Denver

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Would you live on a former Superfund site? Commerce City is hoping to develop about 1,000 acres of land that was once part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The Denver Business Journal reports the development already has a name that harkens back to its WWII past – Victory Crossing – and will include homes, office space and retail.

But is the arsenal, where more than 600 chemicals including mustard and sarin gasses and later pesticides manufactured and tested for decades, safe for people to live on?

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden) want to find out. They are among the sponsors of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2017 fiscal year that would lift restrictions the Environmental Protection Agency put on the property after the Superfund cleanup was completed in 1996.

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As is the tradition following any championship win, the Denver Broncos were the latest team to visit the White House as the victors of Super Bowl 50.

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Who doesn’t need for a Howitzer cannon? How about an 1800s horse-drawn hearse?

OK, so maybe these aren’t everyday items. But if they’re for you, Washington’s Sports Bar & Grill has your chance to bid on thousands of unique antiques, Hollywood props and collectibles.

Courtesy of Air Guitar World Championship

Ever wondered: What’s the sound of two hands playing a non-existent guitar?

Apparently it's pretty loud, at least it is if you’re a contestant at the U.S. Air Guitar National Qualifiers.

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With a swipe of the governor's pen, it is now legal for Coloradans to collect the rain that falls from their roofs. The move makes Colorado the final state in the country to sanction rain barrels.

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This weekend, you can go fly a kite - literally. There’s a festival in Fort Collins dedicated to the art of making - and flying - kites. Looking for a slightly more high-tech version of fun? How about a convention dedicated to vintage video games?

Yes, in this comparison Ms. Pac-Man on an Atari 2600 could be considered “high-tech.” Relatively speaking, anyway.

Colorado General Assembly

A bill is making its way through the statehouse that would allow judges to re-examine the cases of juveniles sentenced to life without parole. A 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it unconstitutional for minors to have no possibility of parole -- except in the most extraordinary circumstances.

The court said it was cruel and unusual punishment. Currently 48 youth in Colorado were given mandatory life sentences prior to that ruling, many for heinous crimes.

"Murder is never OK, taking someone's life is never OK, but should we ever allow a second chance, a second look?" asked Senator Cheri Jahn (D-Wheat Ridge), one of the main sponsors of a bipartisan bill that cleared the Senate 32-3.

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

Colorado’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations run the gamut from traditional mariachi music and dancing to chihuahua racing.

Looking for something a little tamer? How about a punk-rock swap meet? Or maybe a concert by one of the originators of indie-rock?

Courtesy of Denver Silent Film Festival

Whether you like your movies with silent operas or screaming guitars, we’ve got you covered.

For those of you who missed comedian David Cross in March, he’s back and in Fort Collins, ready to skewer everything from politics to the holidays to hipsters…

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Travelers will soon be able to board a train from Denver’s Union Station to Denver International Airport. The route will be fast, cheap and -- Mayor Michael Hancock hopes -- the first piece of the aerotropolis puzzle.

The plan is to parcel out more than 9,000 acres of land surrounding the airport to companies specializing in tech, agriculture, aerospace and more. Hancock promises the plan will herald new jobs and innovation, and will make the Denver area more competitive worldwide. But the first step is getting people there. That’s where the Regional Transportation District’s new University of Colorado A-Line commuter train comes in.

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