Statetap: Powdered alcohol?

Powdered alcohol – or Palcohol, as it’s been dubbed – might get banned by Colorado lawmakers, as federal regulators decide whether to approve the product. Proponents of the booze powder say it could be useful on flights, long hikes and as antiseptic. Detractors say it’ll be easier to sneak the stuff into public events. A House Committee voted 9-2 to advance a proposal to ban it. Via the Gazette.

Six children were recovered by law enforcement from the 2015 National Western Stock Show, where they were being sexually exploited. The FBI reported arresting two traffickers. Via the Denver Post.

Colorado is an outdoorsy state, nobody’s denying that, but it’s also the number one state for trips to the theater, concert hall and museum, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts. Via the Daily Camera.

Two cops from Trinidad — two women — who were involved in a drug sting operation are no longer on the force, but city officials have not released any details on their departure. Via the Pueblo Chieftain.

Thousands of prospective jurors are funneling through the Arapahoe County Criminal Justice Center being vetted for the Aurora theater shooting case that’ll go to trial soon. The Aurora Sentinel has been covering the selection process.

[Photo by Maurizio Sorvillo.]

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