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Cheyenne Mountain Resort cancels 3-day conference planned by white nationalist group

Author: Conrad Swanson, The Gazette - August 16, 2017 - Updated: August 16, 2017

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The Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced Wednesday it is canceling a three-day conference planned by the white nationalist group VDARE. (Photo courtesy Cheyenne Mountain Resort)

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced Wednesday it is canceling a three-day conference planned by the white nationalist group VDARE.

The group’s planned conference drew outrage and planned protests in Colorado Springs in the wake of the racially charged, deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. A writer for VDARE.com organized that rally.

The Gazette repeatedly requested a response from the resort over the past two days, and resort spokeswoman Guadalupe Hirt apologized for the delay Wednesday.

She said the business is “committed to respecting the privacy of guests at the resort” and will offer no further comments.

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Erin Prater

Erin Prater is a producer for Colorado Politics. She is a multimedia journalist with 15 years of experience writing, editing and designing for newspapers, magazines, websites, publishing houses and businesses. Her previous positions include military reporter at The Gazette, general assignment reporter at The Huerfano County World, copy editor at David C. Cook publishing house and adjunct mass communication instructor at Pueblo Community College. Her bylines include The New York Times Upfront, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Military Spouse magazine and Omaha Magazine (Omaha, Neb.). Her syndicated bylines include The Denver Post, MSNBC.com, Military.com and wire services.


2 comments

  • Stephen V. Geddes

    August 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Maybe they could move their conference to “Yucca Mountain.”

    Reply

  • Calvin

    August 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    If the are in the business of holding conventions maybe they should sue, like the baker who didn’t want to make a cake for a gay wedding.

    Reply

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