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9:52am

Wed December 17, 2014
The Salt

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:03 am

Aurora Leveroni, 91, is also known as "Nonna Marijuana."
Vice

On Sunday, my mother sent me an email: "OMG! Watch this unbelievable cooking show!"

It wasn't spam, and my mother, who's 65, does not use OMG lightly.

The fuss was over a 20-minute video about a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks Italian classics in marijuana-infused butter.

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6:14am

Wed December 17, 2014

5:00am

Wed December 17, 2014
Water

Drought Of 2012 Took Big Toll On Ogallala Aquifer

A center pivot irrigation system in Northeast Colorado
Greg Goebel Flickr-Creative Commons

In Northeastern Colorado, farmers growing food like corn and potatoes depend for water on a giant, underground reservoir. Called the Ogallala, or High Plains aquifer, this water source spreads across eight high plains states like a giant, underground lake.

In times of drought, farmers who use the aquifer for water take more of it. A report from the U.S. Geological Survey, published December 16, shows the 2012 drought significantly diminished the Ogallala's water.

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5:00am

Wed December 17, 2014
Hidden Colorado

'World's Smallest Ski Resort' Once Lived Outside Of Greeley

Sharktooth as it appears now, seen from the nearby Poudre Trail.
Jim Hill KUNC

Colorado is known worldwide for incredible skiing on its magnificent mountains… but the resort experience also comes with long lines and uber-expensive lift tickets. Back in the 1970s you could have simply headed to Greeley.

Instead of dodging moguls, you could have been dodging tumbleweeds at Sharktooth Ski Area – located on the plains east of the Rockies, perched atop a 150-foot bluff overlooking the Poudre River.

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3:46pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Health

With Budget Approval, Rape Kits Will Again Be Available in Boulder County

Credit Joe Mahoney / Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

Beginning in 2015 sexual assault exams will once again be available in Boulder County. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, or SANE will be housed at Boulder Community Health and utilize nurse training assistance through the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Until their reintroduction, the exams haven’t been available in Boulder County or on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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