The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is one of dozens of special taxing districts across Colorado seeking taxpayer approval to annually adjust mill levy rates to offset revenue declines under the state's Gallagher Amendment. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Record number of special districts seeking voter relief from Gallagher stranglehold

Hefty ballots landed in mountain-town mailboxes last week with community leaders asking for an array of property and sales tax increases to support fire districts, affordable housing, airline programs and community mental health

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan