plc90210 - 5:41 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
"And how about that paid text link to colorado.com?
Can't see that being placed there for relevance."
The link doesn't pass pagerank though so Google doesn't have a problem with it. Google doesn't have a problem with links (all their billions of dollars in revenue come from paid links), they just have a problem with paid links that pass pagerank b/c it manipulates search engine rankings.