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Misplaced garden: City of Longmont frowns on amateur green-thumb  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:31:45 MDT
Longmont resident Dan Nelson has built quite a garden for himself. Using four 4-by-8-foot raised beds and two different colors of mulch for what's directly in the ground, Nelson has planted strawberries, potatoes and various types of flowers and herbs, including thyme, oregano, lavender and sage. 
Colorado health exchange considers adding life insurance to products  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:17:41 MDT
The state health exchange is considering adding new products to its line, such as life insurance, to generate more cash, Connect for Health Colorado executive director Patty Fontneau told lawmakers at a review committee hearing Thursday. 
Arapahoe County jury acquits man of murder-for-hire plot  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:13 MDT
A 20-year-old man accused trying to hire his cellmate to murder a prosecutor was found not guilty of the murder-for-hire plot Thursday. 
Gardner, Udall tied in Senate race with new challenger jumping in  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:44:40 MDT
On the same day a new poll showed Colorado's U.S. Senate race between Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall virtually tied, a new candidate entered the race saying neither party was capable of ending partisan bickering long enough to fix Washington. 
Thornton students play Civil War soldiers for a day  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:37:29 MDT
Commander Jennings was screaming at her troops to fall in line. In a matter on seconds, she would lead them across the battlefield to the log barricades where the rebel infantry was crouched down, waiting. 
Colorado signs $117M contract with HP for new Medicaid claim system  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:20:05 MDT
HP Enterprise Services has signed a five year, $116.9 million contract with the state for 2016 implementation of a new Colorado Medicaid claim-payment system and for ongoing maintenance and enhancements, the Palo-Alto based company announced this week. 
Aurora man accused of exchanging nude photos with Wisconsin teen  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:10:01 MDT
A 32-year-old Aurora man who allegedly planned a sexual liaison with a 15-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wisc., girl and coaxed her into making child pornography has been arrested, according to court records. 
Skier rescued after 1,000 foot fall near Telluride  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:08:05 MDT
A skier was rescued Thursday after he fell 1,000 feet just outside of Telluride. The man was skiing the north-facing couloir on Wilson Peak with two others when he fell and suffered severe injures shortly before noon, according to a press release from the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office. 
"Revenge porn" bill gets hearing in Colorado, proves unwieldy  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:44:15 MDT
An effort to make it a crime to post intimate photos or videos of ex-lovers online is proving elusive, as state lawmakers struggled with the issue Thursday in a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. 
Historic Baehrden Lodge in Jefferson County opening for tours  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:38:06 MDT
A Midwestern electricity tycoon gave his family two choices: spend the summer sailing the world, or spend it in Colorado. Their decision led to a historic property for Jefferson County Open Space. 
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb at Denver Health Medical  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:57 MDT
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb was taken to Denver Health Medical Center on Thursday where he is being evaluated and is in stable condition. 
Aurora police investigating bank robbery  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:19:14 MDT
Aurora police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon. 
Boulder teen raises autism awareness by telling own story  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:56:06 MDT
A senior at Fairview High School, Tarasewicz, 19, likes to tell jokes, a so-called splinter skill of the mysterious brain that also overwhelms him on bad days with obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety and tics, and makes it hard for him to read social cues, focus and learn in an academic setting. 
Report suggests cops unaware of details of Observatory Park 911 call  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:01:05 MDT
Twenty-three seconds after Kristine A. Kirk told a 911 operator her husband was trying to grab a handgun from a safe, the woman's screams ended with the sound of a gunshot. 
WWII veterans from Littleton, Centennial get French military honors  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:27 MDT
The French government will honor two South Metro veterans as knights April 24 for their service in France during World War II helping liberate the country from Nazi German control.