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  1. Mile High Haunts: Haunted Field of Screams Is Tops for TerrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Denver Westword

    I'd already tried to experience Haunted Field of Screams twice before the weather finally cooperated on my third trip to Thornton, but this haunt was definitely worth the wait. The place is massive, but as it transitions to a thirty-acre scream park, it's also massively muddy on the trails and in the parking lot when rain starts to fall.

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  2. Walmart Killer Scott Ostrem Pleads Guilty to "Avoid the Death Penalty"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Denver Westword

    On November 1, 2017, Scott Ostrem opened fire in a Thornton Walmart, killing three people and endangering dozens more. Now he's pleaded guilty to five counts in connection with the crime for reasons the head prosecutor in the case connects to capital punishment.

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  3. Sayonara, Sweet Leaf: MED Punishment Includes Heavy Fines and Loss of LicensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 6 | Denver Westword

    The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has confirmed that it's come to an agreement with Sweet Leaf's ownership. Under the terms, the dispensary chain's three owners, Anthony Suaro, Christian Johnson and Matthew Aiken, must sell the licenses of their remaining businesses outside of Denver, pay seven figures in fines, and potentially face additional punishment from the MED.

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  4. Metro Denver Woman Paid $2K in Rent, Got Black Mold, Asbestos, RoachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | Denver Westword

    Even though the cost of rent in metro Denver continues to rise , the demand for apartments remains high thanks to the continuing influx of millennials and other transplants . When asked if she thinks the scenario has made landlords in the area less vigilant, Thornton's Kerry Gieger doesn't hesitate.

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  5. Is the DA Threatening to Bring in the Feds in the Sweet Leaf Case?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | Denver Westword

    In another strange twist to the Sweet Leaf saga , the lawyer representing one of the dispensary chain's owners has accused the Denver District Attorney of sabotaging a grand jury investigation and even threatening to bring in federal authorities. Attorney Rob Corry was hired by Sweet Leaf co-owner Christian Johnson last month, and hit the ground running on August 31, filing a motion requesting an end to a grand jury investigation into Johnson, his fellow co-owners Anthony Suaro and Mathew Aiken, and the rest of the company.

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  6. Northglenn Voters Will Decide on Marijuana Sales Tax Increase in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Northglenn's days of having some of the lowest marijuana sales-tax rates in the state could come to an end. In a close decision on Monday, August 27, the Northglenn City Council voted in favor of asking voters whether or not to increase the city's special sales-tax rates on both medical and retail marijuana in November.

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  7. Ask a Stoner: Why Are Medical Dispensaries Disappearing?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Dear Stoner: Do dispensaries even care about medical sales anymore? Barely any of them around Denver have a medical side. Redd Dear Redd: First, it depends on which town you're shopping in.

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  8. Thornton Dispensaries Allowed to Stay Open Until MidnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Cannabis consumers looking for retail outlets after 10 p.m. will now have another option for late-night buds: Thornton. On Tuesday, July 24, the Thornton City Council approved extending dispensary hours until midnight.

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  9. Sweet Leaf's Three Remaining Metro Dispensaries Suspended by MEDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Sweet Leaf isn't out of the law enforcement and regulatory crosshairs just because its Denver stores are no longer open. Its licenses for the three remaining Sweet Leaf dispensaries in the metro area were all suspended by the state Marijuana Enforcement Division as of today, July 26. MED signs on the doors of Sweet Leaf dispensaries in Aurora, Federal Heights and Thornton all say that the store's licenses are suspended for "alleged violation" of state medical or retail marijuana codes.

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  10. Reader: In a True World-Class City, People Use World-Class Mass TransitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2018 | Denver Westword

    RTD is shopping three fare proposals to find out just how much riders in metro Denver would be willing to pay to ride on an RTD bus or train; the proposals came out of RTD's yearlong pass-program study that concluded in March and proposed a 40 percent discount on passes for low-income residents earning up to 185 percent of the federal poverty line. The transit agency is hosting a series of open house s right now where riders can elaborate on their answers.

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  11. How House Flipping in Denver Is Changing in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Plenty of house flipping is going on in Denver thanks to the Mile High City's seemingly unstoppable housing market . But according to one local expert, demand for properties is so overwhelming that large out-of-state investment firms that once dominated the house-flipping game are being pushed out by individual buyers planning to live in newly purchased spaces for extended stretches before reselling.

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  12. Metro Denver Rents Hit New Heights, No End in SightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Denver Westword

    One example: Rent for the average two-bedroom apartment in Denver proper leaped up $100 in a month and is now well over $2,000. The bad news is delivered in Zumper's July 2018 report , which reveals that the median rent in the state of Colorado as a whole for all apartments, no matter the number of bedrooms, was $1,260 - up $36 from the previous month.

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  13. Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams on Her City's Recent Dive Into Legal MarijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Denver Westword

    When news broke earlier this month that Mayor Michael Hancock was heading a national group of mayors calling for federal marijuana reform , it wasn't a surprise that leaders of major cities in legalized states, such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle, would join Denver's mayor. But one name on the list was more startling: that of Heidi Williams, the mayor of Thornton, which had banned legal sales until eight months ago.

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  14. As Fracking Takes Center Stage in AG Race, Where Do the Democrats Stand?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Denver Westword

    In 2016, after U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders swept the Colorado Democratic assembly's presidential nomination in a landslide victory, state Democrats realized how far left their voter base had gone. Now, more Colorado progressives are putting up a serious fight against the establishment wing of the Democratic party in the lead-up to the primary elections on June 26. Nowhere is this more visible than in the Democratic primary race for state attorney general.

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  15. Charter School Autonomy a Double-Edged Sword for Families Who Want More From SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Three years ago, Curtis Kowalski was hunting for the perfect elementary school. He wasn't thrilled about the academic performance of his neighborhood school and didn't think it would work for his son, who is a bright student but needs a little more guidance because of his ADHD.

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  16. From Rags to Riches: The Democratic Up-and-Comers Fighting to Take Back Steve Lebsock's SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Right before lawmakers expelled state Democratic Representative Steve Lebsock from his seat in March after several women came forward with complaints that he had sexually harassed them, he switched parties, seemingly to retaliate against his colleagues for voting him out. His last-minute switch meant that Republicans got to appoint one of their own to replace Lebsock.

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  17. Seven Less Risky Legislative Celebrations for 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Today is the last day of the state legislative session . Normally, that would mean that it's time to party - not for the legions of Colorado legislative fans , but for the legislators themselves, along with the lobbyists and the interns and the staff and the hangers-on.

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  18. Free for All: The Five Best Free Events in Denver This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Denver Westword

    Happy Monday! While workaday wage slaves may regard the start of a new week with weary resignation, Denverites are spoiled for choice when it comes to free-time activities. And we mean free .

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  19. Chicken Wings for the Soul: Bachir's Serves Home Cooking in ThorntonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Denver Westword

    The low-slung, battleship-gray building at the foot of Thornton's twin water towers just off West 104th Avenue hardly seems like a prime location for a restaurant. A garage for city vehicles or perhaps a maintenance workshop, sure, but the structure lacks the welcoming air and, most important, consideration when selling food that might draw customers: location, location, location.

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  20. Denver Hearing Officer Recommends Revoking Sweet Leaf LicensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Denver Westword

    After overseeing five days of testimony and taking several weeks to deliberate, a Denver hearing officer has endorsed the nullification of every Sweet Leaf cannabis businesses licenses in the city. Hearing officer Suzanne Fasing breaks down her rationale in a lengthy document sent to city officials and Sweet Leaf representatives, and much of it doesn't read in the dispensary chain's favor.

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