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Normalization of legal pot moves swiftly in Colorado Legislature since voter approval

Mon, May 1, 2017 - 5:04 PM 0

Despite a dramatic back-and-forth Monday over a plan to free money for critical state services, legislative leaders said Monday they are close to a...

State of Marijuana: Pot not just for potholes in Manitou Springs

Wed, May 3, 2017 - 8:52 PM 0

In advocating “pot for potholes,” recreational marijuana proponents promised a potent new revenue source for tackling a familiar urban headache. But in...

Colorado's black market thrives under a legal marijuana canopy, law enforcement tries to keep up

No longer ignored, Pueblo transforms from Steel City to the Napa Valley of Weed

Sedgwick, a struggling town on the Colorado prairie, found salvation in legalized pot

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Ex-soldier convicted in Colorado Springs road-rage shooting
Ex-soldier convicted in Colorado Springs road-rage shooting

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Khalil Jamandre Sanders never denied that he shot a woman in the back during a road-rage clash in Colorado Springs. But his claim that his victim...

Man arrested, 12 others cited in offenses at Cañon City park
Man arrested, 12 others cited in offenses at Cañon City park

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A 34-year-old man was arrested and 12 others were cited Wednesday following complaints about drug trafficking and disorderly conduct at a Cañon City...

Cory Gardner seeks some tax equity for pot purveyors
Cory Gardner seeks some tax equity for pot purveyors

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A lot of the workaday tax credits and deductions that businesses routinely use to trim Uncle Sam's take are still off-limits to Colorado's legal...

 POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

There's one thing nobody can deny about Tom Tancredo. He's going to be a fighter for the little guy in Colorado. In a race filled with family names,...

Colorado girl suing Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana nationwide
Colorado girl suing Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

LARKSPUR - Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana. But the 12-year-old is the first...

$10 million in marijuana taxes aimed at reversing Colorado’s teacher shortage woes
$10 million in marijuana taxes aimed at reversing Colorado’s teacher shortage woes

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

State education officials are compiling a list of ideas on how best to spend $10 million in marijuana tax proceeds aimed at reversing...

LETTERS: Fiscal mismanagement at its worst; an unpleasant surprise
LETTERS: Fiscal mismanagement at its worst; an unpleasant surprise

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Fiscal mismanagement at its worst I was inspired to write this letter after reading Garett Reppenhagen's editorial in The Sunday Gazette that explains...

EDITORIAL: Trump drags feet on US attorney
EDITORIAL: Trump drags feet on US attorney

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

President Donald Trump took office 10 months ago. He immediately appointed then-Sen. Jeff Sessions to head the Department of Justice as attorney...

EDITORIAL: The sad anniversary of Big Commercial Pot in Colorado
EDITORIAL: The sad anniversary of Big Commercial Pot in Colorado

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Colorado's decision to sanction the world's first anything-goes commercial pot trade. Five years later, we...

LETTERS: Thankful for voters' show of support; more service dogs needed
LETTERS: Thankful for voters' show of support; more service dogs needed

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Thankful for voters' show of support On behalf of the Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education, staff, and myself, I would like to take...

Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado
Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

DENVER — Voters around Colorado have approved new local taxes on marijuana. The Vail Daily reports residents in Eagle County approved new sales and...

Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado

By: 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Voters around Colorado have approved new local taxes on marijuana. The Vail Daily reports residents in Eagle County approved new sales...

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says his marijuana stance won't be an issue this time around
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says his marijuana stance won't be an issue this time around

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo is visiting local marijuana discussion forums, he says, to gain a greater understanding of the issue as...

Colorado ski towns push back on immigration policies, but 'Trump slump' downplayed
Colorado ski towns push back on immigration policies, but 'Trump slump' downplayed

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 5, 2017

EAGLE-VAIL - There was a time when divisive social issues such as immigration, climate change and mental health were like a steep, icy, double...

Police asking for help identifying 'armed and dangerous' suspects in Colorado Springs homicide
Police asking for help identifying 'armed and dangerous' suspects in Colorado Springs homicide

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Police are asking for help identifying two "armed and dangerous" suspects in a Monday night fatal shooting. Conte Emanuel Smith'El, 24, was found...

Colorado Justice Allison Eid confirmed to replace Neil Gorsuch on federal appeals court
Colorado Justice Allison Eid confirmed to replace Neil Gorsuch on federal appeals court

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

The Senate voted 56-41 on Thursday to confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, filling the vacancy...

Man, 24, killed in Colorado Springs shooting identified
Man, 24, killed in Colorado Springs shooting identified

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

A Colorado Springs man who was fatally shot Monday night has been identified as Conte Emanuel Smith'El, 24, police announced. Smith'El was found dead...

Pikes Picks: New Colorado Springs pizzeria offers quality pies; free concert coming to Broadmoor Community Church
Pikes Picks: New Colorado Springs pizzeria offers quality pies; free concert coming to Broadmoor Community Church

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

The top of Slice 420's menu notes that the kitchen doesn't infuse foods - so as to avoid confusion over its marijuana-inspired name. The pizzeria, 2501...

A child went trick-or-treating and brought home a bag of meth
A child went trick-or-treating and brought home a bag of meth

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A Wisconsin mother searching for a late-night snack in her child’s trick-or-treat bag was frightened to find a small packet of methamphetamine...

Monday's fatal shooting in Colorado Springs was blocks from site of last week's double shooting
Monday's fatal shooting in Colorado Springs was blocks from site of last week's double shooting

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A man was shot to death Monday night at a business east of downtown Colorado Springs, less than a quarter mile from last week's shooting that injured...

Colorado Springs high school student identified as juvenile killed in second overnight triple shooting
Colorado Springs high school student identified as juvenile killed in second overnight triple shooting

By: Liz Forster - 0 Mon, Oct 30, 2017

A juvenile male was shot and killed and two were wounded early Sunday outside a 24-hour Mexican restaurant in northeast Colorado Springs hours after a...

Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find
Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University. The study...

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern says league should remove marijuana from banned list
Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern says league should remove marijuana from banned list

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who tightened up the league's policy on marijuana during his tenure from 1984 until 2014, has reversed his opinion...

Pro-marijuana group endorses stormwater fees for Colorado Springs
Pro-marijuana group endorses stormwater fees for Colorado Springs

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Mon, Oct 23, 2017

An unlikely ally is advocating for stormwater fees proposed for Colorado Springs on the Nov. 7 ballot. Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, a group...