Photos: Five Incredible (and Demolished) Colorado Urban Explorer Sites

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Last year, we showcased demolished Colorado urban explorer sites as featured on the website But that post barely scratched the surface of photos and information about dearly departed local landmarks captured just ahead of the wrecking ball. We've assembled pics and text from five more places: a graffiti-tastic water tank in Morrison, Englewood's Cinderella Twin Drive-In, Loveland's Cloverleaf Kennel Club, a Brighton location known as "The Orphanage," and the old Crossroads Mall in Boulder. Check them out below.

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Photos: Top Ten Texts From Last Night Out of the 970 Area Code, 2014 Edition
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It's been more than a year since we visited the Texts From Last Night website for hilarious, unwise or hilarious-and-unwise messages from the 970 area code. But the ones we found definitely didn't disappoint. Count down our photo-illustrated top ten below.

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Photos: Ten Online Reasons Not to Move to Boulder

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A recent survey found that Boulder is one of the ten most livable U.S. cities -- and this reputation explains why so many people want to relocate there. But even longtime residents see pros and cons, as is clear from a vintage bulletin board item entitled "Give me a reason not to go to Boulder." Continue to read the original posters reasons for wanting to relocate and the ten most memorable responses he received, featuring photos from our First Boulder Craft Beer Festival slide show.

See also: Photos: Livability's Ten Best Places to Live in 2014 -- and Whether Boulder Made the Cut

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Urban Dictionary for Pot? Ten Definitions From Ganjapreneur's Marijuana Slang Site

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The Ganjapreneur website wants to put words in your mouth: Its new Marijuana Slang Dictionary aspires to be the Urban Dictionary of pot jargon. The page is too new to have much user-generated content, but the starter set of definitions is amusing in and of itself -- especially usage samples that will make you feel stoned while reading them whether you are or not. Check out ten of the most memorable, video-illustrated for your enjoyment.

See also: Photos: Ten Weirdest "Colorado" Terms on Urban Dictionary

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Photos: Peyton Manning's Pot-and-Pizza Comment Proves Meme Makers Were Right
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Ever since Peyton Manning bought a slew of Papa Johns franchises, meme makers have linked the purchase to Colorado's legalization of marijuana -- and now Manning has, too. In an interview with MMQB's Peter King, he said, "There's some different laws out here in Colorado. Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes."

Congratulations, Meme Nation! You were right! Check out some of the most memorable Peyton-pot-pizza memes below. Hopefully they'll help get you through this Sunday's Super Bowl rematch with the Seattle Seahawks feeling satisfied and mellow no matter what happens.

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Photos: Ten Colorado Counties With the Drunkest Drunk Drivers

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The website is out with its latest statistics about driving under the influence in the state. Included is data featuring the average blood alcohol content of DUI arrestees in every Colorado county, and the numbers in the top ten are all more than twice as high as the legal limit -- figures that are truly disturbing.

See photo-illustrated listings for each of the ten counties with the drunkest drunk drivers, featuring graphics. Note that when multiple counties registered the same average, we used the number of DUI busts as a tiebreaker.

See also: Marijuana: At least 75 Percent of DUIs in One Colorado City Involve Alcohol, Not Pot

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Videos: Which Colorado College That's Not CU Boulder Made Playboy's Top Party Schools List?
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For years, CU Boulder was a perennial on party-school lists -- and for years, administrators bitched about it. When it comes to Playboy's just-announced top-party-school roster for 2014, however, it's a headache (or a point of pride) for another Colorado college -- one that's richly deserving but doesn't usually score nearly so high. Find out which one made the grade by checking out the top ten, featuring videos from each school and excerpts from Playboy blurbs. To read the original post, click here.

See also: CU Named Playboy's Top Party School of 2011: Thank You, Reefer Madness!

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Photos: Livability's Ten Best Places to Live in 2014 -- and Whether Boulder Made the Cut

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In 2013, Livability ranked Boulder highly on its list of most livable U.S. cities. How did the community score a year later? Pretty damn well, as you'll see when you count down the photo-illustrated 2014 version, complete with Livability blurbs and the methodology used to come up with the order. To see the original post, which goes all the way up to 100, click here.

See also: Livability's Ten Most Livable U.S. Cities in 2013 -- and where Boulder Ranks

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Photos: Twenty Cities With the Fastest-Rising Rents -- and Denver's Place on the List

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Is the cost of living in Denver increasing? If you're a renter, the answer is almost certainly "Yes." A analysis of rental prices nationwide includes a roster of cities with the highest rent boosts from August 2013 to August 2014, and Denver has a prominent place on it despite overall prices remaining in the middle range -- for now, anyhow. Count down the photo-illustrated, data-infused top twenty below, and to read the complete post, click here.

See also: Ten Cities With the Greatest Growth in Poor Neighborhoods -- Including One in Colorado

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Top Twenty Rejected Colorado Vanity License Plates, Body Parts Edition
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A few months back, we posted about some of the vanity license plates rejected by the State of Colorado -- and we hardly exhausted the supply. Officials have turned down literally thousands of requests -- some that strike us as relatively close calls, but plenty of others so brazen it's hard to believe anyone thought they might actually be approved.

The first time around, our theme was sex fiends. For this one, our focus is on body parts -- and we're pretty sure you can guess which ones got bounced, as it were. Count down our top twenty below.

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