Denver Law Would Make It Illegal To Smoke Pot If Others Can Smell It

Denver Law Would Make It Illegal To Smoke Pot If Others Can Smell It

Even though legal retail marijuana sales will begin in January in Denver, city officials are doing their best to preemptively rein in pot use with a new proposed law that would, among other restrictions, make it illegal to smoke pot if your neighbors can smell it. [More]

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LivingSocial Thinks Right Now Is A Great Time To Travel To Flood-Stricken Colorado

Anyone who doesn’t realize there have been floods raging in Colorado for days now, wreaking havoc on thousands of homes and killing at least eight people (with hundreds of others missing), must not be paying attention to the news. One such person likely works at LivingSocial, as the deal site reportedly pushed a package to one of the hardest hit areas in the state. [More]

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Restaurant Drives Away Dumpster-Diving Bear With Spike Strips

Vandals kept moving the dumpsters behind a Colorado Springs restaurant and rifling through the trash, so the owners set up surveillance cameras to catch the culprits. The vandals turned out to be a bear pushing the trash containers around and pawing through them. The restaurant decided to drive the bear away using boards spiked with nails. [More]

Colorado Lawmakers Have Magical License Plates That Prevent Them From Getting Tickets

Colorado Lawmakers Have Magical License Plates That Prevent Them From Getting Tickets

Okay, so the license plates given to state legislators in Colorado aren’t actually magical, but they are invisible, at least on the state Dept. of Motor Vehicle database, thus allowing some scofflaw lawmakers (scofflawmakers?) to get out of hundreds of dollars in parking and speeding tickets. [More]

Bear Is In The Mood For German Food, Walks Off With Restaurant’s Dumpster

Bear Is In The Mood For German Food, Walks Off With Restaurant’s Dumpster

The German restaurant Edelweiss in Colorado Springs, Colorado isn’t a takeout place, but don’t tell that to the bear who decided that their dumpster made a suitable takeout container. A surveillance camera caught the critter pushing the trash receptacle out of frame. Being a bear, this was about as easy for her as it would be for a human to push around a fully loaded shopping cart. [More]

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Marijuana Shop Owners Paying Taxes In Cash Because Banks Can’t Take Their Money

Marijuana may be legal and taxed in Colorado, but the federal government still considers anyone who sells it to be a drug dealer and won’t allow banks to offer accounts to these businesses. So how is a legal businessman supposed to pay those sales tax to the state? [More]

Sorry, Colorado: No Pot-Infused Twinkies For You

Sorry, Colorado: No Pot-Infused Twinkies For You

Bad news, entrepreneurs: you won’t be able to infuse the cream filling in your massive Twinkie hoard with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and sell them to the general public. It’s nothing specifically against Twinkies, but a rule made as part of Colorado’s new regulations that will govern the sale of not-quite-federally-legal marijuana products in that state. [More]

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Such A Thing As A Pot Vending Machine Exists, Might Be Heading To Colorado & Washington

Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use, businesses are clamoring to get a piece of the action, and coming up with some entertaining ways to do it. For example, a pot vending machine already exists for medical use, so why not introduce the same kind of devices for anyone in those states looking to buy some legal bud? One company is working on adapting its vending machines for just that purpose. [More]

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Members-Only BYO Pot Clubs Popping Up In Colorado In Wake Of Marijuana Amendment

It didn’t take long for marijuana aficionados to bring the stuff out of the home and into the public sphere — not even a month after Colorado legalized recreational pot use in the state, members-only bring-your-own-pot clubs are opening up to host anyone willing to pay a monthly admission fee. We’re guessing it’s 4:20 all the day long once you’re past those doors. [More]

(CBS Denver)

HOA Installs Radar, Issues Speeding Tickets

With no one but themselves to police the speed limits of their gated a community, a homeowners association in Colorado has set up a radar system and begun issuing tickets to speeders. [More]

Squatters File Bankruptcy To Keep Homeowners Out Of Their Own House

Squatters File Bankruptcy To Keep Homeowners Out Of Their Own House

Earlier this month, we told you about the Colorado family that, after 8 months of trying to evict squatters who had moved into their temporarily vacated house and falsely claimed “adverse possession,” finally convinced a judge to order the squatters to leave. Seems like all was resolved. Not exactly. [More]

Arby’s Customer Sues Restaurant Because Using The Urinal Shouldn’t Result In Burnt Genitals

Arby’s Customer Sues Restaurant Because Using The Urinal Shouldn’t Result In Burnt Genitals

An Arby’s customer in Colorado has sued the restaurant chain over a 2010 incident in which he claims his genitals were burnt when the urinal he was using “caused a jet of hot steam to shoot forth.” [More]

Should Employees Be Paid For Time It Takes To Change Clothes?

Should Employees Be Paid For Time It Takes To Change Clothes?

Some jobs require more than just a uniform; they require specific clothing that must be taken on and off at the place of work. But that doesn’t mean that the employee gets paid for the time slipping in and out of these necessary duds. And that’s why a pair of nurses in Colorado have filed a class action lawsuit. [More]

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

End displays of Cadbury eggs cropping up in supermarkets in December have had our readers doing double-takes. First there’s Christmas creep, then we had Halloween and Thanksgiving creep, but Easter creep? Yes, because you demanded it to be so, says King Soopers. [More]

More Cheese From Costco Recalled For E. Coli Contamination

More Cheese From Costco Recalled For E. Coli Contamination

Ten days after announcing that a brand of gouda cheese sold at Costco had been linked to an E. coli outbreak, the FDA has issued a recall for some gorgonzola cheese sold at Costco, also for E. coli contamination. [More]

Roofing Company Caves, Leaving Homeowners Out Thousands

Roofing Company Caves, Leaving Homeowners Out Thousands

The takeaway from this story about a roofing company that went under, taking people’s deposits with it, is to never pay for a job in full and up front. If the company stipulates this, the BBB says it’s a big red flag. [More]

Shopper: I Was Banned From Safeway Because I Asked For Large Chicken Breasts

Shopper: I Was Banned From Safeway Because I Asked For Large Chicken Breasts

A man in Colorado claims he was given the boot — and a trespassing notice that bans him from the property for one year — from his local Safeway. But it wasn’t over shoplifting or anything like that; he says it was all because of a misunderstanding about his poultry order. [More]

Buy Solar Power System, Get Free Gun

Buy Solar Power System, Get Free Gun

“Buy solar. Get a gun.” Perfect for off-the-grid survivalists, Bland Solar and Air Inc has a new deal offering every customer who buys a 3kW+ solar system a free firearm. Best. Cross-promotion. Ever. [More]