Beer taps installed in Colorado Governor’s Mansion

Beer taps installed in Colorado Governor’s Mansion

March 24 (UPI) -- Colorado Governor’s Mansion has three beer taps installed in honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week.
Evan Bleier
Colorado raises $2.1M in recreational pot taxes

Colorado raises $2.1M in recreational pot taxes

March 10 (UPI) -- Pot sales netted Colorado more than $2 million in taxes and fees in the first month since recreational use of the drug became legal.
Gabrielle Levy

Taxes from recreational marijuana turning heads

DENVER, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Tax revenues from recreational marijuana sales in Colorado are turning heads, even as they begin to trickle in for the first time, various observers say.
Nine same-sex couples sue to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban

Nine same-sex couples sue to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban

DENVER, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Nine couples filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Colorado's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Colorado pot law emboldens supporters elsewhere

DENVER, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Marijuana advocates said the smooth rollout of legalized recreational pot smoking in Colorado could serve as a model for the country.

Colorado student shooting victim in coma

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Colorado student Claire Davis was comatose and the high school where she was shot at point-blank range will remain closed for the year, officials said.
Claire Davis' family meets with Colorado governor

Claire Davis' family meets with Colorado governor

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Claire Davis was in critical condition as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper visits her family at hospital.

Student shoots self after opening fire in Colorado high school

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A shotgun-wielding student injured two fellow students at a suburban Denver high school Friday, then killed himself, Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

Democrat targeted by gun rights group quits Colorado Senate

ARVADA, Colo., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Colorado state Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat targeted by gun-rights activists, said Wednesday she is resigning to spare her district the expense of a recall vote.
Colorado recovering from September floods

Colorado recovering from September floods

DENVER, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Days after proposing new regulation on drilling, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said roads damaged by major flooding will be open before Nov. 28.

Colorado 51st state secession initiative gets mixed results

DENVER, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A referendum on the ballot in 11 Colorado counties to form a 51st state had mixed results Tuesday, election officials said.
Federal shutdown trickles down to states

Federal shutdown trickles down to states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Governors across the United States called on Congress to solve the budget crises, saying the shutdown jeopardizes states' delicate recovery from the recession.

Biden tours flood-ravaged Colorado

AURORA, Colo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden surveyed the massive flood damage in Colorado by air Monday, calling Mother Nature's power "amazing."

7 dead, 3 presumed dead, 82 unaccounted for in Colorado floods

DENVER, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The confirmed death toll is seven and the number of people unaccounted for after flash-flooding in Colorado was down to 82, authorities said Friday.

Energy companies on alert in Colorado

DENVER, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Energy company Encana Corp. said more than 30 percent of its wells in Colorado were shut in as a result of heavy flooding in the state.
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John Wright Hickenlooper (born February 7, 1952) is an American politician and current Governor of Colorado. A Democrat, he was previously the Mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003 to 2011.

Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, part of the suburban Main Line. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. in English in 1974 and a master’s degree in geology in 1980.

Before becoming mayor in June 2003 he was a geologist turned entrepreneur. He is often considered a prominent figure in the LoDo urban renewal period during the early 1990s. Hickenlooper owned several restaurants in LoDo in the late 1980s, before the area's renewal. He was one of the founders of the original Wynkoop Brewing Company microbrewery; these and others companies contributed to the redevelopment of the area following the arrival of major league baseball in the neighborhood. The area had been known to be dangerous; Hickenlooper is quoted as saying, "I must've had rocks in my head." The rent for Wynkoop's real estate was $1 per square foot per year.

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