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List: Things only Colorado residents understand

Oct 20, 2014

Now here’s a list that should make you laugh. The good people at NewsCastic published 24 things only Coloradans understand. The list gave me a...

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List: The ‘coolest’ (spookiest?) hotel in Colorado

Oct 17, 2014

I’ve been in Colorado for a year and I still haven’t visited the ‘coolest’ hotel in the state. Boo on me.   Yahoo Travel created a list of...

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Map: The most-searched destination by Coloradans

Oct 14, 2014

I want to go to Costa Rica, too. And so do you, apparently. With data by travel wizards Hopper, the Huffington Post shared a fun U.S. map with...

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Blog: Did you know these movies were filmed in Colorado?

Oct 8, 2014

The most iconic action hero, in my opinion, is John McClane, Yes, that McClane, the Bruce Willis McClane in the “Die Hard” film series. I didn’t...

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MAP: Bedtimes in Colorado

Oct 8, 2014

I’m getting sleepy typing this. According to a cool bedtime map by the blog, Jawbone, Coloradans go to bed pretty early compared to other parts...

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Blog: UFO spotted over Colorado sky

Oct 6, 2014

I want to believe. I’m one of those people that stop doing whatever they’re doing at the time when I read or hear “UFO”. Yes, I’m that guy. I...

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Blog: Hey, coffee snobs, visit these Colorado cities

Sep 30, 2014

I’m a coffee drinking. I’m not a cup a day guy but I’m close. I drink it when I need a cheap kick and don’t want to buy a $2-plus energy drink....

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Blog: 27 reasons why Colorado is awesome

Sep 30, 2014

A friend of mine in South Dakota posted BuzzFeed’s latest Colorado gem on my Facebook wall and it should make any Colorado resident smile. Thanks,...

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Blog: Moving? Ask the Internet for advice. Or not.

Sep 25, 2014

First, I’m not sure why anyone living in Colorado would want to move away. One Colorado couple is looking to move to Cleveland. Not sure why....

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Blog: Colorado dad has visited wrong grave for years

Sep 25, 2014

Wow is probably the best reaction to describe what Colorado resident Vance Abeyta dealt with. The Westminster man has visited his stillborn son’s...

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Colorado's most Googled brand is...

Sep 23, 2014

Pepsi? What did I miss here and why is Pepsi the most Googled brand in Colorado? True, the soft drink tastes pretty good. No argument here. I...

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Map: Colorado’s signature food

Sep 22, 2014

Quick, someone tell me where to get the best green chili in the Colorado Springs area. Thanks.  Green chili earns the label as Colorado’s...

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Ouch, Ralphie, slow down

Sep 21, 2014

Ouch. I’ve never met Ralphie but I enjoy his running of the field, a University of Colorado program tradition. Ralphie is a bison – couch,...

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Fast blog: Colorado couple shows off fastest electric motorcycle

Sep 16, 2014

When’s the last time you traveled 241 mph on land? I don’t remember either. Denver couple Eva Hakansson and Bill Dube sped that speed recently...

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Blog: Not even ‘South Park’ could save the Buffs

Sep 15, 2014

Cartman of “South Park” made a special appearance Saturday in Boulder to introduce the CU Buffaloes. The creators of “South Park”, CU grads Trey...

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Map: Do Colorado residents prefer ‘um’ or ‘uh’ when in a tight spot?

Sep 15, 2014

We’ve all been in that situation where we either say, “um” or “uh” to fill those nervous moments. Don’t lie. I know I’ve been, many times. Now...

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Map: Which Colorado town has the highest median household income? Not Colorado Springs

Sep 10, 2014

The Denver suburb of Cherry Hills Village is tops when it comes to highest median household income.  According to a Slate post on the most...

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Blog: National newspaper profiles The Broadmoor’s new addition

Sep 10, 2014

USA Today recently profiled Colorado’s most iconic resort, The Broadmoor, and it makes me want to spend a night there even more. Reporter Nancy...

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Bronco tailgaters: What’s that smell? Oh, just marijuana

Sep 8, 2014

A New York Times reporter was sniffing around recently outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver and to no one’s surprise, he found...

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Map: Social media reveals strength of Bronco fans

Sep 7, 2014

The reach of Broncos fans is strong and well beyond Colorado, according to a fun NFL map published by Facebook. Facebook’s data team breaks down...

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Blog: Colorado Parks and Wildlife rescue owl from toilet

Sep 4, 2014

Talk about a stinky situation. I feel bad for all involved, but want to give major kudos to Parks and Wildlife. Over Labor Day Weekend, an owl...

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Blog: Colorado woman impaled in backside after crash while texting

Sep 2, 2014

A text never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. Just ask Colorado resident Christina Johnz. I feel bad for Christina. She decided to text and drive not...

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Map: Where singles are looking for love

Sep 1, 2014

If you're looking for a long-term relationship or a one-night stand, Colorado might not be for you. According to mobile dating app Clover, those...

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Blog: Tainted DQ milk shake sends Colorado boy to hospital

Aug 27, 2014

A mix up at a Colorado Dairy Queen forced one mother to take her 7-year-old son to the hospital after he became ill. A vanilla milkshake was...

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Which Colorado town was named the safest driving city in America?

Aug 27, 2014

A Colorado town topped this year’s Allstate Best Drivers Report. No, it wasn’t Colorado Springs, although we made the top 15. Drivers in Fort...

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Blog: Teen injured when part of Colorado State Fair ride breaks

Aug 27, 2014

I hope to visit the Colorado State Fair before it wraps up. It will be my first time attending and my first time in Pueblo. But will I go on any...

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Blog: Colorado man survives 100-foot plunge from cliff, sticks landing

Aug 24, 2014

Did you hear about Dylan Schuetz’s remarkable survival story? Schuetz, who has training in gymnastics, was hiking with friends recently at St....

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What does Colorado buy most on eBay?

Aug 24, 2014

Quick, what item do Colorado residents buy most online, specifically from eBay? The answer might not surprise you, or maybe it might....

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What’s the value of $100 in Colorado compared to other states?

Aug 19, 2014

So you have $100 and you live in Colorado. Well, you may have the money in your account or in your wallet, you really don’t. Weird, I know. Why?...

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List: This Colorado city is the top college town in America

Aug 17, 2014

Are you suprised Boulder is tops when it comes to college towns in America? Boulder was ranked first in the 50 best college town list by Best...

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Colorado among the best for Native American celebration

Aug 17, 2014

This is the ultimate list for any powwow fan. The Denver March Powwow is 10 of the best in the country, according to a fun USA Today list. “The...

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List: Why Colorado women are the best

Aug 13, 2014

The Denver City Page (www.imfromdenver.com) posted 10 reasons “Why Colorado Girls Are The Best Girls On Earth”. Do you agree with this list?...

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Blog: So, Obama wants to sell Colorado

Aug 13, 2014

  Wait, no he doesn’t. Or does he? Wait, what? The satirical wizards at the Onion are having fun with Colorado. The website posted an...

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Blog: Peterson AF officer crowned Miss Black USA

Aug 12, 2014

Miss Black Colorado is now Miss Black USA. Jasmine Alexander, an Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, was crowned...

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Photos: Colorado woman wins Denver airport selfie contest

Aug 12, 2014

Congratulations Allison Trembly! The Arvada resident was the winner in a recent DIA selfie tweet contest. DIA asked Twitter users to tweet why...

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List: Colorado zip line makes top 10

Aug 10, 2014

When you think of zip line in Colorado, what comes to mind right away? Is it the Soaring Tree Top Adventures in Durango? Well, apparently it...

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Hey Colorado teens, don't attempt the 'fire challenge'

Aug 3, 2014

Apperently there is a new, dangerous and troubeling trend going around on social media that encourages young people to light themselves up on...

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Map: The richest person in Colorado is...

Aug 3, 2014

Quick, can you name the richest person in the Centennial State? No, it's not Peyton Manning. It's Dish Network chairman Charles Ergen, valued at...

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List: Manitou’s best outdoor attraction named Colorado’s 7 most ‘amazing outdoor hidden gems’

Jul 31, 2014

303 Magazine put together a fun list of Colorado attractions that many of you already know of and love. The Incline in Manitou Springs was third...

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A Colorado photo wins National Geographic contest

Jul 31, 2014

A photo taken in northeastern Colorado was crowned the best in the National Geographic Traveler photo 2014 contest. The photo, titled The...

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Drone with camera crashes overnight in Colorado backyard; homeowner wants answers

Jul 3, 2014

  George Ray shows CBS4′s Suzanne McCarroll where the drone was flying before it crashed (credit: CBS) A Brighton man went to

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List: Colorado places that take your breath away – literally

Jul 6, 2014

  Snow blankets the Garden of the Gods Tuesday, January 28, 2014. This image was created by combining multiple photographs into one...

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Why Colorado Springs? Here’s why

Jul 6, 2014

If you’re thinking about Colorado Springs as your next home or need a reason to stay, I recommend you watch this YouTube video. “This IS...

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Iroquois Nationals in Colorado for World Lacrosse Championships; team to hang out with fans Monday

Jul 7, 2014

  The Iroquois Nationals first practice in Denver last night.  First games against England is July 11, 8 pm on ESPN3. (Photo by Clark...

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I was in Rifle and I stopped by Shooters Grill (sort of)

Jul 8, 2014

I’m on my way to a conference in California and my route included Interstate 70. I was in a hurry but wanted to stop in Rifle to gas up at the...

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CC connection to my predicted World Lacrosse Championship winner

Jul 9, 2014

  Iroquois Nationals. (photo via http://iroquoisnationals.org/)

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Colorado Springs-area gems featured on national TV show

Jul 16, 2014

  PHOTO: Producer Chemene Pelzer speaks to locals before their 2,000-foot hike up the Manitou Springs Incline. Lauren Sullivan/TODAY -...

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Must-see: World Lacrosse Championships in Denver; event ends Saturday

Jul 16, 2014

The FIL World Lacrosse Championships are in the Denver area this week and to no one surprise Team USA rolled through its power division...

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Looking for a ‘Great American Road Trip’? Colorado has at least one

Jul 20, 2014

  http://nealysonwheels.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/silverton-and-the-million-dollar-highway-to-ouray/ I’ve never actually been on

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DIA listed amongst most beautiful airports

Jul 20, 2014

Kudos to the Denver International Airport for being named one of the 10 most beautiful airports in the world, according to Vanity Fair France....

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Map: Is Colorado a dog or a cat state?

Jul 21, 2014

  Via http://www.businessinsider.com. Dog owners in orange, cat owners in purple. I don’t think anyone in Colorado is surprised

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Map: How hot will Colorado Springs be in 2100?

Jul 21, 2014

  (via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/hot-summer_n_5571512.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000044) If you think it’s hot out

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Selfie on a airport runway? Yes, please.

Jul 23, 2014

Who doesn’t want to take a selfie on an airport runway? Sign me up.

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Some ‘amazing’ cats are coming to Colorado Springs

Jul 27, 2014

  (9News) I’ve been to a circus a few times. But a cat circus? Nope.

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Get married in Colorado, we got weed bouquets

Jul 27, 2014

The New York Times published a fascinating fashion story this week on weddings with marijuana. And of course Colorado was mentioned...

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List: Top 5 Colorado areas known for getting a speeding ticket

Jul 29, 2014

Here is a handy list to reference to for Colorado drivers. Our friends at Fox 31 in Denver asked Colorado State Patrol where the hot...

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Road trip? Colorado is one of the best

Jun 29, 2014

Colorado is the 10th best state for road trips, according to WalletHub. Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota, Utah and Washington are top-5 while Mississippi,...

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Did you see the video of the Colorado woman hanging from hooks?

Jun 29, 2014

If you’re ever in Boulder County, keep an eye out for Lisa Marteau. She might be hard to miss. Marteau likes to hang from hooks pierced through her...

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Which game console rules in Colorado?

Jun 25, 2014

I was once a gamer. I had the popular video game consoles as a kid and I still have the Power Glove tucked away for safe keeping. Perhaps I could...

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List: Did you know this about Colorado Springs?

Jun 25, 2014

The Web wizards at the popular Movoto blog posted a fun list with a local angle called “45 Things You Probably Didn’t know About Colorado Springs”....

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Incredible Colorado storm photo featured on National Geographic website

Jun 25, 2014

I scroll through tons of photos daily on social media and on the Internet. Hey, it’s my job. Sometimes I find one that catches my attention longer...

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Colorado man turns 60, celebrates 60 ways

Jun 23, 2014

Brian O’Malley, @BrianOMalleyCSP, used Twitter Monday morning to show the world what he did on his 60th birthday. The Colorado man created a hash...

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Map: ‘Duck, Duck, Gray Duck’

Jun 22, 2014

I think I might have to bring the Gray Duck to Colorado. Only we Minnesotans understand the Gray Duck. Not saying we’re superior or anything but....

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Map: Colorado’s biggest company by revenue is...

Jun 22, 2014

Arrow Electronics, Inc. is Colorado’s biggest company by revenue, according to a recent online post by Broadview Networks. Arrow is located in...

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Map: Where Colorado residents fit when it comes to stress

Jun 17, 2014

The good news is that Colorado isn’t in the top 10 when it comes to stressed out states. Not quite bad news, but Colorado is the 21st most stressed...

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Map: Does this horror movie best represent Colorado?

Jun 17, 2014

“The Shining” is a great movie and my opinion was set before I moved to Colorado. A U.S. map floating around on the Internet shows each state with...

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Are Google driverless cars legal in Colorado?

Jun 15, 2014

“Well, there goes that Google car again without its driver.” Sure, it could happen. But could it happen in Colorado? According to one website, it’s...

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Is marijuana playing a larger role in fatal Colorado crashes?

Jun 12, 2014

According to a recent report by USA Today, yes, Colorado has seen a spike in fatal crashes. Weed contributed to 12 percent of U.S. traffic deaths...

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If Colorado was a high school kid

Jun 11, 2014

I find random things on social media. Wait, who doesn’t. Every once in a while I find a fun nugget. Wednesday was one of those days. Here’s a post...

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Star newspaper columnist visits Colorado, tries marijuana edible, freaks out

Jun 4, 2014

The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd visited Colorado recently to write about marijuana and to apparently try a weed...

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Colorado on the Web: Go Boots!

Jun 4, 2014

Here’s a preview of Thursday’s Colorado on the Web column. Boots the cat is an amazing animal. See for yourself. Boots is a double...

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When did Colorado turn into a red state? When LeBron is involved

Jun 3, 2014

When did Colorado turn into a red state? On Sunday, apparently. But it’s not what you think. ESPN asked viewers this week about the NBA Finals,...

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Should false Broncos shirts be given to Colorado's homeless?

Jun 3, 2014

KUSA’s Drew Soicher has a great point in his recent web article. All the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 48 champion shirts should have gone to local...

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Colorado photographer’s work highlighted in national news website

Jun 1, 2014

I remember my favorite playground as a kid. It was the playground outside my elementary school in rural Northern Minnesota. I remember the metal...

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A national look at Colorado marijuana after 5 months of sales

Jun 1, 2014

Interest article by The New York Times called “After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High.” The article was published...

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What does living in Colorado say about you?

May 30, 2014

BuzzFeed is usually good for a daily laugh no matter the topic. The site is pretty good with lists and with trending news. Here’s a fun one....

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Where does Colorado rank amongst the smartest states?

May 27, 2014

Colorado is ranked second amongst the smartest states in America. Well done, Colorado. The Street, a digital financial media company, compiled the...

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Marijuana drug dealer smartphone app shelved

May 27, 2014

There’s an app for almost anything these days so I wasn’t surprised when I heard about “Weed Firm” or its popularity. “Weed Firm” is a smartphone...

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Here’s what Coloradans search most on Google

May 22, 2014

  Paleo diet? Yes, please, signed a lot of Coloradans. The people of Colorado love searching the Internet for information on the diet,...

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An Earth mosaic, selfie style. Do you recognize Colorado?

May 22, 2014

I can see all the faces in Colorado, NASA asked people for selfies on Earth Day, April 22, and this is what they got.  NASA put together a cool...

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Missing Colorado Springs model turns 21

May 21, 2014

A missing Colorado Springs woman turns 21 today. Kara Nichols, a model, disappeared on Oct. 9, 2012 under suspicious circumstances. She was on her...

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Biden comes to The Springs, days after losing knife at USC commencement, The Onion reports

May 18, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden visits Colorado Springs later this month to address 1,000 graduating Air Force Academy cadets. I hope he brings his...

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Map: Colorado's language diversity

May 13, 2014

What’s the most commonly spoken language in Colorado other than English or Spanish? Like many states across the middle of the U.S., it’s German....

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Awesomely delicious Colorado eatery to be featured on Travel Channel

May 13, 2014

My favorite place to eat in all of Colorado will be featured on a national TV food show Tuesday night. Tocabe, An American Indian Eatery, will...

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Good news: Colorado ranked among the best for job-seeking college grads

May 12, 2014

So, you just graduated college, now what? Come to Colorado because the Centennial State is among the best for job-seeking college grads, according...

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Is Colorado the most ‘magical’ state in America?

May 6, 2014

Yes, Colorado is the most “magical” state in all the land. Well, according to one travel website. And it’s not because of the marijuana. “Because...

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Obama makes light of Colorado marijuana law at 'Nerd Prom'

May 4, 2014

President Obama turned comedian at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Obama took time to poke fun at himself, celebrities and Colorado’s...

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Colorado boy featured on sports trading card

Apr 29, 2014

A Colorado boy battling a brain tumor for most of his life is featured on his own Upper Deck card. Jack Miller, 9, of Louisville, was recently...

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Map: Where homes lack indoor plumbing in Colorado

Apr 27, 2014

It’s troubling that more than half of a million occupied homes in the U.S. lack complete plumbing. The Washington Post published an article and an...

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Stereotype map of Colorado and every U.S. state

Apr 25, 2014

Apparently the good people at BuzzFeed have plenty of time on their hands. BuzzFeed asked its U.K. office to share the stereotypes they have for...

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People in Colorado love Colorado, well, most people.

Apr 25, 2014

Sixty-five percent of Colorado residents said that their state was the best or one of the best possible places to live, according to a Gallup poll...

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Colorado on the Web column preview: 15 years after Columbine shooting

Apr 23, 2014

Dateline NBC chronicled the journey of Denver resident Sam Granillo. Granillo was a student at Columbine High when it was attacked April 20, 1999....

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Smoking weed is legal in Colorado, just don't try to fire one up at Coors Field

Apr 22, 2014

Apparently baseball fans are smoking marijuana at Coors Field. So much so that a warning sign was posted, according to multiple reports and social...

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Map: No surprise who is Colorado’s most-Googled athlete

Apr 22, 2014

  Raise your hand if you guessed Peyton Manning. *hand raised* Broncos are king, everyone knows that in Colorado. So it’s no big surprise our...

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Move over medical marijuana, Colorado legalizes medicinal fireworks

Apr 21, 2014

The satirical website The Onion is making Colorado jokes again. Clearly playing off Colorado and marijuana, a headline on theonion.com read:...

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Here’s how Colorado newspaper’s covered 4/20

Apr 21, 2014

4/20 came and went without any major problems, at least it appears that way. Our friends at Poynter put together the front pages of several...

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Grammy/Oscar winner joins Colorado newspaper's marijuana team

Apr 17, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg filed her first column this week as a contributor to The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s news and culture website dedicated to all...

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Looking for a cheap city to raise a family? Try Colorado Springs

Apr 16, 2014

Colorado Springs is the second cheapest city to raise a family, according to an article on Cheapism.com. That news probably makes a lot of local...

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List: What you 'need' to know about Colorado Springs before you move to 'The Springs'

Apr 16, 2014

I’ll get to the photo later. I recently wrote a blog about Colorado Springs ranking as one of the cheapest cities to raise a family. You can...

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