For the past 20 years, Brent Helleckson and his family have been building a wine business on Garvin Mesa. They’ve constructed a home, a wine cellar a tasting room, and added to the vineyard. In those two decades, they also became a part of the North Fork community. When the Bureau of Land Management proposed 30,000 acres of leases for gas development in the North Fork Valley, Helleckson felt the threat to his winery as well as all agriculture and tourism-based industries.
A bi-partisan bill to create a legal limit for driving while high initially passed the house on Tuesday. Supporters say it’s especially important now that Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.