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Xcel Energy to invest billions in new wind farms in seven states

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. announced this week it is proposing to build 11 wind farms in seven states in the Southwest, the Upper Midwest, and Colorado, using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large part of it.

Wildfires rage in Boulder, Colorado and western North Carolina

A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.

Undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in US church

Denver - Jeanette Vizguerra fled to the United States from Mexico with her family after her husband was kidnapped three times, once with a gun to his head.

Op-Ed: Environmental Scientist says 'Materialism will wear out' Special

Golden - The recent presidential order to have the EPA's climate change page removed from the web has sent shock-waves thru the various social circles of environmentalists and scientists.

Country star Jason Aldean to headline 2017 Country Jam festival

Country superstar Jason Aldean will be headlining the 26th annual Country Jam festival at Jam Ranch in Colorado next June.

Consumer Alert: Two companies recall beef due to E. coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service has issued two notices of recalls of beef products from two separate companies Tuesday night. Both recalls involve possible contamination of the beef products with E. coli 0157:H7.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Colorado's own Joey Canyon discuses 'The Joey Canyon Show' Special

Veteran singer/songwriter Joey Canyon has lived in the Centennial State for over 40 years (he was born in California) and presents his own country music and variety television programme from his adopted hometown of Denver. Digital Journal meets him.

Proposed sexting law is facing pushback in CO

A proposed sexting law in Colorado is receiving pushback. Concerns about how to punish teens engaging in sexting are being raised.

Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Chicago - Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

Bill Clinton makes quiet trip to Colorado to help wife's campaign

Denver - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an under-the-radar trip to Denver last week to rally support for his wife's campaign before the Colorado caucuses on March 1.

Op-Ed: Dinosaur mating — Grooves in rock may be evidence of dino sex

Denver - Long grooves carved into the ground by clawed feet may be evidence of "frenzied" dinosaur mating rituals, scientists say. This behavior is common in some birds, and the discovery hints that two-legged dinos may have done this some 100 million years ago.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced in child-sex case

Indianapolis - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Thursday for allegedly trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. He was also sentenced to lifetime supervision.

The budding business of bud in Colorado

Denver - While states battle governing bodies to allow the marijuana craze to pass, Colorado is enjoying immeasurable financial success while realizing a much easier to stomach crime rate.

Universal health care to appear on ballot in Colorado

A plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with universal health care, funded by the taxpayer, is going to be on the Colorado ballet in 2016.

KIA dealer in Colorado takes customer's car for a test drive

A lady in Loveland, Colorado dropped her car at a Peak Kia dealership to have the automobile’s faulty radio fixed. Through the dashboard camera, she later found out how a dealership employee handled her car and that infuriated her.

Review: A Denver couple goes West to pursue dream of Ice Cream Special

Sonoma - It's not everyday that a young couple would move over 765 miles just to follow a dream to open an ice cream shop. Yet that is what Joe and Ramie Hencmann did, leaving their well-established lives in Denver to venture to a place unknown, like Sonoma.

Holmes found guilty in Colorado theater shootings

Centennial - Former graduate student James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 moviegoers and injuring dozens in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in 2012.

'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

Dhruv Prasad talks about the inaugural Loudwire Music Festival Special

Digital Journal spoke to the Executive Vice President of Live Events for Townsquare Media, the company behind Loudwire.com and the above-mentioned music festival.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Op-Ed: The failure and success of legal cannabis in Colorado

Denver - Colorado is home to the great marijuana experiment. A completely legal cannabis industry that is trying to prove to the world that a legal cannabis market makes sense. While some have praised the decision, others have expressed doubt.

Illinois lawmaker proposes ban on hunters' use of 'unfair drones'

While some states have already banned or regulated the use of drones for hunting, even more states have bills on the books regarding the use of this controversial procedure. Alaska is one such state that has banned the use of drones for hunting wildlife.

Video: Denver cops trip pregnant woman face-first; beat husband

Denver - When Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, seven months pregnant, walked up to two two police officers who were were beating her husband while he was on the ground, she asked them to stop. Instead, one of the officers swept her feet out from under her, a witness said.

Pot cloud in classroom puts Colorado high school on lock-down

Commerce City - There was a little bit of “reefer madness” going on at Adams High School in Commerce City, Colorado this week. The school was put on lock-down Friday after one student’s weed pipe filled the classroom with smoke, school officials said.

Op-Ed: Mile High City re-elects Colorado governor

Denver - Perhaps no state demonstrates how the nation ignored the facts in handing power back to the GOP more than Colorado. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper won by pushing his party.

Interview with SHEL's Eva Holbrook Special

SHEL, a band made up of four very talented sisters from Colorado, recently popped up on the soundtrack to a major motion picture. Digital Journal chats to their charming lead singer about what could well be their ticket to stardom.
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Colorado: Around 200 people are said to be unaccounted for in eastern Colorado. Flood waters have to...
Colorado: Around 200 people are said to be unaccounted for in eastern Colorado. Flood waters have toppled buildings, washed out roads and bridges and overwhelmed farmland
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The West Fork Fire Complex  started by lightning - consisting of two separate fires in Rio Grande Co...
The West Fork Fire Complex, started by lightning - consisting of two separate fires in Rio Grande County in southern Colorado on June 22, 2015.
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Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
Fire in an apartment building in Aurora  Colorado killed 2.
Fire in an apartment building in Aurora, Colorado killed 2.
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Image posted by the Colorado Dept of Transportation
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Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
Admitted more than once to Air Force One   Mad Dog has gotten past the blue carpet area several time...
Admitted more than once to Air Force One, "Mad Dog has gotten past the blue carpet area several times and met with the President," said co-pilot and long time friend, Staff Sargent William Lentz.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
April 20  1999-Littleton  Colorado: Security camera footage captures Eric Harris  18  and Dylan Kleb...
April 20, 1999-Littleton, Colorado: Security camera footage captures Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, as the two go on a shooting spree at Columbine High School. At least 13 were killed and 24 wounded. Harris and Klebold, who also happened to be students at the school, committed suicide at the end of their rampage
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Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere
Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere
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People wait in line to be among the first to legally buy recreational marijuana at the Botana Care s...
People wait in line to be among the first to legally buy recreational marijuana at the Botana Care store in Northglenn, Colorado, January 1, 2014
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This is a picture i took in colorado springs in the Wintertime 2005
This is a picture i took in colorado springs in the Wintertime 2005
Evening buggy ride waiting on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Evening buggy ride waiting on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of ...
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of was making sure dignitaries and diplomats got to and from the world-leader meetings quickly and safely.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump w...
Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump water from a Bambi bucket onto flames of the High Park fire, in Larimer County, Colo., approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins
The National Guard
Mountains in the distance as viewed from the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Mountains in the distance as viewed from the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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A liquor store in Breckenridge  Colorado  USA.
A liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.
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