Chantel Blunk, wife of Jonathan Blunk, pauses Friday, July 27, 2012, on the tarmac at Denver International Airport as her husband's body waits to be loaded into a plane bound for Reno, Nev., where his full military funeral will take place. Blunk, a five-year U.S. Navy veteran, was killed during the July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)"
Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo."
Frost gathers on windows in Lakewood, February, 05 2014. A cold-weather record could be in jeopardy Wednesday in the Denver area. Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service said the high temperature is only expected to climb to a paltry 4 degrees. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) "
Mary Burke started working at Rocky Flats in 1982 and attributes her breast cancer to her time working at the plant Thursday, March 10, 2014. Burke joined other former Rocky Flats Plant workers at an instructional meeting to ask questions about health claims at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union building in Denver. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) "
Tan Wanwei enjoys the view, Monday May, 07, 2012, from Bear Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park as snow falls in the area. The Colorado mountains were hit with an early May snowstorm. "
Residents in Evans carry out belongings from their flooded homes, September 16, 2013. Massive flooding continues to hit Colorado. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) "
Mike Snyder, 33, of Delta, Colorado, husband and father of two counts on his $28-and-hour pay for working on the longwall crew at the Oxbow Coal Mine in Somerset. "If this goes through... its a shitty deal. We gotta be able to vent the gas" said Snyder referring to plans to make an area near the mine roadless. RJ Sangosti/ The Denver Post"
Michael Jennings Jr., 8, helps find kittens in his yard in Lamar at the end of the day. Michael's grandmother was worried that it would get too cold at night for the kittens to sleep outside."
Erin Ivie, 23, left, and her partner Kristyn Lindstrom, 25, leave to do wedding photos, outside in the snow, after their civil-union ceremony in downtown Denver, May 01, 2013. Hundreds of Colorado gay and lesbian couples put an official government seal on their relationships. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) "
Tristan Cooper, 4, kisses the wing of his Bantam Barred Rock Chicken named Puck before competing in the Junior Poultry Showmanship during the first day of the National Western Stock Show. "
Sean Azzariti, of Denver, an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder made the first purchase of recreational marijuana, under the new law, at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver , January, 01 2014. Colorado became the first U.S. state to allow the sell of recreational marijuana. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) "
A tumbleweed races across what once was fertile farmland, but now looks more like a desert suffering from years of drought, June 23, 2013. A small rain storm in the background dropped some much-needed rain. It was a little too late to save this year's crops at a farm in Haswell. "