Paonia Town Council

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Eric Goold

Eric Goold of KVNF News offers a commentary about the Paonia Town Council, in the past and present. Interviews with former Trustee Bill Brunner as well as with former Trustees/Mayors Ron Rowell and Neal Schwieterman.

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  • Democrat Jared Polis throws hat into crowded 2018 Governor's race
  • Weather conditions prompt red flag fire warnings all over Western Slope

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  • Governor Hickenlooper signs controversial asset seizure bill
  • Paonia Town council meets tonight

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  • Paonia Trustee Brunner to face possible disciplinary action
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  • Gov. Hickenlooper contemplates calling a special session
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  • Paonia Town Council bogged down by infighting, personality conflicts
  • Out of state conservative group targets swing state Colorado

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  • Capitol Conversation discusses final days of legislative session
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  • Paonia Town Council report

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  • Paonia appoints Police Chief, will set speed limit in town
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  • Police chief, speed limits on Paonia Town Council agenda

KVNF Regional Newscast: December 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016

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The Paonia Town Council held a contentious study session on next year’s approximately $2 million dollar budget last week, with declining revenues pushing a host of competitive agendas. 

Tax revenues have fallen all over the western slope, said Elyse Ackerman, regional manager of the Department of Local Affairs, or DOLA, who attended the session.

 “The whole western slope is seeing a secondary dip happening,” Ackerman says. “If you talk to Mesa County, Montrose County, everyone’s kind of seeing it. The question is why, why is that happening again?”

Headlines

  • Colorado’s failed secessionists look to the Legislature
  • Pitkin County Commissioners ponder medical marijuana greenhouses
  • Paonia Council struggles with declining revenues
  • Area Sports Report by KVNF’s Eric Gould

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

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.

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

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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  • Colorado Supreme Court Declines to  Hear Recall Case
  • Paonia Town Council Continues Course of “No Action” on Amendment 64
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Marty Durlin/KVNF

The Paonia Town Council last night walked back their “fix the sidewalk or else” approach, after hearing from residents upset about a letter requiring sidewalk repair, based on a decades-old ordinance that has never been enforced. Residents who failed to comply would have been faced with a $1000 fine which could take the form of a lien on their home if they failed to pay. 

Paonia citizens waited through eleven agenda items and several reports before the opportunity to talk about sidewalks finally arrived. By then, one 37-year resident of the town had a bit of pent up anger.

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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