The Lion, (Christopher Moulton), the Scarecrow (Nicolas Pelletier) and the Tin Man, (Francisco Estevez) carry "The Wizard of Oz," and often Dorothy (Dana Benton), with extreme lifts and throws. (Mike Watson, Colorado Ballet)

Review: Colorado Ballet most on point with small-group dances in “The Wizard of Oz”

New dance version of classic American story swirls with new music, wild costumes, puppets and powerful performances by the Wicked Witch and Dorothy and her crew.

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Snowsports Industries America buys Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo in trade group’s first turn toward consumers

The move gives SIA -- the 65-year-old founder of the annual Snow Show that is now part of Outdoor Retailer’s annual winter trade show in Denver -- its first consumer-oriented enterprise

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

In Pueblo, the area of the state with the largest amount of outdoor-grown marijuana, the county regulators have been working to allow both hemp and cannabis cultivators to coexist