snow showers are possible along the plains and Front Range today while the mountains could get an additional two-to-four inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Denver police investigate early morning shooting in Windsor neighborhood

Police are investigating a triple-shooting near an apartment complex at 10000 E. Alameda Avenue in Denver early this morning. → Read More

Retired pastor’s nearly $1M donation will fund Colorado State faculty position that examines God

Father Don Willette, the former pastor at Saint John XXIII Catholic Church in Fort Collins, said he made a nearly $1 million donation Colorado State University to make room for serious religious discussions at the secular, land-grant institution. → Read More

Police probe shooting in northeast Denver, one person in custody

A person is in custody while police continue to investigate a late Saturday morning shooting in northeast Denver. → Read More

CU’s new coach Mel Tucker plucks new staff hires from Georgia ranks

New University of Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker Saturday made his first hires for his Buffs staff, plucking two colleagues from Georgia to be his top two assistants. → Read More

Child of missing Woodland Park woman stays with boyfriend

The daughter of a missing Woodland Park woman remains with Kelsey Berreth's fiance and officials have no evidence the girl's safety is at risk, according to a Saturday press release. → Read More

Denver weather unseasonably warm for the next several days

An unseasonably warm weather pattern will blanket the Denver-metro area for the next several days, delivering daytime highs in the 50s and no chance for snow on the horizon. → Read More

Cordova fields questions about her qualifications for Denver Public Schools superintendent

Susana Cordova -- the sole finalist for the superintendent's job at Denver Public Schools -- was peppered with questions from students, teachers and parents on a variety of issues Tuesday night during a community forum at the cafeteria at George Washington High School. But the harshest queries came from parents frustrated about racial inequity in the 92,000-student district. → Read More

Woman panics, makes break through ceiling at Jefferson County jail

A woman who had just been released from the Jefferson County jail told deputies she was having a psychotic episode before she climbed out of a women's bathroom and dropped through the ceiling and into the jail's lobby in November. → Read More

App that works as panic button helped save Grand Junction teen from alleged kidnapping

A cell phone panic button used Friday by a Grand Junction boy to escape from an alleged child molester is a key feature in a growing effort by the country's school districts to more quickly alert police about mass shooting events. → Read More

While much of the nation shivers, Denver stays pretty calm

A massive winter storm that will batter the eastern United States this weekend will largely bypass Denver, where sunny skies will rule at least until the first part of next week. → Read More

Denver Public Schools to hold community session with superintendent candidate

Denver Public Schools is hosting a community meeting Tuesday at George Washington High School for the public, parents and students to ask questions of superintendent candidate Susana Cordova. → Read More

Colorado flu season picking up steam, but it’s too early to say if it will match 2017 in severity

Health experts are not sure if the new flu season will be like last year's record-breaking outbreak. But they are sure Coloradans can no longer delay getting their flu shots. → Read More

CU Denver looks at culture of its business school after dean resigns

University of Colorado Denver is using an outside human resources consultant to review the working environment of its business school over concerns about the school's culture. → Read More

Winds hit Front Range while snow showers produce slick roads in the mountains

A strong winter storm is sweeping through Colorado today producing gusty winds along the Front Range, slick roads on the northeast corner the state and up to six inches of snow in the mountains. → Read More

Susana Cordova sole finalist for Denver Public Schools superintendent

The Denver school board Thursday selected Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova as the sole finalist for the job to succeed longtime Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boarsberg, who left the the state's largest school district in October after 10 years as its leader. → Read More