Morning Headlines: Targeting E-Cigarettes, Dumpster Diving for Medical Marijuana, and More

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March 2011

Mouthy: You know the guy who claims he's caught an eight-foot-long, 500-pound fish? He's got nothin' on the Larimer County man who reeled in one with two mouths (Denver Post).

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A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit seeking to ban 500 miles of expanded routes for off-road vehicles in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests south of Denver, alleging the process for approving them was improper and violated several federal laws (Mountain Mail).

DAM Good News for DU
: Thanks to a $250,000 donation from Denver philanthropists Frederic and Jane Hamilton, the University of Denver's art and art history school will broaden its ties with the Denver Art Museum, bringing more visiting artists (Art Daily).

Oily Ops
: If the Avs are trying to be the worst team in the NHL, they're well on their way after Saturday's 5-1 loss to the NHL-worst Edmonton Oilers, Colorado's 15th loss in 16 games (Denver Post). On the bright side, at least there are only three opportunities to lose this week.

Diving for MMJ
: Like any city, Colorado Springs has its share of Dumpster divers. But in some areas near medical marijuana dispensaries, they aren't looking for food or furniture: They're using bolt cutters on padlocks, hoping to score some weed (Gazette).

The Vaping Hole
: State lawmakers are worried e-cigarettes are becoming a gateway drug to an unhealthy habit and are reaching across the aisle to make "vaping," like tobacco products, illegal for kids under 18 (Associated Press).