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31 min ago | Denver Post

Colorado Film Commission seeks local screenwriters

Colorado screenwriters are about to be heard. Read, actually. The new Screenwriting Mentoring Program out of the state's Office of Film, Television and Media guarantees 200 movie scribes will have their script read and evaluated by local film professionals.

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Related Topix: University of Denver, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denver Post

M. Carroll: Colorado grown, Colorado proud ... or else?

Some communities embrace outsiders as insiders from the second they pass Go. Plenty of people are considered real New Yorkers, for instance, the first time a cabbie or landlord overcharges them.

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Related Topix: Snowmass Village, CO, Basalt, CO, Carbondale, CO, Snowmass, CO, Aspen, CO, Opinion

The Raw Story

Dramatic Colorado crime spree ends after cop tackles rifle-toting suspect

Sheriff's deputies in Colorado ended a two-hour crime spree by a couple suspected of carjacking when a lone officer tackled a gun-toting man following a dramatic pursuit that was caught on camera.

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Denver Post

Scalia addresses Colorado defense lawyers

In a speech Friday, Scalia repeated his belief that the Constitution's meaning was fixed when it was written.

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Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

"Flat Earth" fracking ad on "radical activists" insults some voters

A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Denver, CO

ThinkProgress

Judge Sides With Oil Industry To Overturn Colorado Town's Ban On Fracking

A Colorado town's voter-approved ban on fracking in residential areas was shot down on Thursday, after a judge sided with an industry lawsuit claiming only the state government has that kind of authority over oil and gas operations.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Longmont, CO, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS Local

Monsoon Brings More Relief To Drought-Stricken SE Colorado

The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a bit more improvement in southeast Colorado over the past week.

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Related Topix: Weather, Rocky Ford, CO, La Junta, CO, Crowley, CO

Star Tribune

APNewsBreak: Colorado law expanding background checks on gun sales relied on flawed estimate

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Guns

KNUS-AM Aurora

APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Guns, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News Observer

Judge strikes down Longmont's fracking ban

Judge D.D. Mallard ruled the ban conflicts with state regulations and Colorado's interest in efficiently developing oil and gas deposits.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

ReporterHerald.com

Northern Colorado receives $75,000 for fire mitigation

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor announced Thursday $187,500 in funding for Colorado projects to treat forests during wildfire season, $75,000 of which would go to Northern Colorado.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, Fort Collins, CO

KUAD-FM Windsor

Garden Club: Northern Colorado Farmers Markets

You may have had good intentions to plant a garden and this time of year you wish that you had.

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Denver Post

Colorado health insurance exchange CEO Patty Fontneau leaves for Cigna

The state health insurance exchange's chief executive, Patty Fontneau, announced Thursday she will leave Connect for Health Colorado to take a job as president of Private Exchange Business for Cigna.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

ABC News

Dramatic Helicopter Footage Shows Colorado Carjacking Scene

Police said the man, along with an alleged female accomplice, carjacked two different people, including Bush Sutter's co-worker.

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Pique News Magazine

Mountain News: Visitors buying most of the pot in Colorado

Writing in the Denver Post, editorial page editor Vincent Carroll cites a new report from the Colorado Department of Revenue that finds 90 per cent of retail sales of marijuana in mountain resorts so far have been to out-of-staters.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Crested Butte, CO, Aspen, CO

NewsTarget.com

Deadly plague spreading in Colorado

Many aren't aware of this, but in the Western U.S. especially, something as tiny as a flea can transmit life-threatening diseases that can spread into full-blown deadly plagues.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

ReporterHerald.com

Colorado wildfires: West Slope blaze grows to 5,000 acres

The South Fork fire burns northeast of Steamboat Springs in the Routt National Forest, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Steamboat Springs, CO, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Moffat County, CO, Maybell, CO

CBS Local

Armed Crime Spree Suspect Arrested After Approaching Cars On I-70

Officers were responding to a carjacking when the suspect got out of the stolen truck and fled with his weapon south of Lookout Mountain.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

KWQC-TV Davenport

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison

Denver Post

Centennial concert benefits Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora

The Colorado Freedom Memorial was officially dedicated May 26, 2013 in Aurora. The memorial is a 21 glass panel and bears the names of nearly 6,000 Coloradans killed or MIA in all wars.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO, US Military, Buckley Air Force Base, US Air Force

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