Morning Headlines: Girl Talk and String Cheese Incident at Mountain Festivals, Colorado Beer Week, and More

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March 2011

Piped Out: A Sylvester-looking cat was rescued in a rather dramatic fashion from a drainage pipe by a large crew of veterinarians and firefighters yesterday. The photo is a must-see (Daily Camera).

Funfests: If you missed the Girl Talk show in Denver last week, make plans to see the mash-up sensation at Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Westword). The festival has announced another heavy-hitting lineup that includes Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and many others. If String Cheese Incident is more your flavor, check out the lineup for Eagle County's YarmonyGrass (Vail Daily).

Name That Field: The University of Colorado's athletic department, like many others, has been in need of cash, especially after holding on to former football coach Dan Hawkins because the school couldn't buy him out. But is selling naming rights to Folsom Field the answer (Denver Post)?

'Bout Time for Beer Week: Plenty of other places host a Beer Week. Why shouldn't Colorado? Thanks to the Kerkmans brothers, we will—from April 8-16, with most events for the inaugural festival held in Denver (Westword).

Bigger Than Viagra: Medical marijuana is on track to surpass Viagra, anticipated to rake in $1.7 billion in 2011, about $200 million less than the male-enhancement drug. "The industry has ballooned since the Obama administration declared that it would not raid pot shops as long as they were acting within state law," writes the Huffington Post.