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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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GUEST COLUMN: Colorado legislators found creative ways to notch wins

By: - 0 23 hr ago

My takeaway, looking back on the first half of the 71st meeting of the Colorado General Assembly, is that a political deadlock doesn't have to mean...

State tax chief Barbara Brohl stepping down, awaits 'what the universe will involve me in next!'
State tax chief Barbara Brohl stepping down, awaits 'what the universe will involve me in next!'

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

Colorado's top tax collector is moving on, but it's not clear where. The governor's office announced this week that Barbara Brohl is stepping down in...

Cannabis drug halved convulsions in company-funded epilepsy test
Cannabis drug halved convulsions in company-funded epilepsy test

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

A cannabis-based drug halved the frequency of convulsive seizures in sufferers of a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy in a late-stage study funded by...

LETTERS: Offensive theater production at Colorado Springs school; founders rolling in their graves
LETTERS: Offensive theater production at Colorado Springs school; founders rolling in their graves

By: - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Cyberschool experience exceptional Over the four years that I have been a student at Colorado Connections Academy, I have had a variety of teachers...

Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer
Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Sara Tucker has chased chickens down Tejon Street, treated bruised and malnourished pets, rescued frightened dogs and cats and been chased by...

El Paso County jail care provider under fire
El Paso County jail care provider under fire

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is re-evaluating a nearly two-decade relationship with its controversial jail health care provider, potentially...

8 DEA search warrants part of drug-trafficking investigation in Colorado Springs, El Paso County
8 DEA search warrants part of drug-trafficking investigation in Colorado Springs, El Paso County

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Eight federal search warrants executed Tuesday in Colorado Springs and other parts of El Paso County are part of an ongoing investigation of a criminal...

Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related
Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

A 42-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a "gang-related" shooting during a suspected drug deal gone bad, Pueblo police said....

EDITORIAL: Pot demonstrators lose right to party
EDITORIAL: Pot demonstrators lose right to party

By: - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Goodbye and good riddance to the annual 4-20 pot party in downtown Denver. City and county officials shut it down for at least the next three years,...

Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction
Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

The legislative pushback on opioid abuse in Colorado got lost in the shuffle of winners and losers at the end of the session. Lawmakers and the...

Colorado Springs sales tax revenue surges 16.2 percent in April
Colorado Springs sales tax revenue surges 16.2 percent in April

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Colorado Springs sales tax collections stayed on a roll in April, surging 16.2 percent over April 2016, for the eighth consecutive double-digit...

Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash
Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

DENVER  — Organizers of a marijuana rally have been fined $12,000 and banned from holding the event in Denver for three years after trash was...

Behavioral health law puts a detour around jail cells in Colorado mental health response
Behavioral health law puts a detour around jail cells in Colorado mental health response

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Jail cells are no longer a substitute for the help needed by people in behavioral and mental health crises in Colorado. Thursday Gov. John...

Marijuana sending more teenagers to the emergency room, Children’s Hospital doctor finds

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

The number of teenagers and young adults going to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado for what appears to be marijuana-related...

LETTERS: Why block access to Colorado Springs trail?; We don't need more hysteria
LETTERS: Why block access to Colorado Springs trail?; We don't need more hysteria

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Why try to block access? Suggestions to the TOPS Board of Directors concerning the recent trail construction in Red Rock Open Space, Section 16 and...

Colorado medical marijuana patients on edge over potential Trump crackdown
Colorado medical marijuana patients on edge over potential Trump crackdown

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

Colorado medical marijuana patients are on edge over a statement made by the Trump administration signaling objections to a prohibition on interfering...

EDITORIAL: Governor must save oil and gas industry
EDITORIAL: Governor must save oil and gas industry

By: - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper has until Thursday to appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that requires state oil and gas regulators to reconsider a...

Man arrested in Colorado triple homicide
Man arrested in Colorado triple homicide

By: - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

BOULDER — Authorities have arrested a man accused of shooting three people to death in a Colorado home where more than 100 marijuana plants were being...

Colorado Senate Democratic Leader Guzman baked pastry for both sides of aisle
Colorado Senate Democratic Leader Guzman baked pastry for both sides of aisle

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

The legislative session that ended last Wednesday was so erratic that Senate Democratic Leader Lucia Guzman didn't know whether to argue or bake...

LETTERS: Still work to be done in legislature; motorists have demands too
LETTERS: Still work to be done in legislature; motorists have demands too

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

Still more work to be done As our elected representatives closed the session last night with a celebratory toast, I reflected on the tumultuous four...

Top 10 things to know about your 2017 Colorado General Assembly
Top 10 things to know about your 2017 Colorado General Assembly

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Here's a look back at what happened, and what didn't, during the 2017 General Assembly session at the Colorado Legislature. 1 - Road bills...

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on short list to lead FBI
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on short list to lead FBI

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers was thrust into the national spotlight Friday when Fox News reported that he was on President Donald Trump's short...

Drug agents raid Monument home, seize marijuana plants
Drug agents raid Monument home, seize marijuana plants

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

A woman living in Monument's upscale King's Deer neighborhood said she was relieved that her many calls about a marijuana grow across from an...

2 Colorado men charged after showing Wyoming police their pot stash
2 Colorado men charged after showing Wyoming police their pot stash

By: - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police have arrested two Colorado men after both showed officers their separate stashes of marijuana in their motel rooms. The...

Correction: XGR--Marijuana-Evading a Crackdown story

By: 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

DENVER (AP) — In a story May 3 about marijuana legislation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the intent of the bill. It would seal misdemeanor...

Colorado marijuana sales top $131M, set record in March 2017
Colorado marijuana sales top $131M, set record in March 2017

By: - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

The Colorado cannabis industry’s unbridled growth hasn’t waned — in fact, it’s still setting records. The state’s licensed marijuana shops captured...

Bill to provide funding for critical Colorado state infrastructure clears legislature
Bill to provide funding for critical Colorado state infrastructure clears legislature

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

It was a difficult pill for many lawmakers to swallow, but in an example of bipartisan compromise, lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure to provide...

Colorado effort to save rural hospitals and fund roads and schools poised for success
Colorado effort to save rural hospitals and fund roads and schools poised for success

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

Pegged as one of the most important bills of the legislative session, a last-ditch effort to fund transportation, schools and hospitals appears poised...

16 people arrested in dual marijuana busts in Pueblo County
16 people arrested in dual marijuana busts in Pueblo County

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

Sixteen people and about $500,000 worth of marijuana are off the streets after dual busts in Pueblo County on Monday, officials said. Authorities...

LETTERS: Again, marijuana greed trumps science; time for cyclists to pay
LETTERS: Again, marijuana greed trumps science; time for cyclists to pay

By: - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

Again, greed trumps science A banner headline above the fold May 1 proclaims the resurrection of Sedgwick. Hooray! What about the future destruction...