The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood on April 30, 2019. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products

The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty

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Jake Burton Carpenter, a snowboarder first and foremost, leaves Colorado legacy of community and persistence

Colorado ski resorts lined up against snowboarding even after Jake Burton Carpenter persuaded Berthoud Pass to open to athletes "surfing" the snow in 1978.

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Polis rules out ordering attorney general’s investigation into fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey

Gov. Jared Polis had earlier called for an independent review of the shooting and met with Bailey’s family, but stopped short of using his power to order the attorney general to investigate.

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Stung by boycott movement, Backcountry.com CEO forging deals with businesses targeted in trademark debacle

"They do want to turn this around," says owner of avalanche educators sued by Backcountry.com over trademark she held.