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Green Wednesday: Recreational pot sales open in Colorado

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kristen Wyatt

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be followed closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization is a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Defense seeks to move Sherry Arnold homicide trial

October 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. Attorneys for a Colorado man accused of killing teacher Sherry Arnold are due in court Thursday to argue for the relocation of his trial because of the heavy publicity the case has received in the small eastern Montana community where Arnold taught high school math. Continue Reading

WOSTER: Colorado flooding stirs memories of Rapid City, Missouri River

September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Like a lot of other people across the United States, I watched news reports and weather video clips of the flooding along the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado the past week.

It wasn’t until Nancy and I were driving through Fort Mor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

In flood-struck Colorado, concerns about fracking spills

September 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Contaminated water spilling from flooded oil and gas drilling sites in Colorado is refocusing attention on the environmental risks surrounding America’s fracking boom. Continue Reading

More than 300 SD firefighters helping in Colorado

June 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) More than 300 firefighters from across South Dakota are helping battle the wildfires raging in Colorado.
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Colorado wildfire destroys at least 360 homes

June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds destroyed at least 360 homes a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned out of control for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods.
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New snow means longer ski season for some Colo. resorts

April 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Vail Mountain, Breckenridge Mountain Resort and Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado held closing day festivities last Sunday, but when it didn’t stop snowing, all three said they will reopen some terrain this Friday through Sunday. Continue Reading

Story and Photo Gallery: How fracking transforms fortunes, land

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RIFLE, Colo. Three hours west of Denver, across the Continental Divide, the Rocky Mountains begin the long transition into high desert plateaus. Continue Reading

Landmark gun bills signed in Colorado

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DENVER Gov. John Hickenlooper signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms and signaled a change for Democrats who traditionally shied away from gun control debate in Colorado – a state with a moderate streak and pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance. Continue Reading

Colorado House approves gun magazine limits

February 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Lawmakers also approve more background checks amid GOP opposition.
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