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Colorado’s Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the creation of a Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity, provide financial and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and create jobs in the state’s $2.2 billion marijuana industry.

The office was authorized by legislation passed during the Legislature’s 2021 session that provides an initial $4 million from the state’s marijuana cash tax fund for its operations.

Boulder scientist warns 5G networks could hurt weather forecasting

With 5G wireless networks quickly moving toward wide-scale circulation, Boulder weather analysis experts are expressing concern over its potential to interfere with forecast data from satellites.

“This is not an issue of academics or researchers losing access to a data set, this is about not having the necessary information to protect life and property,” William Mahoney, associate director of the Boulder-based National Center for Atmospheric Research, testified at a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing last week.

Rafting the Colorado River is a perfect family getaway

The sign on the bank was just as I remembered it from my last time here, when I floated by this spot on the Colorado River 24 years ago. It reads: “DANGER: Cataract Canyon hazardous rapids 2 mi, permit required from superintendent Canyonlands National Park for boating below Spanish Bottom.”

To reach this point in 1997, my friend Sean Gaughan and I paddled a canoe for seven days down the Green River, which joins the Colorado just upstream from here.

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