‘Pizazz’ for premiere park?

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Lisa Eckert, Colorado National Monument superintendent, discusses a new education center on the east end of the monument at an open house on Thursday.


Officials look for ways to enliven national monument experience

It’s a bit anticlimactic, the eastern entrance to Colorado National Monument.
Sure there’s the guard station and the grand sign, just like the dozens of others that mark monuments and national parks around the country. The little pulloff at the roadway’s edge makes room for the perfunctory photo opportunity.
But what if there was something more? Maybe visitors could get a taste of what they are about to experience in the park’s preserved landscape? Or perhaps the site could offer a resting place, somewhere to grab a sip of water, unwrap a picnic lunch, use the bathroom or reflect for a spell?

Border states sue Colorado over legal pot

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s recreational marijuana law. The two attorneys general, Jon Bruning of Nebraska and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, filed the case directly with the U.S. Supreme Court saying Colorado’s Amendment 64 approved by voters in 2012 violates federal supremacy laws and is hurting their states.




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