commercial marijuana

NEWS
12:07 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Palisade Votes Against Pot

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

After days of waiting, there’s a final word on a ballot issue from Palisade.

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NEWS
8:34 am
Thu May 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • A new campaign to fight ballot initiatives
  • Utah man indicted on federal charges of stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint
  • Outbreak of fifth disease in Mesa County
  •  Local jails refusing Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds
  • United States Forest Service cannot charge fees to visitors for just parking
  • North Fork county commissioner Mark Roeber receives letter urging legalization of commercial marijuana growing in the North Fork
NEWS
2:30 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana

Telluride's Main Street during the summer and the annual Bluegrass Festival, June 2012.
Credit Doug Anderson via Flickr (CC BY)

Communities across Colorado are taking different tactics to the sale of recreational marijuana, which will officially begin in January. In Colorado’s high country, most resort towns support pot legalization and they don’t see it hurting the state's multi-billion dollar tourism business.

Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 by a healthy margin. In resort towns such as Telluride, nearly 80 percent of voters said yes to legalization.

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NEWS
9:08 am
Wed October 2, 2013

KVNF local Newscast: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Headlines

  • Bike Tour at Colorado National Monument to Proceed Despite Government Shutdown
  • Maroon Bells, Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown
  • Colorado's Online Health Exchange Sees Heavy Traffic During First Day
  • Colorado Becomes First State to Accept Retail Marijuana Shop Applications
  • Former GOP Leader Mike Kopp Enters Governor's Race
  • Nucla Woman Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder 
NEWS
8:40 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, September 27, 2013

Headlines

  • Oil and Gas Contamination Emerging on the Front Range
  • Front Range Communities to Vote on Fracking Bans
  • Charges Brought Against Farmers Linked to Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak
  • Paonia Will Bring Civil Lawsuit Against Convicted Embezzler
  • Ridgway Begins Project to Rehabilitate Lake O
  • Investors Pour Over $1 Million Into Marijuana Industry
  • Western Slope Skies - The Stars of Early Fall
  • KVNF Sports Report
NEWS
8:37 am
Thu September 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Headlines

  • Shell Oil Announces Plans to Close R&D Project in Rio Blanco County
  • Aspen Collects Nearly $45,000 in Fees from Plastic Bag Ban
  • Report - Glenwood Springs Brought in over $95 Million from Tourism Last Year
  • Unemployment Rate in Mesa County Drops to 7.9%
  • Hickenlooper Says Many Roads Reopened after Floods
  • Senior Meals Program in Delta County Drops to a 3-Day-Per-Week Schedule
  • Carbondale Approves All Forms of Retail Marijuana Businesses
NEWS
8:43 am
Thu September 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Headlines

  • 5,250 Gallons of Oil Spill into South Platte River
  • Norwood Bans Commercial Marijuana
  • Town of Telluride & Telluride Science Research Center Reach Agreement on New Facility
  • Bicyclist Hit and Killed at HWY 50 and Lands End Road South of Grand Junction
  • Energy Companies Concerned about New Wildlife Habitat Regulations
NEWS
11:52 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Paonia Town Council Approves Moratorium on Commercial Marijuana

Credit Tom Wills/North Fork Merchant Herald

Though voters in Paonia last November approved Amendment 64the measure legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado - the Paonia Town Council last night approved a moratorium on all commercial marijuana activity within town limits, until the issue can be put to voters in November of next year. Towns and municipalities across the state have been grappling with whether to allow marijuana legalization, a right given to them by Amendment 64.

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NEWS
8:47 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Feds Say They Won't Prosecute Banks for working with Retail Pot Industry

Colorado capitol building
Credit Jason Bechtel via Flickr (CC BY-NC)

A U.S. Department of Justice official told members of Congress yesterday that it wouldn't prosecute banks for doing business with the recreational marijuana industry. As Bente Birkeland reports, Colorado took center stage during the Senate discussion on state and federal marijuana law.

Tuesday’s U.S. Senate committee meeting, Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws, was aptly named. At issue was the conflict that now exists on the federal level with Colorado and Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

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NEWS
8:33 am
Wed September 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Headlines

  • Morse and Giron Defeated in Historic Colorado Recall Election
  • State Approves Final Rules for Commercial Marijuana Industry
  • Feds Say They Won't Prosecute Banks for Doing Business with Marijuana Industry
  • Paonia Town Council Approves Moratorium on Marijuana Activity
  • Ouray School First in Region to get High-Speed Fiber Optic Internet Connection
  • Cedaredge High School Student Dies from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
NEWS
8:18 am
Tue September 10, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Headlines

  • Crowds Gather for Marijuana Giveaway, Tax Protest in Denver
  • Colorado Lawmakers Facing Recall Elections Today
  • Two Men Sentenced to Prison after Seeking Sex with Children in Grand Junction
  • Secret Report on James Holmes' Mental Health Delivered to Legal Teams
  • KDNK's Sounds of the High CountryJosh Zaffos on Fracking
  • Voers in Five Colorado Communities May See Fracking Questions
NEWS
8:23 am
Fri September 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, September 6, 2013

Headlines:

  • State May Rate Thousands of Homes At Risk for Wildfires
  • US Forest Service Auctions Off Aspen Property for $7 Million
  • Gunnison Basin Roundtable Tasked with Debating State Water Plan
  • Study Claims Legal Pot Could Create Risks for Children
  • City of Grand Junction Bans Retail Marijuana Activity
  • Roundtable Discussion with Reporters Covering Colorado Recall Elections
NEWS
9:49 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Commercial Marijuana Opponents Pack Hall at Paonia Town Council Meeting

Residents opposed to commercial marijuana fill Town Hall for Tuesday night's council meeting
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

Tuesday night’s Paonia Town Council meeting drew a much larger crowd than usual, with a full house of residents gathered to voice their opinions on how the town should deal with Amendment 64, the Colorado measure that legalizes commercial marijuana activity. 

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NEWS
8:28 am
Fri August 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Republican State Senator Draws Criticism for Comments on Race and Diet
  • Legal Battle Between State of Colorado and Reporter Covering Aurora Shootings Continues
  • Hearings on Commercial Marijuana Continue, State Recommends New Taxes
  • Budget Restraints Lead to Fewer Hours for Delta County Health Employees
  • Colorado Moose Population Growing Rapidly
  • CollaborativeWater Agreements Increase Around the State
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NEWS
8:24 am
Wed August 21, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, August 21, 2013

  • Mountain Village Likely to Institute Moratorium on Commercial Marijuana Sales
  • Public Weighs In on Marijuana Regulation at State Capitol
  • Fire Season in the West Worst in Five Years
  • Organization advocates for Equal Use of Conservation and Energy on Public Lands
  • Secession Question to Appear on Weld County Ballot in November
  • Mesa County Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly From June to July
  • Colorado Set to Begin Online Testing Pilot Program in 2014
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NEWS
8:40 am
Tue August 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • President of Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce Steps Down to Fight Cancer
  • Mesa County DA's Office Denies "Prejudice" Claims by Accused Palisade Mother's Defense Attorneys
  • Prosecutors in Aurora Theater Shootings Try to Block Testimony on Colorado's Death Penalty
  • Public Hearings on Marijuana Laws Begin at State Capitol
  • Hotchkiss Bans All Commercial Marijuana Activity
  • Delta County Landfill Happy to See 125 Tons of Tires
  • iSeeChange - Local "Guru" Ryan Warwick on Mushrooms
  • KVNF Competes in First Annual 24-Hour
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NEWS
8:25 am
Wed August 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, August 14, 2013

  • State Enforcers Increasingly Penalizing Oil and Gas Industry with Public Service
  • Release of Gasland II Stirs Controversy
  • Mesa County Bans Retail Pot in Unincorporated Areas
  • Majority of Colorado School Districts Will Use Model Evaluation System
  • Paonia Council Rescinds Sidewalk Letter
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NEWS
9:48 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Paonia Town Council Takes "No Action" on Amendment 64

Marijuana Plant in a Growhouse
Credit Coleen Danger (CC-BY-SA)

In a narrow 2010 vote, Paonia residents approved a measure to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. This year, the question is whether to allow commercial marijuana sales in town. But after a decision by the Paonia Town Council yesterday  evening (Tuesday July 9), that issue won't be on a ballot this year. 

The Paonia Town Council on Tuesday evening voted to approve a "No Action" plan regarding Amendment 64, the Colorado constitutional measure that legalizes commercial marijuana activity in the state. 

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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Wed February 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper says fracking is safe, testifies before Senate
  • NY town bans any discussion of fracking in public meetings
  • Two gun control bills pass in Judiciary Committee
  • Marijuana regulators in Colorado grapple with safety issues
  • State Republicans starting to favor instate tuition for illegals

Delta County Politics
3:18 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Delta County Bans Commercial Marijuana

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee (right) was part of the crowd Monday when commissioners passed an ordinance banning commercial marijuana enterprises in the unincorporated areas.

Yesterday Delta County Commissioners passed an ordinance banning commercial marijuana enterprises in the unincorporated areas of the county. Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Colorado, allows counties to opt out of some provisions. A small group attended the commissioners’ regular meeting to discuss the issue. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reported on the story.

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