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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.

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.
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A picture of Adam s Country where the original alleged crimes took place which left Vigil under susp...
A picture of Adam's Country where the original alleged crimes took place which left Vigil under suspicion.
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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.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
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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
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
A fire broke out in an Aurora apartment building just one block from the apartment of James Holmes  ...
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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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
Euronews
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
With permission by Reuters / Rick Wilking
Federal Reserve Bank crest hanging on the downtown Denver  CO branch.
Federal Reserve Bank crest hanging on the downtown Denver, CO branch.
A liquor store in Breckenridge  Colorado  USA.
A liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.
David Shankbone
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Art bench to wait for your bus on the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO.
Art bench to wait for your bus on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
Art travel cow  downtown Denver  CO.
Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
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.
Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
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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.
The Colorado wildfires
The Colorado wildfires
Don Savage Photography
One person was killed and two injured in the accident while a Bombardier Challenger 600 jet was land...
One person was killed and two injured in the accident while a Bombardier Challenger 600 jet was landing at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
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