Police handed out 73 citations during Denver’s 420 celebration

That includes twice as many citations for public consumption compared to last year.

Denver Police officers write public consumption tickets. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) 420; stoner; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Denver Police officers write public consumption tickets. Denver’s 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Last Friday may have been a holiday for thousands who took part in the Mile High 420 Festival at Civic Center Park, but it was still very much a workday for Denver Police.


Doug Robinson’s petitioning process hit a snag, so it’s lawsuit time

The Secretary of State’s office announced Robinson did not collect enough signatures to qualify onto the ballot.

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) western conservative summit; copolitics; politics; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Colorado governor’s race is growing tighter as the June primary date approaches. And right now, no candidate is feeling the squeeze more than Republican Doug Robinson.



Colorado Supreme Court upholds taxes for Denver special districts

A taxpayer advocacy group sued RTD and SCFD for allegedly violating TABOR.

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the legality of sales taxes that are collected by two special districts in metropolitan Denver.

Monday’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a taxpayer advocacy group in 2013. It sued the Regional Transportation District and a cultural district for allegedly violating Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.