What They're Cutting in Washington: Republican Congressman Cory Gardner has voted to block funding for the health-care-reform law, proposing an amendment that would discontinue payments "for federal work on health-insurance exchanges," writes Politico (more via the Greeley Tribune). Meanwhile, Larimer County could be hit hard by budget cuts, reports the Coloradoan, noting that the federal government employs more residents there—2,315—than any local government agency.
Arcade Fire Is Ready to Start: The Grammy-winning indie rock stars will kick off their U.S. tour in...the suburbs, of course. They're scheduled to headline the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield April 9, notes the Denver Post. Don't worry. Tickets don't go on sale to the general public until February 26.
The Weekend in Men's College B-Ball: The NCAA-hopeful CSU went down to UNLV, and CU lost to Kansas (both via the Denver Post). But UNC's Bears snuck by New Mexico State (via the Associated Press), while the School of Mines looks toward another NCAA Division II Tournament (via the Post).
Expansions in Colorado Ski Country: The most recent owners of the small but well-regarded Monarch Ski Resort are turning a profit and "living the dream," even as they keep ticket prices under $60, writes the Denver Post, which notes area businesses are also benefiting. All the success has sparked plans to expand the resort's terrain. Meanwhile, Senator Mark Udall and Representative Diana DeGette, both Democrats, want to help keep ski resorts financially sound during summer with a bill that "specifically allows mountain bike terrain parks and trails, 'Frisbee golf,' ropes courses, and zip lines as summertime uses on public lands used by ski areas," reports the Aspen Times.
MMJ's Own Groupon: Owners of medical marijuana dispensaries tell the Camera "advertising can be tricky," but mmjDailyDeals.com is keeping it low-key by targeting inboxes.
The Last Meal at a Local Favorite: The decades-old Rocky Mountain Diner was forced to close its doors Sunday afternoon (via 9News).
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