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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.

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Colorado’s Front Range Special

Monument - The term “Front Range” indicates a specific range of the Rocky Mountains, however, in common usage it applies to the surrounding area and its varied terrain. The area’s elevation ranges from around 6000 feet above sea level to over 14,000 feet.

Executive commits suicide with nail gun

The CEO of a Colorado company, under investigation by state insurance regulators, has committed suicide with a nail gun while under investigation.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana patients can stay in federal housing

Longmont - The Obama Administration has again acted to demonstrate the taboo on marijuana and is going to be ignored in many cases. This time the Americans with Disabilities Act was involved.

Colorado 420 highway marker repeatedly stolen by pot enthusiasts

On Colorado's Interstate 70, east of Denver, there once stood a sign to mark mile 420. In recent years, this sign has been stolen and replaced numerous times by weed enthusiasts due to its unintended reference to their favorite herb.

Mary Jane's first dance in Colorado rakes in more than $1 million

Denver - Recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado on Jan. 1, and pot shops reported record sales compared to the days of medical marijuana.

Long lines for first marijuana sales in Denver and ski country

Breckenridge - There were long lines in the Colorado mountains on New Year’s Day, and not just on the ski slopes. People were getting high without lifts. Hundreds bought marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.

Marijuana buyers line up outside shop to buy first legal weed Special

Denver - More than 100 people lined up in the snow outside Cannabis 3D Center to buy legal marijuana Wednesday. They lined up outside because there were dozens of journalists, reporters and TV crews inside.

Marijuana goes on sale in Colorado

Denver - The U.S. state of Colorado has become the first state to allow stores to sell marijuana. As many as 30 stores around the state are expected to start selling the drug for recreational purposes from today.

American politics: A gun tale

Denver - In Colorado’s state capitol building, a Democrat was being sworn in as the newest state senator. A few miles to the south, a teen gunman wounded two people with a shotgun before blowing his brains out.

Op-Ed: Six-year-old suspended, accused of sexual harassment

It seems that the "Zero Tolerance" policy in American schools have reached the point of sheer madness, now that a six-year-old Colorado Kindergarten student has been accused and found guilty of "sexual harassment" by his school principal.

Stores selling recreational marijuana in U.S. will open January 1

Central City - Tourists in Amsterdam may recount the beautiful streets, the shops, the museums, the red light district, and of course the smart shops. In a response to last year's legislation, Colorado is set to open some smart shops of its own.
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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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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.
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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  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.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
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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.
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
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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
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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.
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What is unique about Denver  CO cow at the 16th Street Mall.
What is unique about Denver, CO cow at the 16th Street Mall.
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A scene from the Colorado wildfires
A scene from the Colorado wildfires
wyoguard
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Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver  where you can pick them up to ride from place to p...
Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver, where you can pick them up to ride from place to place, parking them at each kiosk you arrive at.
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Sidewalk vendors  downtown Denver  CO.
Sidewalk vendors, downtown Denver, CO.
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The Colorado wildfires
The Colorado wildfires
Don Savage Photography
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16th Street Mall street sign.
16th Street Mall street sign.
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One of the more beautiful formations.
One of the more beautiful formations.
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Rock climbing on one of the faces within Garden of the Gods.
Rock climbing on one of the faces within Garden of the Gods.
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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.
flickr stonerboy420
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
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Bicycling is a popular way to get around the downtown core to the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Bicycling is a popular way to get around the downtown core to the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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A liquor store in Breckenridge  Colorado  USA.
A liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.
David Shankbone
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