Colorado

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In May, the state of New Mexico filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. Now, New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado.

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The Colorado Water Plan seeks to address the growing population of Colorado and the ever-increasing demands on our water supply. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Kate Greenberg from the National Young Farmers Coalition about the implementation of the Colorado Water Plan and its implications for agriculture in our part of the state.

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It appears there will be five Republican candidates vying for the chance to challenge Democratic incumbent U. S. Senator Michael Bennet.

This week, Denver judges issued rulings in separate cases that allowed hopefuls Jon Keyser and Ryan Frazier to make Colorado’s June 28th primary ballot. They will join Robert Blaha, Jack Graham, and Darryl Glenn. In Montezuma County, there are no local candidates running in the primary.

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A Colorado Supreme Court decision has resulted in the suspension of energy-impact assistance grants – funds that are relied on by communities large and small throughout the state.


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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.


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