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August 17, 2012 | By August Brown
Dave Mustaine may be best known for fronting the thrash-metal band Megadeth, but he's lately implied an interest in a different kind of metal -- namely tinfoil, for folding into hats, out of an escalating and bizarre far-right paranoia. The singer told an audience at a Singapore show last week that he believed President Obama secretly planned three recent shootings as a precedent to steal Americans' guns.  "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban," he said.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
DENVER - It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the marijuana cookie purchased by one of his friends at a local pot shop. But soon the engineering student, who had never tried marijuana before, began acting strangely hostile, tearing around the room and pulling pictures from the wall.
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March 27, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Colorado fire officials discovered a second fatality Tuesday while fighting a blaze in the mountains southwest of Denver. The body of Sam Lamar Lucas, 77, was found inside a burned home Tuesday, according to a statement by Jefferson County Coroner John M. Graham. The body of Lucas' wife, Linda M. Lucas, 76, was found outside the home Monday evening. It is not yet clear whether or how their deaths were related to the fire. They are being investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, an inquiry that could take weeks, according to the coroner's statement.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the career goal-scoring list with No. 560. It was a good day for the Bruins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title. On Sunday they extended their points streak to 15-0-1 and finished the month of March 15-1-1. + Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who was placed in a medically induced coma while being treated for meningitis, was released from a Saskatoon hospital last week.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout running back Donovan Lee from Western Division champion Chaminade has committed to Colorado. He's the second Eagles player to commit to Colorado, joining linebacker Rick Gamboa. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
January 1, 2014 | By Shan Li
Colorado kicked off 2014 with a historic first as legal sales of marijuana for recreational use officially began at stores around the state. Although many states allow medical marijuana, Colorado and Washington in 2012 became the first states in the nation to legalize pot for recreational purposes for adults. Washington is expected to pave the way for recreational pot dispensaries to open later this year. PHOTOS: Richest and poorest cities in America Nearly 350 retail marijuana licenses have been issued to Colorado businesses, according to the Marijuana Enforcement Division, the agency under Colorado's Department of Revenue that regulates the industry.
FOOD
April 14, 2010
Red chile sauce (mojo colorado) Total time: 10 minutes Servings: Makes a scant half cup of sauce 3 tablespoons pimentón or paprika 1 fresh red chile, seeded and chopped, or cayenne to taste 3 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup water Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth....
SPORTS
March 23, 2010
AT COLORADO When: 6 PDT. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 42-24-5, Avalanche 40-25-7. Record vs. Avalanche: 2-0-0. Update: This ends a home-and-home series between the teams, which the Kings opened with a 4-3 overtime victory Monday at Staples Center. In that game, the Kings extended their penalty killing streak to 29. Coach Terry Murray said he plans to start goaltender Jonathan Quick in this game — Quick's 65th appearance this season — and again at St. Louis on Thursday, another snub for backup Erik Ersberg.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Colorado on New Year's Day became the nation's first state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana. And since Jan. 1, interest in travel to Denver has jumped. Coincidence? Probably not. Data research from a travel website found that searches for airline travel deals to Denver have been outpacing searches for all other U.S. destinations, with a big increase jump starting Jan. 1. The study by Boston-based Hopper.com found that interest in travel to Denver climbed 6.3% above the national average in December and then by 14% during the first week of January.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  All-CIF quarterback Ty Gangi of St. Francis will attend Colorado as a preferred walk-on, Coach Jim Bonds said Friday. Gangi helped the Golden Knights reach the Western Division semifinals.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 27, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico - Osvel Hinojosa knew that an infusion of water would bring the Colorado River delta back to life. But in just a few days, a U.S.-Mexican experiment to revive the delta environment has exceeded his expectations. The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in a channel that was once bone-dry. Hinojosa has spotted hawks, egrets and ospreys flying above the newly flowing water. He's even seen beavers. "It's just amazing to see that we can recover the river and see it alive again," said Hinojosa, water and wetlands program director at Pronatura Noroeste, a Mexican water conservation group.
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March 23, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico - The mighty Colorado River, which over millenniums has carved the Grand Canyon, does an unusual thing when it gets south of the Arizona-Mexico border. It dies. The Morelos Dam - sitting on the international boundary - serves as its headstone, diverting nearly all of the river water into an aqueduct that serves agriculture as well as homes in Tijuana. South of the dam, the river channel travels about 75 miles to the Gulf of California. Except when filled by rains, the channel is bone dry. But starting Sunday, the river will flow again, part of an unprecedented experiment by U.S. and Mexican officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | Tony Perry
Thomas Cox, a third-generation Imperial Valley farmer, is driving his pickup along the gravel roads that separate large fields of lettuce, broccoli, onions and wheat. The discussion turns, as it often does in the Imperial Valley, to water. "Without water," said Cox, 27, "our ground would be useless. " But with copious amounts of water, the Cox family and others have turned half a million acres of desert into one of the most bountiful farming regions in the world -- a fact unchanged by the drought gripping much of California.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger
The more than 40,000 people currently sitting in prison for marijuana crimes in the U.S. received a sign of hope on Thursday, courtesy of a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling . The state's second highest judicial entity decided that those convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in Colorado can appeal their sentences under the state's marijuana legalization law -- Amendment 64. The United States is one of only 22 countries that don't...
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Looking for a job as a bud-tender? Get in line. A marijuana-industry job fair in Colorado saw a massive turnout Thursday of job seekers who waited in line for information about employment in the expanding industry following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. More than a dozen companies were looking for candidates to fill jobs as bud-tenders (those who work behind the counter and dispense pot), marketers, marijuana trimmers and even accountants. Some prospective candidates came from as far away as California and New Mexico hoping to nab a coveted job. The fair's organizers had expected a turnout of about 700 people, the Denver Post reported . But by some estimates, the number was more like 1,200.  The state is experiencing an economic boom as companies rush to meet growing demand.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DENVER - The worst game the Ducks played this season before Wednesday was here in their opener, a 6-1 loss capped by Colorado Avalanche rookie Coach Patrick Roy threatening to break through a glass partition to fight Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. That image has lasted longer than what happened afterward: the Ducks embarking on a seven-game win streak and a 15-2-1 roll. Back in Pepsi Center on Thursday, the Ducks (43-16-7) went through perhaps their most spirited, contact-filled practice of the season, a night removed from their horrific showing in a 7-2 loss at woeful Calgary.
SPORTS
August 7, 2009 | Associated Press
at Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1: Cliff Lee allowed one run and six hits and struck out nine in seven impressive innings in his home debut, and Paul Bako hit a tiebreaking homer. at Washington 12, Florida 8: Ryan Zimmerman finished a double short of the cycle, and Ronnie Belliard's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the Nationals rally from a six-run deficit. at San Diego 8, New York 3: Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning and drove in three runs for the Padres, who extended Manager Bud Black's contract through the 2010 season.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
How to take a white-water trip through the Grand Canyon without getting wet: Stay home and click on Google's Street View of the classic 286-mile ride on the Colorado River. It's red-rock heaven all the way, with pull-offs that scramble up side canyons too, in the latest take-you-there visuals debuting Thursday (today) on Google Maps. Google's take-you-there 360-degree Street Views (no, they aren't changing the name to "river views") have captured major landmarks like the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris as well as five national parks in California.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
LAS VEGAS -- Andy Enfield successfully guided Florida Gulf Coast's transition into being a NCAA Division I basketball team. Now he can try the same thing with USC. Enfield and Florida Gulf Coast were the feel-good story in the NCAA tournament a year ago. The Eagles, with a “Dunk City” nickname, upset second-seeded Georgetown and seventh-seeded San Diego State. It was a spotlight dance that had just about anyone with a coaching vacancy wooing Enfield. But his first season at USC ended Tuesday with far less fanfare.
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