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Cops Bust Guy Trying to Smuggle Iguana Into Court

Look what showed up on the X-ray machine

(Newser) - The Boulder County Justice Center allows service animals into the building, but security guards drew the line when someone tried to sneak his pet iguana through the X-ray machine. Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield tells the Daily Camera that security staff caught the reptile as it passed through the machine... More »

Colorado Lake Overrun With Thousands of Pet Goldfish

Well, the first few were pets; now they're invasive

(Newser) - Keeping a few goldfish alive in a bowl can seem tough enough. Boulder is facing a very different problem. A press release put out by Colorado Parks and Wildlife explains that goldfish have multiplied into the thousands in the 12-acre Teller Lake #5. ABC News reports that they may now... More »

1.2K Missing as Colo. Deluge Continues

Helicopters, horses prepare for rescue missions

(Newser) - Officials are pulling out all the stops to help Coloradans escape continuing floods , but "Mother Nature is not cooperating," says an emergency commander. An air rescue is planned for today, and those stranded in Boulder County have been instructed to "flag down the choppers in any way... More »

Hikers Stranded in Colorado Storm Save Themselves

Elsewhere, fourth body has been recovered from the flooding

(Newser) - The flood misery continues in Colorado, but one piece of good news has emerged: Two women trapped in an ice storm for two days on one of the state's highest mountains managed to walk down to safety, reports the AP . The same storm that has delivered devastating floods pinned... More »

Boulder Drenched by 'Proverbial 100-Year Flood'

As 73-year rainfall record is absolutely smashed

(Newser) - A third person has died as floods continue to ravage northern Colorado, driving some 4,000 people out of Boulder late yesterday. Rainfall in the city has obliterated a 73-year record, with 12.3 inches falling since Sept. 1—compared to 5.5 in September 1940. Floodwater is pouring from... More »

Least Religious City in US Is ...

Burlington, Vermont, and Boulder, Colorado, tie in Gallup poll

(Newser) - If religion and church-going aren't your thing, Burlington, Vermont, might be the place for you. If they are, you'll have plenty of company in Provo, Utah. A new Gallup survey susses out the most and least religious cities in America, based on the percentage of people who say... More »

13 Years Later, Big Reveal in JonBenet Ramsey Case

Grand jury had actually voted to indict her parents

(Newser) - Another major decade-old case is getting fresh press thanks to a Boulder Daily Camera exclusive. As the paper reports, the district attorney's Oct. 13, 1999, announcement that the grand jury investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey had concluded without "sufficient evidence to warrant a filing of charges... More »

Judge: Your Right to a Secret Ballot Doesn't Exist

Denver ruling says it's not spelled out in US Constitution

(Newser) - You may think what you do in the voting booth is privileged information, but a federal judge in Denver begs to differ: The Constitution provides no "fundamental right" to a secret ballot, says US District Judge Christine Arguello. Her ruling came in a case in which an advocacy group... More »

Boulder Students Can Pack Pistols This Term

Officials worried after court nixes campus gun ban

(Newser) - Students arriving for classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder this term could be packing more than pencils and books. Due to a state Supreme Court decision, students can now bring their guns to school. The court ruled that the university's ban on guns was unconstitutional. Weapons must... More »

Bear Who Went to College Killed by Car

Won fame for visit to University of Colorado

(Newser) - His sense of adventure, it seems, finally got the better of him. A bear who made his name by showing up on campus at the University of Colorado —where he relaxed in a tree before being tranquilized and tumbling into photographic infamy—has been killed by a car on... More »

Bear Goes to College

Doesn't make grade, taken back to the wild

(Newser) - A rambling bear apparently looking for new wild life on a University of Colorado campus yesterday ended up cooling his heels in a tree. The young male was "pretty mellow, resting on a branch for close to two hours" near student apartments at the Boulder school, said a campus... More »

School Tries to Squash 4/20 Bash With Stinky Fertilizer

10K flocked to University of Colorado-Boulder last year

(Newser) - Last year, 10,000 people showed up for a giant marijuana rally at the University of Colorado-Boulder—and school officials don't want it to happen again. They got a helping hand from a judge yesterday, who supported the university's plan to bar outsiders from its campus today—4/20,... More »

For Sale in Colorado: Rights to 'Frozen Dead Guy' Fest

Cryogenics put these residents in the party mood

(Newser) - The small Colorado community of Nederland is looking to sell the rights to its annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival, ideally to an event company that will retain all the morbid splendor that comes with … throwing a party in honor of a frozen dead man. The trademarked three-day fest... More »

Cops Aim to Quiz JonBenet Brother

Investigators will 'never give up,' says journalist

(Newser) - Colorado cops are seeking to again question the older brother of murdered beauty pageant tyke JonBenet Ramsay. Burke Ramsay was just 9 when his 6-year-old sister was found bound with cord, bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of their Boulder home. Burke was questioned and cleared by DNA after the... More »

New Fire Hits Colorado as Evacuees Return

Another square mile catches fire

(Newser) - A new wildfire tore through northern Colorado yesterday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee and destroying one home just as residents 35 miles away returned to their scorched homes in Boulder after one of the worst fires in state history. The wildfire near Loveland quickly grew from just a few... More »

Smartest Cities in America

Boulder, Durham, DC trump Ivy stronghold Boston

(Newser) - The number-one brainiest city in America is a university town that major science research centers have made home and whose tech-friendly business culture draws start-ups: Boulder, Colo. Writing in the Daily Beast , Richard Florida ranks the country's 20 brainiest metro areas, as determined by things like number of adults with... More »

Colorado Cops Hunt Lewd Leprechaun

Leaping leprechaun pesters shoppers

(Newser) - Well, it's a day ending in Y, so why not dress up like a leprechaun and hang out in a supermarket parking lot, leaping out from between cars, giving shoppers the finger, and making shooting gestures with your fingers? Colorado cops are searching for just such a character after surprised... More »

Top Lefty-Friendly Counties

Surprise: San Francisco tops list

(Newser) - After compiling its list of the most conservative-friendly counties in the US, the right-leaning Daily Caller now brings it with the top counties for liberals:
  • San Francisco. With liberals, unions and gays, “surprise, surprise,” Chris Palko writes.
  • Montgomery County, Md. This DC suburb is rich, educated, and home
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Colo. Nudists Fight to Garden in the Buff

Housing group to change rules, require clothes

(Newser) - In response to a couple who gardens wearing only thongs and gloves, a Colorado housing authority says it will draft new rules requiring that residents stay dressed when outside their homes. Robert and Catharine Pierce, who have a sign on their front door reading " This is a naturalist household,... More »

Want Happiness? Go West, Young Man

Boulder, Colorado tops 'well-being' list

(Newser) - A huge new study has ranked Boulder, Colo., as the happiest, healthiest city in America, and finds Western cities in general are more content than the rest of the country. The new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index rated 162 cities based on interviews with 353,000 people, who answered questions about their... More »

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