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HIGH TIMES AHEAD – POT NOW LEGAL
Coloradans 21 years and up can now possess under an ounce of marijuana. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation yesterday making Amendment 64 part of the state’s constitution. The amendment, approved by voters in November, allows for the recreational use and possession of marijuana by adults 21 and over in Colorado. While possession is legal, licenses for marijuana distribution cannot even begin until October of 2013. Public use of marijuana will not be permitted under Amendment 64, and municipalities will be allowed to opt out of licensing marijuana sales should they choose to do so. To help inform the upcoming legislative process, the governor also signed an executive order to create a task force on the implementation of Amendment 64. The task force will consider and resolve a number of policy, legal and procedural issues.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SURVEY
Although retailers have mostly been pleased with the pre-Christmas shopping in the area, a non-scientific survey conducted on the KRAI.COM website paints a different picture. Given a number of choices on how much area residents plan to spend on Christmas gifts this year, few have indicated intentions to up their spending. In fact most have indicated they will be spending a lot less this year. You can add your spending plans to the anonymous survey and see the current results in the yellow survey box to the right. Mobile device users may have to use a desktop or laptop computer to access the survey.
BINGO RAFFLE GAME CHANGES
The Office of Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has released a “Notice of Rulemaking” relating to proposed changes to Colorado’s bingo and raffle game rules. Proposed amendments involve prize values and the number of bingo events that an organization can schedule and a number of other changes. Colorado’s current Bingo-Raffle laws are quite detailed and require non-profit organizations to have members undergo extensive training and be licensed in order to operate a Bingo or Raffle fundraiser. A link to a copy of the notice, including a statement detailing the basis and purpose of the proposed rules, is available online here.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC 24 HOURS A DAY
If you want to immerse yourself the sounds of the Christmas season or listen to Christmas music anytime….for the 2nd year in a row KRAI AND 55 COUNTRY have created a Continuous Christmas Channel, which be accessed by here or by clicking on the red Continuous Christmas Channel button on this page. The Continuous Christmas Channel will play Christmas music 24 hours a day through the end of the year.
Community Celebration of Life Tree
The Craig Visiting Nurses Association is inviting area residents to celebrate the memory of a loved one by placing a personalized ornament on their “Community Celebration of Life Tree” this Thursday at the Craig VNA office on Russell Street. Ornament Decorating and Refreshments will start at 4:30 pm and participants will be invited to share the story of their loved one if they choose. Ornaments and supplies will be provided plus you can to take your ornament home after the holidays. For more information call Sandy Beran at 871-7682.
YULE LOG CLUE NUMBER TWO
The 33rd Annual Yule Log Hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, continues. As well as posting the clues here, KRAI and 55 Country will also air the clues each day. A new clue will be released each weekday. Unless the Log is found sooner, the 10th and final clue will be released on Friday, December 21st. When the log is found, the finder should immediately call the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 879-2214 to end the search and have their name announced. The winner will get a $150 Steamboat Chamber gift certificate and a framed piece of historical artwork. Today’s clue (#2) is:
First before Union they did learn.
Blechas came early, before the big turn.
Step on the gas, or stop to dine.
Find the log, this is the time.