In 104-degree heat, manual workers weed between rows of hemp plants and Shi Farms in Pueblo. Seasonal workers are hired on for 5 months at a time, and this is the prime season. "I wanted this manager position so I could take care of these guys," said Shi Farms manager David Quintanar who is a Pueblo local and whose parents immigrated from Mexico before he was born. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A hemp green rush is remaking agriculture in Colorado — complete with get-rich CBD dreams and flimflam profiteers

80,000 acres of cropland have been converted to hemp by farmers projecting big profits from CBD sales. But Colorado’s regulatory framework hasn’t kept up with the boom.

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

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BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs