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Budding Support For Marijuana Use By Athletes And Fans Ahead Of Super Bowl, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

The high-flying Denver Broncos offense has set a litany of records this season, lighting up opposing defenses to the tune of 606 points in the regular...

Elvis, DRAG Queens, and Fatherhood Add Up to Love

Eden Lane | Posted 03.23.2014 | Denver
Eden Lane

An Elvis impersonator, two DRAG Queens, and a pregnant woman walk into a bar... What sounds like a set up for a typical joke is actually part of the character breakdown for a world premier production by the Denver Center Theatre Company.

Bearing the Burden: Global, State and County Evidence to Advance U.S. Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

Co-authored by Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Institute & William Rosenzweig, Vitality Institute Commission Chair and Managing Partner, Phys...

Denver Retailer Opening the 'Apple Store of Weed'

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.01.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

About a dozen stores will start selling recreational weed on New Year's Day, but there's so much more potential.

High School Student Who Was Shot By Classmate Dies

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials sa...

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.

Major Newspaper Seeks Legal Weed Editor

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media

Things are about to get a lot higher at Mile High City's paper of record, The Denver Post. Steve McMillan, public policy editor for the Denver pape...

Taking a Stand to Crush Elephant Poaching

Carter Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

Why the renewed concern, when elephants have been killed for their ivory for centuries? It's both because elephants are very near to being at the end of their rope and because nowadays, poaching is a far cry from being a poor man's means of feeding his family.

Colorado's Marijuana Tax May Attract New Allies

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Colorado's hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They...

Starz Denver Film Festival's Wild Horse

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Nothing embodies the spirit of the West like the iconic American mustang. Director Monty Miranda's full-length feature film of the same name brings these glorious beasts to full gallop in a sweeping tale that is part documentary, part character-driven narrative.

LOOK: Peyton Manning Sack Photo Sums Up Entire Game For Broncos

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Sports

The Broncos brutal 39-33 loss to the Colts on Sunday was due to many factors, but the photo that surfaced of the sack by Indianapolis Colts' outside l...

LOOK: 10 Pot Treats That Could Pass As 'Real' Food

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Marijuana business owners -- or ganjapreneurs -- are nothing if they aren't innovative.

Dems Faced Intense Profanity, Rape Threats Amid Gun Control Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers are known to get angry messages from unhappy constituents, but the emails that Democratic lawmakers in Colorado received during the 2013 leg...

Fabric Artist Asks For Dismissal Of Sheep-Related Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Fabric artist Christo and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are asking a federal judge to cut off a lawsuit aimed at stopping the artist from hanging...

ICE Frees Colorado Immigration Activist Jeanette Vizguerra

The Colorado Independent | Julia Gonzales | Posted 08.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Julia Gonzales. What would you do if your mother, thousands of miles away, was dying and it would jeopardize your i...

Immigration Activists Demand Reform, Denounce Deportation Policy

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.08.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. DENVER — One speaker told of a harrowing border crossing intercepted by a drug cartel seeking hostag...

Morse Recall Election Details Emerge

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. On Tuesday the Colorado secretary of state’s office certified ballot language for the recall and spe...

Fire Fears Trigger Ban On Exploding Shooting Targets

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service banned the use of exploding shooting targets on drought-parched nat...

Nepal Arrests 2 Men In Case Of Missing Colo. Trekker

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Denver

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Police in Nepal said Friday that have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the 2010 disappearance of a 23-year-old Ameri...

Matt Ferner

Tvert Blasts Denver DA's Marijuana Crime Statement As 'Ludicrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.01.2013 | Denver

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey raised eyebrows Monday when speaking before a City Council meeting suggesting that medical marijuana dispensa...

LOOK: Curtis Hotel Offers Pop-Up, Inflatable Room

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 07.31.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, t...

Mosquitos In Lafayette, Golden Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver

Mosquitos in Lafayette and Golden, Colo. have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to health officials. Mosquitos in multiple locatio...

Pro-Hemp Group Seeks Udall's Support

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 09.29.2013 | Denver

Proponents of hemp farming continued their push in northern Colorado on Monday, with Greeley their latest campaign stop. Members of Hemp for America ...

Denver City Council Approves 5 Percent Legal Weed Tax

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver

Denver City Council approved a municipal tax rate of 5 percent on recreational marijuana sales in Mile High City on Monday afternoon -- if approved by...

One Continent or Two? Denver Hosts Biennial of the Americas

Rex Burkholder | Posted 09.28.2013 | Denver
Rex Burkholder

Begun in 2010 by then-Denver Mayor, now-Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, as a way to re-direct attention away from China and Europe as trading partners/cultural competitors, the Biennial attracts leaders from Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.