4/20 at CU Boulder: Campus is quiet, estimated $100,000-plus spent to keep it that way

Last week, CU-Boulder Police's Ryan Huff outlined plans related to the campus' closure on 4/20, and said most visitor-pass applications seemed inspired by Friday's Macklemore concert rather than plans to protest the second consecutive April 20 shutdown.

And so it went: While a huge crowd gathered at Denver's Civic Center Park for a rally disrupted by a shooting, CU-Boulder, once home to an enormous 4/20 event, was quiet. But making sure it stayed that way wasn't cheap.

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