Colorado

File - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state’s anti-discrimination statutes. The unanimous […]

05/30/2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Denver in this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 file photo. Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon May 17, 2014 will sign Colorado's "Right To Try" bill, which was passed unanimously in the state Legislature. The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. The bill doesn't require drug companies to provide any drug outside federal parameters, and there's no indication pharmaceutical companies will do so. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

States move to expand experimental drugs for some

DENVER (AP) — Nick Auden didn’t live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in […]

05/17/2014

Pat Blazek shields himself from the snow and wind with an umbrella as he competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colo. Snow is expected to fall through Monday, with highs reaching the sixties later this week.

Spring snowstorm hits Rockies, threatens Plains

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother’s Day, and forecasters warned that instability ahead of the cold front […]

05/11/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Big Colorado pot business bans drug use at work

DENVER (AP) — Workers for one of Colorado’s biggest marijuana businesses can be fired for smoking pot on the job, or using cocaine any time. The employees learned Wednesday of the policy at O.penVAPE, which […]

04/16/2014

Simulating a roadside investigation of a potentially intoxicated driver, Colorado State Trooper Sgt. David Blatner, left, pretends to be high and struggling to touch his nose with his eyes closed as he trains troopers Carrie Jackson, center, and Toby Cox in a several week long Drug Recognition Expert class, at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy, in Golden, Colo., Thursday March 6, 2014. The ongoing training is happening as Colorado struggles to keep accurate statewide records on marijuana-impaired drivers, with state police chiefs saying they need more money to train officers in recognizing stoned drivers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado launches campaign to stop stoned driving

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled […]

03/06/2014

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2 skiers killed in large avalanche in Colorado

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Two skiers were killed and three others were injured in a large avalanche in Colorado, marking the third deadly slide in the state in less than a week, authorities said Sunday. […]

02/16/2014

Marijuana plants

Mile marker 420 becomes 419.99 to thwart thieves

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70. Amy Ford of the Colorado Department […]

01/14/2014

Colorado authorities say a fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday Jan. 5, 2014,  killed one person and injured two others, one severely. (AP Photo/The Aspen Times, Leigh H. Vogel)

Aspen airport remains closed after deadly crash

DENVER (AP) — Two men from Mexico were being treated Monday for serious injuries and another was dead after a fiery plane crash at the airport in Aspen, a popular ski resort where wealthy visitors […]

01/06/2014

This photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Skimpy health law plans leave some ‘underinsured’

WASHINGTON (AP) – For working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama’s health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled. It’s […]

01/05/2014

Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization […]

01/01/2014

Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado readies for ‘Green Wednesday’ pot sales

DENVER (AP) — At least 24 marijuana shops in eight Colorado towns are scrambling to get ready for the opening of the nation’s first legal pot industry. Owners have increased staff and inventory, set up […]

12/31/2013

Andrew Romanoff (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. “I must […]

12/30/2013

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