• Police in Colorado issue dozens of citations at 4/20 marijuana events

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 38 min ago

    DENVER — Marijuana tourists in town are already celebrating Monday's unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20. One of the biggest festivals concludes Sunday in downtown Denver's Civic Center Park. Rapper Rick Ross is performing a free concert. Other festivals and celebrations are planned...

  • Private marijuana clubs in Colorado Springs largely unregulated

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Despite the city's ban on sales, you really can get recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs. You just need to join the right club. Private cannabis clubs got their start in Colorado Springs, which banned recreational marijuana sales after Amendment 64 legalized them in 2012....

  • Police, regulators say they will keep tabs on 420 marijuana parties

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -

    As hordes of tourists, pot smokers and sellers gear up for Colorado's annual 420 marijuana celebrations this weekend, state troopers and regulators have plans, too. The Colorado State Patrol's "#ZeroZero" campaign is pushing for zero fatalities and zero tolerance toward dangerous...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections jump in March

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -

    City sales tax collections rebounded in March after declining in February, according to a report released this week by the Sales Tax Division of the Colorado Springs Finance Department. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.9 million in March, an 8.9 percent jump when compared with the same...

  • Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill...

  • Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe marijuana use

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    DENVER — Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use. The revised campaign starts this weekend, when tens of thousands are expected at public rallies...

  • Underclassmen Lloyd, Zahui B. top picks in draft

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. shared a hug after they were taken with the top two picks in the WNBA draft. The underclassmen's decisions to turn pro were justified. Loyd went first to the Seattle Storm, and Zahui B. was taken second by the Tulsa Shock on Thursday...

  • Two busted for drugs in Colorado Springs park

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into drug use and littering in Monument Valley Park. Police arrested Jason Corbett, 33, and Randy Ryan, 34, on suspicion of drug possession and on outstanding warrants. Corbett was...

  • CDOT announces start to Colorado's Bustang service

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The start of an interregional bus service that will carry passengers to and from Denver from throughout Colorado will be delayed months, following the sale of the system's bus operator, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday. All Aboard America...

  • What's the buzz? Colorado Springs AM station switches format from sports to marijuana

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Listeners of KREL in Colorado Springs might have wondered if someone had spread cannabutter on their morning toast Monday when they tuned in and got marijuana programming instead of the radio station's usual sports news and talk shows. If they turn their AM dial to 1580 again, they'll...

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