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Colorado's Great Western Oil and Gas shuts down 61 wells near occupied buildings - Fri, 28 Apr 2017
A second oil and gas company has shut down wells in response to an explosion at a Firestone house earlier this month that left two men dead and one woman seriously injured.

Intensifying investigation into Firestone home explosion worries homeowners nearby - Fri, 28 Apr 2017

The stepped-up investigation into what cause a home in Firestone to explode, along with Anadarko Petroleum's decision to shut down 3,000 of its older vertical wells in Colorado, left residents in the area on edge.

As Firestone investigation continues, state won't shut down other operators' older wells - Fri, 28 Apr 2017
Not only is the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigating the cause of a deadly blast at a Firestone home last week, but the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and an international petroleum company have confirmed their involvement in the probe.

Boulder legislator's bill would offer mobile home owners more flexibility in paying off tax liens - Thu, 27 Apr 2017
A bill that would give Colorado's county treasurers more flexibility in dealing with unpaid tax liens on mobile homes — an effort to stop predatory investors from gaining control of such properties — earned unanimous approval from the state House's Local Government committee this week.

Trump review turns focus to quiet, historic Canyons of the Ancients monument in southwest Colorado - Wed, 26 Apr 2017
When President Donald Trump's monument reviewers visit southwestern Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, they'll find one of the quieter but most historic attractions in the state, with more than 6,000 Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, kivas and rock paintings spread across 176,056 acres.

Bill allowing Colorado Wildlife Commission to raise hunting and fishing fees could spread the cost of conservation on to hikers, boaters, bikers - Wed, 26 Apr 2017

If lawmakers allow the Colorado Wildlife Commission to raise resident hunting and fishing fees, a new funding model could spread the cost of conservation, access and habitat protection beyond sportsmen into the realm of hikers, boaters, bikers and other outdoor users.

Transportation tax hike proposal reaches end of the road in Colorado - Wed, 26 Apr 2017

A bipartisan measure backed by Colorado's top lawmakers to seek a sales tax hike for transportation reached the end of the road Tuesday.

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary - Tue, 25 Apr 2017
DENVER — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions.

Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017 - Mon, 24 Apr 2017
DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the first two months of 2017.

Construction defects homeowner consent bill breezes through Colorado House - Mon, 24 Apr 2017
A measure requiring that a majority of homeowners in a condo complex first approve a construction defects action against a builder - rather than just the association board - passed the Colorado House Monday and now moves on to the Senate.

Two arrested after gunfire near Denver's 4/20 celebration; no one hurt - Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Long lines, some over an hour, to enter Civic Center for the annual 4/20 cannabis celebration, along with a steady drizzle, didn't dampen the enthusiasm of most participants.

Crowds roll up for annual 4/20 smoke-in at Denver's Civic Center - Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Hours before 4:20 p.m. - the moment at which a cloud of smoke will rise above Civic Center Park Thursday afternoon - a line flowed down West Colfax Avenue as hundreds of people waited to enter the annual 4/20 event that has evolved from a simple protest rally into a full-fledged festival.

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