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If a lawmaker wants to spend more than taxpayers want, out the lawmaker. Instead, Colorado voters have created a system that doesn’t allow them to steer the government along a winding and treacherous economic road. It’s long been a disaster in the making

Rescuers found Lt. Col. Dave Richie with a leg or ankle injury Tuesday after using signals from his cellphone to narrow the search area. Because of the rugged, steep terrain, an Air National Guard Blackhawk was used to hoist Richie off the cliff in the Sawatch Range about 150 miles southwest of Denver.

Licensed manufacturers of pot concentrates won’t be affected by the new law. But amateur cooks will be charged if they use materials like a flammable liquid chemical or compressed gas, both of which have been linked to explosions.

Congratulations to some local golfers who have recorded recent holes-in-one on Aurora golf courses. To report holes-in-one, have courses send faxes to 720-324-4965 or email May 2: Paul Proctor, Fitzsimons G.C., No. 5, 96 yards, sand wedge. Witnesses: Luke Chavez, Bill Chavez. May 17: Mike Perez, Meadow Hills G.C., No. 15, 192 yards, 5 iron. […]

In this photograph taken Tuesday, June 23, 2015, a lone bicyclist navigates the trail as the South Platte River flows in the background in Englewood, Colo. Two suburban Denver counties have banned most access to the rain and snowpack-swollen South Platte River and other authorities are following suit after at least six rafting and tubing deaths in Colorado rivers so far this year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“If it was entirely predictable, we probably wouldn’t have that much business. Part of the thrill of it is it’s unpredictable,” said David Costlow, director of the Colorado River Outfitters Association, which represents the industry. Costlow added that having so few deaths with so many people running the rapids amounts to “a hell of a record.”