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Andrea Rael

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Lindsey Vonn Adopts Homeless Dog Who Has A Bad Knee Too

(9) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Sometimes when life hands you lemons, it's just time to get a puppy.

Just one day after Lindsey Vonn announced that she would have to forgo the Sochi Olympics because of her knee injury, the skier revealed that she found a new buddy to sit out the...

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Number Of Guns Confiscated By TSA Jumped By 20 Percent In 2013: Study

(161) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 4:52 PM

From Jan. 1st to Dec. 26th in 2013, the TSA saw a 20 percent increase from the previous year in the amount of guns it confiscated in the U.S. from passengers trying to smuggle them into their carry-ons.

In 2013, a total of 1,828 guns -- the highest amount...

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Tommy Chong Gets Stoned In Colorado Celebrating Legal Weed

(103) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 3:18 PM

A marijuana dispensary in Pueblo, Colo. greeted a famous figure in the cannabis community on Saturday.

Tommy Chong, of the Grammy Award-winning "Cheech and Chong" comedy duo visited Marisol Therapeutics to celebrate the legalization of pot and get a little stoned.

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Slippery Bark Protects Trees From Pine Beetle Infestation: CU-Boulder Study

(22) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 1:05 PM

While it is beneficial for park officials to reduce the number of small trees for fire management, forest officials may want to rethink that strategy in the fight against pine beetle infestation.

It turns out that younger trees are more successful at repelling pine beetles which have trouble getting...

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Activists Seek To Completely Overturn Colorado's New Gun Laws

(120) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 12:24 AM

The battle over gun control in Colorado may be headed directly to voters this year after activists on both sides of the fight filed proposals for new ballot measures. Two of the proposals would effectively overturn all of the gun legislation signed into state law last year.

While one measure...

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Colorado Marijuana Sales Surpass $1 Million On First Day: Shop Owners

(1193) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 1:59 PM

Call it "Green Wednesday."

Pot shop owners in Colorado claim they made over $1 million in sales statewide on the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales alone, according to Denver's 9News. Nationwide, the legalized pot industry is expected to bring in a reported $2.34 billion...

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Colorado Communities Could Ban Fracking Under New Proposed Amendment

(34) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 5:26 PM

A proposed amendment to Colorado's constitution that would give municipalities the power to ban or restrict fracking and other industrial activities would be the first of its kind nationwide if it passes.

The Daily Camera first reported that the Colorado Community Rights Network is planning to submit the...

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National Western Stock Show Memorializes Arapahoe High School Shooting Victim Claire Davis

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 11:55 AM

The public memorial service for slain Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was filled almost to capacity on New Year's Day at the National Western Stock Show, where Davis had just competed last year.

Thousands turned out for Davis' memorial, including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and...

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Karl Pierson, Arapahoe High School Shooting Suspect, Went Bowling Before Killing Claire Davis

(35) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 2:02 PM

Eighteen-year-old Arapahoe High School shooting suspect Karl Pierson entered the school on Friday, Dec. 13th firing a total of six rounds, killing himself and fellow student Claire Davis in under one minute and 20 seconds, the sheriff said Monday morning.

Pierson took himself bowling shortly before the shooting, Arapahoe County...

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'Rosie The Reindeer' Author Chantell Taylor Brings Girl Power To Classic Christmas Story

(61) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 9:58 AM

What if a doe wanted to fly Santa's sleigh?

That's the question that Denver-based attorney Chantell Taylor used to ask herself when she was a little girl watching the classic 1964 version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with her older brothers, and she found herself asking it again when...

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Richard Betts, Master Sommelier, Talks Drinking Everyday & Why The NY Times Bestseller List Doesn't Equal Success

(7) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 5:39 PM

Master Wine Sommelier Richard Betts went from being a budding geologist to pursuing a law degree, before burning out and deciding to pursue what he loved the most: wine.

"I didn't really know that much about wine, just that I liked to drink it," Betts said of the moment...

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One Direction Posts Video For Claire Davis, Arapahoe High School Shooting Victim

(6) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 2:31 PM

For the past week, one of Denver's top hashtags on Twitter has been #get1DtoClaire.

On Thursday, the boy band One Direction responded by uploading a message of support to 17-year-old Claire Davis, who was critically injured in the Arapahoe High School shooting on Dec. 13 (Watch their...

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Colorado Courts Jailing The Poor Who Are Unable To Pay Fines For Minor Violations

(55) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 5:11 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union says that Colorado has become the latest state to send people to jail if they are unable to pay fines for minor violations. A practice the organization has condemned as unconstitutional and as a modern-day "debtors' prison."

Though both the U.S. and Colorado Supreme Court...

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Matt Bowers, Arapahoe High School Shooting Survivor, Wrote Goodbye Note To Family On His Hand

(103) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 5:10 PM

When Arapahoe High School students heard the first gunshot from their classrooms, it took a moment to register what was going on and then find a place to hide.

While Arapahoe High senior Matt Bowers was hiding with his classmates and teacher, he wrote a goodbye note to his...

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Arapahoe High School Will Remain Closed Until 2014

(4) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Three days after the shooting at Arapahoe High School, law enforcement released the building back to school officials but classes will not resume until 2014.

In a letter addressed to the "Arapahoe Community," principal Natalie Pramenko announced that students will be able to return for the first time since...

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Prisoners With 'Major Mental Illness' Moved Out of Solitary Confinement In Colorado

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 1:11 PM

The Colorado Department of Corrections is seeking to decrease the number of inmates housed in solitary confinement, beginning with prisoners suffering from "major mental illness."

In the memo, which was shared with the media by the ACLU of Colorado, CDOC Executive Director Rick Raemisch says that the department has been...

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Skiing Pioneer Celebrates Turning 100 By Skiing Because Of Course

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 4:17 PM

One of the pioneers of skiing in Colorado celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday the same way he always has -- by going skiing.

Charles Elliot is the oldest member of the Grey Wolf Ski Club and has reportedly skied every season since 1934, with...

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Austin Sigg Sentenced To Life In Prison Plus 86 Years For Murder Of Jessica Ridgeway

(494) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 3:47 PM

The Colorado teenager who killed, sexually assaulted and dismembered a 10-year-old girl was sentenced to life plus at least 86 years in prison on Tuesday.

In his sentence, which spanned 15 counts, Jefferson County District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger ensured that 18-year-old Austin Reed Sigg would spend the...

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U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

(884) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 10:58 AM

DENVER -- Nearly 6 tons of raw and carved ivory from well over 1,000 elephants were crushed, removed from the black market in the United States' latest push to combat poaching.

Millions of dollars' worth of intricately carved figurines, bracelets and other trinkets were all fed into a rock-crushing machine...

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