Colorado

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A bill to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine might have little effect in rural areas. The bill, which has not been signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, would allow grocery stores statewide to phase in beer and wine sales over a 20-year period. Groceries in small towns that have two or more existing liquor stores within 3,000 feet of their front entrances could only obtain a liquor license if they buy out those stores.

Marijuana and Youth In Colorado

May 13, 2016
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Recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado has created new issues for parents to understand as they try to educate their children about the drug. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Erin Flynn and Rebecca Roppolo, substance abuse educators from the Colorado Department of Public Health, about marijuana laws in Colorado, how legal pot has affected youth here, and how to make sure that marijuana doesn't get into the hands of kids.

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  • Motorcycle fatalities set a record in the state of Colorado in 2015, and that has prompted the start of a new safety campaign.
  • Obama administration pushing for a compromise to guide public-lands management in eastern Utah rather than jumping in to proclaim a national monument.


  • Colorado's 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton will face challengers in both the Republican primary and the November general election.
  • Citizens urge the Montezuma County Commissioners to support a Master Leasing Plan, but opposition remains.


  • Club 20 group says Colorado may need more sales tax.
  • Wolverines may be listed under the Endangered Species Act.


  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

  • Montezuma County is crying foul over an apparent state requirement that it join the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments in order to receive funds toward its broadband expansion plan.


  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to list as endangered or threatened three species of animals found in the West.


Colorado Caucus 2016

Feb 29, 2016
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The 2016 Colorado caucuses are on Super Tuesday, March 1st, when the state Democratic and Republican parties will be making choices about who their candidates will be for the general election in November. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Alan Klein of the Montezuma County Democrats, and District Attorney Will Furse, who is on the central committee for the Montezuma County Republicans, about how caucuses work, why its important to participate, and when and where to do so on March 1st.

  • Cable TV subscribers in southwest Colorado may finally be getting Denver channels.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing $86.4 million to the Navajo Housing Authority to help fund affordable housing on the Navajo Nation.

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