Marijuana

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
Local Newscast
8:53 am
Mon September 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, September 9, 2013

Headlines:

  • Nonprofit Group Says Getting Young People Interested in Healthcare is a Challenge
  • State Health Officials Investigating a Rise in Synthetic-Marijuana-Related Illnesses
  • Settlement Reached Between FAA & Montrose-Based Engine Repair Station
  • Colorado Political Coalition Hopes to Push Tax Increase for Road Projects
  • Alleged Carbondale Drug Kingpin Could See Trial Soon
  • Drive-ins, from the past, may soon be a thing of the past
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
8:19 am
Wed September 4, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Grand Valley Water Officials Say State Should Import Water to Meet Demand
  • Delta County Commissioners Discuss Efforts to Protect Sage Grouse
  • Mountain Village's Green Gondola Project to Install 10 New Solar Panels
  • More Colorado Marijuana on Black Market Than Ever Before
  • Prison Dairy Serves Up Buffalo Milk
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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri August 30, 2013

DOJ Decision Means Banking Is The Next Challenge For Colorado Marijuana

Credit The Equinest via Flickr (CC)

The U.S. Department of Justice says it won’t stop marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Thursday’s announcement means Colorado’s pot shops could open as early as January.

“I’m really pretty ecstatic with this announcement. It signals a very positive shift on marijuana laws,” said Brian Vicente with Amendment 64 supporter Sensible Colorado. “This really answers the unanswered question for years, what happens if Colorado legalizes Marijuana?”

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Local Newscast
8:58 am
Tue August 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM Announces Five New Members to Southwest Resource Advisory Council
  • Colorado Recall Elections Face New Legal Questions
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife Short on Funds
  • Bennet Staff Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session in Paonia
  • Ridgway Approves Revised Regulations on Retail Marijuana
  • State to Receive Full Mineral Lease Revenue Again
  • Was Judge Targeted by White Supremacist Gang?
NEWS
9:52 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Ahead Of Vote, Colorado Marijuana Taxes A Source Of Debate

Cannabis plants
Credit UKhomeoffice via Flickr (CC)

This fall voters across Colorado will decide how recreational marijuana should be taxed.

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Local Newscast
8:24 am
Mon August 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, August 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • Thousands of Public Comments Against FRAM Whitewater Oil Project Delivered to BLM
  • State Mining Authorities Ask EPA to Handle Rogue Gold Mill Contamination
  • State Taking a Closer Look at Medical Marijuana Recommendations
  • Governor John Hickenlooper Sees Mediocre Approval Ratings
  • Organizational Assessment Completed for DMEA
  • Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College Team Up for Compost Project
  • USA Pro Challenge Race Concludes in Denver
NEWS
8:26 am
Fri August 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 2, 2013

  • Allegiant Air Again Offering Flights from Arizona and California to Montrose This Winter
  • 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Groundwater Removed During Uranium Mill-Tailings Cleanup
  • Western Slope Skies – Meteor Showers in August
  • Billion-Dollar Tax Increase for Education Likely to Appear on Ballot
  • Controversial Grading System for Colorado Teachers Begins This Fall
  • Delta County November Ballot Likely to Include More Questions than Usual
  • Report: Illegal Exports of
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Local Newscast
9:31 am
Mon July 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 15, 2013

Headlines:

  • West Nile Virus Found in Delta County Mosquitoes
  • Hotchkiss Moves Forward with Ban on Commercial Marijuana Sales
  • Paonia’s Historic Paradise Theater Set to Reopen
  • State Lawmakers Begin Summer Committee Meetings
  • Craft Breweries Across the State Issue Letter Opposing Fracking
  • State of Colorado Joins Lawsuit Against Fracking Ban in Longmont
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
Tue July 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM Approves Plans for Exploratory Coal Drilling East of Paonia
  • Department of Revenue Releases Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales
  • Funding for Meals on Wheels in Delta County Runs Out of Gas
  • Two State Democratic Lawmakers Fight Recall Elections
  • Colorado Wildfire Update
  • Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Flash Flood
Local Newscast
8:47 am
Tue June 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • Drones in Mesa County
  • Commissioners require air pollution testing for hen-laying facilities
  • Lawyers defend first amendment rights for marijuana publications in Colorado
  • Delta County Housing Authority spearheads grants for area counties to rehab low-income residents’ homes
  • Red flag warning again today
Local Newscast
8:55 am
Thu May 30, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Headlines:

  • BLM faces threat of lawsuit over oil shale
  • Magazines sue over reefer madness
  • Sequestration Effects Local Parks
  • Recall petition fails
  • Fire Danger Increases
Local Newscast
9:04 am
Wed May 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Guests enjoy themselves at the Kids Pasta Project dinner Monday.
Credit Brian Cambria

Headlines:

  • Colorado Now Has Elder Abuse Law
  • New Marijuana Measures Signed Into Law
  • Delta County Commissioners Approve Hen-Laying Facility, Again
  • KPP dinners benefit local needs
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 08, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Stahl shed burns in Paonia
  • State’s fire-fighting fleet is unfunded
  • Stoned while driving bill passes, along with other marijuana measures
  • Hotchkiss dog trials this weekend
  • CHC launches air-monitoring baseline study
  • Antero fined by COGCC for Rifle pipeline leak in 2010
Local Newscast
8:46 am
Mon May 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 06, 2013

Headlines:

Rock slide closes McClure Pass at Paonia Reservoir

News from the Legislature as the session winds down:

  • Elections bill passes, heads to Governor Hickenlooper
  • Medicaid Expansion passes both Houses  
  • Gray water bill passes

Other News:

  • Local farmer Jere Lowe on how marijuana should be regulated
  • ISeeChange: Carrots, tulips, cherries, kestrals, the First Red Flag Warning and other signs of spring
Local Newscast
8:40 am
Fri May 3, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 03, 2013

Headlines:

  • Renewable Energy bills for rural electrical associations awaits governor’s signature
  • Small plane crash-lands on Highway 50 in North Delta
  • Williams cited for leak by state
  • NASA and CU invite you to send your name to Mars (find web link below)
  • Migratory Bird Day is May 11 (find web link below)
  • Legislature to end on a High Note
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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Wed May 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 01, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Marijuana tax becomes a sticking point in the Legislature
  • Billionaire land swap proposal  – but it’s not from Bill Koch
  • No charges for Delta cops accused of excessive force
  • High Country News’ Emily Guerin on training ranchers to be firefighters
Local Newscast
9:03 am
Fri April 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, April 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge approved by state; first new uranium mill in the U.S. in more than three decades
  • Authorities tie Grand Junction drug ring to Mexico kingpin
  • Court upholds firing of medical marijuana patient for off-the-job use
  • CU President won’t honor student wishes to divest fossil fuels companies
  • Western Slope Skies: Viewing Saturn will be a treat in the next few weeks
Local Newscast
8:40 am
Tue April 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gas and oil bills pending, but will the governor sign them?
  • Bill would make it illegal to have marijuana if children live in your home
  • Two more gun bills pass State House
  • Avalanche danger remains high following last weekend’s tragedy near Loveland Pass
  • Recycled latex paint is cheaper, eco-friendly
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Mon April 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, April 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Loveland Pass Avalance Victims Were Back Country Experts
  • Hostetler hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa heads to another hearing
  • New marijuana players in a new environment
  • The Forest Service gets into the Aspen real estate market
  • Archaeological Conservancy buys Shavano Valley Rock Art Site
  • iSeeChange: Amber Kleinman and the journals of William Beezley
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Mon April 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, April 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Loveland Pass Avalance Victims Were Back Country Experts
  • Hostetler hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa heads to another hearing
  • New marijuana players in a new environment
  • The Forest Service gets into the Aspen real estate market
  • Archaeological Conservancy buys Shavano Valley Rock Art Site
  • iSeeChange: Amber Kleinman and the journals of William Beezley
Local Newscast
8:27 am
Fri April 12, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, April 12, 2013

Headlines:

  • “Non-citizen” driver’s license bill passes Senate committee
  • Whooping cough breaks out in Garfield County
  • Can medical marijuana users buy guns? Some say no.
  • The strange tale of the U.S. government and helium
  • Western Slope Skies: The moon and its phases
Local Newscast
8:57 am
Tue April 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Headlines:

  • State's Oil and Gas Commission Issues Many Violations, Few Fines
  • Parachute Creek Spill: Is the Fox in Charge?
  • Joint Committee Splits On Spleaf
  • Mt Snowpack Better Than Last Year, But Well Below Average
  • Measure Passes To Compensate Those Wrongly Imprisoned
  • Road Conditions
Local Newscast
8:58 am
Fri April 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, April 05, 2013

Headlines:

  • DOT agency considers widening regulation of pipelines
  • Williams subsidiary was fined in November, before Parachute leak
  • Big issues loom on state’s marijuana regulation
Capitol Coverage
9:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

DWS: Driving While Stoned. Bill Moves Through House.

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.


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