Alamosa "healthy living park" moves ahead, RV park nixed

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A photo from the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park Facebook page.
Backers of a proposed "healthy living park" in Alamosa, who saw their efforts last year to acquire former school property in a prime location frustrated by a controversial deal that put the property in the hands of an RV park developer for substantially less than its appraised value, have settled a lawsuit over the transaction and managed to purchase the property from the developer. The transaction offers the prospect that an agricultural-themed community park will some day be a reality on the 38-acre site.

See also: How Alamosa's garden plot got paved over

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Edibles recall: Co-owner on making hash with washing machine, health agency compromise

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At Home Baked's website
Don't expect to see At Home Baked products on dispensary shelves for a few weeks.
The Denver Department of Environmental Health ordered the recall of products made by a local hash-infused edibles manufacturer last week after "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and using equipment "not intended for food manufacturing," according to a statement by the DDEH's Public Health Inspections Division.

The equipment in question: a washing machine.

See Also: Ask a Stoner: What is hash, exactly?

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Photos: The twelve NFL teams Forbes says are more valuable than the Broncos

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Big photos and more below.
The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion.

Of the 24 sports teams ranked ahead of the Broncos, twelve were in the NFL. But are they really more valuable in the greater sense of things? We offer our takes in the following countdown.

See also: Photos: Twelve best Denver sports stars, teams and coaches

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Marijuana: Lakewood bans pot businesses, but voters could allow retail shops

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Lakewood has become the latest city in Colorado to ban cannabis businesses. But voters will decide in November if retail marijuana shops should be allowed.

See also: Marijuana: Littleton City Council takes step toward banning retail pot businesses

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Marijuana demand to reach 121.4 metric tons and other facts from state pot study

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Telluride Green Room's Facebook profile
Lines outside mountain dispensaries like the Telluride Green Room are common.
The demand for cannabis in Colorado this year has been stronger than anticipated, according to a recent state study on the industry.

See also: Marijuana: State-approved labs can't test private pot samples

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Marijuana: Three Colorado communities to get their first recreational pot shops

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Between June 1 and July 1, the State of Colorado has issued six new retail-marijuana licenses, three of them in municipalities that (until now) were strangers to recreational pot.

Moffat, Edwards and Manitou Springs will all be offering recreational marijuana in the near future -- or sooner.

See also: Marijuana: Maryjane's cannabis social club still closed after police raid

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Marijuana: Maryjane's cannabis social club still closed after police raid

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Photo by Thomas Mitchell
The sign still says "Open," but Maryjane's has been closed since Denver police entered the building last month.
On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay that way.

See also: Marijuana: Cory Gardner to be targeted for vote against defunding federal MMJ raids

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Video: Fractivists attack -- with a camera -- in Dear Governor Hickenlooper

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Fractivist Shane Davis, narrator of the documentary "Dear Governor Hickenlooper." Video below.
This week's cover story, "Frack Attack!," explores the increasingly ambitious anti-fracking movement in Colorado, a state with plenty of oil and gas wells and plenty of people who want to shut 'em down. One sign of the movement's increasing sophistication is the production of a contentious new documentary, Dear Governor Hickenlooper, that's anything but a love letter to the gov. Former geologist Hickenlooper is, of course, a major defender of the state's gung-ho drilling activities -- and a major opponent of the fractivists' efforts to give local governments more authority over regulation of the wells in their midst.

See also: Colorado fracking activists get a nudge (and cash) from MoveOn

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Photos: Tour ex-Dollar Store CEO's astonishing Parker home -- yours for about $18 million

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Big photos below.
Those dollars really add up. Former Dollar Store CEO Cal Turner Jr. is reportedly selling his unfathomably gorgeous Parker home, with the price expected to wind up in the $18-22 million range. An auction is slated for September 27, but offers are being accepted now for an eleven-bedroom, seventeen-bathroom mansion that includes its own swimming pool and bowling alley.

Look below to see info and sample screen captures from photos of the property, which is being represented by Keller Williams. To see the original listing, click here.

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Medical marijuana experience no longer required for state retail license

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Botanico's Facebook page
Expect to see more bud bars in Colorado this October.
While Washington has yet to open a single retail marijuana store, Colorado marked its its six-month anniversary with recreational cannabis last week. And as with many committed relationships, there's more trust going forward.

See also: See the 88 recreational shops that have opened in Denver since January 1

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