DENVER— Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday. An estimate from the Colorado Department of Revenue showed that Colorado made some $4.1 million from medical and recreational pot taxes and fees in February.
"We believe that this proposal will negatively impact economic growth by adding an additional layer of red tape to countless activities that are already sufficiently regulated by state and local governments," the letter to EPA chief Gina McCarthy said.
March 2- While Colorado environmental groups work to put a ballot measure before voters this fall that could severely hobble the U.S. energy industry, Whiting Petroleum Corp is busy figuring out where in the state it can spend $10 billion over the next decade. The Denver- based company sees Colorado as key to its plan to sharply boost oil and natural gas production.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- For environmentalists, votes this week to ban fracking in three Colorado cities may prove symbolic victories at best, as two decades of legal precedent suggests drillers can successfully contest the bans in court, experts say.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- High-profile North Carolina Republicans are benefiting from a marked fundraising advantage over Democratic rivals entering the fall campaign's final days, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory.
WETMORE, Colo.-- A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 14 homes, authorities said Wednesday. The 3 1/ 4- square-mile fire was burning near Wetmore, an unincorporated town in Custer County about 100 miles south of Denver.
DENVER-- Colorado's governor is hinting that he'll announce hundreds of new jobs in an economic development announcement Friday. John Hickenlooper planned a Denver event for the announcement.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- The governors of Oklahoma and Colorado say their effort to encourage manufacturers to produce compressed natural gas vehicles is gaining momentum. Mary Fallin and Colorado Gov. Fallin says dealerships representing Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and Honda have submitted more than 100 bids.