Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 12:11 pm
There has been a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization — increasing tax revenue for states, getting nonviolent offenders out of the prison system, protecting personal liberty, possible health benefits for those with severe illnesses. These are good and important conversations to have, and smart people from across the ideological spectrum are sharing their perspectives.
The last day for boating in Ridgway State Park is this Friday, Halloween. From November first all the way until March, the lake will be closed to motorized craft. As Kirstin Copeland, the park manager explains, it has less to do with the boat’s occupants, and more to do with their stowaways.
The boat ramp at Ridgway has a season to it after 2009 when we started needing to do education and inspection for aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels," says Kirstin, "for budgetary reasons we could only staff those for the predominant use season, and not the fringe season."
The Montrose School District is sending a message to the state about mandatory testing, but it looks like it will be a largely symbolic move.
The school board passed a resolution requesting a five year waiver from state mandatory testing. The two tests they're concerned about are the CMAST (Colorado Measure of Academic Standards) and the PARK.
The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital, after Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that federal agencies will now recognize same-sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration released the results of their investigation into the two deaths at the Revenue silver mine in Ouray County last December. They found that the miners died because of “management’s failure to dispose of deteriorated explosives in a safe manner.”