State Briefs

Colorado pot activists challenge taxes 

DENVER | A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge Friday. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn’t, they say the state of Colorado can’t collect taxes on the …

Colorado State Fair opens with divisive sideshow 

Colorado State Fair opens with divisive sideshow 

State fair general manager Chris Wiseman says he hasn’t gotten any complaints about the show over the years and says it’s up to fairgoers to decide whether to go to the show or not.

Remains of hiker likely found in Grand County

Grand County Undersheriff John Stein announced Tuesday that searchers found remains, clothing and identification belonging to Patricia Wallace on Friday in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Colorado man accused of shooting teen over pot 

PUEBLO | A 13-year-old Colorado boy is recovering after police say a man shot the teen in the chest with a pellet gun for trying to steal marijuana. The Pueblo Chieftain reports Monday (http://bit.ly/1me8o86 ) that 34-year-old Jason Lucero is jailed on an …

Final blast to widen Twin Tunnels set for Monday 

IDAHO SPRINGS |  Transportation officials say the final blast needed to widen the westbound bore of the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs is scheduled for Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Transportation says since the first week of …

Kayaker who flipped on Colorado River found dead 

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS | Grand County authorities say a kayaker who flipped on the Colorado River has been found dead. Sheriff Rod Johnson says the kayaker, whose name and age have not been released, flipped in the Gore Canyon Rapids at about …

USA Pro Challenge begins with Aspen-Snowmass race 

ASPEN |The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is beginning in Aspen. Over 120 of the world’s top cyclists will be competing in a circuit race between Aspen and Snowmass on Monday, closing Colorado Highway 82 between about 1 and 5 p.m. Following …

“Exceptional” drought rating lifted in SE Colorado 

EADS |Parts of Colorado are still very dry but the state no longer has any areas with the most severe drought conditions. A ring of what’s labeled as exceptional drought has persisted around a bull’s-eye of dry conditions in southeastern Colorado …

Colorado launches statewide mental health hotline 

DENVER | Colorado launched a statewide hotline this week to help people suffering from depression and mental illness. The hotline was part of a plan announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper in late 2012 to bolster the state’s mental health services in …

Greeley police kill man who pointed gun at officer

The shooting happened as they responded to a report of a man outside a home with several guns, including an AR-15 rifle, around 3 a.m. Wednesday.