Marijuana

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  • “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

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

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

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.


Headlines:

  • Early and Severe Fire Season Forecast For West Slope
  • Four BLM Controlled Burns Planned for Grand Mesa Area
  • Driving While Stoned Bill Passes State House
  • Western Slope Skies From Black Canyon Astronomical Society
  • KVNF Comment Line

Headlines:

  • Gov Threatens Veto of Death Penalty Repeal
  • Joint Committee Struggles With Marijuana Regs
  • Thompson Divide Drilling Could Mean Big Economic Loss
  • Energy Companies Cited As Mystery Leak Subsides
  • Gov Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

Headlines:

  • Civil Union Bill Passes, Awaits Gov's Signature
  • Another Lawsuit In The Delta County Chicken War
  • Joint Committee To Light Up Meetings Over Pot Rules
  • Gallup Poll Says Coloradans Are Happiest

Headlines:

  • BLM Must Tell Who Nominated NF Valley For Leasing By April 15th
  • ATV Activists Protest To Maintain Access To Public Lands
  • Legal Pot Sales Bummed Out By Fed Banking Regs
  • State Senate Clears Five Gun Bills
  • Sanhill Cranes In Delta County Find New Staging Area

Headlines:

  • Colorado's Legislature to Define Driving While High
  • Mesa County Schools' Security Work Group Wants Guns In Schools
  • Sandhill Cranes Begin Their Annual Migration
  • Big Game Hunting License Seminar Coming Next Month
  • Statewide Coalition Delivers Anti-Fracking Petition to Governor and Legislature

Headlines:

  • Shots Fired At West End Traffic Stop
  • McClure Pass Wreck Sends Three To Hospital
  • State Senate Takes Up Civil Unions Bill
  • State Rep Wants To Promote Hemp Over Pot
  • Fire and Drought Depress Rafting Visits in 2012
  • NRA Meets With Governor Over Gun Control

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.

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

On Tuesday (1/22), Delta County Commissioners will further discuss an ordinance that would block certain parts of Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment that makes recreational marijuana legal in Colorado. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports on the ins and outs of marijuana legislation at the local level.

Headlines:

  • Gun Purchase Background Check Delay Over Nine Days
  • Regs Protect Wildlife During Antler Collection
  • Boulder County Cannabis Co-op Is "BYOC"

Headlines:

  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day

Headlines:

  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.


Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

Democratic senator John Morse will take over as the next senate president in January. He previously served as the majority leader. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with him to talk about how he sees his new role and his hopes for the legislative session.


A state task force is forming to iron out the challenges of new marijuana regulations. The group will meet before lawmakers convene in January for the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Missing Teen Did Not Run Away, Still Missing
  • One Palisade Toddler Dead, One Critical, After Left In Running Vehicle 90 Mins
  • State Task Force To Tackle Legal Marijuana Regulations
  • Delta City To Ban Marijuana Sales
  • DMEA Will NOT Raise Rates, SMPA WILL
  • KVNF Sports Report: Cedaredge Bruins Win State Football Championship
  • Public Meeting To Discuss NF Oil/Gas Lease Sales

Headlines:

  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues
  • Hotckiss Firm Wins Beetle Kill Harvest Contract
  • iSeeChange: Weather Boosts Bumper Fruit Crop
  • Dry Weather Limits Skier Access
  • Aurora City Just Says No To Pot Prosecutions
  • Cell Tower Approved Near Norwood Schools
  • Idaho Springs Tunnels Restricted This Week

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Drilling Back On for the North Fork Valley
  • Former Delta Petroleum Exec Now Former Recovery Energy Exec
  • US Representative Would Protect Colorado's Stash
  • Montrose County Manager Search Narrows Field To Five
  • Warm Weather In Forecast As 1 In 7 Travel For Thanksgiving

Headlines:

  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report

Headlines:

  • Oxbow and Aspen SkiCo team up to create green energy
  • Anti-civil unions state legislators voted out
  • Telluride’s medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for Amendment 64
  • Colorado National Monument starts public input process
  • Small business may qualify for state tax credit

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Continue Through Tuesday
  • BLM Reduces State Acreage Available For Oil/Shale Development
  • Montrose Likely To Prohibit Sale Of Marijuana
  • Amendment 64 Votes Closely Followed Presidential Votes
  • Colorado Voter Turnout Likely To Surpass Historic 2008 Turnout
  • What To Expect From New Healthcare Law Now
  • Western Senators Support Pro-Timber Industry Policies

Colorado in Marijuana Limbo

Nov 8, 2012

On the heels of a victory for marijuana legalization advocates, Colorado officials say the federal government could still crack down on the drugs use - since marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Bente Birkeland has more.

It’s now legal in Colorado for people over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana recreationally. Voters passed amendment 64 making Colorado the first state in the country, along with Washington State, to legalize pot. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.


Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Nov 1, 2012
CPN / Colorado Public News

100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

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