Drug-endangered child bills fail

Earlier this month, we examined two controversial bills about drug-endangered children that "could arguably make all cannabis-using parents criminals" according to our William Breathes.

Senator Linda Newell, who sponsored the measures, passionately disagreed with this interpretation. But yesterday, both measures failed after the state senate reportedly approved them only to reverse course.

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Marijuana: Denver hotel searches for 4/20 weekend up 73 percent

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As we've reported, State of Colorado and City of Denver tourist agencies have resisted the temptation to use marijuana as a way to lure visitors to the area, despite mainstream media pot coverage that's essentially free advertising.

Against that backdrop comes word that hotel searches for Denver on 4/20 weekend are up 73 percent from this time last year -- and a national cannabis activist thinks the digits might be even higher if officials weren't so shy about embracing weed.

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Photos: Top ten new looks for Jared Polis

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Representative Jared Polis was not doing a great job of representing Colorado earlier this week, when he was spotted on the House floor wearing a bow-tie and a purple polo. Afterward, GQ offered to give him a makeover, stating in an article "Okay. Calm. Breathe. Alright, Congressman...Jared Polis of Colorado. Wow, a Democrat? Thanks, Obama. But anyway, Jared. It's fine. We can help. You should let us help you."

No need, GQ. We've got ten new looks that will make Polis the fashion talk of the town.

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Marijuana: Nederland's pot ordinance would ban making BHO in residential areas

Last week, William Breathes updated us on the efforts by residents of Nederland to come up with their own marijuana ordinance, rather than waiting for the state to do so for them.

The final version of the ordinance is currently circulating, and among the interesting elements of the text are a residential ban against the manufacture of Butane Honey Oil, or BHO, a popular marijuana extract that critics say can be dangerous to use and manufacture.

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Pink Hoodie Robber breaks the law...of bandit chic

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Last Friday, a presumably unarmed man entered the US Bank on 1801 Jackson Street in Golden, and angrily demanded an undisclosed sum of money from a teller, escaping on foot.

More disturbing than this man's crimes, however, is his complete misunderstanding of bandit chic.

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Romney backers accidentally voting for Obama?: GOP cites more reports of machine errors

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In a race that remains very much a toss-up mere hours before election day, both sides can agree that a very small margin of voters will decide whether Colorado goes red or blue tomorrow. It is for that reason that some Republican Party officials in the state say they're particularly worried about reports that voters trying to cast ballots for Mitt Romney are seeing Barack Obama show up on the screen.

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Emerson apartment complex inches toward approval despite complaints

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A lengthy administrative battle over a 42-unit apartment complex, to be built on the corner of a historic block of grand single-family homes on the south end of Capitol Hill, appears to be just about over. But opponents of the 777 Emerson Lofts say the review of the ever-evolving project by the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission failed to address several significant changes to the design before the LPC gave its approval to the proposal last week.

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Carbondale treehouse featured in Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter book

Call it a high honor.

In recent months, a painstakingly crafted kids' treehouse along the Roaring Fork River has become a local landmark of sorts for commuters making the Glenwood Springs-to-Aspen schlep. Now the 230-square-foot structure has found fame beyond the Western Slope, featured among other big little housing ideas in Lloyd Kahn's new book, Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century.

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Taste of Colorado Drinking Game: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

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Rules of the Game: Make your annual end-of-summer people watching trek to the Taste of Colorado more tasteful by taking the listed number of drinks (below) from your beer or wine whenever you see these classic Civic Center characters...

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Crocheted flag shows differences of suburban & urban gays: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration...

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Gay pride festivals are celebrated mid-June in Denver and on the last weekend of August in Boulder. In Wheat Ridge, gay pride is celebrated everyday at a home with a well-hung rainbow flag that has been entirely crafted in a gay crochet...

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