Gov. Hickenlooper warns that even an average year means fires could scorch more than 155 square miles, or 100,000 acres.
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The co-op would need approval by the Federal Reserve, and that's not likely to happen as long as marijuana is illegal in federal law.
Gov. Hickenlooper says he could call a special session if lawmakers succeed in crafting bill.
Representative Mark Ferrandino rose from a childhood in special education classes to become the first openly gay speaker of Colorado's House. As he departs due to term limits, Ferrandino looks back over his time in office.
State lawmakers tackle a broad spectrum of issues across 12 major topics in the 2014 legislative session.
The bill also provides more money to clean up illegal tire dumps and establish a system for recycling the waste.
Colorado lawmakers approve a bill intended to help consumers of marijuana edibles know the potency of the product.
By the time HB 1288 received its final vote last week, one key component was gone. But what remains in the bill is still enough to cause controversy.