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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream (1)

April 20, 2014 — 

DENVER — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. …

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Sierra Club calls 3-state area ‘climate disrupter’ (2)

April 20, 2014 — 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six “climate disrupter” regions in the country due …

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Native American tourism quietly thrives (3)

April 19, 2014 — 

If you’re looking for a travel experience inspired by Native American culture, you might try the Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village outside Browning, Mont., where for $60 a night you …

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Man’s body found in ice chute, about 1.5 miles from trailhead (4)

April 5, 2014 — 

VAIL — James McGrogan could probably see help from the spot where he fell to his death. McGrogan, 39, was a mile and a half east from the Booth Falls …

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In Colorado, little help for those with mental illness and development disabilities (5)

April 4, 2014 — 

A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. Meredith, who is …

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Obama threatens veto over ski-area water rights (6)

March 13, 2014 — 

DENVER – A dispute between Colorado ski areas and the Forest Service has caught the attention of the White House, which on Thursday threatened to veto a water-rights bill that …

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Marijuana sales tax results expected this week (7)

March 10, 2014 — 

DENVER — Colorado is waiting for its first look at the recreational pot market this week when the Department of Revenue reports how much money dispensaries paid in sales taxes …

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Unclear future for state’s key mental health effort (8)

March 8, 2014 — 

Tom Sullivan knows the value of getting treatment for mental health problems. His son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, the victim of a man who …

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Skier in Durango found after two-day search (9)

March 2, 2014 — 

A 42-year-old man who skied out of bounds Friday at Durango Mountain Resort at Purgatory was found Saturday in a remote part of Hermosa Creek drainage. Members of the La …

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High Country News: An ode to snow in Colorado (10)

February 28, 2014 — 

Snow’s excellence needs no elucidation from me, and yet, in this snow-specific season (with lit-up snowflakes on city streets and large snowflakes dangling from the ceilings of department stores), it’s …

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Checkoff Colorado campaign lets taxpayers donate to local nonprofits (11)

February 15, 2014 — 

As many Coloradans prepare to file their taxes — or reach out for professional help — one question on the state tax return offers a chance to give back to …

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High Country News: Rural Americans have inferior Internet access (12)

February 14, 2014 — 

The 260 residents of Ten Sleep, Wyo., drive at least 26 miles to buy groceries and 112 to catch a plane. Local businesses include the Crazy Woman Café and Dirty …

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Snowmobiler found dead in avalanche outside Crested Butte (13)

February 11, 2014 — 

A snowmobiler is dead after avalanches swept through the Rocky Mountains on Monday, Feb. 10. The person was killed in a large avalanche near Kebler Pass outside Crested Butte, according …

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I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS: Seeking truth on fracking in political uproar (14)

February 8, 2014 — 

A University of Colorado study concluding that certain birth defects are as much as 30 percent more common among mothers living near natural gas wells has come under question by …

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High Country has highest Obamacare costs (15)

February 5, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — We’re No. 1. We pay the nation’s highest Obamacare premiums in Colorado’s Central Rockies resort region, according to a study released Monday from the Kaiser Family Foundation. …

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Pot tourism company launches in Denver (16)

February 2, 2014 — 

In December, Colorado became home to a first-of-its-kind business when Spiro Tours officially launched in Denver. Founded by former New York City equity derivatives trader Nick Brown, Spiro Tours offers …

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Theater shooting: Holmes defense to take reporter to Supreme Court (17)

February 1, 2014 — 

CENTENNIAL — Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater said Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to require a Fox News …

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