At its national convention in Denver this week, officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association have taken the unusual step of "clarifying" the organization's policy on cat declawing to stress that it's a major surgery -- making prominent use of the word "amputation" in describing the proce ... More >>
Back in January, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 advocate Mason Tvert applauded comments by President Barack Obama in which he suggested that marijuana is not as risky as alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." Nonetheless, the new National Drug Control Stra ... More >>
This is the 100th day since recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, and to mark the occasion, Michael Elliott of the Marijuana Industry Group has put together eight reasons it's working, supported by coverage from national and local media outlets. Yes, the items are cherry-picked, and ... More >>
We recently stumbled across a vintage list of the ten most sexually active American cities assembled by Quality Health. Turns out Denver is very high among communities experiencing a happy ending, if you know what we mean. And we're pretty sure you do. Where did Denver finish? Look below to see t ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control recently released statistics that ranked cities by the percentage of residents who drink heavily (defined as men who have more than two drinks daily, and women who consume more than one) and binge drink (men who down more than five drinks at a sitting on occasion, and ... More >>
If there's area of life in which teenagers excel, it's mobile technology. But they may not be as adept at navigating the thorny world of sex, which includes talking with parents, using contraceptives and making responsible decisions regarding sexual health. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains ... More >>
For Gay Fantasia, opening this weekend at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus, the audience has a chance to be direct participants in the production. The piece -- which binds the last days of Harvey Milk together with the beginning of the HIV and AIDS crisis through a personal story -- is presented i ... More >>
Last week, we noted that Weld County Sheriff John Cooke was among several Colorado sheriffs raising constitutional concerns about potential gun-control measures. Now, the Weld Count Commissioners have pulled a similar trigger, passing a resolution -- read it below -- expressing their support for the ... More >>
The powers-that-be in Douglas County really, really oppose Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Yesterday, the Dougco commissioners passed a strongly worded resolution against the measure, while Sheriff David Weaver launched a salvo that paints a world in which Amendment 64 is law ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
Update:A Colorado Center on Law and Policy study predicting the economic impact of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, has become a political football for proponents and opponents. Now, CCLP reps are defending the methodology of the report, whose totals differ from those of state ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared a new report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area citing more than seventy examples of medical marijuana from Colorado being diverted for illegal purposes, with RMHIDTA director Tom Gorman arguing that passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like ... More >>
A just-released study associated with the University of Colorado Denver finds no link between teen marijuana use and the legalization of medical marijuana; read the report below. Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente sees these results as more evidence that regulating pot actually causes a decrease in ... More >>
The statistics are heartbreaking. In five Denver neighborhoods -- Baker, Westwood, Whittier, Villa Park and Valverde -- residents are several times more likely to experience cardiac arrests than anywhere else in the city. Worse, locals who had heart attacks in three of the five communities during t ... More >>
In a nation of widening waist bands and shrinking candy bars, Colorado's obese population is going the way of King Size Snickers. The results from a new Gallup-Healthways poll show the state came out on top (again) as the least obese in the nation. And while Boulder and Fort Collins both ranked amo ... More >>
FlickrAll around the Denver area today, students will be enjoying lunches made exclusively with Colorado products as part of Colorado Proud School Meal Day, which educates students about locally sourced food. One thing that won't (we hope) be on the menu? Listeria. In light of a recent List ... More >>
Keep us in flavor country, DIADear Denver International Airport, You stress me out. It's not you -- it's just that airports in general stress me out. You're too crowded, parking is a hassle, TSA makes me take off half my clothing and then feels me up inappropriately, and then when I finally ... More >>
FlickrWho among us hasn't grazed through a store, snatching every free sample in site? Well, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who did so at local Costcos in mid-October may have gotten more than they bargained for -- a case of E. coli from sample Go ... More >>
Max & T's.It was one of those moments when the personal and the professional collided. On Friday, my wife and I were in Grand Lake when a summer storm passed through -- so we took refuge at Max & T's Bar and Grill, where we ate a delicious lunch. Then, the next morning, I opened up my Denver ... More >>
A Flickr photoAnother day, another nationwide recall. This time around the blame is being placed on a usual suspect: alfalfa sprouts. Three different name brands of sprouts have been deemed responsible for a recent salmonella outbreak that, at last count, had stricken at least one Colorado ... More >>
Lance Armstrong at rest.Mason Tvert is brilliant at making any subject about marijuana -- but he's really outdone himself this time. In his latest media jeremiad, the head of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation) goes after bicycle racer Lance Armstrong for becoming the new spoke ... More >>
Take a hit of this, H1N1 sufferers.Does cannabis contain the magic ingredient that will keep swine flu from sweeping the planet? A Colorado Springs company has (yes, you knew it was coming) high hopes. Cannabis Science, Inc. is announcing today that it's "made key progress with mapping out i ... More >>
Earlier this morning I posted some musings on swine flu and eating as many hogs as I could hold. Mostly, I talked about how business was at The Berkshire -- Denver's most porkerific restaurant -- and what the restaurant's chef, Woodie Thomas, thought about pigs getting a bad rap. Soon after t ... More >>
Now serving: Renegade Lunch Lady Ann Cooper, who's taking on the Boulder Valley School District. Cooper is known nationally as an advocate for healthier school lunches for children, and has already created greatly improved nutritional meal programs in New York and at the Berkeley Unified School ... More >>
Doug and Wendy Ishii are more than mere players in the realms of science and theater.
Anne Landman has dedicated her life to being a pain in the ash. Will it make a difference come election time?
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The cost of cigarettes could go up in smoke this November.
Junior Senior is proud to be a silly dance band.
Firefighters Museum toasts ghosts
Smoke Free or Die
From the week of November 28, 2002
It may be the thought that counts, but only donations will keep the Colorado AIDS Project out of trouble.
The Boulder Valley School District has a hard time learning how to teach kids with special needs.
Drug-using DARE graduates come clean about the program's faults.
Colorado starts mandatory hepatitis B vaccinations for schoolkids.
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