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Colorado cannabis trial could affect U.S. pot production

Denver - A federal trial beginning Monday in Denver, Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. marijuana industry. A jury will consider a lawsuit using the federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies.

Regulators approve Xcel's plan to retire two coal-fired plants

Pueblo - Colorado regulators have approved Xcel Energy's plan to retire two coal-fired generating stations in Pueblo a decade early, part of a plan to bolster the utility's share of power from renewable sources.

Sockeye salmon run and cold-water trout — The water's too warm

Anywhere from five to 22 million sockeye salmon are nearing the mouth of British Columbia's Fraser River, heading home to spawn. But the waters of the river are so warm right now there is a good chance the salmon will die.

Review: Neil Diamond honors Colorado firefighters with 'Sweet Caroline' Special

Veteran singer-songwriter Neil Diamond surprised Colorado firefighters with an acoustic rendition of his perennial classic "Sweet Caroline."

Xcel CEO — Retiring U.S. coal fleet is 'just a matter of time'

Xcel Colorado announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants, shortly after CEO Ben Fowke spoke on stage at the EEI Annual Convention.

Colorado rural startup fund gives access to investment capital

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has partnered with the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, allocating $9 million for a new investment fund targeting rural counties.

3,000 wells shut down in Colorado after fatal house explosion

Firestone - Woodlands, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday it was shutting down more than 3,000 of its older, vertical wells in Northeastern Colorado following a home explosion and fire on April 17 that killed two people.

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.
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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.
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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The town of Crested Butte with Mt. Crested Butte behind it.
The town of Crested Butte with Mt. Crested Butte behind it.
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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
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall  Denver.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Spri...
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Springs, Colo
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Sidewalk cafes along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Sidewalk cafes along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall  Denver.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere
Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere
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A Colorado sunset tinged with smoke from the wildfires
A Colorado sunset tinged with smoke from the wildfires
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A liquor store in Breckenridge  Colorado  USA.
A liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.
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A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident s house
A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident's house
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Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
Art travel cow  downtown Denver  CO.
Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall  with mountains in the distance  downtown Denver  CO.
Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall, with mountains in the distance, downtown Denver, CO.
Information booth on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Information booth on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
View The Pavillion  smaller mall found along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
View The Pavillion, smaller mall found along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost ...
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost 15,000 well-behaved, stoned and smiling partiers.
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Seen here next to the Presidential plane  Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit cre...
Seen here next to the Presidential plane, Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit crew on Air Force One several times.
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