7:20am

Wed April 16, 2014

6:00am

Wed April 16, 2014
Marijuana

When Marijuana No Longer Sells Itself Branding Steps Up

At The Farm in Boulder, Colo., the decor and store exterior are so inviting, owner Jan Cole says some customers come in thinking they're at a specialty grocer, not a marijuana store.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC

For years in Colorado, the thought has been that pot will sell itself. Now that it’s legal, marijuana businesses are realizing they’ll need to carve out niches and reach out to new buyers to survive in a very competitive marketplace.

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Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student.

3:47pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Politics

RNC Visits Denver As Search Continues For 2016 GOP Convention Host City

Ann and Mitt Romney exit the stage after Mitt's speech at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Balloons and grandchildren filled the stage after the speech.
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Six cities are still in the running for the 2016 RNC National Convention. Including Denver, others on the list like Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Cleveland and Cincinnati will all receive ‘technical visits’ to give organizers a better feel for the cities’ offerings.

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7:37am

Tue April 15, 2014

For The Marijuana Biz, It's Happy Tax Day Too

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There's more than one day in April that the legal marijuana biz has to pay attention to now. On April 15, they've got a tax bill due just like the rest of us.
Source: Marketplace · Via: Grace Hood
"The cruel irony behind this is that illegal drug dealers almost never even file income taxes," says Aaron Smith with the National Cannabis Industry Association. "So this provision really only affects the legitimate state-licensed marijuana providers."

8:00am

Sun April 13, 2014

9:00am

Sat April 12, 2014
marc on the blues

Musicians Aren’t the Only Stars, Songs Can Be Headliners Too

St James Infirmary, a local watering hole in Reno, NV - also the name of an oft-covered blues classic.
Thomas Hawk Flickr - Creative Commons

For possibly three centuries the song “St. James Infirmary” and its antecedents have been widely played and loved. Musicians in a wide variety of genre have interpreted the basic idea under a variety of names.

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7:10am

Sat April 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Fort Collins Tops The Nation In City Satisfaction

Fort Collins ranks No. 1 for city satisfaction among residents nationwide.
Credit DaveTBear / Flickr - Creative Commons

When it comes to satisfaction with where you live, a new Gallup Poll puts Fort Collins on top of the list with Boulder not far behind in a nationwide phone survey. The two cities are no strangers to making the mark.

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6:00am

Sat April 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Six Easy Steps To Ensure Your Starter Plants Will Thrive

Plants should have strong leaves and side branches to ensure a successful transplant.
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Starting with healthy, vigorous plants is the key to a successful garden. Whether you buy your starter plants at the grocery, a big box store or your local garden center it’s important to be selective.

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3:20pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Water

Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities

A power plant within Big Thompson Canyon, a crucial water way for the Colorado-Big Thompson project which pulls water from Western Slope streams to Front Range cities and farms.
Credit U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Northern Colorado farmers and municipalities will see a bump from last fall in how much supplemental water they receive from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which pulls Western Slope water to the Front Range.

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