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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.

Op-Ed: New York turns to Colorado for help with marijuana

New York City - Once again Colorado, the first state to sell recreational marijuana legally, is benefitting from voters’ decisions to allow both medical and recreational sales.

Op-Ed: Tax-free marijuana for one day Special

Denver - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Thursday that means marijuana users will get a holiday from paying weed taxes, but it is only for one day.

Op-Ed: World leaders ignore climate change as hundreds die

Denver - In India hundreds are dying from extreme heat. Rain, floods and tornados are lashing Midwestern states in the U.S. In Colorado, the menace is less dramatic: overgrown lawns and grumbling about Seattle-like days in Denver.

'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.

Poll: Republican Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall by 4 points

Denver - Just 20 days before voters decide which political party will control the U.S. Senate, Republican Cory Gardner leads Colorado’s incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by four points, according to a new CNN/ORC poll published Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Civics or censorship? CO student protests reveal need for answers

Denver - School boards in Colorado and Texas are coming under scrutiny for wanting to increase the prevalence of civics and patriotism in high school social studies. Students in Colorado are protesting, raising the debate over when civics becomes censorship.

Legal marijuana enhances craft beer in Colorado Special

Concern that legal pot in Colorado would compete with the state's world class beer scene appears to be unfounded. Four Colorado breweries report on their experience in the new market place.

Co. outfitter admits to maiming wild cats to make hunting easier

Mack - A Colorado hunting outfitter who is accused of allegedly injuring mountain lions and bobcats so that his clients could kill them more easily had his day in a U.S. court last Friday.

Hiker says singing opera scared off a mountain lion

Placerville - A talent for opera singing may have saved a Colorado hiker from a close encounter with a mountain lion who appeared to be stalking her.

Study: Cannabis is an economic windfall for Colorado

Reports are stating that Colorado residents and visitors are buying pot in what amounts to tons after legalization. At average rates of $220 an ounce this market is making some incredible money for those running it.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court twiddles thumbs on gay marriage as Obama plays pool

Denver - Sometimes it seems that if Colorado isn’t the center of the universe, at least it is the center of the United States. Take same-sex marriage or marijuana.

Op-Ed: Sen. Mark Udall hides in D.C. Beltway as Obama visits Colorado

Denver - It’s getting to the point where U.S. president Barack Obama is so unpopular leaders of his own political party refuse to be seen with him for fear that it will cost them their jobs in November.

Colorado's only designated scenic river damaged from oil spill

A total of 7,500 gallons of oil spilled into Colorado's only designated wild and scenic river, Cache La Poudre. It was reported on Friday by Noble Energy to the EPA and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Prisoner says he worked with guard to sell contraband

Denver - A Colorado inmate claims to have been given help from a guard to sell contraband and to assist in beatings by turning down the lights.

Hershey's sues edible marijuana company

Denver - The Hershey Company has sued an edible marijuana company in Denver claiming that they make pot-infused candies with wrappers that closely resemble Hershey's products.

Op-Ed: Federal actions against marijuana show Obama's lack of leadership

When Colorado and Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, Barack Obama claimed his administration would allow them to govern their own marijuana laws. Yet the Obama administration has sent mixed signals on whether marijuana laws will change.

Colorado woman survives five days trapped in vehicle (Video)

Denver - A Colorado woman was trapped inside her crashed car in a ravine off US Highway 285 near Red Hill Pass for at least five days until she was finally rescued. She will now have to undergo an operation to amputate both feet due to her severe injuries.

Poll: Colorado voters believe legalized pot good for the state

Denver - As one of the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Colorado has been seen by others as something of a guinea pig state. According to a recent poll, Colorado voters have mostly welcomed the changes.

Medbox supports a ban on marijuana vending machines

Los Angeles - It may be one thing to unveil a pot vending machine, but it's another thing entirely to unveil a machine that may violate federal patents...

Colorado gets its first weed vending machine

Pro-marijuana state Colorado is bound to get even thicker with haze, following the unveiling of its most recent marijuana-friendly vending machine.
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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.
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A fire broke out in an Aurora apartment building just one block from the apartment of James Holmes, accused in the movie theater shooting massacre.
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A scene from the Colorado wildfires
A scene from the Colorado wildfires
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World Trade Center, Denver, CO.
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The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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People playing chess at the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
People playing chess at the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
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World Trade Center sign, downtown Denver, CO.
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Artistic chess stations, downtown denver on the 16th Street Mall.
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Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere
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Sidewalk cafes along the 16th Street Mall  downtown Denver  CO.
Sidewalk cafes along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
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Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
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James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
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Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
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Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
The Colorado wildfires
The Colorado wildfires
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Office of the Onion in Boulder, Colorado.
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A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident's house
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